Elka is 6 months old today! We love her so much! It's such a pleasure to come home, after a crappy day dealing with crazy people, and see her tail wagging and be so excited to see mom. She was 'hit on' Sunday by another shepherd owner at the duck pond, when asked "hey is your dog spade." Does that line really work? And yes she is. She doesn't need to hook up with some black and tan shepherd to better her self esteem. But it's nice to no her beauty is recognized. I look forward to many more birthdays with Ms. Elka.