The Princess Tails

The Musings of Zena, a Tibetan Terrier sharing her life and wisdom with Raffles, a Standard Poodle

I Am Dog – Hear Me Raw!!


This week has been a confusing one for me. This is where Zac used to help me so much. At night he would explain all these little things I didn’t understand. I’m not sure I could always believe him, but most of the time he was a truthful Tibbie.

I am confused because The Producer called me a guinea pig. Guinea Pig! I am not a guinea pig!

Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with being a guinea pig. Some of my best online pals are guinea pigs. I’m thinking ofย  Nutty, Nibbles, Buddy and Basil. I have seen their pictures and we are nothing alike.

I am a dog. I am a TT, a Tibbie. A Tibetan Terrier. See. Below is a picture of me and a guinea pig. We are not alike are we?

Sigh. I think it has something to do with this new diet I am on. Raw meat. I love it. Before I would sometimes eat, sometimes not, now I am finishing every meal.
But I know The Producer hasn’t got it for me because I am a picky eater although I prefer the phrase gastronomically challenged.

She is trying this diet to see if it improves my health not wishing to lose another pal too early. At the moment I still scratch my tummy as much as I did but she is watching me!! I never did have the ear infections and joint and bone problems Zac had, so The Producer is not as concerned, she just wants to do the best for me. So I am back to this dilemma of being called a guinea pig.

No offence to guinea pigs but I am The Princess. I am a dog. See. Look at my picture. Does that look like a guinea pig to you? And would guinea pigs eat raw meat? I think not. I am all dog. Judge for yourselves!

Love The Princess – A DOG!!!!

Author: Zena

I am The Princess (aka Zena), niece of Zac the All Black and awesome Tibetan Terrier who took me in when I was just a six week pup and tried to teach me all he knew. When I was six and he was eight, Zac crossed over the rainbow bridge and all of a sudden I was alone. I could no longer be the ditzy, happy-go-lucky pup that I had been. This is a diary of how one Princess managed when the world turned real.

30 thoughts on “I Am Dog – Hear Me Raw!!

  1. My owner has been trying to start me on a raw meat diet without much success! My daddy Chalkie wont touch it all.

    • Now that Zac has gone I still take my time settling to eat, can’t have The Producer becoming complacent! But I do clear it eventually. I have Roo because it is not farmed and is a wild animal that eats only grass. A vet advised her that this is the best for dogs with a tendency to allergies. The Roo meat has a very strong smell which I quite like, but The Producer wrinkles her nose up at ๐Ÿ™‚
      Time will tell if it is better for me than the other food I was having.
      If Chalkie won’t eat it you are a bit stuck! If I stop eating it now The Producer has several weeks worth frozen in her freezer hee! hee! That would annoy her BOL

  2. Just an idea, but you might look in to Spirit Essences. I was very doubtful, but tried them for my own dog and cats. They worked. I don’t understand how, but I don’t understand prescription medication either. They can be found online or Facebook. A few blogs advertise them too. Good luck.

  3. Everybody can see you are a wonderful Tibbie! My meat diet failed, because my staff wasn’t able to estimate how much calories a dead mouse or a dead frog would have, so they get confused wit the calculation. :o)

    • Yuck!! Raw is one thing….. I like my raw a little like a Steak Tartare – civilized. No fur thank you. Having said that I would have thought that mice or frog would simply be an extra, a bit of a treat ๐Ÿ™‚
      And I so agree with you Easy – I am a wonderful Tibbie, a dog – not a guinea pig. Silly Producer. BOL

  4. Great that you’re enjoying the new diet – hope it does the trick ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I have cleared my plate every night so far which is unusual for me.
      The Producer is watching my health though so I hope it improves too so that I can continue eating it.

  5. Zena..that picture of youz and the little piggy is quite simular bol.. Glad your having some nice raw meat..I’m having lovely dried kibble..bol ๐Ÿ™‚ xx00xx

    • Mollie!! How can you say that! Moi… similar to a guinea pig. Mollie seriously, have you thought of glasses?
      I’m glad you’re enjoying your dried kibble. I might be back to that if the raw doesn’t help!!

  6. Mummy often calls me bunny and cheeky monkey. I can kinda understand the bunny references because when I was young I did have massive ears, but I definitely don’t look like a monkey. What’s that about???

  7. What a silly hooman you have. Anyfurry can see you is a dog NOT a cavy. Maybe the Producer wants you to act as a guinea pig to improve your acting for when you is whisked away to hollywood?! That is the only logical explaination. To be a piggy you must eat veggies and grass though. Might be hard for a doggy!

    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil

    • Thank you! A word from the experts on guinea pigs. I am vindicated.
      Hollywood – now that explanation makes sense. When my reality blog hits the big time I might need to polish up my acting skills. Not sure I can eat vegetables though. Zac could and he was all dog. I do nibble grass occasionally but only when I want to be sick – I know, gross, but it’s a dog thing! I do eat vegetables cooked in my raw meat does that count?
      What other animal could I be? I’m black so maybe a black bear? Panther? Must give this some thought ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Oh my, we are just starting a raw meat diet too. Well, we are supplementing with raw meat and veggies because of Mylo’s health issues. They sure like it, but now we are just waiting for it to start working. And Princess, you are lovely, and definitely a dog. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Yes, I think I’m a dog too despite the photographic evidence suggesting otherwise. It just goes to show that a picture can lie!
      I’ll be interested to know how you go on your raw diet. I haven’t improved yet but it’s early days. In fact The Producer found a ‘hot spot’ I’d bitten yesterday and was not too pleased. Reminiscent of the problems they had with Zac so I scared her a bit. My raw food has a special complete mix added which has oats, vegetables and ‘stuff’ to help allergic dogs with their skin.
      The vet who makes it is very nice, he’s on facebook and even answers questions from pet owners (or maybe it’s his staff). Anyway I think he’s pretty cool because he was on television with a dog which looked very similar to me, different colour but I’m not prejudiced ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Allergies are such a pain. We are actually considering having Mylo tested for Hypothyroidism as the steroids never seem to help much, and they aren’t sure what he is allergic to. We are hoping that the raw food helps, and will let you know if we see any changes! He doesn’t get hotspots, but he rolls constantly and always seems to be itchy. We will keep you posted and hope to hear that the diet starts to work for you!

      • So sorry to hear you’re having those sorts of problems. Zac was badly affected and used to roll a lot too, though he also had lots of hot spots, licked his paws continuously and lost his hair on the back. The steroids helped to keep the itch to a more manageable level but accelerated his joint and arthritis problems so we were in a no-win situation with him. I did ask about having his thyroid tested but the vet said he didn’t have the other symptoms but I think it is wise to do the testing. I thought he could stay on the steroids for years without them causing him much of a problem – I was wrong. He was very sensitive, I suspect his immune system was working at such a high level that it was just attacking everything. We’ll never know for sure what was wrong with him but all I know is it was heartbreaking trying to find the cause of the problem and help him. I really hope the raw food helps Mylo and that you have a vet to give you a lot of support. Our vet was very good and did his best.

      • Thank you, I hope so too. I’m hoping that we find something that works sometime soon, even if he does have Hypothyroidism, it is easily fixed and managed.

      • Yes, finding the root cause that you can fix is the best solution. Be watching out to hear how it goes.

  9. I hope the diet works out for you, and we want you to know that we have no trouble identifying you as a beautiful black doggy. We enjoyed the photos anyhoo though.

  10. You’re obviously a cute Tibbie! I wouldn’t worry about it, I get called all sorts of things.

  11. Well, I might have to put in my ten cents worth and say that, in the comparison photos, there is quite a resemblance between you and a guinea pig ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t worry, though, cause we know you are a dog – no ways a guinea pig would eat raw meat!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • That’s true. The Producer tried to give me a different type of raw meat for the last two days so I stopped eating. Last night she had to buy the original type again. Ha! That’ll teach her to stock the freezer with two weeks supply before running it past me!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Was that an “oink” I heard? I think not. It sounded more like a “woof”.

    • Gasp! I couldn’t ‘oink’ if I tried and I definitely bark. sometimes I bark so hard my front legs go up and I jump backwards with the power of it. That used to make Zac and The Producer laugh but it shows my commitment to being all things dog. I can make little grunting noises when The Producer cuddles me in the morning, particularly when she tickles my neck. OMG!!!! Does that make me a guinea pig after all???

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