Allison leaned over to pat her dog s head. Despite her disabilities . . . Ribbon is still the best Border Collie in Colorado, aren t you girl? No, she isn t, Katie said, shaking her head. Grinning, Katie paused dramatically. She s the best Border Collie in the whole world. Ribbon, a beautiful black and white Border Collie, loves to herd sheep, cattle, goats, and even the family cat. Her owner, Allison, feels Ribbon has special abilities that could make her the #1 champion herding dog in all of North America some day. That dream, however, abruptly ends when the dog is hit by a car and injured while trying to protect a herd of "weed-whacking" goats in the Colorado high country. When things seem bleakest, Allison's mother suggests to her devastated daughter that Ribbon has what it takes to become a Therapy Dog -- visiting patients in hospitals, rehab centers, and nursing homes to cheer them up and give them hope for the future. But Allison is unsure. Allison s mother then shares her favorite Erma Bombeck clipping with her daughter: When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. Does this bit of wisdom convince Allison? Will Ribbon be able to change from herder to healer?
Used availability for Lyn Bezek's Ribbon the Border Collie
May 2008 : USA Paperback