Georgie and I came home from guide dogs and hit the ground running. It felt like every aspect in our life was a little/lot hectic! She has been amazing and has taken it all in stride. As I mentioned, yesterday was such a gift to have a day to catch up and bond further. During this first week I was feeling a little overwhelmed with a sweet retired guide that wanted my attention and mostly the attention of my new guide at the same time while I was also trying to keep things calm and establish good habits and catch up in all areas of my life.
It was a blessing that a sweet family was considering if a dog would be helpful in their family. It was very difficult - however, we let Cricket go stay with them for 5 days. That first night I was ... Steve, what have we done :). Those days gave Georgie and me the time to connect on a deeper level without feeling the tug of time with Cricket too. I recognized that the second day and so glad we had this opportunity. In the process, we met a lovely family that enjoyed a sweet dog to give them a sense of whether a dog would work for their family. Sweet Cricket is back and doing well. Georgie was so excited to see her! She is still very excited about her new friend, Georgie who is very excited about her as well. They are going to be buddies for the next several years. This little separation time helped us establish the new dynamics! Georgie Girl goes everywhere as my guide and Crickers gets the retired life and enjoying walks with Steve and all of us together.
Life is a journey, isn't it! Excited for this phase in Georgie's Journeys.