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

The Persuasive Princess


Most of you will all be preparing for Mollie‘s birthday party.

The ‘little’ guy and I will be there and have learnt that we have to step up our game costume-wise if we’re not to look like real losers.

Here are some of the ideas I’ve tried.

As The Help always wanted a Newfoundland I decided to make her dream come true.

Zena that famous Newfie

Zena that famous Newfie

What do you think? Look pretty good don’t I. If I was that size I could roll the pup instead of the other way around. Looks like a rather heavy coat to walk around in though so I figured I might try something different.

I could revert to my superhero outfit.

Zena - The Diamond Dazzler

Zena – The Diamond Dazzler

It’s cool but I play with it a lot so I figure I need a change.

There’s always our Christmas outfits.

Raffles & Zena

Raffles & Zena

When we tried them on though the boy has grown out of his and he refuses to be an elf again anyway!

I thought of going in my evening dress.

Princess Zena all dressed up

Princess Zena all dressed up

I thought it was a little boring though and when I saw Misaki’s outfits I realised I had to think outside the box a little.

The Help is always calling me a little monkey so that helped me think of the next costume.

Monkey Zena

Monkey Zena

What do you think of that one? A natural in the trees aren’t I?

And then I wondered about going as a bear.

Hear me roar!

Hear me roar!

Again though, rather a hot coat but very scary which would be fun.

So what do you think I should go as?

Of course the guy and I could go in our dancing gear.

Zena & Raffles in sync

Zena & Raffles in sync

Just feel you’ve seen that one and we need to surprise.

After trying on and discarding lots of different outfits, I have finally chosen one 🙂

Then it was the boy’s turn. If you thought I was difficult…… just see some of these!

He thought he’d rather like to go to the party as a fireman.

Let me put out your fire!

Let me put out your fire!

When I laughed at him and told him he looked like a male stripper he was very offended.

So then he decided that he could be a body builder.

Now those muscles are genuine unlike the ones in the picture above

Now those muscles are genuine unlike the ones in the picture above

Again, I wasn’t too keen on him prancing around in a pair of speedos all evening so I sent him back to the drawing board and this was his next choice.

The Incredible Raffy-hulk

The Incredible Raffy-hulk

I began to see a pattern emerging here so I wasn’t surprised by this suggestion.



It wasn’t too awful but I suggested he think about something more original. Imagine my surprise with his next choice, influenced by the recent election of two popes in Blogville.

Swiss Guard Raffles ready to protect the popes

Swiss Guard Raffles ready to protect the popes

I thought that was pretty good but he really wanted to show off his muscles a little more. I suggested he get in touch with his feminine side and this is what he came up with next.

Angel Raffles

Angel Raffles

I think this one has to be my favourite. Which one is yours?

After all that hard work I’m going to go and rest, but I will leave you with a gift for the guys out there who enjoy such items.

The Help saw this down by the beach next to us and had to take a photo to make you guys jealous. Do any of you have such creative bins near you to (as Easy so eloquently puts it) autograph?

Wheelie Bin Beach Huts

Wheelie Bin Beach Huts

See you all at Mollie & Alfie’s 2nd April when you will see which outfit Raffles and I chose in the end.

Love from Zena, The Creative 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.

31 thoughts on “The Persuasive Princess

  1. Tough choice but I like you as a newfie for a day.

  2. They are all fabulous – you are so clever. I love the monkey, though – it’s sooooo cute

  3. Oh Princess Zena……so many fabulous outfits to choose from – but it sounds like you rejected them all in favor of a surprise – that’s what I did with that pile of costumes my Mom made me try on. I’ll see you and Raffles at Mollie’s PAWTY for the “big reveal” !!!!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  4. Oh, we had a big chuckle over these photographs – we think the best ones are the superhero ones – you can’t go wrong with them and I’ve always thought that us four legged ones are super heroes anyway!



  5. BOL! You have some wonderful options here Zena…You make a surprisingly cute Newfie but I like your flying super hero outfit the best…And definitely the victoria’s secret outfit for the boy…See you at Mollie’s!

    • Yes, the boy is really coming out of his shell a little. I find the muscle thing rather overwhelming but he seems to like being a big lad 🙂 Obviously a boy-thing 😀

  6. You would be a nice Newfie-Princess too Zena :o) I like the Super-Raff – he looks cool….
    But to be a bear for one day sonds also not bad… ife we haven’t to “bear” something…hmmm… I think than it’s cool to be a bear – oh and you could sleep the whole time – they have a hibernation :o) Have a wonderful weekend dear Princess & Family :o)

  7. How about Raffles, the butler who caters to your every wish. I guess that one ain’t gonna happen,

  8. They is all wonderful Zena! Me and Kozmo was going to do superheros, but we is doing edgy!

  9. That was hilarious ( loads of my buddies have ended up in the spam ) I only know what you two are coming as, and it’s fantastic xxx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  10. Princess, you look COOL in every outfit.. even if you’re nacked.. 😉

    • Actually, I think I look wonderful ‘au naturel’, especially with my long wavy coat. The longer I can stay away from those clippers the better.

  11. Lots to choose from there! I can’t decide which is my favourite, but I can’t wait to see what you decide on!

  12. Our bins are very boring and plain.
    You look great as a mini-Newfoundland, Zena. And I have to say, Raffles makes a stunning angel.

  13. well, I like you best in our own furs, so I say your formal…you look so pawsome in it!

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