The Princess Tails

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

I Won! I Won! I Won!


I am very proud of The Boy today. He did great.

We entered into a Scary Halloween Costume competition and we won πŸ™‚

Of course he wouldn’t have won without my amazing eye for gruesome detail and my incredible ability with stage make-up. And the competition was tough let me tell you, everyone looked very scary.

I mean, who else could make a cute (albeit hulking) puppy of 4 months look so scary that he won a Halloween competition? Only me. So, I won. He was just the model πŸ˜€

The competition for the guys was held at The Misadventures of MisakiΒ  – don’t you just love that name? M I S A K I.

Raffles won for being the scariest guy and I can tell you there are times when he doesn’t need that make-up to scare me! You wait until a behemoth who hasn’t yet got control of his body or legs bears down on you with that ‘I wanna play’ look in his eye and you’ll know fear!

Anyway, that apart, I won and the guy did good πŸ™‚ Judge for yourselves what a great job I did. Here’s a picture of puppy Raffles. Cute isn’t he?

Cute Raffles

And here’s the picture of scary Raffles after I had finished with him tee hee!

It also means we have a new badge to sport which is great.

Now there was also a girls competition held over at Mollie & Alfie’s blog. There was great competition there too and if I’d been in charge of my picture I think I could have won but The Producer did a poor job.

At first she couldn’t do it at all because she felt guilty making me look messed up and scary! Can you believe it? What a wimp. You’ve got to have a bit more backbone than that if you’re going to make it as a star. I do understand that I am gorgeous but if Nicole Kidman can wear a big nose for a role andΒ RenΓ©e Zellweger is prepared to put on weight for a film it just shows that sometimes sacrifices have to be made.

But The Producer didn’t really have her heart in the job and as a result it lacked passion and she didn’t win. Me, I threw myself into the job heart and soul and passion.

Not that I mean the pup any harm you understand. It was nothing personal. Well, maybe a teensy-weensy bit personal. Okay, it was personal –Β  but he had just been sick in my bed so that added a little motivation to my creativity! Any one of you would have felt the same so do not judge.

HUGE thanks to Mollie & Alfie and MisakiΒ  for doing all the hard work and giving us all such fun.

If you didn’t see the competitions I recommend you popping over.

Now I’m going to have to work on Christmas, there are sure to be some things going on nearer the festive season and The Producer needs a lot of training. Sometimes I despair, I am not sure I can do a thing with her!

Love from The Prancing 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.

42 thoughts on “I Won! I Won! I Won!

  1. We saw that you won and you most certainly deserved it! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. Raffles was someone that I didn’t want to meet in a dark alley. Maybe I still don’t?

    • Well, he’s actually very cute and friendly but he is a bit bossy with dogs and was used to bossing his brother and sisters, mainly because he was so much bigger. I am not sure what he’d do with cats, we’ll find out the first time Shih-Tzu Prissy Paws (Devon) comes to visit πŸ˜€

  3. Me and Nellie think that with your guidance and know-how Raffles is destined for greatness. After behind every great man is a great women.

  4. Well done you! Raffles made a great canvas πŸ˜€

  5. Zena, I know why you won the contest…you scared the hell out of me…lol πŸ˜€

  6. Close up Raffles looks awful..BOL, that big cut in him, looks real… Great competiton, youz waz all fab but Raffles waz just that bit fabber πŸ™‚ xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • He did look quite real didn’t he? That gaping wound was horrible. Somehow against the cream fur it really stood out. He’s a candidate for ‘When Puppies Go Bad’ or something. That could be his show!

  7. I knew that it would be all thanks to you that Raffles won!! I hope you did get most of his prize and extra noms!!

  8. Raffles was by far the spookiest of the spooky and that’s why I voted for him… was that combination of GORE and white floof that did it. Among your many talents you can certainly list “costume designer/makeup artist” because – well – he looked downright disgusting! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Concatulations on winning the contest!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  9. Raffles definitely deserved to win! Congrats xx

  10. Well done to both of you. That was quite a spectacular picture and we all know it was all your doing Zena. πŸ˜€

  11. Raffles was without a doubt the scariest pup I’ve ever seen! He’s going to make you an excellent bodyguard once you’ve trained him up. And every celebrity needs a bodyguard.

  12. Congratulations Raffles and Congratulations Zena for your fabulous coaching :o) Think now he deserved a place at you royal court :o)

    • I suppose I could allow him to be a pageboy. I shall have to think about that. I don’t want him to get conceited. It’s bad for young ones πŸ˜‰

  13. Congratulations! What a spooktacular job!!

  14. Dear Princess,
    Don’t worry, the Queen won! Me thoughts yous looked pretty Pawsome and me thinks if mes had not been in the running, yous would has winned.
    Your Queen – Nellie

  15. Well deserved, clearly Raffles was under your direction.
    Congrats, Doggy lost the girl’s contest.

    • Yes, he was. Well he is only a baby and wouldn’t have thought of anything but sitting and looking pretty without me.
      Yeah, I lost the girls contest too. I’m sorry Doggy lost, but he did win the Pumpkin carving which was amazing by the way.
      At least The Producer had the sense not to get involved in that, what a disaster that would have been!

  16. Yay! Congratulations Zena! You made Raffles look like the scariest pup that ever lived!

  17. Congrats, Raffles! Now THAT is a way to make an entrance into the blog family! πŸ™‚ And that was really sweet of you, Zena, to help him out! I just hope he doesn’t get scared of his own picture when he gets older! πŸ˜‰

    • What a wonderful idea, him afraid of his own picture! I shall save it for a moment when he is being particularly superior or smug and then ‘wham’ I’ll bring him down πŸ™‚

  18. Super congratulations Zena and Raffles, you guys did great teamwork!!

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