The Princess Tails

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

The Decorated Princess



I have been honoured and recognised for being beautiful, well alright lovely – but it’s the same thing really. And I know it says lovely blog but it really means lovely ME!


I knew it would happen of course, I just didn’t expect it so soon.

An award for me? Really? Can I open it now?

Now. I would like to thank Zac because without him The Princess would never have come into being. Without him I was merely Zena. Dog ordinaire. Loving. Gentle. No-one. It is Zac who made me who I am today and who christened me The Princess and it is due to him that I stand in my magnificence before you today.

I suppose I have to thank The Producer as well but ….well, enough of that.

I really have to thank Misaki for giving me this award. Misaki is a very stylish Malamute who certainly recognises greatness when she sees it. Thanks Misaki. You can find out all about Misaki if you click on her name. Success as a reality star is all about promotion you know!

It is a good thing The Producer gave me that bath as it happens because as you can see, I am all ready to go to the ceremony and be adored.

I’m sending The Producer out for a proper tiara today.

Now the next thing I have to do is tell you seven things about myself – only seven sadly.

My favourite subject…….ME!!!!!

1. I don’t like pedicures. I don’t really like my feet touched at all.

2. I do love belly rubs and lie on my back in The Producers lap at night. If she stops stroking my tummy I bop her with a fluffy paw. Just a gentle reminder.

3. I hate being alone and will let them know it – loudly and long.

4. I am an early riser and usually by 6.00am I am scratching and whining at The Producer’s bedroom door to tell her she should be up. For some reason this is not appreciated!

5. I dislike bones! I like plastic bones. It is real bones I don’t trust. I know! Strange but true. There is something about them which I just don’t like.

6. I like to run and play. If there is no-one to play with I try to play with the birds but they cheat and fly off!

7. I am very friendly and would never snap or be rude at people but I prefer to socialise with dogs at the park. I do not like to be petted by strangers.

Snooty? Me?   Not too close please. Paparazzi exclusion zone.

Now the hard part. Nominate other blogs. It is not that there is a shortage of lovely blogs out there, it is that most of the ones I know have already received this award! I am the new kid on the block and a little behind.

So, if I nominate you and you have it – wonderful.

Otherwise I nominate:

Dakota’s Den – Dakota has a really cool name and is very pretty. She is a Shetland Sheepdog (The Producer rescued one of those once) and she writes about lots of interesting stuff.

Cat Chat – A little incestuous here because this is Dakota’s brother Cody, but I loved the blog about adopting a less adoptable pet and think it deserves a lovely blog mention, even if Cody & Dakota are related!

House Full Of Dogs – As well as stories about the dogs, this blog talks about dog adoptions and rescuing which I am all for.

Lexi and Jasper the Great Danes – I have to say when I come face to face with a great dane in the park I am a little intimidated, especially now I haven’t got Zac to protect me and The Producer doesn’t run to my side and growl like he used to! However, from what I have seen Lexi and Jasper are the typical gentle giants and I love the countryside they live in. Such green grass 🙂

Rumpy Dog – I like the way Rumpy and his team are highlighting important health issues.

Clowie’s Corner – I am pretty sure Clowie has the award, but if she hasn’t she should have!

Jasper’s Doggy World – Beautiful white shaggy dogs, beautiful New Zealand countryside – what’s not to love! Again, sure you have this award but went through all your blog titles and couldn’t find it!!

And that’s seven!

Lots of love The Proud 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.

30 thoughts on “The Decorated Princess

  1. Congrats Princess – see, having a bath brings rewards!

    • I have to admit you are right 🙂
      And The Producer has just discovered that our local pet grooming store does a dry groom. Will brush my teeth and coat (de-tangle my tail), cut my toenails and generally spruce me up without the bath which in the past has led to ear infections. So maybe soon I will not only be clean cut a little better too!

  2. Congratulations!!! To be your own “favourite subject” is the best thing ever – a gorgeous attitude :o))))

  3. Congratulations on your award! You are lovely – and so is your blog. Thank you for nominating me!

    • Are you telling me you haven’t been nominated before? That would shock me. You are one lovely lady Clowie and we lovelies should stick together 🙂

      • I have, but it still means a lot. I’ve been doing a bit of award hoarding – I will be putting that to rights and posting them soon.

      • 🙂
        I have heard that some dogs hoard things by digging a big hole and burying them. Perhaps that would be a good idea? BOL
        Me. I’m not allowed to dig holes in the garden but to tell you the truth I’ve never been really tempted, I don’t like soil under my nails 🙂

      • I enjoy digging. I’ve tried hiding important things in the holes I’ve dug, but after about ten minutes I have to go and dig them up again – I’m worried that somedog else will find it!

      • The Producer had a dog a long, long, long, long, long time ago who used to hide things. I’ll tell you about him one day soon and a few of the other dogs she has know through her long, long, long, long, long life 🙂

  4. Congrats you sure are lovely and you look every inch the princess in the last pic 🙂

  5. Way to go Princess Zena 🙂 Good jobs youz had your baff…. I don’t much care for real bones eifer 🙂 Big Congratulations..youz deserve it 🙂 xx00xx

    • Thank you and I’m glad you said that about bones. The way The Producer acted made me feel like I was a weird. Special – yes. Different even I’ll accept but I am not weird and you have just proved my point 🙂

  6. Congratulations on your award! You sure do look regal in your tiara and royal robes – very befitting a lovely pup like you! 🙂

  7. You are such a beautiful Princess and you couldn’t deserve an award more! I THANK YOU for giving ME such a wonderful award (pssssst….I’m a BOY BOL!! Albeit a very BEAUTIFUL boy BOL!) I am deeply flattered but I received this one a little while ago. Here is the blog post about it I just received it! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! I will tell Cody that he got one too! That was so nice of you! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  8. Ohhhhh I am soooooooooooo happy!!!! I don’t think that I have ever received this award and I will be happy to accept it!!!!!!!!!! I’m not sure. Mom and i have to check but I am pretty sure I didn’t receive it! Thank you soooo much! Love, Cody

  9. Congratulations on the award. Actually whee are here to decorate you again! Whee have a little something waiting for you over on our blog . . .

    Hope you like it! 😉

    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil

  10. Congratulations Zena – you deserve it! Litchi and you have two things in common. Litchi also hates having her paws touched and is also somewhat weary of real bones. I think life on the street before she found her new home must have had some odd things happen.
    You are just gorgeous and I love your outfits! 🙂

    • Thank you. I have to wait for The Producer to go out to check through the wardrobe, to be honest she hasn’t much that’s exciting, she tends to major in black which for obvious reasons is not a colour I choose to wear often. However, I do hope to be able to scrape a few decent looks together 🙂

  11. Congratulations! You make a fabulous Princess, by the way!

  12. Congratulations on your well deserved award, Princess Zena. You look great with the ribbon and king(sized)coat. Maybe you’re a vegetarian, because you don’t like bones 😀

    • Thank you 🙂 No. I’m not a vegetarian, I don’t like my carrots! And I love my raw meat diet. We did explore that when The Producer called me a guinea pig and the vote from the guinea pigs was a resounding no!

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