Ricochet's sister, Rina (from another mother) was a golden/lab mix. SHE LOVED SHOES! She was also a service dog. And, she was the wind beneath Ricochet's wings! She was wise, happy, accommodating, and always has a pawesome smile! She was mostly in the background, supporting Ricochet and her work. If Ricochet had a fundraiser, Rina usually donated! If Ricochet had to go to an event, she understood that Ricochet was working, and never complained that she couldn't go.
This photo was taken by the pawesome Seth from Little Friends Photo.
Not only was Rina a service dog, but she was a goal directed therapy dog with Pawsitive Teams.. She was also a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs Incorporated. She enjoyed hiking on trails, rolling in smelly stuff, and stealing shoes, and the remote control! She often won pet costume contests because she was so tolerant of elaborate costumes!! She was with us until she was 13 years old. She tried surfing once, but hated it. And, when she came to Ricochet's surf practices, she cried at the shore... she didn't really like when Ricochet surfed. We're not sure why, maybe she thought Ricochet was going to drown. Sometimes she tried to swim out to Ricochet, or grab her when she surf in! But, that was her spirit, always concerned for others in a motherly, caring kind of way. So, rather than stress Rina out, we didn't bring her with to Ricochet's contests and adaptive surfing events. She was much happier staying home, getting spoiled by our FURiends who watch her, and indulging in kongs & the other smorgasbord of treats left for her.