When I was thinking about breeding Samba, the owner of the stud I planned to use contacted me and said she had a promising puppy. She asked if I'd consider taking him and waiting till he was old enough, then using him as the sire of my pups. In the picture she sent, he didn't look all that promising, but then he was only four weeks old. He had another strike against him too. He was brown and I really preferred black Porties.
She told me that the pup had a sterling pedigree and when she sent a copy I saw that she was right. His sires and grandsires were the three dogs I had considered as possible mates for Samba. She also pointed out that his maternal grandmother was a littler mate of one of the top dogs at that time, Primo. His full name was MBIS, MBISS CH Del Sur's Makin All The Right Moves AOM. He was called Primo and he was a beauty. He was ranked in the top ten for three years and he won honors at two PWDCA National Specialties. Primo was a beauty. It was the reason I agreed to take the funny looking pup.
Today we received word that Primo has gone to the bridge. He ruptured a disc in his back and became paralyzed. At his age, letting him go was the kindest act.
Yes, as you guessed, that funny looking pup was our very own Fudge, who we think turned out to be a very handsome dude. He's the father of all our other Porties, so he did a great job.
We are happy that you were our Uncle Primo and sorry that you have left us. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Uncle Primo.