Note: spouses are invited to join and participate. In fact the current NARFE president, Margarite Baptiste, is the widow and spouse of a federal employee. Now look below.
At the February chapter meeting we got to meet a Portuguese water dog like Obama is getting for the White House daughters. This beautiful black dog has a large head and expressive eyes. His coat is similar to a poodle's coat and his feet are webbed like a Labrador retriever since this breed functions as water retrievers. We learned that the Oakland A's use Portuguese water dogs to retrieve stray baseballs from San Francisco Bay. And some golf clubs use these dogs to retrieve stray golf balls in the water.
Nice doggie. This one works as a social therapist by visiting senior centers and hospitals. Notice that the webbed feet are covered with fur.