"Gilda was a wonderful Christmas present, in 2009, that dried the tears caused by the recent death of our dog Romeu. I met Manuela when I premiered as Gilda in "Rigoletto" at the São Carlos opera house in Lisbon. We thought we could only call her Gilda! She was a very intelligent dog (still is), daring and naughty. When she became one year old she calmed down a lot, became very sweet and tender, a wonderful friend to everyone in the family. She loves to take long naps, although she still runs fast and splashes on the little brook in our garden, piuzzled by the frogs, be it summer or winter. Even in winter time she loves to lie down in the rain. She fostered two small puppies and one kitten we rescued. She's a very beautiful animal, of very dark hair with shades of copper. She was never aggressive and my son, nephews and children in the neighbourhood play a lot with her! Our Gilda is gorgeous!"
Carla Caramujo, opera singer, owner of Gilda