Today I have been researching my ancestors. People stop and ask me about them all the time. It is difficult to resist such a pawed pack of nonchalant cuteness like myself. One of my parents – my dad perhaps – was a wire-haired Portuguese Podengo Medio like this handsome fellow here.
Some say that they are the one of the world’s oldest dog breeds. A sight-hound that is typical of Portugal, they are known for their agility, intelligence and funniness. I definitely recognise myself in them. It also explains where I got the fluff of my coat. I sometimes look like I am wearing feather-shorts.
Podengos are also known as primitive dogs. My humans think that this somehow explains a whole series of my unsophisticated behaviours. Like trampling over a puppy to chase after an impertinent blackbird. I am pretty sure that that is not what the expression means though.