A Brush With Horror

His Highness Little Prince Typhoon Phooey is recovering from a brush with horror—literally an attempt to brush him.

Sulking from his brush with horror

Pardon His Highness Little Prince Typhoon Phooey as he sulks. The humans just don’t understand Royal Needs. Hu-Dad noticed the Little Prince’s haunch was looking a wee bit furry and suggested a brushing. And then he did the unthinkable—he touched the Royal Butt with a brush. An actual brush. And tried to remove excess fur. A Royal Scream was emitted. A Royal Huff is underway. So now His Highness is contemplating his brush with horror.


  1. The Oceanside Animals on December 30, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Lulu: “Aaaaaiiiiieeee!”

  2. HokiePack on December 30, 2020 at 8:13 am

    Oh Ty! A Prince must be well groomed! Maybe lots of treats will help?? Lol I’m sure that is a NO!

  3. Juno's mom on December 29, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Typhoon has the pout nailed. Juno would scream when I washed her feet. I had to let neighbors know after one called to ask if she was ok. (That’s a good neighbor.)

  4. Jean Burkhardt on December 29, 2020 at 7:37 am

    Hu-Dad-another morning started off with a laugh-sorry Typhoon-I just couldn’t help it! DID u actually get to remove ANY of the royal fur from his haunches?? I can imagine the screaming coming from him.

    • The Thundering Herd on December 29, 2020 at 8:36 am

      This photo is after brushing which answers how little Royal Fur was removed.

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