Sunday 29 December 2013

Why Human Granny is nicer than the Queen

Today's title caught your attention didn't it?

I am hoping that Gail is right about disloyal subjects no longer being locked in the Tower of London.

But really. Did you read in the papers about the latest spat in our royal household? How poor Lupo, Prince William and Princess Kate's cocker spaniel puppy, was banned by the Queen from joining the traditional family Christmas gathering at Sandringham.

What cruelty!

I do hope the mother-in-law / daughter-in-law relationship will survive.

It made me realise how lucky I am here in Nottingham, being welcomed with open arms by Human Granny for an extended stay every Christmas. She even puts up with my huge poodle cousins Percy and Coco dropping in from time to time.

Now I understand Her Majesty was concerned that her precious (and reputedly bad-tempered) corgis might take umbrage at an energetic interloper. There was apparently an earlier incident between them and Princess Beatrice's Norfolk terrier.

Really, it does not inspire confidence when one's Head of State cannot keep the peace in her own palace. She needs to take control, and tell those spoilt and stuck up corgis to behave.

These days when I am faced with bossy or otherwise irritating newcomers, I turn the other cheek and walk away.

You would have thought that dogs belonging to one who is also the Supreme Governor of the Church of England would have been taught to do the same, wouldn't you?


  1. Keeping peace in one's castle is the first requirement of leadership, we think.

    -Bart, Ruby and Otto

    PeeeEss: Those poodles are HUGE!!

  2. Bertie, you are spot on. How incongruous for Her Majesty to have wild corgis terrorizing visiting doggies? And to outright ban familial canines from Christmas? Not cool.


  3. I say the same as what Bart, Ruby and Otto said. If she can't control her dogs, there should be SOME BUDDY there who can!

    Cheers, (doing royal wave)

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  4. SRC - spoilt rotten corgi's ........maybe they think they are MORE royal than other doggies

  5. Methinks Maj has zero control of her corgis. That is the crux of the matter. Probably Lupo had a better time elsewhere. We hope so.
    Have a serene Sunday and enjoy some big easy today.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. BERTIE,
    AS my Mom SAYS, love me love my cat and IF YOU DON'T LIKE TO SIT IN CAT HAIR DON'T SIT DOWN.

  7. OH GOODNESS !! THIS may be the reason that it was on our NEWS the other night that Corgis may soon become EXTINCT.

  8. A serious diplomatic deficit happening there. You are so right.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  9. Hari OM
    HAH! You will scarcely believe this, but on Boxing day, visitors arrived for the flat above the one in which I am staying in Edinburgh...a couple with two ENORMOUS (as in fat) corgis. They proceeded to stomp all over the place for hours and hours and hours and hours and .............. like a herd of elephants up there. Not at all well-controlled.

    In short, I do not think I could have had the good grace you showed, had I been in the same room as them!!! So perhaps Her Maj was doing Lupo a favour.

    Glad to hear that HuGran has got some class!! Hugs and wags to you and Gail, YAM-aunty xxx

  10. We hadn't heard that and can't believe it. Sounds like species-ism to us. We hope Lupo at least got to spend the holidays with people who would appreciate him. Lee and Phod

  11. Those poooodles are really large. So we appreciate your human grand nanny's welcoming every dog!

    And we are not amused at the Queen's breedism.\

    Wirey love,

    Just Harry

  12. Oh my, you have opened my eyes in regards to hte queen. I have greatly admired her feeling that hse was a fellow dog lover, the corgis, and a hat lover, in my opinion she has fabulous style! But to ban Lupo why, why, why! Your granny sounds divine and I bet Christmas was marvelous

    retro rover

  13. Bertie - Maybe Lupo is a curtain chewer ?

  14. Bertie,
    How could the queen be so rude? I'm sure both her corgis were there, having a raving time, what a shame about prince George's canine companion.
    Your human Granny sounds like the most understanding person, I am very glad she let you all in the house! I see you were sitting next to Coco (unless Percy has the pink collar!), is this an attempt of getting back in her good books? Haha!
    Pippa :)

  15. Playing catch up (once again) and truly enjoying this post and the earlier ones!

    Agree that the Queen needs to evaluate her policy on visiting dogs. Hope that you have sent her a copy of this blog as a helpful hing

    gus n teka

  16. Oh dear! I hadn't heard of this affront. Poor Lupo. To think, the fur-brother of the future king excluded from Christmas!! I hope the Middletons were more welcoming to him.

  17. Gran sounds like royalty next to you know who

  18. Those are some big poodles!

    Stop on by for a visit

  19. Human Granny is also luckier, having you and Percy and Coco. I must say that Percy and Coco are very good looking. I hope they are nice cousins too.

  20. I cannot believe Her Majesty could be so unfair to Lupo. On the other hand, as an American, the only Monarch I really trust is the Monarch Butterfly :)

    Could this be a sign that it's time for Scotland to secede?