The Princess Tails

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

The Prankster Princess



Day two (gasp)

Still here (gasp)

Only a little mauled (panting) fur a bit wet.

No sign of him leaving yet, beginning to give up hope (gasp) send help soon………

The ‘Frenemy’. You can tell he’s dangerous

“You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”

“Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t you forget it. “

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

Okay, Okay, I’ll come clean. As is obvious from the blurry photos above this morning I caved. I’m not proud of it, I had intended to hold out for longer but who could resist this?

“You had me at ‘hello.'”

He has whined, grovelled, licked and pestered me since last night to play with him. I wasn’t going to give in that easily. He needn’t think that he can just come crawling back and I’ll respond immediately. So I made him wait and work.

The Producer finally realised that he had made my bed smell awful and washed it. That was one good thing. Then she put it under a table and although he can get into it, it is harder so he prefers his big one. I’m allowed on the red sofa he isn’t. Although he doesn’t realise that yet and he tried to follow me onto it after our game this morning and fell sprawling onto the kitchen floor legs flailing! Very funny. He is remarkably uncoordinated.

So with these rules in place I chose, I CHOSE, to play. The blurry photos above are the best that The Producer could do under the circumstances, I hope to train her to do better in future.

I hate to say it but you might all be right. With time we might be pals and if we’re not, well, he certainly will make a good bodyguard and a very handsome accessory!

I have learnt that I’m stronger than I thought. If I ignore him it drives him nuts hee! hee! The revenge of the older dog. I may be smaller but …… size isn’t everything!!

Oh and they have finally settled on a name. He is Raffles, Raffi for short. The Producer was going with Polo because that was her beloveds favourite but he gave in this morning. I don’t think it had anything to do with the nicknames she was using like: ‘Po-face’ and ‘Po-belle’ (that last one she pronounced like poubelle, french for rubbish bin), she plays dirty!

So my almost pal Raffles and I bid you adieu – love from The Princess, stirred but not shaken (and yes I do know that is the wrong way around but it is how I feel)

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.

37 thoughts on “The Prankster Princess

  1. Princess…I have no doubt you will have “Raffles” ( I LOVE THAT NAME!) eating out of your paw in NO TIME!
    Loved the photo with the ‘”face off”…I think you ARE gonna be pals, sooner than you think!
    Barks and licks and love, Dakota

    • You may just be right. I am about to crawl into my bed in an exhausted stupor having just had another ‘play’ session with the little guy! Gets the heart rate up I can tell you, quite stimulating 🙂
      Yeah, I like the name too.

  2. I’ll trade you new white problems if Poupou doesn’t eat much.

    • Poupou is eating quite nicely at the moment! The Producer was told to give him 2 cups of dry and a quarter of wet each day. He hasn’t quite eaten all of that through the day but then he is only 14 weeks and I imagine he’s going to want more at some point. I don’t think he’ll be a gigantic eater. If he is they may need to send him out to earn a living.

  3. Me and Nellie think Raffles would make a very good accessory for you. The Producer has selected a lovely compliementary colour to go with you glossy black fur. And in time Me and Nellie are sure you will be friends. I couldn’t wait to have a Nellie friend. Love Jasper and Nellie.

    • We’re getting there. I think as he gets older and I mould him to my ideal he could be very useful. Nice bit of eye candy to draw the eye at the park and a bodyguard, things are definitely looking up!

  4. LOVE this post, Princess! Something tells me you and almost-pal Raffles will be good friends soon enough. Much love, TheScottieMom.

  5. Miss D and I are pleased to hear things are going a little better on day two. Hoping you all learn to get along and live contentedly ever after 🙂

  6. BOL “Po-belle” hahahaha…pic n°3 looks like a remake of “High Noon”…:o)

  7. So pleased to hear you’re becoming friends! Great photos Xx

    • Well, that’s kind of you re: photos. They are a bit blurry and I have to get The Producer to improve her technique. Moving dogs can’t be that difficult to take can they?

  8. He sure is a good looking boy Zena..(whispers) we love him 🙂 Good your being assertive though..Playing when you want to 🙂 You will be great pals, I’ll put a bet on it..Saturday..bol xx00xx
    Mollie and Alfie

  9. He’s too cute and clean,,,,,just imagine how fun would be to roll with him on the mud!!
    And you next to him stand out, you’ll always have a white background to get better pics of you.

  10. You are both beautiful and I think its good to have such a great friend eventually. I have been living with my daddy for a year now and he still wont play with me 😦 but I will never give up trying! Raffi is a very apt name for a cute puppy.

    • Oh that is so sad. Even Zac, who got so stiff with arthritis would play with me. I like playing. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy it and how much I miss Zac because of not having anyone to play with. Now I have a new pal which is nice.

  11. Great news on the play front and Raffi is a spiffing name 😉

    • Glad you like the name – it was like a national election here with votes being taken by family members and I thought they’d never get a consensus!

  12. I can see why you found him hard to resist, when he asked you to play! You’ll have to wait for him to mature into the bodyguard role, but I’m sure he’ll get there. It is surprising just how uncoordinated large puppies can be!

  13. Hahaha! Ah yes, with age comes wisdom! I’ve nominated you for an award: It definitely suits you! 🙂

  14. Hello Princess Zena! I am Mistletoe, the beauty. Several years ago the humans brought 2 orange and white kittens in to my castle. When it became clear that they were not leaving, I set about training them and establishing my superiority. I am a petite beauty at almost 8 pounds. Today those orange and white kittens are 17 and 18 1/2 pound behemoths. Thankfully, these two male monsters still consider me to outrank them and do not question my right to precede them in any endeavor. I urge you to establish yourself while this interloper is still young. It will serve you well in the future. Good luck to you Princess Zena! Remember, royalty is meant to rule.

    • So pleased to meet you Mistletoe and to receive your words of wisdom. Sadly I think the battle for supremacy is all but lost, but behind every good male is an amazing female so although it looks like he’s boss and he feels he’s the boss, we all know really 🙂

  15. He is learning very fast! (I have heard that poodles are smart dogs) I am glad that Raffles is looking more like a new friend than an enemy 🙂

  16. They are A-D-O-R-A-BL-E! “The princess” is such a beautiful poodle! They seem like they are the best of friends, or at least Raffles thinks so 🙂

  17. You’ll make a great couple, Princess. Black and white… I love it 🙂

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