Well, That's the story that was told to me. Perhaps [ and
likely] they the people getting rid of Cookie were just telling 'stranger' so
no-one would try to find the breeder. Collies do have a reputation for fine
temperment, especially with children. Cookie is on the active side,
probably not expected. My sis had young one at home with Cookie and there
was never a problem with her. She had to give up the dog due to
matters that are unrelated in any way to Cookie, and that sis would prefer I not
discuss outside the family.
Out here in the 'wild west', just about
anyone can open their home to childcare. I am not familiar with the
regulations, but I undertand that they are light. There is plenty of enforcement
if a problem occurs, but there is a LOT of home based day car and for that
matter home based schooling in Oregon. I cannot image that a commercial
day car center, that we also have plenty of out here, would have pets of any
kind due to liability issues. There is BIG differnce between a corporate care
facility with dedicated professional staff and some mom taking care of 4or 6
kids from the neighborhood along with her own.
Remember, I never saw this place or met the people, and
have been unable to find them. I just ended up with the dog they found to be a
risk factor for bunches of soemone elses kids. I have had cookie around children
and she adores them! She will allow them to pet and pull hair and roughhouse, so
.......I don't know. All I can say is the story my sis told me. We can certainly
question her accuracy in telling the story.