When Ricochet was just a young pup，her owner Judy Fridono hoped the dog might one day become a service dog and help people.But Ricochet had other plans，at least for the first part.She failed at service dog training，but she went on to help millions of people around the world learn how to trust，how to love，and how to surf.
According to Fridono，the dog seemed naturally suited to life as a service dog.She was great with people，especially kids，and she had plenty of energy.But birds were her weakness.She just couldn't seem to stop running after them.And that's not a good quality for a service dog that needs to focus on the person she's helping.
Fridono said at the beginning she was disappointed when Ricochet didn't succeed at service dog school.But it wasn't long before the pup let her true skills shine through.At just 8 weeks old，Ricochet climbed on to a board that had been left in a children's pool，showing her special talent for balance.
Soon，Ricochet was making headlines as the beach-loving dog who could hang ten on a surfboard.But she wasn't finished showing off her special talents yet.
“One day at the beach，she jumped on a surfboard with a 14-year-old boy who had spinal cord(脊髓)injuries，”Fridono said.“It was at that moment that her life purpose to surf with people who are disabled was realized.She is just such an inspiration to everyone—she has got such a strong connection to people，and we see such improvements in the people who she surfs with.”
Ricochet now surfs daily with children and adults with special needs.She specializes in helping military veterans(退伍军人)with some diseases and children with autism(自闭症)by connecting with them in ways that no one else can.
9.What do we know about Ricochet?
A.She has been helpful for many people.
B.She was taught how to surf.
C.She saved thousands of people's lives.
D.She learnt special skills at service dog school.
10.What was Ricochet's shortcoming when in training school?
A.Impatience. B.Great pride.
C.Lack of concentration. D.Not being brave.
11.What may have amazed Fridono?
A.Ricochet's widespread popularity.
B.Ricochet's rapid progress.
C.Ricochet's extraordinary talents.
D.Ricochet's dropping out of school.
12.What can we infer from the text?
A.Ricochet once had a spinal cord injury.
B.Fridono made Ricochet's dream come true.
C.Ricochet has a unique connection with people having special needs.
D.Fridono helped Ricochet develop her skills and talents.
9、A 10、C 11、C 12、C