Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday's Inspiration Celebration - Ricochet

ricochet surf dog

OK, so this one may seem a little out of character. Liz writing about a dog, and not just that, but a dog that surfs? I haven't always been known for having a strong love of animals, but really that's just because of allergies. I do like them, especially from a distance:)

But this story (which I discovered on the fabulous When I Grow Up blog) is such a wonderful example of what I was just writing about on Saturday: letting go of who you think you should be and embracing who you are. Ricochet had been raised to be a service dog, but due to her love of chasing birds and other small animals it looked like that path was not going to come to fruition. However, her attentive owner looked to see what else Ricochet loved, and it turned out that she was great at surfing!

Now she's a fundraising surfing dog, and still is of service - helping counterbalance the board for a quadriplegic surfer. If this story inspires you, you may enjoy watching the video about it here.