Friday, April 16, 2010

Lend a paw and "Be the Change"

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.

With her new-found perspective, Ricki decided it was time to buck up and get back to doing what she does best--raising awareness and money for her favorite causes.  As the 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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  1. Ricochet Rocks! 1 in 4 dogs will die from cancer, but did you know that golden retrievers, like Ricochet, have one of the highest rates at 63% - yes 63% will die from cancer - support Ricochet to help her find a cure to canine cancer.

  2. Hi there!

    Wanted to share with you what I am up to:

    Last Friday I launched: R.O.A.R. Squad – Rescue Owners Are Rockin’

    For the next year I will be collecting photos of rescue owners and their pets from all walks of life from across Canada and the United States and posting them on Fido & Wino.

    Bit more explanation:
    How to take part:
    Launching blog post:

    What I’m asking from rescue owners: Please send me a picture of you and your rescue pet (dog, cat, snake, whatever!). Let’s band together AMAZING rescue owners out there into one, unstoppable, SUPER HERO of a team.

    That's all! It would be lovely if you would like to take part :)