This is Noah's post today.
Today is Father's Day and my brother Sky and my sisters Tess, Lola, Bailey, Norma Jean and I all want to wish our dad, Fudge, a very happy day. We'll all try to be extra nice to you today. We'll let you get in the water first and you can pick the toy you want to play with. We won't even
object too much if you get an extra cookie.
We have something called a pedigree that tells us who all our ancestors were. Sue has found pictures of some of them and we want to wish a happy day to our Grandfathers, Kerchak and Brilho and to all our Greats.
This is Fudge's dad, Kerchak.
Fudge's Grandfathers are Jake
We also want to wish our mom, Samba's dad a happy day, too.
This is our Grandpa Brilho
Here are some of our Greats. They're a pretty handsome group. Our mom's family is from Portugal and so we don't have as many pictures of her ancestors, but the ones we have look pretty wild. You can check them out for yourself.
In the early 1970s our breed almost became extinct. There were only 27 PWDs in the world. We've made a good comeback, there's even one of us in the White House, but because the gene pool was so small the same dogs appear in everyone's pedigree and sometimes they appear several times. Sue studied pedigrees before we were born and tried to make sure nobody showed up too often in ours. She chose a line of true Portuguese working dogs and a line of US show dogs so that we could have the best of both worlds. We think she did a pretty good job.