Don’t Mess With The Queen

Queen Natasha the Evil might be approaching her 13th birthday in two weeks, but she reminded Q-Tip – Don’t mess with the Queen.

I still have it.

I still have it.

The situation was simple – dinner was being prepared. Qannik was, as always, very excited about the fact that dinner was going to be delivered again today – just like it has been every single day before for years and years. When a Q-Tip gets excited, he gets bouncy. And bouncy is as bouncy does and next thing he knew . . .

I can't believe I did it, but I bumped the Queen

I can’t believe I did it, but I bumped the Queen

The offense was clear. Q, in his exuberance, bumped into the Queen. The reaction was immediate. She chased him from the deck into the middle of the yard, yelling at him every step of the way. Feeling her duty as Queen was done, she returned to the deck and her crate for dinner. Then – and only then – Qannik quietly slinked back to the deck, apoligized for his error, and ate his dinner.

Don't mess with the queen.

Don’t mess with the queen.


  1. All Things Collie on May 31, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Our Holly, who is 10 1/2, is much like the Queen. If the younger dogs play too rough near her, and it looks like there is even a slight chance that they will bump or touch her, she makes sure they know it!

  2. Zoe on May 30, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    She’s is beautiful

  3. Rosa and Diva on May 30, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Natasha, you are one pretty pup! (Q tip you are very handsome). QNTE, I keep expanding your photos to get a better look at you. You could get away with anything with that face, lol.

  4. The Painter Pack on May 30, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Poor Q….sometimes it just doesn’t pay to get that excited! A Queen has to do what a Queen has to do…order must be maintained. Sorry Q!!!

  5. Mom, Ice'n Ebby on May 30, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Mom sez: Good for ‘Tasha! I just wish Ice would stand up for himself like that, against Ebby. he just lets her get away with it, and walks off!

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