The Princess Tails

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

So Many Awards – So Little Help! Smug Sunday


Little Miss Seven has been with us for a few days this week which  has meant that my Help has been busy with other things. The cheek! I have now voiced my displeasure and I am making her sit at the computer even though the sun is shining and the patio chair beckoning.

First things first and today I come first 😀

I have been given two wonderful awards this week and I am thrilled.

Cute Kirby over at Kirby’s Dawg Blog has very kindly awarded me the Liebster Blog Award

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

Bless her. The Help is a little confused because we do have one Liebster Award but it is a different picture and so she isn’t sure if this is a new one or not. I have suggested she treat it like a new award anyway and that seemed to reassure her.

Apparently with this award there are a few different things to do:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Share five things about yourself
3. Answer five questions presented by Kirby
4. Ask five new questions to your nominated bloggers
5. Reveal your top five picks {with less than 200 readers} and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
6. Copy and paste the award on your blog
7. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favorite up-and-coming bloggers and keep it going!

So thank you very much Kirby for thinking of me for this award I am very flattered and I shall do my best to answer your questions honestly (honest :-D)

I have to share five things about myself. One thing I am finding hard as these awards roll in is thinking of things you don’t know about me already. Here goes:

1. I am now an honorary Standard Poodle because I play with them all at the park – really!

     2. I am not as brave as I like to think I am which is why I need a bodyguard.

          3. I like to sunbathe.

               4. I am not very interested in meeting new people, but I am always interested in meeting new dogs.

                    5. Sometimes I enjoy getting away from the Pup.

There. That was actually quite cathartic. The unvarnished truth. ME 🙂

Now I have to answer the five questions with Kirby proposed:

1. What happened the  first day who got your dog/cat?

The first day I got home I met grass and Zac in that order. I was nervous in the car and very frightened about leaving my Mum and siblings, but as soon as I got to the house and met Zac I knew everything was going to be alright – and it was.

2. Do you have a goal in mind for your blog this year? what is it?

My goal is to have fun. I’ll keep going as long as I am enjoying it and as long as others seem to appreciate it.

3. What is the on thing of all others you love about your cat/dog?

The Help has always told me that she loves that she can trust me around anybody, particularly small people and babies.

4. An embarrassing moment with them, tell it?!

I think the most embarrassing moment was when I ate the snail bait because it came so close on when I’d tried some sleeping pills. The vet must have thought The Help a very bad influence on me!

5. What is a common misconception/ pet peever people have about your dog/cat/breed, that you would like to clear up!?

I have an enormous peeve but there is nothing I can do to clear it up. It is our name. We are called Tibetan Terriers, but we are not terriers! It is not that I have anything against terriers it is just that it is wrong. Would a Golden Retriever like to be called a Golden Terrier? No, because it isn’t what they are. We are not terriers. Some breeders have begun to call us TT’s to try and correct the error but it is only covering it up a little.

Now I have to think of five things to ask my nominees. Here they are folks:

1. What is the naughtiest thing you have ever been caught doing?

2. What is the one thing you would change about yourself?

3. What would your ideal holiday look like?

4. What is the hardest thing you have ever had to do?

5. If you could go back and change anything in the past what would it be?

Now I know that many of you don’t really enjoy these awards so I have tried to remember who you are and not include you in my five. And I have chosen the five of you below because I would really like to hear your answers!


Mollie & Alfie


Jasper’s Doggy World

Angel’s Whisper


Now for my second award – yes I know! Aren’t I lucky.

The lovely Angel’s Whisper has given me such a pretty and beautiful award. The Shine On Award. It looks very dreamy and romantic. Just the right sort of award to get us in the mood for our Valentine’s ball!

The Shine On Award

The Shine On Award

This award is not only beautiful to look at but it comes without obligations too (which I have to admit is rather nice).

So I would like to pass this on to all my pals but especially to those who continue to encourage me and whenever I think I might slip off into the sunset (or the hot Aussie sun), they somehow draw me back and encourage me. In particular that means:

Mollie & Alfie

Hutch A Good Life

Clowie’s Corner

Easy Blog

Hey It’s Jet Here

Long Life Cats & Dogs

The last blog is missing one of it’s pals at the moment, and this award is our way of saying we are so sorry, we are thinking of you and we hope that Jangles will find her way home. Keep going with the wonderful work you do – shine on.

Who Has A Date for The Ball?

Who Has A Date for The Ball?

And Yes. I am feeling very smug and very loved today. Not only have I been awarded these fabulous awards, but I also have a date to the Valentine Ball – can you guess who with? And no. It is not Raffles. He is sulking and I’ve told him he can’t go.

What do you think? Should we let Raffles come to the Valentine Ball and if so who should we pair him up with? He and Clowie could make a striking pair but I’m sure she’s spoken for.

Let me know what you think – is Raffles too young?

Love from Zena, the very smug 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 “So Many Awards – So Little Help! Smug Sunday

  1. Congratulations! Love learning more about my furiends!

  2. Raffles can go to the ball. We need a warden and drill sergeant to keep the puppies in shape (but Raffles is included in the ones that need guidance). Pat Boone sang “puppy love” and I suggest tough love for them. I suggest Daisy who would keep him in line. Daisy is Scottish and can play the part of Lady MacBeth without any coaching. I palmed off Kaci to Alfie who’s gonna scratch her eyes out if Kaci doesn’t behave. Raffles needs to learn that he’s responsible for his actions and you, Zena, have a right to enjoy yourself.

    I’m not into awards, but you should accept the title of terrier.

    • I think I’d prefer to accept the title of Terror! That has a certain cachet to it!! Not that I am, or at least no-one seems the least terrorized by me, but I can dream of being fierce – like Tyra says ‘Fiercly Real’ 😀
      Okay, so the Pup can go to the ball, as long as I don’t have to babysit 🙂

  3. Congratulations and you have every right to feel smug. Those are wonderful awards and very well deserved. Thank you so much for passing the beautiful Shine On award to us. It’s a totally new one and just perfect for our needs at the moment. You are a real sweetie pie.
    As far as Raffles is concerned, I think it’s vital that he goes to the ball. It’s good to start learning the required behaviour at such events at a young age. Now, Litchi doesn’t want to sound like a cradle snatcher or anything 🙂 but, if Raffles would like to join her, she’d be delighted to take him.

    • Yay!! Litchi would be perfect. A mature and steadying influence should he get too giddy and playful – or….. being close in size they can dance and play the night away 😉
      Raffles SHALL go to the ball.

  4. Super post – love all the bits we learn. A date for the ball, eh! Better shimmy up. Raffles should go as long as you won’t worry about him.

  5. Congratulations on both Awards, Princess, and thank you for passing the Liebster Blog Award on to us. Very appreaciated 🙂
    I’ve been thinking about Raffles and the ball. Granny thought about me to bring him to the ball, but I’m to small and to much cat and besides that, I think I would hiss at him all the time, because of his wild behaviour, so there must be another solution. Maybe you can bring him to kindergarten during the pawty 🙂

    • Thank you for thinking of him, but I think you are right. As he is still only 6 months and a little clumsy he might step on your sweet little toes and that wouldn’t be good. Fortunately Litchi is taking him so I can relax!

  6. Oh Zena, fank youz for the lovely award’z, wez not got doze one’z 🙂 It’z gonna be fun answering your queztion’z :). It waz great hearing more’z about youz 🙂 Raffle’z haz got to come to de ball, wez will find him a date 🙂 xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • Here was I planning a lonely hearts blog and Litchi, that beautiful lady came forward and offered to take Raffles. Ideal. They’ll make a great pair 🙂

  7. Well, first things first Princess Z and that would be to tell you CONGRATULATIONS on your two new awards! How wonderful for you………as to the Valentine’s Ball and whether Raffles is “ready to par-tay”, I think there’s no time like the present for Raffi to experience the joy of dating – do you think he would behave himself or embarrass you??? I bet there’s a party girl out there who’d love to go to the Ball with him.

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    • Thank you and remember if you haven’t got the ‘Shine On Award’ it’s yours.
      Raffles has found his date and has stopped pestering me. Now we just need to clean him up and get him ready.

  8. Oh Zena – thank you!!! I hope my staff will write my award post this week (or off with their heads!) I’m also not interested to meet new humans – BUT DOGS! Seems that you are a honorary Weimaraner too – or am I a honorary Tibby?

  9. Congrats Zena, and thanks so much for passing it to me:-)
    I think Raffles should go to the ball, maybe Mollie could hook him up with a lovely lady?

  10. Gotta love those dark eyes.
    Liebster award pics looks different to the one I was nominated.
    I always wondered why your breed is called terrier when you are more close to Clowie (a polar bear) than to terrier.

    • Yeah, the different picture confused The Help too, so she just took it as a new one, maybe this is the 2013 version? In Tibet they just called us by our sizes – the Lhaso was the little one, the Mastiff was the big dog and then there were the ones like me that came in the middle. So when the Europeans took a Tibetan back they had to think of a name and they blew it!

  11. Ah! The help! The always needs to be kept on their toes! And being royalty, wes is furry good at it!

  12. Well done on your award!! And I think you should definately let him go!

  13. Congratulations, Zena (the very famous and talented Tibetan NONterrier)! 😀

  14. Congrats and we LOVE that portrait close-up! 😀

  15. Congratulations and thank you very much!
    I haven’t done anything about the Ball yet – I don’t think I have anything to wear!

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  17. Oh my goodness have I really not replied to this yet! First of all I shall never call you a Tibetian terrier again your are TT to me! Also your goal is a good one, and you better keep blogging because I certainly appreciate it!

  18. I owe you big time Zena, I missed this totally. So belated concats on the awards. I think this Liebster is just making a rerun using different graphics. I like awards but they do take time with all the rules. Paw pats, Savannah

    • Thanks Savvy, yep rules suck but The Help lived in Switzerland for a few years so she finds it hard not to be totally obedient!!!! I on the other hand… didn’t and can ignore them 😀

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