Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Featured Fellow Blogger

From time to time, we'd like to introduce you to members of the Guide Dog Family who are not only passionate about their connection to GDB, but are wonderful writers, as well.

One such person is Becky Andrews with her Guide Dog Cricket. Becky writes about how when retinitis pigmentosa took her sight, it also took her car keys.

But she doesn't let that stop her. Sporting flashy and fashionable TEAM GDB bike jerseys, Becky and her husband take a tandem out for a spin – and cycling becomes a family activity once more.

Although it's snowing right now in Bountiful, Utah, where Becky and her family live, there's a lot of warmth to go around. Becky works as a Marriage and Family therapist, and Cricket is the perfect office mate. "She is very sweet," Becky says, "She has an innate ability to know just how my clients are feeling. She's been known to sidle up to them and extend a paw, just at the right moment."

We like reading Becky's posts because she engenders community and celebrates independence with an indomitable "can do" spirit. We hope you enjoy reading her blog, Crusin' with Cricket, as much as we do.


  1. Becky continues to inspire me every day. She is amazing. I count myself lucky, to call her my friend!

  2. My mom is the best ever, she's inspiring and beautiful! Look at those white teeth!

  3. I love Becky's blog! She's so interesting and when you comment she's so sweet in reply! I knew Cricket as she was being raised, so it's a big treat to see a blog about her!

  4. Hello, I am NEW to GUIDE DOG puppy raising, in fact I only found out about it 5 weeks ago. I entered a short film in a speed filmmaking competition and choose to do a documentary on GUIDE DOG PUPPY RAISING! What an amazing group of people and what huge hearts they all have. The selflessness is something that is truly admired. I'd love for you to see my tribute to puppy raisers!!!!


    I am a HUGE fan of guide dogs now.


    Frank Lozano
    Producer/ Director

  5. Can I just say what a relief to uncover somebody who truly knows what theyre talking about within the world-wide-web. You undoubtedly know the way to bring an problem to gentle and allow it to be critical. Far more individuals need to examine this and realize this facet from the story. I cant consider youre not more well-liked because you certainly have the present.