When we started our courtship in 1979, Juulia was
already in the picture as Sini had taken her several years earlier as a
During our long walks in forest paths, she applied her shepherd instincts and continuously walked an 'eight path' circle between us.
Juulia was so kind, although our new visitors were
not easy to be convinced that her barking was an invitation to cuddle
her. But it was the only way to stop it.
We were a bit hesitant as an companion to her, but
she proved to be a real BIG mama to both Mimmi and later to Nöpö.