Tess’s story is one of miracles! Her story is also a very happy one! Tess was conceived from frozen semen stored 14 years! She had the good fortune to join her Collie cousin “Mandi” (Rainshade Shadows and Light) and to live with Arlene Starkey. Mandi helped Tess learn how to be working Collie extraordinaire and Tess received all the training and love any Collie could ever want.
Tess lives a very active, exciting, and athletic lifestyle. Her life is filled with sheep herding, fun, and love. She is magical to watch and loves being an ambassador for her breed.
Tess has proved that Collies are indeed the perfect canines, well-socialized, well-behaved, stunningly gorgeous, highly intelligent, and incredibly affectionate.
Thank you, Arlene Starkey, for dedicating so much time to Tess and to Mandi (Rainshade Shadows and Light) and for giving them both a wonderful home. Your love and training brought out the best in these two Collies.
Arlene Starkey wrote: “I will never be able to thank you enough for these two great Collies! I can’t imagine how I would live without each of these fine Collies.”
Non-carrier of progressive retinal atrophy/rod cone dysplasia type 2
Rainshade Shadows and Light, VC, GCG, HT, HIC, HCTs, JHDs, LC, VCX
Rainshade Ice Angel
Rainshade Pearls on Ice