Sorry folks, Celeste killed Jesus the Easter Bunny, so there will be no magical resurrections from chocolate eggs this year.
Border Collies aren’t really known for their ability to course game, but they are quite fast and Celeste has proven an able huntress. Above is the first rabbit she ran down in the back yard, but it’s not her most memorable. While my father was in the hospital for weeks on end, my mother and I would bring Celeste to visit him several times per week. She had grown to be quite an apt therapy dog during similar visits to my Grandmother. She has a very motherly and giving temperament and will lick the inside of your wrist as you pet her. She is very patient and will lie quietly on a hospital bed giving and receiving affection.
Because of the dozens of visits Celeste made to the hospital, she was the most in-tune with what was going on with my father and visits where we didn’t bring her were never as successful as the ones when she came. So when dad finally came home, the other dogs excitedly greeted him at the door and wondered why he smelled funny, Celeste beat tracks out the back door. In a few minutes she returned and placed a freshly killed rabbit at dad’s feet, then nuzzled his calf as if to say, “welcome home, here’s some food to make you feel better.” The border collie version of chicken soup.
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