|Time outside in the sunshine is such a nice place to heal!|
Cricket turned 8 in June. Cricket and I became a team February 2007 (6 1/2 years).
What happened to Cricket?
On Tuesday Cricket had surgery where four mass removed -- two on her right side, one on her left side and one in her mouth that was underneath a tooth that also had to be removed. We know they are all benign except the one in her mouth. We will find out the result Monday or so. Thank you Dr. Ben Brown for your wonderful care of our Cricket. Cricket's staples will be removed in two weeks upon which we will evaluate if she is ready to work.
Will Cricket be able to be a guide dog again?
I sure hope so, however, what is best for Cricket is of top concern. A guide dog like a person at times gets sick or has an injury that needs to be taken care of and they take time off work to heal. The top priority is for Cricket to get healthy. Cricket is getting much TLC and recovering well from her surgery. When she is fully recovered, I think she will again love to work. We will see. She will let me know.
I am so inspired by the love and care that Guide Dogs for the Blind gives to their dogs and their graduates. They have been so supportive of us in this process. Thank you, GDB!
How do you get around without Cricket?
I have walked with a guide dog for 16 years so when my guide is not able to work it is a bit of a challenge. I pull out the white cane and refresh on my skills. I am fortunate that Cricket, even while not serving as my guide, has been able to join me at work where she has a nice comfy bed to recuperate. Thursday I have a work conference out of the office where my cane skills will be put to the test and Cricket will stay home ... not something she does too often - an adjustment for us both!
We are staying close to home this weekend to help her heal. Hope you have a great weekend!