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

The Catch-Up Princess

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A thousand apologies to everyone because I have not been able to visit all your blogs, reply to anyone or keep you up to date on my every little movement.

This is due to The Helps inability to manage a visitor, ill health, doctors appointments, life in general and ME. I should come first shouldn’t I?

Don’t get me wrong. She makes sure I have food, water and the behemoth for company but as for making me a star, well she has totally dropped the ball.

So this post is by way of being a catch up post. A quick summary of our busy lives for the last few weeks.

As you know. Auntie Shelfie came to visit.

Auntie Shelfie on the beach

Auntie Shelfie on the beach

This was great. More cuddles and attention for ME. Not only that but a couple of times we had some girl-time and she took me to the village to get coffee. Coffee! Just like Zac used to do with son number two. I felt very special and sophisticated and I was sorry when Auntie Shelfie left. Needless to say I haven’t been to the village for coffee since 😦

The first thing Auntie Shelfie did when she walked in was to dress Raffles and I up in the latest French fashions.

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Blue boy

Blue boy

The idea was good, but what she couldn’t have known is that this fashion was like a red rag to a bull for Raffie – it just gave him another way to drag me around! Before he could destroy me or the neck finery The Help removed it. She always is a bit of a spoilsport!

For the first few days of Auntie’s visit is was hot. Very hot. Meltingly hot. This was good for us because everyone stayed inside in the air-conditioning.

Then the weather cooled down a bit and then they were off. Visiting this place and that place. Shopping here, there and everywhere.

Before we knew it the holiday was over and Auntie Shelfie had to return to Boodle and Dunthorne which made us sad. Raffles has been into the room she used several times looking for her. I have told him she’s gone but he still hopes she might make a sudden reappearance.

The Boss took her to the airport and they had to put an extra plane on to carry the shopping.

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Everyone in the village loved her and hopes that she comes back soon. She came to the park with us most mornings and saw the Poodle Pack for herself. Yes, there really are 5-7 Standard Poodles who meet regularly at the leash free – and not by prior arrangement.

I was told she arrived back safely to a relieved and happy Boodle and Dunthorne but minus one case. I hope she gets it soon or all that shopping was wasted!

As well as Auntie Shelfie’s visit there was of course Sammy’s Camping Trip. This was awesome. Sammy arranged lots of fun things to do and although my tent didn’t win the best tent, I won the scavenger hunt which is amazing.

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And I get to sport the wonderful Sammy badge above for taking part.

If this wasn’t enough fun, I was tagged by Angel’s Whisper. Go take a trip and see her if you haven’t visited.

Sorry it’s taken me so long to respond Angel but you see it was a rather busy few weeks.

I haven’t been tagged before but it seems a little like being given an award except there isn’t a pretty badge.

First of all I have to post the rules:

1. Post these rules

2. Post a photo of yourself and eleven random facts about you.

3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post

4. Create eleven new questions to tag new people to answer

4. Go to their blogs and let them know they have been tagged

Post a photo of ME. Hmm-mm. Difficult. So many photographs, so little room. I have decided to be creative and post eleven photos with the facts πŸ™‚

I like to sleep in the most unexpected places. I love the blood rushing to my head.

I like to sleep in the most unexpected places. I love the blood rushing to my head.

I adore belly rubs

I adore belly rubs

My perching skills come in handy living with the behemoth.

My perching skills come in handy living with the behemoth.

I usually spend the day (and sometimes part of the night) on the big bed and leave the small one to Big Boy.

I usually spend the day (and sometimes part of the night) on the big bed and leave the small one to Big Boy.

I have absolutely no idea why some people confuse Ringo and Raffles at the park. They smell completely different.

I have absolutely no idea why some people confuse Ringo and Raffles at the park. They smell completely different.

I am often amazed at how cute I am. Especially with my hair growing longer.

I am often amazed at how cute I am. Especially with my hair growing longer.

In the spirit of full disclosure I admit to sometimes eating grass!

In the spirit of full disclosure I admit to sometimes eating grass!

And being a role model to a pup is really difficult, but I was generous enough to show him where the freshest, best grass was so he could throw up too!

And being a role model to a pup is really difficult, but I was generous enough to show him where the freshest, best grass was so he could throw up too!

And my favourite occupation is lying around and thinking. Or failing that, just lying around!

And my favourite occupation is lying around and thinking. Or failing that, just lying around! Here in the Pergola.

Lying on the carpet

Lying on the carpet

Lying on the tiles

Lying on the tiles

Now stick with me whilst I answer Angel’s questions.

1. Which do you prefer, water or milk? Water.

2. Do you like rain or snow? Neither

3. Do you believe in Furry-land? I live in furry-land.

4. Do you believe in Angels? Yes.

5. What do you do if you find a lot of money? I’d give it to The Help who would probably buy a bigger house or a new computer!

6. When are you the most active and when you are the most laziest inactive? I’m active between 8.45am and 9.45am at the park. The rest of the day is recovering.

7. What do you do if you had to take care of your own dinner? Eat Raffles’ dinner or cry.

8. Where would you fly to if you had wings? The Rainbow Bridge to visit Zac and the pals who are there.

9. How do you show your affection? By allowing belly rubs.

10. What color is your favorite? Pink of course.

11. What smell is your favorite? Chicken.

Now I think that this has been a long enough post and if you have read it to the bottom award yourselves a pat on the back.

Easter is hurtling towards us now so I leave you with this warning. There is only one Easter Bunny though there are many pretenders. If you see this imposter do not be taken in πŸ˜€

Easter Bunny Prissy Paws

Easter Bunny Prissy Paws

HAPPY EASTER EVERYBODY – DON’T EAT ANY CHOCOLATE MY FURRY PALS, MAKE SURE YOUR EGGS ARE ALL CHICKEN OR LIVER OR EVEN BACON!!

Love Zena, finally back with a post!

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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 Catch-Up Princess

  1. Ah Princess! Mes LOVED your newsy post! Yous sure was busy!
    Kisses
    Nellie

  2. When you get to the bridge with those wings, Zac and Kenzie will be together. Tell Kenzie there are a lot of us who miss him.

  3. Good to see you back. Me and Nellie have not been around much lately. Mummy is busy at work and in the garden. Judging by the amount of weeds growing, you’d be wondering what she does out there. Love Nellie and Jasper.

    • I’m fortunate in that The Boss does the garden and The Help just interferes! This means eventually she comes in to work on the computer and e v e n t u a l l y gets around to doing my blog!

  4. That was wonderful Zena, loved the French Chic and going for coffee and having girlie time must of been fantastic.. BOL at the plane, these Humom’s can sure shop.. Have a wonderful day xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • I tasted a little bit of what Zac enjoyed by going out for coffee (not, I hasten to add, that I tasted the coffee… yuck!).
      I could shop if I was allowed. First thing I’d do is get a PUPPY – you know – one of those cute, LITTLE things that you just want to lick and cuddle!

  5. I hope your Auntie Shelfie’s suitcase turns up! I like the sound of eggs made for us from things like liver and chicken.

  6. Gosh Princess Zena, what a nice, newsy post! It’s always grand to catch up with friends. I’m happy you enjoyed your Auntie’s visit, the camping trip, and your newest fashion accessories!! Your surprise package from ME should be there one of these days – the fun just keeps on coming huh????

    Kitty Hug, Sammy

    • I am very excited and humbled that I have a present coming! I am now watching for the postman through the window every day even though I know it can’t arrive this week πŸ™‚

  7. Great to see you back again Zena! We’ve been kind of remiss on posts too, now we don’t feel so bad! πŸ˜€ And congrats on winning the scavenger hunt!

  8. Sounds like your moms been both very busy and sick. Sorry to hear that. Great to have gone for grown up coffee though. No wonder you miss aunty. Maybe her luggage is in outer space now. Probably some desperate astronauts up there desperate for new clothing. Loved the pics to go with the 11 things.

    • Yes, if she doesn’t get the suitcase we can imagine that she is clothing the poor astronauts!
      I know black dogs are hard to photograph but I’m glad you got the idea πŸ™‚

  9. Of course – you should come first. ALWAYS! I hope your Aunt will get no problems with the customs – they are bugs… I like your answers… but would you really give the money to THE HELP? Really? I wonder what you feed this white guy – he is such a big boy! WOW1 … and yes, he is very cute …I have to admit…but you are THE Princess – the one and only :o)

    • They are feeding him A LOT! He is becoming the biggest poodle in the park. The Help wasn’t joking when she called him her Pyrenean Poodle! I think I would give the money to The Help but only to buy a bigger house with a swimming pool because then Miss 8 would come over a lot and play with Raffles and we could sleep on her bed at night πŸ˜€
      Me…. yep….. the one and only Princess πŸ˜‰

  10. Great to hear from you Zena! Sounds like you had a great time with your auntie:-) xx

  11. I loved the photo with the poodles. Quite a social gathering it was obviously.

    Shakti

    • Thanks Shakti. Yes, it is interesting that there are so many Standard Poodles all under two years of age so they play well together and have a great deal of fun.

  12. You’re back, Princess, and that’s all that matters. You did a fine job on your catching-up-post. Loved the answering-pictures too. Happy Easter to all of you πŸ™‚

  13. Super great update Zena…Momz googled Boodle & Dunthorne and then immediately began drooling over the diamond earrings…I too love to nibble the fresh green grass shoots…after all they’re veggies aren’t they? And yes Momz and I are both astounded at how cute you are….Hope things in your home calm down a bit for you

  14. Zena, you have a very interesting life, you were quite the busy princess!
    Purrs

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