I’ve written many times about Sunnybank, and the wonderful Sunnybank collies. And each summer around this time many collie lovers and Terhune fans begin to get ready…for it’s almost time for The Gathering of Collies at Sunnybank! Reservations are made, collies are bathed and groomed, and we begin to pack for our trip to “Collie Mecca.” For many diehard Terhune fans, this is the one weekend they eagerly await all year. For on the banks of Sunnybank, though the main house and barn are long gone, the collies and their people gather for two days to explore the grounds, visit the graves of the Sunnybank collies, and to socialize. There are guest speakers, silent auctions, fun and games, a collie puppy match, and even a memorial for the collies that have left us.
Next weekend we will also be making the journey to Sunnybank, and we will be bringing some of our collies. I can’t wait to walk the grounds with my own collies, visit with friends, and of course take lots of pictures! We are going to enter our puppies in the puppy match, which is just a fun way to introduce puppies to dog shows. And we are just going to sit, and soak it all in, remembering our past trips to Sunnybank while we look out across the remaining 10 acres of “The Place.”