I had the opportunity to get to know Surf Dog Ricochet earlier this year, and I even wrote about her in this post: "Ricochet redefines what it means to be a service dog." Well, my friend Ricki had tough start to her April. While chasing birds on the beach, she hit a piece of coral that sliced her ankle pretty bad. She needed stitches, and even had to wear the dreaded "cone of shame." She pouted for a while, like any dog would, but then she realized that a few stitches and a cone were nothing compared to what dogs with something like cancer deal with.
spokesdog for the Pay it Forward campaign, she is a natural. Her latest cause is for the Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign whose goal is to cure canine cancer in one dog lifetime (10-20 years). Her goal is $1,500, and she is so close! Click here to show your support. Be sure to follow Ricki's facebook page to keep tabs on her progress (and to check out all of her cute pictures).
This post is a part of the BlogPaws "Be the Change" Challenge. I chose to profile Surf Dog Ricochet because she is always thinking about how to make the world a better place for dogs and people. If you don't feel like you can do as much as her....that is OK, there are lots of other things you can do to lend a paw. As part of today's Challenge, BlogPaws bloggers are asking for your support for Pets without Parents. Even the smallest bit helps! In case you need a little inspiration, check out this great video from the BlogPaws team.
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