Once again, collies come to the rescue. In this case, two five-year-olds, possibly litter mates, rescue human – me – from a bleak, collie-less existence. About ten days ago, I filled out an application with Pueblo Collie/Sheltie Rescue. The director, Hope Hemperly, lives up to her name. Last weekend she called to say Beau and Bella had just arrived. I rushed down to collie rescue heaven. Hope has about 13 dogs in her home and knows everything there is to know about collies. I wish I had had her as a resource for collie health over the years!
Now the clincher – the mysterious, magical ways of the universe. These dogs are the closest thing to the spitting image of my Sneffels and Lulu that you could imagine. Aside from some coloring variations, they’re the same size and shape. They make the same sounds. Beau’s personality is as calm and loving as Sneffie’s. Bella is very calm, too – and so affectionate. I can’t wait to see her wag her tail. These dogs have been left twice with Collie Rescue, and I’m so happy it’s my turn now. Lucky me!!
For anyone living in the U.S. Rocky Mountain area and contemplating adopting a rescue dog, here’s the link: