My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Cricket's Retirement Pary

Hanging up the harness for the last time.  Love you Cricket girl.  
Join us in celebrating Cricket's Retirement.

Saturday, March 8th 6-8 PM
at our home
(if you need our address, email me -

We plan to enjoy great food, a very special program, share Cricket stories, and hope to have some puppies in training join us!

I love her new collar that says:

Proud Retired Guide
from Guide Dogs for the Blind

I hope you can join us!!  If you can't, would love to have you comment and share how Cricket and Guide Dogs for the Blind has made a difference in your life!

"Cricket and friends" will be purchasing the harness for Becky's next guide dog.  If you'd like to contribute to Guide Dogs for the Blind - you can here or at her party.   


Myrna R. said...

Becky, haven't visited in a long time, but I noticed your heading and just had to comment. How wonderful to have learned so much from such a faithful friend. I'm sure her party will be fun. I wish Cricket and you the very best.

Becky Andrews said...

Thanks, Myrna! She connected us too - that is a good thing! Hope you are well!

william Peace said...

Wish I could attend. Guide dog teams rule.

Becky Andrews said...

William - Thank you! I wish you could attend, also!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Aww, that sounds so fun. Cricket was a stellar role model to me when Cabana was a puppy in training--a wonderful glimpse of what Cabana might become! Now, I hope Cabana can be that for Cricket--a glimpse of a spoiled ultra-happy pet!

Becky Andrews said...

Mimi - Love this! Indeed, I hope Cricket can have the life that Cabana is enjoying!

S.DAY said...

We'll be there with bells on! Wouldn't miss it for the world. Cricker is so amazing! Sad to see her transition, but excited for her new role and eager to meet your new guide!

Brittany said...

I know I have never met either of you in person, but would love to come if it wouldn't be too weird lol!

Happy retirement Cricket! I have loved reading your adventures over the past few years.

Becky Andrews said...

Brittany - I feel like I know you - yes, please come - that would be so much fun! Thanks for your sweet comments!

Lablove said...

Becky, you and Cricket have inspired me through your love and tender care of each other, and the determination both of you show to live every day with gratitude, joy and purpose. As a volunteer puppy raiser, I'm grateful to Becky for taking time to share her insights and experiences. I've learned from them and also have appreciated knowing how beloved Cricket and Pantera have been. Becky, you model a wonderful way to live....thank you for sharing your life with all of us and helping us on our own journeys!

Becky Andrews said...

Lablove - Oh my word - your words are so kind. Thank you so much! I hope someday our paths can cross. Thank you for your incredible gift of puppy raising.

valerie said...

I would not miss it for the world. If you need help let me know.

Becky Andrews said...

Valerie - so excited you will be coming!! Cricket and I love you!!

Brooke, Cessna, Canyon & Rogue said...

Congrats Cricket on your retirement!

Hi Becky, I am a co-researcher for a project that will involve service dog bloggers and I wondered if you'd be interested in participating.

If so, you can reach me at sillabyquist at gmail dot com and to learn more about me you can find me at

Becky Andrews said...

Brooke - Certainly! Will email you.