Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Cavalier Version Of "The Princess And The Pea"

In the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tail, "The Princess and the Pea" a prince is searching for a true princess to marry. Apparently in 1835 there were a plethora of imitation princesses and the discriminating prince had to exercise due caution.

During a thunder and rainstorm a princess just happened to seek out shelter at the castle, but still he wanted to be sure she was the genuine article. So to discern the trueness of the bedraggled princess the old queen devised a test for her. She put a pea under a pile 20 mattresses and 20 eiderdown beds. Which makes me feel very bad for the poor eider ducks who had to give up all their eiderdown.

In the morning the old queen asked the princess how she slept and the princess said she slept very poorly indeed, for there was something very hard in her bed. Strangely this was the correct answer for the prince for only a true princess could be so sensitive as that!

At this point I would like to interject that in 2010 some would refer to this as "high maintenance" instead of princess like.

I'm sure there is a moral to Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tail but the moral of this story is one you may have heard before:

I keep telling you not all cavaliers are princesses!

We hope you enjoyed this bedtime story of "A Cavalier Version of the Princess and the Pea" as much as Maizey obviously did!

9 comments:

Priscilla said...

That's a lovely bedtime story. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Now I wonder whether my Princess Eva would sleep on that bed now ... Oops! I think that might be the greatest test to her : )

Marie said...

Pretty cute picture!

BZ Training said...

You might enjoy this from a friend's site:

http://thedogsofourlife.blogspot.com/2009/03/princess-and-pea.html

As not all Cavalier's are princesses, not all Golden's are the roughing-it types.

katie said...

thanks for the great link kathleen! It is soo true not all goldens are the rouging-it types. The Golden I grew up with was a true lover boy. They are such great dogs!

katie said...

thanks for the great link kathleen! It is soo true not all goldens are the rouging-it types. The Golden I grew up with was a true lover boy. They are such great dogs!

katie said...

I guess you might have to have an experiment with princess Eva! Glad all looked ok with her x-rays!

soggibottom said...

Bet she snored in a very lady like way though.
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Beth W. said...

She looks cute lying like that.

katie said...

hi michele and amie! Does Amie Soto Blossom snore? maizey never does. But Meeka? She's another story.LOL

Beth thx for joining us! Charlie sure is a cute guy! I think cause they look so peaceful sleeping that I always end up loving those sleepy pics-like your guy all upside down! Now just just picture Meeka that way!:)

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