Friday, June 8, 2012

Paw It Forward: Surf & See (and HOP!)

*Be sure to read the end of the post to see how one comment can make a big difference to Ricochet's awesome work ~ you're Pawing it Forward in your own way today too!*

Surf Dog Ricochet was supposed to be a service dog. Her mom wanted her to make a difference in someone's life. Ricochet had a different plan - she wanted to make a difference in the lives of millions. Adapting service dog's expertise, Ricochet is the only known dog in the world who surfs with people with exceptionalities as an assistive partner. She's a SURFice dog. We love her. We first learned about the myriad ways Ricochet helps others see beautiful in her surfing adventure with Ian, a beautiful six-year-old child. Upon watching the video (and shedding some tears) we sought out Ricochet, only to find her website representing a beautiful passion for "Pawing" it Forward. Ricochet and her owner have raised over $100,000 for various people and causes through adaptive surfing experiences. Her "Surfing for PAWS- abilities" page is one of the most beautiful reflections of a human reflecting what dogs to best: Loving.

Oh, and it just keeps getting better people (and pets)! Ricochet and her owner are committed to the see beautiful movement as they work to inspire people to be who they truly are..."without judgement or intention to change. To focus on what they CAN do, which allows for a celebration of amazing outcomes!" Promoting kindness, charity, philanthropy, and social responsibility (see the video "It gets better: You're amazing just the way you are" for kids (and adults) who are bullied, and the sequel to my SURFice dog video, Be True to Yourself).

In support of Ricochet's beautiful life of pawing it forward, our hope for you as you move into the weekend is to simply check out Ricochet's website and see if there's an opportunity for you to support one of her next SURFice dog initiatives.

The video that taught us about Ricochet (tissues close by are a good idea):
Even cooler? Ricochet has his own Paw It Forward space on their website that shares ideas and invites others to join them in their efforts to make this world a better place! See beautiful HERE.

****** In addition to Ricochet being our June Non-Profit of the month where we're sending a portion of all our eco-friendly see beautiful sales, we're spicing it up today. To celebrate Ricochet's wonderful work, we are Pawing It Forward in honor of her and our other wonderful pets who pay it forward with their love every day. For every comment we receive, we will donate an additional $1 to Ricochet's current causes. Tell us how you might "Paw" It Forward through June and we'll send your ideas with a check to Ricochet (who is already excitedly expecting a goodie from us). Which of our See Beautiful tags do you think Ricochet would like best? And don't worry, you can own one too, just click on the tag to take you to our products. ******

This is also the very first co-hosted See Beautiful blog hop with Sugar the Golden Retriever and Gospel of Goose and amazing others (see below)! If you're visiting us for the hop, we're so happy you're here learning about the ways we love to help others see more beautiful in the world. Thanks for "paws"-ing to See Beautiful with us and be sure to check us out on the web.

sugar the golden retriever
Are you looking for a for a tangible reminder to see beautiful, or know someone who needs one? Check out our See Beautiful products (and feel good knowing a portion of proceeds from every purchase is donated to charity. This month a portion of all proceeds will be donated to Surf Dog Ricochet's SURFice Projects. Click HERE.


  1. Well you know I love the first tag.  I wear it everyday and it is beautiful and so many peeps ask me and MOM about it and we get to tell them all about See Beautiful and every single person has walked away smiling and seeing beautiful.  Ricohet is amazing and oh so very beautiful.  Keep hanging 20 (four paws) my friend.

  2. Woof! Woof! Ricohet will LOVE both tags.  Happy {This Moment} See Beautiful. We are very honored to start this once a month Blog Hop. Appreciating every moment of Seeing Beauty. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

  3. Woof! Woof! Ricohet will LOVE both tags.  Happy {This Moment} See Beautiful. We are very honored to start this once a month Blog Hop. Appreciating every moment of Seeing Beauty. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

  4. My vote is the heart.... because See Beautiful and Ricochet are ALL HEART!!!!!


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