*Grace was conceived from frozen semen
Grace’s family shares with us:
“Grace is fine. We are enjoying her progress. She qualified for the advanced class, and she gets along beautifully with all the other dogs and owners. We take her everywhere and you wouldn’t believe how many MEN stop their cars and trucks and walk up to us and tell us that we have the most gorgeous dog they’ve ever seen! Women of course comment openly about her to us too, but men from every walk of life – executives, athletes, and truck drivers who pull over 53 foot long trucks to come look at Grace, slack-jawed, it’s really something! Men melting at a collie! Our Grace is a true regal princess- she takes it all in stride…she is our pride and joy.
Grace is so smart! She keeps us on our toes! She enjoys her bike rides and going to Elizabeth Park for walks. She is turning into quite the search dog – she will locate anything we hide. When she wants more food, she will gently poke us, walk to the fridge, sit down in front of it, and poke the door gently, then look at us. Amazing! If she wants to show us something, she will poke us gently – we’ll say “Show me” and she’ll lead us to what we should know about – usually this is a rabbit or squirrel or she can’t reach a toy and needs our help to get it. She’s got us wrapped around her little paws.
We simply adore her.”
On June 25, 2015, years later, Grace’s family writes:
Someone special is having a birthday: PRINCESS GRACE! Today she is 7 years old. We can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by……
We adore our Rainshade Collie girl and want to again thank you so much for trusting us to care for her and to be her forever family. She is a very loving girl – and she is also a very feisty girl! She is an excellent watch-collie, just like her sire, Max.
Just so you know, not a day goes by that we don’t hear “your collie is beautiful!” or – “that is the most beautiful dog I have ever seen!” When this happens, Jim and I both beam with pride as we thank them and announce that our Grace is a Rainshade Collie!”
Non-carrier of Collie Eye Anomaly
Non-carrier of progressive retinal atrophy/rod cone dysplasia type-2
Non-carrier of canine cyclic neutropenia
Canine Good Citizen Award from the American Kennel Club