The Princess Tails

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

The Activist Princess


What an exciting week!

The Help thought it was going to be a quiet week……..wrong!

She thought she’d be able to get a post out before today……wrong!

She thought I’d let her have Sunday off ……… wrong!

If I tell you that the last quiet moment we had was when Miss Eight came to visit you might realise the sort of week we’ve had!

But first. I must catch you up on my campaign success. Yes. Really.

Most of you will no doubt be aware that for the last few weeks there has been a gigantic struggle going on. This struggle was brought to our attention by Wallace and Samuel in The Chronicles of Wallace and Samuel blog.

These two noble dogs sought our support after their dad decided they were not allowed on the couch. Dogdom everywhere rushed to the rescue.

Support was overwhelming. We noble animals rose to the battle cry and sat/lay and slept on our couches all around the world in an attempt to sweep away the unjust discrimination under which Wallace and Samuel were living.

Raffles and I entered the fray. I became political! Here is an excerpt from the speech which I gave to the dogs at the park to rally support for this needy cause

“I say to my furry friends as I said to Raffles, I have nothing to offer but fluff, cuteness and my charm. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in Australia. We shall fight in the UK. We shall fight with growing strength all over the world. We shall fight in the bedrooms. We shall fight in the lounges. We shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, we should fail then our fluffy forces would carry on the struggle until our power and might overcomes and brings forth rescue and liberation’.

And so the battle began.

We battled in the kitchen

We battled in the kitchen

I campaigned in the lounge

I campaigned in the lounge

The big boy made his bid for equality. (face blurred to protect the innocent)

The big boy made his bid for equality.
(face blurred to protect the innocent)

Determined to stand by our furry brothers in their time of crisis we left no opportunity for support be wasted. At every chance we were on those couches. Sacrifice was paramount in our minds as we clambered up and down, up and down.

Exhausted and scarred from the battle we finally got the news.


Wallace and Samuel won the right to go onto the couch (with some conditions attached it’s true but Rome wasn’t built in a day).

At last. The gigantic struggle was over and we could take a well earned break from the campaign.

Exhausted but triumphant. We sleep the sleep of conquerors.

Exhausted but triumphant. We sleep the sleep of conquerors.

And not only did we get the satisfaction of having thrown our fur behind a really great cause but we won a great badge too 🙂

Our award

Our award

We would have posted our success immediately but The Help had to drive The Boss  into Melbourne for an eye operation (yuck).

They had to stay overnight and this meant that the behemoth and I got to stay with Prissy Paws (yuck!).

Fortunately Prissy Paws lives with Team leader and Team Leaderess who likes to give us cuddles and treats so that is definitely a good thing.

I enjoyed staying with them for a short time. I had three beds to choose from so I made sure that I occupied each of them through the day. This meant that my smell was everywhere which made me feel at home and also the pup was never quite sure where I was so it was harder for him to find me 🙂

As it happens he was very busy exploring the new garden and entrancing Team Leader so I had a great holiday.

Now we are back together with The Help and the Boss and the Boss has a very sore and funny looking eye.

He can’t see properly and says it is like looking through a bowl half full of murky water which sloshes around when you move. Yuck!

In order to have his eye heal properly he has to assume one of my favourite positions. I thought he was mocking me at first but when I realised that it was doctors orders I decided to support him and join in.

Adopting the head down position (on the couch) in order to support The Boss who has to do this through the day.

Adopting the head down position (on the couch) in order to support The Boss who has to do this through the day.

Having published my success as an campaigner I am going to let The Help rest now and normal posting should resume shortly. We are still preparing photos of past furpals but as it was BD (before digital) they are not great!

Just before I go I’ll share a little something from Miss Eight’s visit.

Rosewater and Lemon cupcakes decorated by Miss Eight.

Rosewater and Lemon cupcakes decorated by Miss Eight.

See those. Cupcakes. Lot’s of cupcakes. Did we get any? No.

Reason for an uprising…….. quite possibly. What do you think?

I think I’ll just go and join The Boss doing the head flop whilst I work out the logistics.

For now, have  a Happy Sunday everyone.

Love from Zena, the 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.

37 thoughts on “The Activist Princess

  1. No Cupcakes????? How selfish of Them./

  2. Zena what a pawsome speech you made…it makes me (Wally) want to get started on the Occupy Bed campaign immediately BUTT Sammy says his nerves need a rest after the past few weeks *BOL*

    A big “thank you” to both you and Raffles for the wonderful support during our campaign – it really was grrrrreatly appreciated.

    Now you go and enjoy your Sunday snooze-a-rooo.

    Wallace & Samuel

    • I think you need to go slow with your Dad too. It might be a bit soon to launch another campaign. You need to use the couch a lot and reinforce his good behaviour, give him lots of attention and maybe the odd treat or two to really make him understand.
      Once he’s really comfortable with you on the couch – then we can launch operation bed 😀

  3. Well done the couch hounds! Hope the eye op is a great success.

  4. Love those photo guy’s, I’m banned from the couch now 😦 I think it was the fox poo I rolled in that broke the camels back..BOL Those cakes look scrummy and you didn’t even get any..Another campaign ???? we want cake !!! xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • I thought maybe the couch was off limits to you. Sadly fox poo and possum poo can send people right over the top. Talk about over reaction!!!!
      My sympathies.
      If it makes you feel better, we are actually only allowed on one couch, not the ones in the lounge. So I still have work to do 😉

  5. Princess, Stand up for your seats, girl.. and maybe you can occupy some of those delicious cupcakes too 😀 I hope the eye of the Boss gets better soon!

  6. Zena I’m SURE that speech you made, and those couch protests you and Raffles pawticipated in made a BIG difference in the outcome. Concats….you deserve that badge you got. Those pupcakes look delish – I can’t believe you didn’t get even ONE of them. Hope The Boss’s eye is better soon!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  7. I hope The Boss recovers quickly.
    Well done on your campaigning!

  8. Maybe you can start the next campaign? ” Cupcakes for all”… I think every doggy should get a Cupcake…. Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
    Get up, stand up: don’t give up the fight! … think Mr. Marley is right :o)

  9. Another great campaign. The cupcake trail sounds good.

  10. Zena my momz wants a cupcake pawleeze 🙂 When you said The Help and The Boss drove to Melbourne we were laughing cause we thought you’d come to visit us here in Florida…There’s a Melbourne only a couple of hours from us…I too got pawlitical and supported Wallace and Samuel all the way…Every couch is always mine…I’m breaking in more couches this week cause Momz and I are dawg&cat sitting fur our furriends Cooper & Annie & the 3!!! cats…so I’m very busy occupying the two inside couches and the two couches outside in the mancave…It’s hard work but a dawg’s gotta do what a dawg’s gotta do…Have a great week!

    • Fully understand Gizmo. It would have been fun visiting you then we could have shared the couch work. 🙂
      It’s a pity our Melbourne is so far away from your Melbourne. I’d forgotten you had one there too.
      Now back you go to breaking in some of those couches, I wouldn’t want to deflect you from your impawtant work.

  11. Good luck with the campaign guys!
    Shame you didn’t get any cupcakes, that’s a bit unfair:-(

    • It was unfair wasn’t it? We NEVER get cupcakes. I will campaign to get The Help and Miss Eight to make pupcakes next time and then they can sit and watch Raffy and I eat them and see how they feel!

  12. Wow! Yous guys did grr-eight at occupying the couch. And we sends your Daddy purrayers for his eye! And boy yous guys had a busy week!

  13. Be sure to have a well earn rest! I think you needed after all the hard work!!

    • I think you’re right Dalton but it was meet and greet at the park as usual this morning, we politicians have to press the flesh 🙂

  14. Sometimes ya gotta stand up for what ya believe in, couch…done! Cupcakes…next!! Hope the Boss’s eye feels better soon!

    • Thanks Max’s Ma. Yes, i’m girding my loins for another battle – I think I should have a pupcake for my birthday this year. I am six (soon to be seven) and I’ve never had a birthday cake. The battle is building.

  15. You did an utterly marvelous job campaigning for Occupy Couch. I see you are recovering from Occupy Couch by, well, um, occupying the couch 🙂 Hope your dad’s eye heals well and quickly.

  16. You guys are tooo cute! I love the picture of Raffles with her little ‘fro hanging over her eyes,irresistable as ever! And Zena you of course are just to cute for words as always:)

    • He thinks he’s cool – I think it’s the equivalent of the mullet for dogs! I agree with you, I am cute (takes one to know one!) 😀

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