The Princess Tails

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

Wreck It Raff


I am trying to be an understanding princess.

I understand that The Help has two parents she gives a lot of time to.

I understand that The Boss is still recovering from the eye surgery gone wrong and it has been almost five weeks since he could drive.

I understand that he is fed up but at least he does seem to be recovering now.

I understand that The Help had a morning in the hospital having a procedure she won’t talk about and she has lots of appointments for herself, The Boss and her parents.

I understand that we have been lucky not to have missed a morning in the park or my cuddles in the evening despite all of this.

However, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND how they could leave me so often alone with ‘Wreck it Raff’ and think it’s okay!

The Evidence

I Know What You Did Last Summer

I Know What You Did Last Summer


Visiting Hours

The Horror Show

The Horror Show



Child's Play

Child’s Play

Friday 13th

Friday 13th

See No Evil

See No Evil

Cry Wolf

Cry Wolf

He Knows You're Alone!

He Knows You’re Alone!

I understand we are being left a little more than usual …….. but…… H E L P !!!!

With love from Zena, the (safe) and understanding 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.

44 thoughts on “Wreck It Raff

  1. Oh Zena, you poor thing!
    I hope things get back to normal in your
    family real soon!
    Good Luck!

  2. Oh dear. Zak has 3 of those exact toys in the exact same condition. I am always stunned by just how much stuffing comes of them! Sometimes it looks as though it has snowed in our lounge as the couch and carpet vanish beneath a layer of white.

    • Same here – it is amazing isn’t it? The Help can be heard quoting Macbeth with a slight twist, ‘Who’d have the toy had so much stuffing in him?’ πŸ˜€

  3. I have to say there are a lot of smiles here after seeing those photos πŸ™‚

    Big WOOFS from Solo and my new sister Krissy πŸ™‚

  4. Aww Zena, you poor thing! Watching over the youngster is hard stuff.. Hope everything will get back to normal soon. Pawkiss πŸ™‚

  5. Poor Zena! Hope The Help and the rest of the family get better soon. Looks like Raffles is taking on Easy for quickest kill of the toy πŸ˜‰

  6. Best wishes to everyone for a speedy recovery.
    Zena, I think they should be grateful to you for looking after Raffles. If you weren’t keeping him busy, he’d probably have made the furniture look like one of those toys by now!

    • I hope they appreciate me and understand my sacrifice as much as you do Clowie πŸ™‚
      I think things seem to be settling down a little now. One more week and The Boss can drive himself which will help πŸ˜‰

  7. It’s got to be hard always being the responsible one Zena…I’m sure your hoomins appreciate your help…

    • I never realised before Gizmo just how hard it is to be responsible. I have an ever increasing respect for Zac who was the responsible one with me for six years. Six years! I’m not sure I’ll survive that long with the pup!!

  8. Yikes Zena! You need rescuing! Raffles is out of control, there’s disemboweled toys all ’round….the carnage must be upsetting to a Princess! If you had a teleport device you could come visit me in my PEACEFUL QUIET HOUSE in Virginia!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    • Peaceful. Quiet. Oh that sounds magical….. In fact I think The Help would be ready to pop me in a suitcase and we would both teleport in if we could πŸ˜‰

  9. OMD this was just too funny!! In defense of Raff, I had one of those geese too (the operative word being “had”) and decimated it within FIVE MINUTES BOL!!
    Hoping your humans are on the mend!

    • Thanks Dakota. Yes, they are slowly improving. Not having The Boss able to drive has been a bit tough, but his vision is slowly returning. The boy does play with the toys a little before disembowling and I just put it down to an enquiring mind. He wants to see how they work, except of course they don’t after he’s finished with them!

  10. Oh you know what? I have – or I HAD the same duck and the same fox (is it the one who has two squeakers?) We could huddle our leftovers together and maybe we can create an intact toy? All my best wishes to the help, her parents and The Boss – hope all are well soon .

    • Yes, two squeakers and the duck sort of quacked which is so refreshing after all the other toys squeak. And there was the pig who grunted but really, there was not enough left of him to take a photo – poor piggy.
      Hoping that things return to normal soon, we’re getting there, I think.

  11. Zena, you wouldn’t want me for a Sister..BOL, they look quite intact compare to mine.. Poor Mommy, hope she is recovering and things get back to normal soon.. Hugs and love xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • And I thought you looked so gentle Mollie! What do you weigh? If you are under 35 kilos I’ll swap, I don’t care if you eviscerate every toy at least you wouldn’t be able to squash me with a paw!

  12. You’re a terrier and you’re dealing with a poodle. You should be able to control him because you’re smarter. He should be doing your bidding.

  13. Glad you are there to document the scene of these crimes, Zena. Best assured, The Help and the Boss will reward you for all your hard work once they’ve recovered. Hang in there! Much love, The Scottie Mom.

    • Thanks Scottie Mom. I only have myself to blame really, I refused to use the ‘cave bed’ The Help bought for me. I prefer to go under the desk and occasionally come out and do flying teases. Rather like guerilla warfare!!

  14. I hope the Boss’s eye is better soon.
    Well I guess you know that Raffles will protect you from any dangerous toys BOL!

    • Very true Misaki! He might hide behind me when the possums hiss at night, but at day I can sleep soundly knowing that no squishy cow is going to attack πŸ˜€

  15. Sending happy thoughts your way that things straighten out soon for you all! Hugs!

  16. Oh Zena I totally understand your problem. Big furry hugs from Archie the top cat of the three moggies xxx

  17. Looks like Raffles displays the same degree of restraint with soft toys as Litchi does. Litchi is no longer allowed any soft toys (although she regularly manages to find the cats ones and does the same thing). Poor Princess Zena, being left alone with that mayhem. I am very impressed to find out that you haven’t missed a morning walk or evening cuddles though, especially with all that your Help has going on. Please send her my best wishes and a speedy recovery for The Boss.

  18. O no I can’t believe he has deaded that many toys – that’s some going! I hope he is saving his pocket money to replace them?!

    • Today he started on the garden – there is a Bromeliad who will never be the same again!! I think The Boss needs to buy him some toys or he could get around to the roses next!

  19. Oh no, Zena, that was quite a bit of toy carnage. I do hope that things for your humans get better very soon . . . and then I definitely hope that things for you get better! A princess should not have to put up with stuff like that. πŸ˜‰

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