We've been in the midst of a rough campaign for pack leader for several weeks now. At times there was even blood shed. Fudge was told in no uncertain terms that he was not going to lead this pack. He had a big swollen black eye to prove it.
I predicted that Bailey would move into the top spot, possibly because she reminds me so much of Samba. Then last week there was a knock down brawl that removed Bailey from the list of candidates.
Sebastian might have dreams of moving up, but he hasn't been here long and needs to establish himself more with his pack mates.
So who wound up on the top of the heap?
Meet our new Alpha, Miss Norma Jean.
This girl is the perfect Portuguese Water Dog. She can't resist water in any form and prefers to be wet at all times. She retrieves both on land and water.
She likes to brawl. She never starts a brawl, but if someone else starts one, she'll join right in. She eats anything. And she's perfectly happy as long as she's doing something with her person. In this case I happen to be her person. She stays close by me and it doesn't matter if we're just sitting around watching TV or if we're doing obedience work. It's all OK with Norma Jean as long as we're doing it together.
So this is the face of our new pack leader. I think her mama would be very proud of her.