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The Princess and the Pea

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This is Boofay, aka Ch. Bugle Bay's AllUCanEat Buffet CDX TDX NA RN CGC. Nothing's too good for our princess! :)
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Ohhhh, she is a little princess. How sweet. :)

For folks like me, who have NO clue, and only have bassets for fun, what do each of those initials mean, Betsy?

Look at that pretty girl! :) She certainly likes her --- um --- beds. :lol:
She's not spoiled! ;) Betsy, I noticed your Dean Koontz books - looks like my bookshelf. I am a fan of him too.
Originally posted by Sandy and Bo
what do each of those initials mean?
Ch--Conformation Champion
CDX--Companion Dog Excellent, an advanced obedience title
TDX--Tracking Dog Excellent, an advanced tracking title
NA-- Novice Agility, a beginner agility title
RN--Rally Novice, a beginner rally title (rally is an activity that's kind of a hybrid of obedience and agility)
CGC--Canine Good Citizen, a basic good pet manners certificate
Originally posted by AmyB
Betsy, I noticed your Dean Koontz books - looks like my bookshelf. I am a fan of him too.
Did you see my copy of Dark Rivers of the Heart? I especially like that one, because much of it takes place along the I-15 stretch between Las Vegas and southern California. If I had a nickle for every time I've made that drive...;)
She's such a sweet pea, but she's short of 18 mattresses! :D

If somebody also wondered about the expression "The Princess and the Pea" - this is the story:

The Princess on the Pea
A translation of Hans Christian Andersen's "Prindsessen paa Ærten"

Once there was a Prince who wanted to marry a Princess. Only a real one would do. So he traveled through all the world to find her, and everywhere things went wrong. There were Princesses aplenty, but how was he to know whether they were real Princesses? There was something not quite right about them all. So he came home again and was unhappy, because he did so want to have a real Princess.

One evening a terrible storm blew up. It lightened and thundered and rained. It was really frightful! In the midst of it all came a knocking at the town gate. The old King went to open it.

Who should be standing outside but a Princess, and what a sight she was in all that rain and wind. Water streamed from her hair down her clothes into her shoes, and ran out at the heels. Yet she claimed to be a real Princess.

"We'll soon find that out," the old Queen thought to herself. Without saying a word about it she went to the bedchamber, stripped back the bedclothes, and put just one pea in the bottom of the bed. Then she took twenty mattresses and piled them on the pea. Then she took twenty eiderdown feather beds and piled them on the mattresses. Up on top of all these the Princess was to spend the night.

In the morning they asked her, "Did you sleep well?"

" Oh!" said the Princess. "No. I scarcely slept at all. Heaven knows what's in that bed. I lay on something so hard that I'm black and blue all over. It was simply terrible."

They could see she was a real Princess and no question about it, now that she had felt one pea all the way through twenty mattresses and twenty more feather beds. Nobody but a Princess could be so delicate. So the Prince made haste to marry her, because he knew he had found a real Princess.

As for the pea, they put it in the museum. There it's still to be seen, unless somebody has taken it.

There, that's a true story. :D
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How sweet! With all those titles she should be treated like a princess. She is very cute.
Elegant beds for an elegant girl! :D (And thanks for the story, Steinar!)
Oooohhh, Charlie is jealous -- Boofay has two dog beds. He has to make his own by knocking down the back cushion onto the seat cushion of my chair-and-a-half :wink: ....
That's the ultimate "double" bed! :lol: :D :lol: :D

How does she get up there tho? Legs long enough for that? Ruby wouldn't be able to do it with her little basset legs.
With all those titles, she's one tired girl! No wonder she's asleep. Love the name. You go, Boofay!

Janet 'n Twinkie
:D Wow--the beds are even color coordinated to match her coat.
Sharon Hall
A truely lovely princess, indeed.

(And thanks for "Dark Rivers of the Heart" tip - I've always been a King fan and recenty discovered Koontz as another great summer read).
Jumping in here ... Koontz is a good writer in the same genre of King ... and Dark Rivers of the Heart is one of my favorites of his. Watchers is another because it involves a dog as one of the main characters.

Janet 'n Twinkie
"Watchers" is my all time favorite Koontz. I'm sure Einstein (from the book) had to be a Basset, although they describe him as a golden. Of course Bassets are smart without genetic engineering.

On the subject of authors, a few other favorites are: Michael Connelly, Stephen J. Cannell, Kathy Reichs, Harlan Coben, John Sanford, Patricia Cornwell (not her recent releases) , Robin Cook, Michael Palmer, Tess Gerritsen, Iris Johansen, James Grippando just to name a few.

P.S. Koontz has a new one coming out May 30th, "The Husband".
How could I forget Watchers? My late Houston was adopted from the shelter shortly after I read that one. :)

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What a beautiful girl!! She looks very comfy, just as a pwincess should. My hounds are feeling a bit like slackers, no titles after their names (yet?)

I love Dean Koontz too! Watchers was great and the story for it took place here in my area. The Bad Place and Phantoms were great too. I'm on a James Patterson kick right now.
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