The Princess Tails

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

The Princess Shows Off Her Prince


There is an eagle in me that wants to soar


And there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud

Carl Sandburg (and Raffles)


Have a bath free day everyone!

With love from Zena, the CLEAN Princess πŸ˜€

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.

54 thoughts on “The Princess Shows Off Her Prince

  1. BOL!!! OH WOW Raffles…those white furs of yours really do pick up the dirt aroootifully!! Have a grrreat weekend!
    Wally & Sammy

    • Picks up the dirt and then drops it on the carpet!!
      Well, if you roll around on wet grass and dirt that’s what happens.
      I, being a Princess, do not come back looking like that. I walk. I sit. I play a little and I most definitely do not roll in the dirt.

  2. BOL that’s the sign of a good walk!!

  3. Uhoh…….Raffles you most certainly are a BIG mess when your furs are less than clean! Princess Z would NEVER EVER allow her royal self to get in such a state!!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    • You are sooooo right. I went to the same park – did I come back like that? I most certainly did not! A little sand between the toes was all I picked up πŸ™‚

  4. I love seeing how white dogs look so dirty.
    Black dogs can get away with it.

    • Very true – It is only when you see the white dogs that the owners of black dogs realise how dirty their black dog is! Mind you, most dogs don’t actually roll in the dirt like Raffles did!

  5. It looks like Raffles had fun!
    You’d have to find something pale and messy to get the same effect, Zena.

    • Shreeek! Me? Get THAT messy? No way thank you πŸ™‚
      But, you’re right, I’d have to roll in chalk or ash. Hee. Hee. Could be fun…once πŸ˜€

  6. Oh goodness! Bath and/or brushing time for you, Raffles! Take a lesson from Princess and our Bella- if you let yourself get dirty like that, you most certainly won’t be allowed up for cuddles and everybody loves a good cuddle…

    • Would you believe he is back to being almost white again now. He did get a wash but he’s too big for the bath so it was only a wash. The rest just fell off. I haven’t mentioned to The Help that being closer to the carpet than she is I can tell where it fell off!

  7. It’s the every other day I get my medicated b-a-t-h.

  8. hahaha great! Now Mr. White needs an appoinment with Mr. White :o) But maybe it falls off by itself? have a great Friday dear Princess :o)

    • It does fall off by itself – most unfair. If that was me and my coat there would only be one solution… and we all know what that is (b….a….t….h)

  9. you have a bath free day too! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  10. I hope the hippo picture was the “before” and the eagle picture was the “after,” but I have an uneasy feeling that it was the other way around! Boys will be boys. πŸ˜‰

  11. Oh Raffles I send prayers that every day is a bath free day but sometimes my prayers aren’t answered 😦 You and Zena have a beautiful weekend!

    • Fortunately for him, Raffles is too big for the bath! So he had a sort of wash down with a sponge and the rest just sort of dropped off – on the carpet πŸ˜€

  12. Heather and Mr. K will be getting baths like Raffles tomorrow. They didn’t get quite as dirty but they could use a good bath. Stay clean this weekend, Raffles! (Zena, we know you stay looking pretty!) Much love, The Scottie Mom.

  13. Hahahahaha enjoy your bath Raffles!!! I hope it was worth it:-)

  14. Omigoodness! You had some FUN!

  15. Bbwwaaaahahaha !!! Oh Raffles! You silly boy!

    • Indeed he is silly and what’s more he’s been silly again today and we’re both probably going to take a trip to the vet and have a ‘do-it’yourself’ bath 😦

  16. Princess, I almost mist Prince Muddy.. So Glad I didn’t..MOL πŸ˜€

  17. Ah Raffles,
    At our house, yous would discover the doggie wading pool and hose down!

  18. Playing in the mud is fun! Woooooooowooooooooo, Ku

  19. Oh Raffles! Whatever will one do with you!!! πŸ™‚ You are just like kirby, getting very messy πŸ™‚

  20. Ho ho ho, you stinker Raffles!

  21. Zena, I can’t find an email for you; I miss you…did you stop blogging?

  22. We’re with Savannah – do hope all ok?

  23. I’m missing you as well.

  24. Me and Nellie have missed hearing about your adventures as well. Please come back to blogland.

  25. Please come back with your adventures – you are so missed

    • Aw…. thank you so much. I think that is just the encouragement I needed. We shall plan a Christmas catch up and then try and get back on track for 2013.

  26. Please do. Me and Nellie would love to know what you and that large white pup have been up to.

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