Elora Amazing Grace CGC, CD, NSW, SCN, SIN, SEN, SBN
Grace earned the nickname “Grace The Adventure Sheltie” because she did everything with us for most of her life. She loved agility and was successful in Obedience, earning a CD and working on a CDX. Her last year she learned AKC Scent Work and finished her Novice title. We were ready to start Advanced when she became ill with small-cell lymphoma, and did not recover.
She went hiking and on many RV trips, crossing the U.S. multiple times, spent half a year in Yellowstone helping manage a campground, and crisscrossed Alaska and Canada, sometimes traveling by ferry. She charmed everyone she met, from campgrounds. RV rallies, rest areas and scenic pull-offs. She learned to make a beeline for tour buses to get attention from travelers. When visiting friends and relatives’ homes, she never failed to make a positive impression with her friendliness and good manners.
She spent several years pre-Covid as a Volunteer Pet Companion for Hospice, where she lavished attention and cuddles on her patients. It was interesting because, although she had a wonderful disposition, she was not particularly cuddly with us. But when visiting a patient, she would happily crawl in bed with them or sit on their laps for as long as they wanted her.
In addition, she was a valuable canine companion and teacher for the many foster Shelties who went through our home over the years.
In general, Grace was a superb Ambassador for her breed..
If love alone could have saved her, she would still be with us. Say “hi” to Penny and our other kids – Reggie, and the two Harries — across the Bridge. We will hopefully meet again.