The Princess Tails

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

The Stylish Princess


Winter has come to Melbourne.

Only for a few days, but unpleasant for those of us who don’t like getting our paws wet. Of course the big boy doesn’t care. It takes him about twenty minutes of standing in the rain before he realises he is getting wet!

What’s that saying? ‘No sense, no feeling?’

I wouldn’t wish to cast aspersions on him but….. you can make up your own mind.

Me? I am made of finer stuff. Never mind that my ancestors nimbly navigated the rocks of the Himalayas in the snow and ice. I don’t. And I won’t.

Take this morning. The big boy went out first because he was going on a longer walk. I stayed curled up in my bed and was more than happy anticipating my breakfast.

Suddenly Mum gets up and puts her coat on.

‘Oh, we’re going out’ thought I. ‘Fine.’

I stand up and move to the door. Mum puts on my new coat which by the way shows the enormous faith she had in my getting over the pancreatitis because she bought it when I was ill.

It isn’t just any coat either. It is a Pawberry. I’ll give you a picture, it is very chic.


See…… Great Style 🙂 It’s the way you wear it of course!

Anyway. Off we go. I am looking fabulous in my new coat and I’m anticipating the lovely sniffs and adventures of each bush and pole. 

Then we got outside.


It wasn’t actually raining, but it was windy and rain was in the air. I couldn’t believe it. After all these years doesn’t Mum know me better than that?

We got to the first roundabout before she realised I wasn’t actually enthusiastic. Perhaps the fact that I was two paces behind her and shooting her reproachful looks finally got through. 

‘Do you want to go home?’ she finally asked.

Of course I wanted to go home. Who in their right minds wanted to be out with the wind blowing up places the wind shouldn’t be allowed and with everything wet and cold. I had a warm bed that was missing me, a breakfast that was overdue and central heating. Why would I want to be outside?

So we came back.

Gee. Sometimes Mum can be really dumb.

But I did look great in the coat and for that I thank her.

Raffy was so impressed with my new apparel he decided I was a great accessory and decided to take me for a walk. I am in great demand.


Love from the 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.

10 thoughts on “The Stylish Princess

  1. I feel for you. Kyla (RIP) had pancreatitis and it wasn’t fun.

    • Being sick is never fun. We know that Kyla is skipping around with many of her pals now. No more pain but it is sad that she can no longer cuddle you.

  2. Furst: welcome back!!! I missed your come-back post, because I was on a howl-i-day…. Your coat looks totally great, we love Paw-berry very much, so no wonder that Raffy was super proud to walk on your side :o) It was the right decision to go home when the weather is so unfriendly… the call of a warm blankie and the central heating can be much louder than the howling wind, right?

    • Hi Phenny (hope I have the spelling correct). I missed your bursting onto the blog world too but I’m catching up with some of your past posts. Love the howl-i-day one. It sounds like you might have some great adventures and I look forward to reading about them.

      • >I’m the brother of Easy who sadly left us last year…. that are big pawprints I have to fill… butt I do my best…

      • I was so sad about Easy. Like Zac (my Uncle/BFF) he was too young. But you sound like your doing just fine in making a new set of prints alongside Easy’s.

  3. You do look sweet in your coat, it’s very stylish.

    I’m like Raffy in that I don’t care how bad the weather is!

  4. You look so chic in your Pawberry. I live with a cat who refuses to wear clothes and thinks that all of my clothes should have some of his fur on them.

    • I wasn’t too amused when I was first given a coat – I have a lovely long haircoat so why would I need anything else? Anyway, I now quite like the way it keeps the rain off me and as I am having regular haircuts it does keep me warm on the windy mornings 🙂 Sadly I don’t shed or I too could leave my ‘mark’ all over my people and the house!!

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