Royal Listening Skills

When Hu-Dad is discussing Typhoon’s behavior, our Little Prince engages his royal listening skills.

In case you think today’s image has His Highness Little Prince Typhoon Phooey hanging his head in shame, we want to clarify things. Yes, the Hu-Dad might have been discussing the latest Royal Misbehavior (in a long line of such misdeeds). Typhoon, however, was far more interested in watching a bug crawl across the ground. Any discussion of the Little Prince’s delinquency results in the application of Royal Listening Skills—also known as Siberian Husky Selective Deafness, one of our many hidden skills that “entertain” our humans.


  1. Karen on April 10, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Not sure why you’d want to have a talk with him about being delinquent…he is perfect!!! A sweet little ANGEL. 😇

  2. Juno's mom on April 10, 2021 at 10:29 am

    He was so focused. Cute!

  3. Debbie and Ruby on April 10, 2021 at 8:50 am

    I too love the Selective Deafness – Ruby doesn’t hear much, but she sure come running when the toaster pops up.

  4. Jean Burkhardt on April 10, 2021 at 7:28 am

    Hu-Dad-even before you explained that Typhoon Phooey looking down was NOT being ashamed but something else-I knew! The Siberian Husky Selective Deafness is well known-the hearing ONLY what they want to hear such as MEALTIME-WALK-etc!! They do entertain-for sure.

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