It’s hard to believe that it’s time to start thinking about a boyfriend for Gaela. We got her hips x-rayed and they’ve cashed the check, so we should be getting the results back any day now. I have high hopes. Disa has good hips, but Reike has excellent, and I’m hoping he passes that awesome trait along to his daughter.
Gaela has many excellent qualities. She’s a doll. She’s gorgeous. She’s sweet. She’s funny, playful, silly. She loves to run. She’s a lap pup, a snuggler. She’s so scarily smart. She doesn’t wander away, at least not on her own. (She would follow Bjarki on his wanderlust, in a way that Disa never would. Disa has very strict rules about territory.) She’s very good with children. She’s not aggressive about anything, food, toys, bones, nothing. She loves everyone, especially her cat, Tara. She’s a bury fiend, also a great mouser.
Physically, she’s long and lean. I think her hips are going to be great. She has a great tail curl, nice and tight, but not too tight. Her eyes are lovely. She’s a bit taller than her mama.
In thinking about what I’d like to improve, I think I’d like to find a boyfriend who plays fetch better. Gaela has the keep-away gene from her mama. I miss having Bjarki, who always brought the ball back and dropped it so you’d throw it again.
Gaela is excitable with a high pitched bark that can split your eardrum, so finding a male who is a bit quieter would be helpful.
I think a male who wasn’t a lap dog would be a good match, make a more balanced puppy, maybe.
She doesn’t have double dewclaws on one of her hind legs.
She’s not a super herder like her mama.
Her ears were the last to go up from her litter, so early strong ears would be a good match.
I want to find someone nearby so that we can go visit when she goes in heat. I don’t want to try artificial insemination, especially not with her first breeding.