Waking Up Grumpy

Some of us are simply not morning dogs, so sunrise finds us waking up grumpy (not naming any royal names or anything).

grumpy face

Frankie Suave may be eager to greet each new day, but some of us have been accused of waking up grumpy. Of course, some of us are grumpy at lunch, dinner, night, when the wind blows, when it doesn’t blow, when the humans aren’t doing things right, when… Not naming any names, but here is a photo of His Highness Little Prince Typhoon Phooey.


  1. Cheryl Seybert on December 12, 2020 at 11:31 am

    The picture says it all!! 🤣🤣

  2. Debbie and Ruby on December 12, 2020 at 11:04 am

    I am sure he would be happier if the humans world always do as told!!

  3. tammy j on December 12, 2020 at 10:33 am

    that royal face. what is not to love? you’re so beautiful.
    all we have to do is follow all your rules! it should be easy. right? XO

  4. HokiePack on December 12, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Love that grumpy face! All he needs is a Christmas hat ! Bah Hum Bug!!

  5. Jean Burkhardt on December 12, 2020 at 7:50 am

    Oh Little Prince. Royals HAVE to be known as grumpy whether its people or dogs. Love that face.

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