Ahhh, Melbourne in March. That perfect blend of lingering, indian summer days and long walks in the park. The breeze gently flowing through your hair as you stop to admire all that nature turns on for display. And dogs – loads and loads of dogs, all running excitedly around due to the relief in heat. All hunting for a new experience, looking for that new obsession.
Which is why we’re happy to announce our new obsession for our March issue. Freyja, the gorgeous 9 month Tibetan Mastiff, is our latest cover girl, and shamelessly our latest dog crush.
When this Pascoe Vale local starting showing up on our social media feeds, we just couldn’t get enough of her. Her daily, drool-worthy antics just made us beg for more. That’s why we knew we wanted her to be March’s covergirl.
Something about her gentle, giant ways just suited this laid, back seasonal vibes. Freyja is a true, indian summer sweetheart.
A strong name for strong breed
When asked how Freyja received her name, self-confessed ‘dog-crazy’ owner Leisl advises that she needed ‘A strong name for a strong breed’. Freyja was perfectly matched to Leisl and her partner, Danny.
‘When asked how Freyja received her name, self-confessed ‘dog-crazy’ owner Leisl advises that she needed ‘A strong name for a strong breed’.
A large questionnaire about their lifestyle and personalities allowed the breeder to match them a puppy based on those answers. Along came Freyja, and well, we all know the rest will be a beautiful future.
Freyja’s tail constantly wags when she sees Leisl and Danny. We’re also told of the joy she feels when it rains is infectious. She does get away with quite a lot though, Leisl laughs. We’re told that ‘She’ll make a game out of anything, and the look on her face when she’s being naughty is hilarious!’
We do guess, at Superdogel Headquarters, that it would be hard to discipline her when she’s so adorable.
Squeaky toys and hockey sticks
Freyja loves mince meat, squeaky pig toys, and a chewable shoe. She also loves chewing on Danny’s hockey kit. Freyja thinks that Danny chasing her around the yard to get it back is the best game.
Freyja, though, dislikes brooms, doorbells on the TV, and walking over high bridges. She’ll charge up a bridge only to realise a third of the way where she is. From there is stubborn bum plonked on the ground and won’t move until she is walked back down.
This Indian Summer girl loves the mud
Freyja loves the rain and will spend hours out there getting soaked to the bone. We’re told that it’s when she’s the muddiest, that’s when she wants to climb into bed with Leisl and Danny!
Freya loves the rain and will spend hours out there getting soaked to the bone.
And the best time to take photos? Well, it’s when Freyja goes to ‘work’. Her stance turns proud, her face gets serious. And with the wind blowing through her hair, it’s photo time.
As well as being dog-lovers, Leisl and Danny are also cat lovers. Two ginger cats, Spence and Nipster, complete the family abode.
Photography courtesy of Cara Dione Photography.