We are so excited to announce that our sweet sable and white male, Gentle Prairie Star, has gone to live with his sister, Lady, at Divine Acres Ranch to train to be a therapy dog at Elijah’s Retreat. Elijah’s retreat is a wonderful ministry that is just getting started to help support families with autistic children. The retreat is set in the Piney Woods of East Texas and will be a place where families can come to get away from hectic life and enjoy some quiet time in a beautiful, peaceful setting. The retreat is in the process of building their first cabin. They have 2 full size horses. They also have 4 miniature horses that have been going to therapy training to work not only at the retreat, but also at area hospitals and nursing homes.
As I was sitting today watching Honey, Wrap and King mill around our yard and play with Honey’s 9 puppies, I realized one of the biggest benefits of collies for me. They have a way of just helping everything seem a little better. They help bring life into focus for me and bring a calm to my soul that transcends the hectic schedule of the day. While I am watching them, my worries are less important and it is much easier to see where priorities should be. I highly recommend the joy and calm that comes with having a collie in your family! Watch the below video and see if you don’t agree.