The Princess Tails

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

The Princess Meets Her Prince?


I knew this day would come. You know what I mean. That day when your eyes meet across a crowded park. Your pulses quicken. Your eyes brighten and your tail goes up.

Then, if you’re like me you charge growling and snarling and really make a great impression!

I was mortified. The Help was cross with me and right there in front of everyone she stopped me and made me sit as she told me off. I blushed with embarrassment, though you couldn’t tell under the black fur.

I don’t like The Help being cross with me but I can deal with that. I just do what we all do. I give her the ‘I adore you’ look and pretty soon she’s putty in my paws again.

FYI - This is my 'I adore you' look. Works every time :-)

FYI – This is my ‘I adore you’ look. Works every time 🙂

I wasn’t so much embarrassed about the telling off, or even my behaviour if I’m honest. It is my job to police the park. Those poodles are so into their socializing that they let anyone join us and do anything.

Looking back I don’t see what else I could have done. I wasn’t to know was I?

I wasn’t to know that I had just met my Prince and his first memory of me is of a snarling black ball hurtling towards him! Not the impression you want to make.

Not that I recognised him as my Prince. In fact I am still a little confused. He is not what I imagine my Prince to be at all. I have to admit he is a little vertically challenged, he has very little legs. I always pictured my Prince as being tall, dark and handsome and if not tall at least a little bit like Zac.

However, fate has other ideas. Let me explain how it all happened.

It started off like any other day in the park.

We walked down and met up with the poodle crowd and Roxy. Well, to be honest. Raffy walked down ahead of The Help and I. I had to wait for her to get her tail out of bed. Eventually we joined them.

I'm in the middle of this crowd as we mingle and say polite 'hellos'

I’m in the middle of this crowd as we mingle and say polite ‘hellos’

I was there looking gorgeous which was just as well as it turned out.

Cutest Tibetan at the park

Cutest Tibetan at the park

Raffy was enjoying himself as always.

Doesn't he look happy?

Doesn’t he look happy?

Cassie, Raffy’s bestie was there.

This is Cassie. Hasn't she got the most gorgeous highlights?

This is Cassie. Hasn’t she got the most gorgeous highlights?

Rosie, the boss of the poodle pack was central to the action.

'My ball until I get bored with it' says Rosie

‘My ball until I get bored with it’ says Rosie

Ollie was doing his usual prancing.

Ollie with four paws on the ground for a change.

Ollie with four paws on the ground for a change.

Daisy joined us for the morning play.

Don't you just love Daisy's collar.

Don’t you just love Daisy’s collar?

And Roxie who is another non-poodle member of the group was there as usual.

This is Roxy. A most beautiful, petite Collie.

This is Roxy. A most beautiful, petite Collie.

Games were going on as usual. There was the ‘first to get the ball is the winner’ to begin with.

It's underneath you!!  Oh and I'm in the middle of that scrum.

It’s underneath you!!
Oh and I’m in the middle of that scrum!

Games of chase and bitey-face were in progress and this is when Roxy gets to play her favourite game – grab the tail!

As Raffy and Cassie play chase, Cassie is handicapped by Roxy hanging of her tail!

As Raffy and Cassie play chase, Cassie is handicapped by Roxy hanging off her tail!

For some reason Roxy doesn’t seem to like Raffy’s tail, but Cassie and Daisy are fair game.

Just a normal morning at the dog park. Rosie was a little thirsty so her owner put down her own private water bowl and we all respected that and let Rosie use it.

Next thing I know this short fellow we had never met before rushes up and takes a lick of the bowl.

It was too much for me. Such bad manners. So I did the unmentionable that I actually did mention above. I wouldn’t have hurt him but I guess I sounded fierce. Come to think of it he wasn’t bothered. He didn’t even run away or turn his head, but The Help hauled me over the coals.

The interloper

The interloper

I don’t think the poodles even noticed him.

After I had been chastised I sat down for a moment and then went over to the little guy and we sniffed and made up. Fortunately The Help was just to late with the camera to catch that one, it would have made me blush all over again.

Friends? Maybe.....

Friends? Maybe…..

Then his owner appeared and he had an identical pal called Penda. Imagine my horror , concern when I heard his name was Prince!!


OMD. I am a Princess, he is Prince. Does this mean that all my dreams are wrong? Is he my Prince?



Getting to know him a little more as I did this morning I do acknowledge that he is an okay fellow. But my Prince??

I have a lot of thinking to do.

Love from a rather confused Princess Zena

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.

28 thoughts on “The Princess Meets Her Prince?

  1. Oooo sounds promising! We’ll wait patiently for the next installment of this possible romance story. 😉 We love Daisy’s collar and we love her name too! 😀 You’re a really good-looking bunch of pups at that park!

  2. Somehow I knew your Prince wasn’t Raf.

  3. Welcome back. Me and Nellie will be most interested in the outcome of your thinking about your Prince.

  4. Love can come in the most unexpected guises 😉

  5. Oh Zena, I think “Prince” is a most handsome chap and he looks quite bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as he comes up to meet you at the park…..I think he probably was overwhelmed by your beauty and I must say I think you two make an interesting and cute couple. It’s also OK if you just remain friends……nobody says “Prince” must be YOUR prince…..but I wouldn’t be surprised if he wins you over eventually!!

    Kitty hugs, Sammy

  6. Well, he IS a little shorter, but I think he would make a FINE Prince!! Are you sure Roxy is a Collie? She sure looks like a Sheltie to me! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

    • Yes, Roxie is about the size of the Sheltie The Help used to have at one time, but she is a Collie, just a little one. She was rescued by her owner and he has given her a wonderful home. When we first met her she would shy away and not go near us, now she comes for cuddles and, as you can see, poses for photographs 🙂

  7. That was wonderful to see you all in the doggy park! Wish we had one too. Prince is a super cute guy. Maybe he is related with the Buckhouse-Corgies? Probably, he is a Prince. I think you should give it a try, Zena. Do you remember the other Prince? The one who had no umbrella but purple rain? He had short legs too, but the whole world knows his name and the girls loved him to pieces (till he was just a symbol).

  8. I think his gorgeous smile makes up for his short legs! Just see how you feel next time you see him, Zena.
    Roxy is beautiful.

    • Roxy is stunning isn’t she and she has taken a lovely photo. The Help is going to print it out and give it to her owner for Christmas.
      It is true, Prince does have a lovely smile and he didn’t hold it against me that I was less than friendly to begin with. We’ll see what happens but I’ll keep an open mind.

  9. OOO could this be the start of a beautiful romance? Thinks me needs to buy a suit!

  10. Oh wow Zena, I think you should give Prince a chance, I mean he could be related to the Queen’s corgi’s afterall…

  11. Oh Zena,
    Was that stars in your eyes?

  12. *claps paws together* Oh Zena…he is sooooo cute!! WE just luvluvluv Corgis!!! Go on, give him another sniff or two and see if he might grow on you…paw hugs, Savvy

  13. Princess I think you’ll make a purrfect pair…and I’m sure the Prince will look up to you every day 😉
    Wishing you a Happy New Year. Make the best of it…maybe a wedding Pawty ahead? Pawkisses, Little Binky and Granny 🙂

    • Thank you for the Happy new Year wishes little Binky. I hope 2014 is a great year for you and Granny too. I hope that The Help will be able to bring everyone up to speed with my romance soon 😉

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