King often represented the United States in the Federation Cup and the Wightman Cup.She was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups.Particularly in the first episodes, Paw Rugg's voice was incomprehensible; his speech improved with the later segments.His wife Maw (voiced by Jean Vander Pyl) was a homemaker who appeared as the more level-headed parent.For three years, King was the United States' captain in the Federation Cup.King is an advocate for gender equality and has long been a pioneer for equality and social justice.Maw sends Paw down to the creek to take a bath even though he just took one last year and doesn't think he needs another one; When he gets to the creek he finds it has gone dry due to a pesky beaver that has built a dam.
A movie star named Goldy Looks gets a flat tire and finds the Bears' house while looking for help; she ends up eating their food and sleeping in their beds and she runs off when the Bears get home with an idea for a movie.
Their daughter Floral (voiced by Jean Vander Pyl) had lemon-colored fur (as opposed to the darker-colored fur of Maw, Paw and Shag); she was the southern belle and most sophisticated member of the family.
Shag (the youngest and smallest of the clan, voiced by Don Messick) was a troublemaker who looked up to his father.
Regarded by many in the sport as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, King was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987.
The Fed Cup Award of Excellence was bestowed on King in 2010.