The Princess Tails

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

The Boy Did Good


Mollie & Alfie's Valentine Ball Invitation

Mollie & Ranger’s Valentine Ball Invitation

This post was going to be different. Mollie and Ranger are throwing a Valentine’s Ball and all are invited. I haven’t met Ranger before but he is a cute Scottie with a great sense of humour so he and Mollie will make great hosts for the big bash.

As you can imagine I got a date quite quickly but I wasn’t even sure that the Pup should go.

Having put the question out there, it was unanimous, he should be allowed to join the fun. I told him and he was thrilled.

Then he realised he needed a partner so I put together this photo.

I was all ready to post a lonely hearts column.

You know the sort of thing. Good looking guy seeks charming lady, no strings attached, for a night of fun at Mollie & Ranger’s Valentine Ball.

Good looking guy seeks girl

Good looking guy seeks girl

I figured I should help the little guy out a little bit or he might end up having to go with one of the turtles which could have disastrous results for the turtle! He is still only six months and his legs don’t always obey directions.

Anyway, then stepped up the gorgeous Lady Litchfield and Raffles shall go to the ball and not only go to the ball but go with one of the most influential and beautiful. So it has all worked out perfectly.

He has his grooming date set for the end of the month so he should look great and as he’s with Litchi, I won’t have to worry about him at all and will be able to enjoy my date with Basil 🙂

He deserves it. Raffles I mean. He’s done well this week. Even I concede that much.

I mentioned briefly that we had Miss Seven staying with us. Her Mum was in Ethiopia visiting son Number One who is working there at the moment – don’t ask, it’s all very complicated and not at all how a normal pack behaves.

So Miss Seven came to stay. She had a great day running around with Raffles. He followed her about, ran when she did, lay down when she did, stopped when she did – you get the picture.

Considering that he can be such a klutz and he weighs more than she does and is almost as tall, he did very well and didn’t knock her over once in the three days she was with us. That in itself is impressive – but wait – there’s more!

The Gentle Giant at 6 months

The Gentle Shaggy Giant at 6 months

Bedtime is not Miss Seven’s favourite time. That is not unusual with little people. Our little Miss Seven feels like I do when I’m left alone. She gets anxious and in our house the main bedroom is separated from the rest of the bedrooms by the kitchen/family room. That seemed like miles and miles to Miss Seven and she did not like it at all!

Lights were left on, doors were left open and she was warned that Raffles and I might join her. This pleased her no end.

So she went to bed, tucked herself up with her teddies and cuddly toys and as soon as she was in bed Raffles lay himself down at the foot of the bed and stayed with her all night. I know! Amazing right? He didn’t come in to join us in the lounge, he stayed with her. He knew she needed him. Even I had to admit that it was sweet.

I went in when it was our bedtime and jumped on the bed. That was very cool. For three nights, Raffles slept at the foot of the bed and kept her company and I went in at bedtime and made myself comfortable on the bed 😀

I’m hoping she’s going to come and stay again soon!

In the meantime I am trying to dress the Pup and he is getting rather worried as you can see from this photo hee hee.

'And I have to carry a cane and dance?"

‘And I have to carry a cane and dance?”

Never fear, we’ll do our best to spruce him up for the lovely Lady Litchfield on the night.

Love from Zena, the impish 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.

56 thoughts on “The Boy Did Good

  1. What a perfect match for Raffles! He’ll have to step up to the mark if he’s escorting Lady Litchfield but we feel the topper is unnecessary for an evening bash 😉 Sounds like you both did super well with Miss Seven – she’s a lucky girl to have both of you looking after her.

    • Isn’t it great! I’ll be able to leave Raffles in the sensible paws of Lady Litchfield and enjoy myself.
      Miss Seven is lucky and I hope she’ll come back soon so I can sleep on the double bed again, that was very cool 😀

  2. Raffles is looking pawsome. Fantastic done.. lol 😀

  3. That’z fantaztic, Lady Litchfeild iz gorgeouz 🙂 Rafflez youz a true gentleman’z, looking after Miss Seven, I bet the bed waz nice n cozy 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  4. Well I’m just happy as can be that the crowd all agreed Raffles “shall go to the ball!!”…..I think he’s got an extremely elegant partner too in Lady Litchie. Just think of the prestige of showing up with royalty on your arm (or leg or whatever). Raffles will look so elegant too – as long as his long legs cooperate – on the dance floor. So glad he’s “fixed up” aren’t you Zena? You don’t have to do that lonely hearts ad and now you can just boogie up a storm at the PAR-TAY because he’ll be in good hands/paws/whatever with the “Lady” !!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  5. So happy Raz will be there and he is lookin’ fine!…cody and I will be there too. The heck with being “influential” it’s what’s in the HEART that counts. Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  6. Love your story Zena Miss seven soon to be eight will too. Must read it to her tomorrow! Thanks from Miss Seven’s gran.

  7. They would look good together – black&white …and I noticed again : Poodles are wonderful!

  8. So Doggy will go alone?!
    No worries, he’ll pull a Carrie and you’ll all learn.

    • I didn’t know Doggy was dateless – I’m sure that is intentional if he is. I couldn’t do a Carrie – the heels would kill me! I suspect Doggy is making plans 😉

  9. Super, you found a sucker to take him.

  10. Raffles sure looks dashing! He’s going to have a wonderful time at the ball:-)

  11. What a sweet Brother to take care of the little one! And he looks furry handsomje all dressed up! Me can’t wait to sees you sweet princess!

  12. What a good pup Raffles has turned out to be! And I bet he is going to have a great time at the ball too!!

  13. Great job on getting Raffles a most impressive date…He’s getting to be a big guy and it’s time he was introduce to proper society…Can’t wait to see your outfit Zena…fit for a princess i’m sure

  14. My goodness, this is going to be such a posh do. 🙂

  15. I wish you lots of fun at the ball!

  16. Lookin’ pretty darned spiffy there, Raffles! You’ll make a beautiful couple! 🙂

  17. Raffles, we loves that picture of you you are such a little stud-muffin, vanilla flavoured of course!

  18. Oh Raffles, Litchi is so looking forward to the date. You are just beautiful and looking very dapper in your outfit. Love the expression 😀 Tells a story all of its own. I am so proud of you, knowing that little miss seven needed you. What a wonderful thing.

    • You don’t know what things I was telling him to get that rather frightened expression!
      I have to admit he is very modest, he just did what he thought was right and he’s happy about it 🙂 He’ll make a great companion one day – when he stops chewing me, sucking my back and generally treating me like a chew toy!

  19. Raffles is really very handsome now! It sounds as though he’s learning to be gentle. You’re doing a super job with his training, Zena!

  20. Well, that sounds like great fun – and you both have dates for the event! That’s wonderful!

    Big WOOFS from Solo 🙂

    • Thanks Solo. Yes. We have dates and are busy working on our outfits. The big boy is getting pampered and prissified tomorrow so he should look his best come the day 🙂

  21. I just popped by to say ‘hi’. I guess you’re busy with your outfit – a girl has to look her best!

  22. Hey Zena, I have to say, Raffles is looking very nice these days, and I think he will dress up just fine. I am going to the ball too. I asked if SPitty would take me cuz I knew he would be nice to me…or else he will have to talk to my Dad MOL!! Anywho, I know we girls will have time to catch up and chat at the ball, play bows and paw pats, Savannah

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