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Friday, May 8, 2009

His Royal Dogness

When it comes to living a dog's life, it all depends on the company you keep.

More than 2,500 years ago, the dogs we call Pekingese guarded the emperors of China. In the first century AD, Emperor Ming Ti, a Buddhist, named them Fu Lin, or "lion dogs." The lion represented strength to Buddhists. Ming Ti decided the ferocious little guard dogs matched the descriptions of lions (since China had no lions). The dogs could be owned only by aristocrats living in the Forbidden City, the royal court in Beijing. In the early days, Westerners called Beijing "Peking", so today well call the dogs Pekingese.

The Pekingese became the beloved companions of China's royal court. Ladies carried them around, hidden in their voluminous sleeves. The dogs also wore silk robes and had their own staffs to groom and care for them.


His Royal Dogness,
Tucker





and his indentured servants

17 comments:

Checkers said...

he's adorable.

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Sownds wike a purrfekt deeskripshun!

Happee Weekend!
Wuv,
Gus and Waldo

Tank said...

Tucker HRD - Dude, we've all got servants nowadays. Kudos on your "indentured" servants though. Now that's impressive!

GoldenSamantha said...

Oh boy! Did he ever get it right!!! Have a super weekend and happy Mom's day!
Hugs and Licks xo
Sammie

Chester's Mom said...

Tucker you are a Regal Royal Dawg if ever I saw one. You must treat your servants quite well for they look happy. May you reign forever!!!

Woofs and reigning slobbers,
Chester

Three Dogs Long said...

Our Mom grew up with Pekes! Jody, was the first one - he lived to be 18 years old!
A number of years after he passed, Honey came to live with them. She lived to be 16 years old. They were both much loved & well cared for!

We bow down to his Royal Dogness!

((hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a regal pose!

The servants are a furry nice looking bunch too!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Kimberly said...

Bell and I wanted to apologize for all the bikini shots... it's so hot here that it's unbearable to wear clothing at times... dog gone it. wish you could come to san diego.. :)

Life With Dogs said...

Hard to argue with the top dog.

It's great to meet the family :)

Suzuki said...

You have 3 servants? Cooooool BOL
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Mr. Puggle said...

WOW! There is royalty in my posse! Does this mean I have to bow when I see you? The rest of the dawgs in the posse just sniff butts.

Martha Basset said...

We always look forward to all the information you include in your posts.
Tucker is so deserving of human servants.
Royal blood will out! We missed you guys!
love
Martha & Bailey xx

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Haha....His Royal Dogness sure knows how to strike a pose, eh? And his servants look ready, willing and able....but where are their voluminous sleeves? BOL! Long may he reign!
Slobbers xx

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Sounds like you are really royalty! Cool as a moose! We don't have to bow down to you or anything like that do we??
Hugs, Hootie & BabyRD

Mack said...

Wow - you've got some royalty in your lineage!

All I have is a bunch of guys who like to go to tea parties!!

Joe Stains said...

Totally adorable!! What a cute guard!

Chef said...

Tucker, I'm glad they've bred the silk robes out of your line. Your handsome furs are all you need to show off your royal dogness! You got a cute staff too. They look very well-trained. Gimme five, dude.


Chef