The Princess Tails

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

The Valentine’s Ball Begins


Mollie & Ranger’s Valentine’s Ball has arrived!

There is great excitement. Dancing. Drinking. Eating. And of course all the girls will be looking at what everyone else is wearing!

Mollie & Alfie's Valentine Ball Invitation

Mollie & Alfie’s Valentine Ball Invitation

If you want to have a peep and join in the voting visit either Mollie or Ranger and leave your opinion in the comments.

Today we are voting on the Sweetest and the Hottest couples. Tomorrow will be another voting day and they are keeping us in the dark about the categories.

This is a competition with real prizes which I know will be great.

So far I don’t have any votes but never mind! Even The Help hasn’t voted for me which I think is mean. She said it wasn’t sporting or something. I think she’s jealous šŸ˜€ After all, she isn’t going to a ball.

To be honest I don’t think she’s doing anything for Valentine’s Day. She is mumbling something about commercialism. Give me the opportunity to have fun and I’m there.

At one time I thought I might have to go with Raffles. This would not have been a disaster because he is a good looking fellow, but it was a little like going to the Prom with your brother (yuck!). You can imagine how pleased I was when Basil asked me to the ball with him. I have long thought him the cutest guinea pig in Blogville so I was happy. He turned up with these lovely roses and the cutest look on his little face. Well, judge for yourselves:

My Outfit for the Ball

My Outfit for the Ball

The Help does struggle on these occasions but I appreciate her hard work and I know she does her best (bless).

Here is me with my date:


He turned up in the wonderful pink Limo and while I was admiring the colour, he shyly approached with those gorgeous roses which so matched my outfit (how did he know??). He was the perfect gentleman and we rode in style to the ball.

Meanwhile, Raffles was not left out. The very splendid lady Litchi invited him to the ball as her escort. I was so pleased when I heard that because it meant that I wouldn’t have to worry about him and I could have a good time. He was pleased too because he wasn’t going to be left out or have to alone which for one so young can be a painful experience.

Here is Raffles with his date:


Pretty fancy aren’t they? Apparently Litchi wanted Raffles to feel comfortable and so she wore her hair ‘a la Poodle” for the ball. Very classy I think.

We have a few days of fun but we started the whole event off with a wonderful sequence of dancing. Raffles and I had to do this one together because of all the rehearsing required, here’s a still taken by the Doggerazzi:


The dancing was put together by the wonderful Nellie and if you want a giggle go over and see the whole video. I want to hire Nellie as my publicist, she’s so much better than The Help!

Love from Zena, The Frilly 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.

38 thoughts on “The Valentine’s Ball Begins

  1. I didn’t vote for me or Kaci-I’m with you. In 30 days it won’t make a difference to world history anyway. it’s for a good time.

  2. OMC, are you looking good šŸ˜€

  3. I love your photo’s but I’m not allowed to vote šŸ˜¦ It’s all fun fun fun though šŸ™‚ xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • It is all for fun and I love voting for the others – boy is it hard though!!!
      I have to teach The Help some of the tricks of dressing us well – some of those guys are seriously clever šŸ˜€

  4. Can’t wait to see you there! We could swop votes – I’ll vote for you if you vote for me? BOL

  5. You look really great, Zena! I hope you have a wonderful time. I haven’t voted at all yet! Raffles has a sort of “I’m handsome and I know it” look on the red carpet! Who can blame him?

    • Thank you. Yes, Raffles does tend to have that rather assured bearing of the good looking doesn’t he? He’s nice really!! He just stands very tall šŸ™‚

      • Have you measured how tall he is now?

      • I hadn’t until now – he is about 25″ at the shoulders, 63.5cm. He is taller and heavier than his pal Cassie now and heavier than Rosie and Ollie. Ringo is still the Starr (so far) šŸ™‚

      • He is tall! I’m 28″.

      • Wow! He IS my Pyrenean Poodle šŸ˜€
        Yes, everyone at the park with Standard Poodle’s comment that he is going to be a big one. The breeder did warn us, it was why she didn’t want to keep him, she likes the smaller, lightly built poodles. He was twice the size of his littermates. That doesn’t always mean he’ll be big but all the signs were there. We actually treat him a little like a giant breed and don’t over exercise him. He is easily tired šŸ™‚

      • I think you’re wise to be be careful with his exercise while he’s young, like a giant breed – his growth rate is comparable. You’ll probably notice his appetite decrease, he must have needed quite a lot of food to grow that fast – just like I did.

      • Yes he did need a lot of food!! Some weeks his appetite increases and he needs a lot of food to satisfy him so we know a growth spurt is coming. At the moment he is eating normally so he will probably just increase a little. But I am aware he can keep growing until he is 3, probably more filling out than in height but I do suspect he has a bit of height in him yet.

      • I only grew about an inch in height after six months of age, but I did a lot of broadening out and maturing. But male dogs often keep growing in height a little longer, I’m told – a bit like human teenagers.

      • Yes, at only six months we do think he probably has another inch at least in him, but you can never be sure. He’s a good size now so if he only broadens out that’s fine with us šŸ™‚

  6. Wow, that dancing is fabulous. You two look gorgeous beyond word! I think I’ll have to steal your “a la poodle” for my post today. Very funny šŸ˜€ You’ve done such a great job. I am so grateful. Tried downloading some free photo editing software but haven’t got a clue what the …. is happening in there, so in the process of giving up until I have time to wrap my tiny brain around it šŸ™‚
    PS – whereabouts in Aussie are you? I have a friend who would like to adopt a dog (she’s in Sydney) so any recommendations would be very helpful. Thanks a billion (that’s a lot Zena – kind of like a whole garden covered in yummy bones)

    • Steal away šŸ™‚
      Cat from Hell did the dancing photo-shopping and she is amazing at it, actually uses the proper program. I have downloaded iPad apps and I have (wasted) spent a lot of time fiddling! Fortunately, I have the time and sometimes I just enjoy getting immersed in something arguably creative.
      I’m in Melbourne so sadly have no knowledge of any places in Sydney. We have the RSPCA here of course and there will probably be a local council pound too. If your friend is computer literate doing a search on google will probably yield some shelters close to her. If she wants specific breed rescues can sometimes help. Hope she finds her furpal soon.

  7. PS – hope you don’t mind if I steal a few pics off your site to put into today’s post. You can sue me, of course, but you’ll have to wait behind the other 3458 others wanting copious quantities of money šŸ™‚

  8. Wow Princess Zena your legs are queenlike! I think your help is the missed sister of my mom – she is such a “Valentine-Grinch”. She made a vet appointment for me – on VALENTINE’S day! and she said that’s the day of the florists…that’s a strange kind to say: I love you…pfffff …humans…

    • Oh poor Easy!!!! The vet? On Valentine’s day? Maybe the vet has a crush on you? Hope you have a wonderful treat afterwards to make up for it and that your paw is healing.
      And yes. The legs! Gorgeous aren’t they. I can tell you The Help is green with envy šŸ˜€

      • I think so – our legs are beautiful – and we have 4 – humans only two sticks ;o) The paw is patched up now – think I can dance like a tornado ;o)

      • I am sure you can dance like a tornado even on three legs Easy šŸ™‚ I am glad the paw is patching. Whilst I am sure you can manage well on three, it is even better with four.

  9. Yous LOOKS maavelous Dahling! If yous and Raffles would like dancing shots with your dates, let me knows via email!

  10. you look pawsitively lovely!

  11. Zena you look stunning and I’d be honored if you saved me a place on your dance card…We’ve already read about the mischief Raffles got up to and how Lady L had to bribe their way back in, so you are very lucky that the charming Basil is your escort…and loving that pink stretch limo

    • :-O Wow! I hadn’t heard that yet…. must run over to the blog and catch up šŸ˜€
      I would love to dance with you Gizmo, I think you are very dashing šŸ™‚

  12. You both look great! Love your dancing pic in particular:-)

  13. Zena what the heck! haven’t seen you around in sooo long come back!

    • Aw, Thanks Kirby. Yes. I must come back. The Help is being a bit of a nuisance at the moment, I will try and motivate her. In the meantime I appreciate your thoughts and encouragement šŸ™‚

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