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Surfing dog Ricochet
A dog called Ricochet is becoming well known around the world as a Surf-ice dog.
In this interview her owner, Judy Fridono talks about how Ricochet was initially intended for a totally different life, but things didn't work out as expected. Happily for both Judy and Ricohcet although it was a surprise, things have actually turned out for the best, and Ricochet is now inspiring people with disabilities to take a positive approach to their life, as well as raising large amount of money for good causes.
Judy makes incredibly moving videos of Ricochet's adventures, and you can see these at her website or on You Tube. Sometimes a dog with an amazing ability find a human who allows and encourages that ability to make a difference in the world, and that is the case with Ricochet and Judy. You can conect with Rocochet on Facebook to share in her magic.
There are many myths and misunderstandings about Greyhounds, so to get to the bottom of it all, host Julie interviews Margot Williams who adopted ex-racing Greyhound Queenie.
Margot talks with great humour about why she made the decision to adopt a Greyhound, how she chose Queenie (or rather how Queenie chose her), and how Queenie has settled into life as a pet. Margot believes that a Greyhound would settle into a wide variety of homes and they are often overlooked for the wrong reasons - she is certainly delighted with her canine companion.
If you would like to find out more about adopting a retired recing Greyhound we have a link to organisations in both the UK and the USA. If you share your life with a Greyhound. or you'd like to share your dog's story do get in touch and tell us more.
USA : www.adopt-a-greyhound.org
UK : www.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk
In the DogCast Radio News, hear from Kate and Nick just how much a part of the family our dogs have become, and why small dogs are on the rise. Plus, hear how medical advances are benefiting both humans and dogs.
Host Julie, and Jennifer, recently went on the Sheepdog Experience at Barbara Sykes' Mainline Border Collie Centre, and had a wonderful time learning some of the skills involved in shepherding.
You can hear the full details of the day as well as interviews with Barbara and Vikki Sykes on the next show, but for now here are a couple of photos.
You can find out more about the Sheepdog Experience at the Mainline Border Collie Centre website.