A FEW OF OUR FAVORITES.....
OLD & NEW
Each person who watches Ricochet's video finds an individual message that touches them on many levels. It's about acceptance, adjusting expectations & focusing on the "can do's" in life which allow for a celebration of amazing outcomes. This is Surf Dog Ricochet's journey from birth, to service dog training, to dog surfing, to surfing tandem with quadriplegic surfer, Patrick Ivison, to fundraising for charitable causes.... Enjoy!!
The story of Lucky.... His new life began on a street corner when he was too young to be on his own. His "rescuer" knew the risks of taking in a dog like Lucky, but couldn't let him go to an unknown fate. She wrote about her experience with Lucky and posted this video of his new life living with two cats....
"I was at a wedding reception at the Roosevelt on Hollywood Blvd. and there was a commotion outside. A crazy lady was dragging a THREE week old puppy on a leash (trying to sell him). It was cold out and this puppy should have still been under his mother's belly. This appeared to be a sympathy scam so she could get a buck for the pup. She got her buck and I hit the jackpot. I was aware that he may be very sick and might not survive, but I didn't care. He was coming home with me. I wrapped him up in one of the velvet dinner napkins and took him home. My two cats (who had never even seen a dog before) fell in love with Lucky and raised him as if he were their kitten. I have so many amazing clips of the three of them and I've tried to pack them into these videos."
We should all be very cautious when acquiring a pet from an unknown background. Some would argue to NEVER buy a dog from a street corner because of the risks involved, and would frown on supporting those who do it. The truth is we all have to live with our conscience and make up our own minds. In this case, Lucky's owner simply knew she couldn't walk away. Lucky was her dog from the first time she laid eyes on him...... and in this particular case everyone came out a winner - ESPECIALLY LUCKY!! The video shows the incredible bond between a dog and the cats he loves.
March 23, 1990 - October 16, 2009
Baxter, the worlds best, most devoted, and oldest therapy dog, 19 years and 6 months, eased peacefully from his life on Friday afternoon, October 16, 2009. Rest In Peace, Baxter.
A composition penned by Jimmy Stewart as a tribute to his beloved canine companion, Beau. Mr. Stewart recited his poem in 1981 while appearing as a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.