The Princess Tails

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

2013 Starts With A Surprise



Well, just when I thought the year had started on a very sour note I had a wonderful surprise. Due to our lovely, kind and funny blogger over at Mollie and Alfie.

The sour note? I got butchered. Have you ever gone for a haircut and come out just hoping to get home and hide yourself until it’s grown? That’s me. I am now under the desk and throwing The Producer reproachful looks.

I was looking very cute and shaggy. Everyone said so. But the hot weather is coming and I keep getting puppy slobbered and chewed so The Producer decided I needed a trim and a bath. If it had only been a trim I could have tolerated it – but you can see pink skin in places!! I really think she needs to be sacked. How can I maintain my level of stardom with such a look? Paris Hilton never had this problem. The Kardashians can get decent haircuts, why not me?

I was the laughing stock of the dog park. Actually, I tell a lie. I went unnoticed at the dog park.

Before we had Raffles we used to go to the leash free and walk around and come home. We would occasionally see a Standard Poodle or two. All of a sudden we have Raffles and Standard Poodles are crawling out of our village in droves. Someone decided to call them a ‘Prance of Poodles’ as they ran around the reserve.

But I will tell you more about that tomorrow. Today is about ME and about MOLLIE and about saying a HUGE THANK YOU!!!!!!

There was I, feeling self-conscious and hiding under the desk when the postman came and delivered a parcel to me. Princess Zena it said. I would have loved to have heard the comments at the Post Office πŸ™‚

My Prezzie (had to hide the address because The Producer is paranoid)

My Prezzie (had to hide the address because The Producer is paranoid)

I was very surprised because I wasn’t expecting anything. When I opened it there was a beautiful Christmas card from Mollie, Alfie & their Mum along with a wonderful chicken treat for myself and Raffles which we will save until tomorrow.

I know Christmas is gone and so it is officially late, but it came at just the right time when I was feeling so low.

My Goodies - which I will share because 2013 should begin with a good deed :-)

My Goodies – which I will share because 2013 should begin with a good deed πŸ™‚

So a ENORMOUS thank you to Mollie, Alfie and their Mum for our Christmas treats and cards and more than anything for thinking of us. You are the best and we really appreciate all that you do and all the encouragement you send our way.

This means 2013 has started in a fantastic way – with a prezzie for me! May the rest of the year continue with the focus on ME πŸ˜€

If photographs of me are a little sparse for a few weeks you know why!!

I also popped into Sammy to celebrate the New Year and discovered it was his birthday so I grabbed his birthday badge to decorate my blog today. Being on the other side of the world means I am usually early or late for things, but I don’t think anyone minds πŸ™‚


May 2013 be a great year for you all and we look forward to hearing about your adventures.

Love from Zena, the pretty pleased Princess πŸ˜€

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 “2013 Starts With A Surprise

  1. Me and Nellie think you look adorable, regardless on any fur trimming. Love Nellie and Jasper.

    • Thank you. Notice The Producer photographed me lying down! Her mistakes are less obvious then. At least you can see my eyes now – see them rolling!!

  2. Oh dear! The pressie no doubt made up for things and at least it will grown out πŸ˜‰

  3. Princess Zena, don’t worry, you’re always look magnificent, with or without hair. Nice present and now let’s party. Happy Birthday, Sammy πŸ™‚

  4. Zena you look beautiful and your skin will not get dry now xxx

  5. I’m sure you still look lovely!!! In fact if anyone can carry of a help, i’ve been butchered look it’s you!!

  6. Zena, you always look bootiful to uz..Hope your ready for some action now it’s a new year πŸ™‚ Wez got to plan lot’z of thingz for blogville for 2013 πŸ™‚ Big Hugs xxxx0xxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. Happy new year Zena!
    You are so pretty you can pull off any ‘do’:-)

    • Thank you Misaki and btw, I’ll be posting some bubble pics soon. The Producer has been hoarding them for the right moment and now she has some pics.

  8. Hi Princess Z! I agree with everyone else… look adorable no matter how your furs are fixed! What lovely prezzies from Mollie and Alfie you got and I know it brightened your spirits a lot to get that when you did. So happy you stopped by yesterday for my birthday pawty……it was quite a day. Here’s to a super fantastic 2013 for ALL of us (even Raffles…..tee hee).

    Love and hugs, Sammy

    • Thanks Sammy. Yes, your party and Mollie’s prezzie really helped me and lifted my spirits even if the fur isn’t growing any faster! It’s not so bad – at least no-one laughed at me at the park πŸ˜€

  9. Oh Zena a bad haircut means nothing when you’re so beautiful inside πŸ™‚ Your fur will return and your stylish self will once again shine…so nice you got a prezzie to cheer you up…Mollie & Alfie iz great pals *hairgrowingsnoogles* from yur furriend Gizmo

  10. The Mollie is a gem.

  11. Me thinks yous looks marvelous darling! And that package yous gots! Yous deserbves it!

    • Thanks Nellie, I actually got a compliment today so perhaps it’s not as bad as all that. Okay so I look more Schnauzer than Tibetan but no-one knows Tibetans anyway!!!! πŸ˜€

  12. The good thing about your black coat is that a messy haircut doesn’t show on pics, your image to us is still the same.

  13. Nothing like some nice mail to cheer you up! Don’t worry, the hair will grow back in no time.

    • It will grow back – and quickly and to be honest with the temperatures in the high 36+C today I am rather enjoying my short cut and lying in the air conditioning πŸ™‚

  14. I wouldn’t worry about the haircut, Zena. That’s what all the really big stars do, like Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway. You’ve got real talent, so you can totally pull off the short hair πŸ™‚

    • You have given me an idea. If anyone comments I can say I’m doing it for my new starring role! After all Anne Hathaway lost weight and her hair for Les MisΓ©rables πŸ˜€
      Great idea πŸ˜€

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