When Ricochet stops enjoying her training and becomes despondent, her owner Judy Fridono knows something is seriously wrong. To just turn herself off from everything Ricochet knows means there has to be some serious changes made to their routine and training schedule. But when Ricochet takes to the water, she seems to finally have found her true calling. Now, she surfs with wounded soldiers, people with disabilities and even special needs children. This beautiful girl has a heart of gold and is giving everyone she comes in contact with some hope for a second chance at life.
I loved this story because it showed just how caring and loving Ricochet was to everyone’s needs. Just being in the water with these people gave them hope to live another day. It showed that even she gave up because her true calling wasn’t to be a traditional service dog. Thankfully Ms. Fridono realized that Ricochet had a unique talent and that she was meant to help these people in her own special way. I eagerly turned the pages to find out more about this beautiful girl and her special talent. This is a wonderful story for readers of any age and I highly recommend it!
Ride the wave of hope with Ricochet – the only SURFice dog™ in the world who chose her own purpose! She surfs with children with special needs, people with disabilities, wounded warriors, and veterans with PTSD as an assistive aid and intuitive muse, healing hearts and souls on every wave.
This tears-to-triumph story takes readers behind the TV and video sensation and shares the true journey that went from promise to disappointment before ultimately finding life's purpose. The gorgeous golden retriever Ricochet seemed destined to be a service dog from the moment she was born. She approached her training with boundless energy and surpassed every other dog in her Puppy Prodigy training class. Unfortunately, her love for chasing birds could prove dangerous, for those she would assist. Fifteen months into her training, Ricochet was released, leaving a frustrated owner and a dog without a direction. Yet through a twist of fate, Judy realized that flunking out of school wasn't the end of the world—and in fact, could be the beginning of a new one. Once Judy learned to let go and let Ricochet be who she really was, they found her true calling as a SURFice dog.
Ricochet's story is one of synchronicity, our interconnectedness, and opening ourselves to life's 'paws'ibilities. Embracing her true calling, Ricochet began to help others, including those with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress, and physical disabilities, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable causes and inspiring people to believe in themselves. Ricochet does more than steady the board: she offers hope, comfort, healing, and a reason to keep fighting.
What gives this story such extraordinary potential to become a publishing sensation? Ricochet is the only SURFice dog in the world, there is no other story quite like it!