So while my mother was in the rehab facility, Chase went to visit her, since she missed her boy. While he was there, he noticed a woman in a wheelchair, and he walked over to her, and very gently put his head in her lap! I was very impressed with how good Chase was during the visit. And then since Abby is so calm and quiet, she got to go visit her Grandma too. Abby was so gentle and calm, she immediately climbed up on the bed and curled up next to Grandma.
Everyone loved both Chase and Abby, and I think either of them would make excellent therapy dogs. We might go back with Abby, just to let her visit with some of the residents, as it’s not only a rehab facility, it’s also a nursing home.
Yesterday, we took Scarlett to a collie specialty show, and she won Winner’s Bitch and Best of Winners! Because of how many other smooth collies were entered, the win was for 4 points. They calculate the points based on how many other dogs of that breed/variety are entered at the show. A major is a win of 3, 4 or 5 points. To become a champion, a dog needs a total of 15 points, and two of the wins have to be majors. Scarlett now needs just one 3 point major to finish her championship! We are very proud of our little Scarlett O’Collie!
On the way home we stopped by the beach, to take a couple pictures...