• Albert Payson Terhune at Sunnybank
  • Albert Payson Terhune author of “Lad: A Dog” and many other books. He owned Sunnybank Kennels where he lived with his beloved collies.
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan, with his wife Emma and their all white Collie, Rajah. The year was 1903.
  • Beatrix Potter had a collie named Kep. This is an lllustration of Kep from Beatrix Potter’s Jemima Puddleduck. Kep worked her sheep at Hill Top Farm in the beautiful Lake District. Kep was the first and favorite of many collies on the farm.
  • Katharine Lee Bates, best known for writing the words to “America the Beautiful” in 1893, also wrote several short stories about collies in Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road. She owned a rough blue merle collie named Hamlet.
  • Illustration of Norman Rockwell’s dog Raleigh from The Saturday Evening Post. Rockwell needed to go to Europe on business, so he had to leave Raleigh behind. The dog mourned terribly for Rockwell, and the vet felt the dog would surely die. Upon his return, Rockwell hand-fed Raleigh every two hours for days. The dog perked up, put on weight, and regained his health but his whiskers remained white and sad-looking. The story goes that Norman said to the dog, “Listen, Raleigh, I promise I’ll never leave you alone again if you just let the whiskers get back to their natural color.” In a few short weeks, Raleigh’s whiskers were dark again.