The Princess Tails

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

The Price of Princessdom


Being a Princess is not as easy as you might think. Now that I have a blog there is a public out there and I have to be ready for the moment when I am discovered.

My idea of being ready is sitting around looking pretty which I can do without trying.

I’m ready for my public now

But The Producer had other ideas. She decided I needed a wash. I went along with it. What’s a girl to do? Personal hygiene is important.

We gals never look our best at this stage!

So I had a bath. I didn’t complain or cry like Zac would have. I was brave. Not happy, but brave.

Read my face! No more baths.

I came out very wet as you can see.

This whole thing had better be worth it!

The Producer dried me with a loud machine and brushed me which I do not like but she told me I would be even more beautiful it so I suffered. Again, I was brave.

Looking like Doggy’s sister here!

Then the final product – voila! What? Well do you see any difference?

BEFORE – Looking gorgeous in the great outdoors

All that suffering. All that wetness. All that brushing and I look the same. Judge for yourselves.

AFTER – Blow Dried, Primped and NO DIFFERENCE!!!!

Okay so I smell good to The Producer but the dogs at the park laughed at me.

And I feel soft for The Producer to cuddle but was it worth it? I would say a resounding NO!

And what’s more to add insult to injury having recently called me a guinea pig The Producer has once again cast doubts on my doghood just because I have refused to eat a bone today! Well it was messy and bloody with meat still on it! I know I am eating a raw diet but let’s not push it.

So the bone is sitting out there on the grass and The Producer has sadly moaned about how Zac would have loved it and I have looked at her reproachfully and told her that if she hadn’t bathed me and made me smell ‘nice’ I would probably have eaten the thing, as it is I don’t think I will.

It’s all her fault! So there.  From the Pouting Princess

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.

21 thoughts on “The Price of Princessdom

  1. I always want to roll in something smelly after a bath – it isn’t something I do otherwise.
    The bone will probably be nicer after it’s been lying around in the garden for a day or two!

    • Thank you. I like to think I do, but I know I could look gorgeous if The Producer would take some lessons or maybe she should send me to a professional again. After all she doesn’t cut her own hair (except sometimes her fringe and look how that turns out!).

  2. It’s a great shame we don’t have scratch and sniff technology on these blogs – we’re sure you smell cleaner Princess but it’s jolly hard to say you look even more magnificent after a bath 😉

    • I have to admit I was very soft which was quite nice and I did get lots of cuddles which was also quite nice but I’m still weighing up whether it was worth it because I get lots of cuddles anyway 🙂

  3. Nope, no difference but I bet youz smell like a real Princess 🙂 Loved seeing you in the baff..welcome to my world..BOL . You are now ready to meet your humble servants..I bow wow to you Princess Zena 🙂 xxooxx

  4. Wet Zena is a cute Zena.
    Doggy has an overdue appointment with water and shampoo, he stinks.

  5. Awww you are a true Princess no matter what! My Mom does the same to my kitty brother Cody. She always tells him “Bobo would do this and Bobo would do that” (Bobo was her soul kitty that passed in 2007) Mom finally had to realize that Cody ISN’T Bobo and he does special things that Bobo would have never done (wink) Barks and licks and love, Dakota (and Mom)

    • Yes I am definitely Princess first and dog second. The bone lies in the garden with the ravens fighting over it. The Producer thinks I might like to chew on it once all the nasty flesh is picked off. I’ll decide later. Today it is raining so I am not going out!!

  6. Simba hates baths too! You do a good job of looking pretty though 🙂

  7. Zena, you looked just perfect in your “waiting for the public” photo. You were born to be a star! Sorry you had to suffer the humiliation of a bath and smelling “nice”. I’m sure the other dogs with stop laughing soon enough, when they find out how famous you are. Your face in the bath is just too funny though – if ever a picture painted a thousand words! 😀

    • Thank you, I thought I looked rather fine. I have another where I really have my regal face on which I will publish at some point.
      I really do try to communicate with The Producer so I’m glad you could tell what I was saying through all that water-sodden hair! I’m not convinced she always listens to me though!

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