Friday, January 17, 2014
plays a supporting role in The Boys of Summers Run. Ruffy is an English Shepherd (not an English Sheepdog; there's quite a difference) and follows the breed's characteristic personality. They exhibit a highly-developed work ethic; are a loyal companion to the home's youngsters; and a natural herder and guardian of the farm's livestock and farmstead. Sometimes known as "America's Farm Collie." Ruffy found a home in Pennsylvania, moved to Montana, then returned to "P. A." during the course of this "feel good" novel.