Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day

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)

Keel Torreira

Spindrift Keel

Farmion Alfambra

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.


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

How wonderful to have pictures of your ancestors. Alas, we have no pictures of any of ours. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Scrabblequeen said...

Wow! Wonderful family history. How fun that you have names and photos of so many of your pups fore-bearers. Happy Mother's Day to both you and Samba.

Molly the Airedale said...

What beautiful ladies!
Happy mother's day, Samba - to you and to your hooman mom!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

SissySees said...

What a lovely post!! How great that you have so many photos from your pups' heritage. I know about Sissy's parents and grands, and Gretchen's is well-documented for several generations, but once the Irish relations show up, the photos stop.

Happy Mother's Day to their human mom too.

Dexter said...

Wow! A most impressive family tree. Hey! Some of your mom dogs have shaved bottoms. I suppose that is fashionable, huh.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

You are so fortunate to have so many pictures of your line.

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Moms out there!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Dianne said...

Happy Mother's Day to Samba and her human mommy, too!

Scout and Freyja said...

You has a furry PURRty mommy. Our momma is our mommy now 'cause when she 'dopted us she put us into her ♥ and told us that was where we belonged FURever!

LizzieJane said...

Great pictures. How lovely to be able to trace that far back. Happy Mother's Day Samba, and to your very lovely human mom too!.

Yoda_the_Dog said...

Great post for Mother's Day with all your ancestors! Met you through the blog hop!

Marjie said...

Lovely ladies! Happy Mother's Day, Samba, and a special Happy Mother's Day to your human mom, Sue!

soulbrush said...

loved this post soo much and all are so pretty too, what great ancestors the gang have, happy moms day to you too sue xxxx

Two Little Cavaliers said...

Stopping by to say hello from Pet Blogger Hop! I am so excited to meet new Pet Bloggers thank you for linking up.

Two Little Cavaliers,
Davinia & Indiana

What a beautiful line of dogs you come from!

Nicki said...

How neat to have those pictures. I have found a few pictures from Squirt's pedigree, but obviosly none of the dogs!

Thor and Jack said...

Happy Mother's Day Samba to you and your hooman Mom!

Lapdog Creations said...

Happy Mama's Day!

Eddy said...

This was grrrrrreat!! I think i have the same coat as Leza. Where did you get all these pictures? And you had Portuguese working dog relatives as recently as great grandmas?

Stella said...

What an interesting group of dogs! And a great Mum's Day Tribute!

You forgot their main Mum though, think her name is Sue!