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, March 9, 2014

Celebrating Cricket

Last night was a special evening to celebrate Cricket, the empowering partnership of a guide dog team, hear from others how she has blessed their lives, and just get to be with people we love.  Natalie created this beautiful video that we shared: Celebrating Cricket.  Thank you Natalie for your love and time on this endeavor - so touched.  The clip ends with the harness being hung up and I walk inside.   The next clip would show a silly happy Cricket running around the family room.   Cricket is happy, healthy and content with her next stage as a beloved retired guide dog with us.  Thank you to all who joined us for this special evening either in person and if you couldn't join, your well wishes have meant the world!  I think Cricket has gotten more mail than us this week - for sure more fun mail :)! Thank you to my wonderful family - who were busy helping and not in any pictures! parents who drove from St. George, Steve, Natalie & Adam and Kendall.
Cricket is on the rug waiting for the first guest to greet.  She kept her headband on all evening.  Thank you again, Mimi!  

Just a snapshot of some of our evening. 


After the party, Cricket enjoyed one of her new toys.  
Not only did we have a wonderful evening celebrating Cricket's career, "Cricket and Friends" raised enough money to purchase a harness for a new guide dog team. Very cool!

10 comments:

Lablove said...

Thank you so much for sharing photos of the very special party for dear Cricket -- they are so meaningful to see. And thank you to Natalie for a wonderful, wonderful video. There is no doubt that Cricket understands fully how greatly she is loved!

GOOSE said...

Becky I am so glad you posted about Sweet Crickets party. Sure wish Goose and I could have been there. I thought of you and Cricket often last night. Looks like a wonderful and beautiful time. Big smiles from all the photos. Cricket is sure to enjoy this next part of her journey.
Blessings,
Michelle

Grandma & Grandpa said...

Looks like it was a great party!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Looks like you had a full house and a wonderful celebration. Cricket was a trooper to wear her headband all night. Wish I could have been there!

Justin and Kenzee said...

Way to go, Cricket! What a sweet pup!

pattib said...

What a wonderful party! Congrats to Cricket for a job well done, and best wishes to you when you get a new guide.

BECKY said...

Oh, Becky! What a wonderful way to celebrate Cricket! I can't believe she wore that headband all night! LOL! And so, you are keeping her as a pet now, right? That's so sweet! And you'll be getting a new guide dog, too....
Much happiness in your household!

The Life of Riley said...

Your party and the lovely video were a great way to celebrate how much Cricket has meant to you and your family over the years. Wishing Cricket a long and happy retirement with you all.

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Elle J said...

What a beautiful video ~ you needed a kleenex warning. Best wishes for a full and happy retirement to Cricket, she will always be your faithful girl.