I just wanted to tell you how it came that I picked Hilda when I was with the breeder although I actually went there to get a male Hav whose name I already had chosen: Zorro.
When I remember that day, I still can feel this touchy, heart warming and very special moment.
I visited "my breeder" Mira for the second time (I had visited her already once even before the puppies were born so that we could get to know each other). So this was the first time to see the puppies.
After the puppies woke up, I played with them. At some time I lay on the ground and all the puppies but one were playing on my back. All - but one - namely Hilda.
Hilda sat down directly in front of my nose and she looked at me putting her head to the left side and then to the right side - I felt if she could directly watch my soul. It really was a breath-taking moment. And I felt the bond between us, I really fell in love with her.
Then she suddenly went close to my nose, lifted her tiny, little paw and petted my nose twice.
That was the moment I was 100% sure, that I did not want to have a male puppy any longer but that it just had to be Hilda.
When the other puppies went to their dog baskets and fell asleep, Hilda still followed me although she was very sleepy, too. I picked her up and she directly fell asleep on my arms and this felt sooooo right.
Mira (the breeder) smiled and asked: Now, which puppy do you want to have?
I answered: without any doubts Hilda
Mira: YES that is right. I would not have given you any other puppy after what I saw here.
and we both smiled and were very happy.
And every single minute I experience that this decision was the best in my life. Hilda and I just belong together. One of my dog trainers just recently said: It is so heart warming to watch you two. There is a non speaking understanding between you as if there is an invisible bond.
And I said: Yes, that is true, there is an invisible bond: love and trust.
How should I have ever been able to resist such a look:
Hilda is the right puppy:
and now as "grown up"