Happy Mother's Day to everyone. We want to pay a special tribute to our Mom, Samba, today and to all our Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers. The ladies in our family are pretty sharp.
This is our mom, Samba. She was a super good mother and took great care of us when we were little. Look how well we all turned out.
This is our Grandma, Reia. She's Samba's mom and she was born in Portugal. Samba looks just like her. This is the only picture we have of her. Samba's whole family is from Portugal and there aren't many pictures available of her ancestors. They were working dogs that helped the fishermen on their boats.
The only other one of Samba's ancestors who has a picture is Margarida Do Zoo De Lisboa. She was saved during the revolution in 1974 and she and her mate Makuti spent the rest of their lives in the Lisbon Zoo. They were the only two remaining PWDs left in Portugal after the revolution. There were 25 other dogs that had been sent out of the country. Margarida shows up several times in our pedigrees on both Samba's and Fudge's family trees.
We have lots more pictures on our Dad's side of the family. This is Fudge's Mom, Del Syr's Mandalay Bay (Mandy).
Then we have lots of Great Grandmothers. Here are some of them. This is Del Sur's Makin Front Page News (Page).
Del Sur's Makin A Splash (Splash)
Sunnyhill Quiet Wind N Sails (Mariah)
Del Sur's Bubble Bath (Bubbles) from Canada
Le-Hi's Recherche Of Tywater (Jeannie)
Costa Azul Sophie's Choice (Sophie)
White Cap Graca Bravata (Gracie)
Del Sur Costa Da Caparica (Rosa)
Legados Brindar De Bidahoche (Lula)
Hunter's Ballantine (Balli)
Gentileza Do Mar (Leza)
Isodora Do Mar (Dora)
Olimpia Do Vale Negro (Olimpia) from Portugal
Trovoada De Alvalade (Trovoada) from Portugal
Kalinka Do Condinho (Kal) from Portugal
Renascenca Do Al-Gharb (Chenzie) from Portugal
Mare Do Vale Negro from Portugal
Farmion Keel (Amy)
Brinmar's Nehi To Le-Hi (Muffin)
White Cap Deep Sea Courier (Couri)
Natale Do Mar (Meera)
Keel Beleza (Bo)
Weathervane's Neocles Charo
Zingara De Alvalade (Zingara) from Portugal
Isodora Do Mar
There they are, our lady ancestors. Aren't they a good looking group? We hope all you you take a minute today to think about the lady dogs in your family trees that made you the special dogs you are today.