IS MY DOG A PRINCE?

By Wednesday, July 29, 2015 40 Permalink

Allow me to test your childhood memory. How many remember this fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson?

Photo courtesy of meegenius.com

Photo courtesy of meegenius.com

The story is about a young woman whose royal identity was questioned by a prince and later established by a test of her physical sensitivity.

As the prince searched for a bride, a stranger appeared at the castle seeking shelter from a terrible storm. Claiming to be a princess, the uncertain mother of the prince placed a pea in the bed covered by 20 mattresses and 20 feather-beds.

In the morning she tells her hosts that she endured a sleepless night, kept awake by something hard in the bed. The prince rejoiced knowing he had finally found his bride.

As Jax climbed up this stack of beds – I couldn’t help but wonder – Is my dog a prince?

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This is my attempt to be “less” wordy as we contribute to the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop #aworkinprogress

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

40 Comments
  • Nichole
    July 29, 2015

    Of course he is… all dogs are royalty! 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2015

      I agree with that one Nichole – for sure!

  • Chewy the Golden
    July 29, 2015

    He looks super comfy! I’m sure he wished you could take home the whole stack!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2015

      There are so many beds lying around this house, I could probably create my own stack for him. But Harley would throw a fit!

  • Dixie
    July 29, 2015

    The Prince and the Pea!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2015

      That’s the PAWfect title!

  • jan
    July 29, 2015

    So cute. It doesn’t look like a pea or a concrete block could bother him, What a sweet little doodle-face.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2015

      When the clock strikes 9:00pm, nothing bothers him. He could fall asleep on a window ledge!

  • Pedro & Alessandra
    July 29, 2015

    Love it! One one hand, that’s my favourite fairy tale of all times, not as well known as others so I appreciate so much that you highlight it on your post.
    As for the question… Yes. You really don’t need to ask! LOL!
    Thank you Cathy, have a wonderful rest of the week!
    Loving paws to all!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2015

      I agree with you Alessandra – one of the few fairy tales that seems to miss the top ten list of fables to highlight, but certainly a favorite of millions. Hugs to Pedro.

  • The Daily Pip
    July 29, 2015

    I have a nine year old so I’m all too familiar with that story. And I LOVE LOVE this picture. Not sure if it makes him a prince, but sure makes him adorable

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2015

      I can remember reading this story to my daughter over and over again – it never looses its power to mesmerize both children and adults….

  • Monika & Sam
    July 29, 2015

    Haha, I’m actually thinking baron! 😉

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2015

      I would vote for that one!

  • DZ Dogs
    July 29, 2015

    Oh my doodle!
    He is such a cutie hiding in that stack of beds! I would definitely say he’s royalty for sure!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2015

      Thanks DZ – we think he’s pretty special too!

  • Emma
    July 29, 2015

    Such a funny boy, climbing a stack of beds!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2015

      Emma, he thought he had conquered the world!

  • De Hufford
    July 29, 2015

    Must be!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2015

      I think so to De

  • Jan K
    July 29, 2015

    Yes, we believe he is! And of course, that means Harley is King! 🙂

    PS…I didn’t notice the photo was taken in a store at first, and I was going to say that your dogs were quite spoiled with two piles of dog beds (not that we don’t have a lot of beds in our house….)…LOL!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2015

      LOL – we were at Orvis. I love that store, time to look for a bed for Jaxson.

  • Robin
    July 29, 2015

    Jax is definitely a prince. There is no bed test necessary to prove that. 🙂 He is a handsome knight in furry armor.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 29, 2015

      HA! Love that phrase Robin –

  • MyDogLikes
    July 29, 2015

    Well Charlie has super prince powers with pills hidden in food, so yes!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 30, 2015

      Oh that definitely qualifies Charlie!

  • Jackie Bouchard
    July 29, 2015

    Hehe. Cute! I’m pretty sure Rita is not a princess. She can sleep on top of all manner of uncomfortable things! (It’s hard to be less wordy, eh?) 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 30, 2015

      If you ask me – Rita sounds like she truly epitomizes the term “princess” – only a princess could sleep on anything LOL Girl, trying to be less wordy is so hard, it’s killing me!

  • Rama's Mama
    July 30, 2015

    Awwwwwww, how sweet!!!! 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 30, 2015

      Thanks Rama’s Mama (I always love saying that!) How have you been?

  • slimdoggy
    July 30, 2015

    Haha…guess that should be a factor in my bed analysis!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 30, 2015

      You could try it but please take pictures as Jack and Maggie try the beds out LOL

  • Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady
    July 30, 2015

    Darn right he is!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 30, 2015

      I agree Jenna!

  • Rama's Mama
    July 30, 2015

    Oh, I nominated you for the 8 Photos Of Happiness photo challenge. Here is the link with details: http://walkswithrama.com/2015/07/30/8-photos-of-happiness/

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 30, 2015

      Wow! Thank you so much for the nomination – I just posted my 8 photos thanks to Muffin Muse and Greyhounds Can Sit. I’ve got to check yours out.

  • When the Cat is Away
    July 30, 2015

    Hahaha! What a great shot and comparison!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 30, 2015

      Thanks!

  • Melody Lassalle
    July 30, 2015

    Ha! That’s a great shot. If it was my Jack Russell, she would be underneath the bed on the bottom with all the other beds stacked on top of her. She loves to burrow.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 30, 2015

      I love how each dog has their own way of doing things – like sleeping. Too cute.

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