Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Queen And Her Dogs



One Ma'am And Her dogs: Or How The Queen Can Control Her Beloved Labradors From 800 Yards Just Using Hand Signals And Whistles

Beyond Queen Elizabeth's well publicized love of Welsh corgis, this is a fascinating article about her relationship with the many Labradors and spaniels in the royal kennel and her proficiency as a dog-handler.

I've never read an article that humanizes her more in my eyes.

50 comments:

sue said...

Cube - I have watched the movie The Queen many times, and her love for and control of the dogs is shown there.

But a few years back it was this story that 'humanized' her for me and gained the respect that I still hold for her today.

~~~


Some man managed to get into her sleeping quarters - how, I don't know, because seemingly that would be impossibe.

But she kept her cool, talking with him and even offering him a cigarette, until she could summon security.

cube said...

I love Helen Mirren's work, but I have never seen "The Queen". I'm terrible about going out to the movies. And, even if I buy the DVD,
they sometimes end up sitting around for years before I get around to watching them.

BTW I didn't know the Queen smoked!

sue said...

Cube - If you love Helen Mirren, then you must go out TODAY and rent The Queen. She does a brilliant job in it. And though I am not a Royalist, it was through that movie - and Helen Mirren - that I finally gained lasting respect for Queen Elizabeth.

It centers around the feelings that the Royal Family struggled with - mainly the Queen - when Princess Diana died.

~~~

As far as smoking goes, I would guess that the Queen is probably not a hardcore smoker, but rather keeps them around for an occasional distraction, or maybe just for anyone who wants one - you know, in an ornate case of solid gold, encrusted with jewels. :=)


Actually, there are two First Ladies that smoked and most people never knew it.

Laura Bush smoked all her life, as did Pat Nixon.

Jan said...

What a great story. I love Queen Elizabeth. The bit about the head scarf and the tiara cracked me up. So doggie-like.

cube said...

Sue: I have always respected the Queen (although I'm no Royalist either) and have respected her sense of duty to her title for so many years. What this article did for me was to humanize her and make her seem like just another person with whom I could share a cup of tea and avidly discuss our beloved dogs.

Per your recommendation, I will add "The Queen" to my list of DVDs to buy.

You may be right about the Queen and cigarettes, but it wouldn't alter my opinion of her in any way if she did smoke. Honestly, I don't care what vices people have as long as they don't hurt others.

cube said...

Jan: I've always loved the Queen as a lofty figure who did her duty to Britain, but this article brought her down to a level which I very much identified with because of her love of dogs.

The picture where she's on the ground being greeted by her corgis, or the photo of her as a child with her swooning dog... they paint a picture of her which I had never before seen.

And yes, dogs can be so perceptive. At our house there were no tiaras, but the word 'park' would make our then GSD go insane. Using the spelled out word P-A-R-K worked for a little bit, but she caught on soon enough.

sue said...

Cube - What you said about the Queen being just a 'regular person' - and this quote I'm going to give you comes straight from someone I saw on Letterman.

Don't let that bother you - I know Letterman and Tom Hanks are libs :=)

But...Tom Hanks said not too long ago after having met the Queen personally at a fucntion in London:

'She gets it.'

I thought about that remark for a while, and I really think he was also saying that she can think like any of us.

Know what I mean?

sue said...

Cube - P.S. don't you ever rent movies?

sue said...

Cube - BTW: secondhand smoke has been proven to hurt others.

cube said...

Sue: I get it too.

Yes, I used to rent movies, but always hated the time frame in which they had to be returned or there would be a late fee so I didn't do it often. Besides, most Blockbusters in my area are out of business now.

We recently signed up for Netflix so there is hope for us.

One can always smoke outside and only hurt oneself.

WomanHonorThyself said...

unlike Hussein o who only uses his for photo ops!

Always On Watch said...

The queen is a dog talker!

In my experience, such people are good individuals -- with good souls.

Great find, Cube.

Leticia said...

I saw "The Queen" a couple of weeks ago. And you almost want to feel sorry for this woman or any of the royals. They live their lives under a huge and probing microscope.

There is a human being inside that emotionless woman. Her love for the corgi's proves that she does have feelings.

Chuck said...

That was a great article. I'm not a dog person but do find it fascinating how much of a relationship dog people have with their dogs.

Karen Howes said...

I've come to have a great deal more respect for her than I used to the past few years.

She was also an auto mechanic during WWII!

cube said...

WomanHonorThyself: Yes, the dog and sometimes it seems like the family as well.

Always On Watch: Yes! I agree. Dogs are very perceptive creatures. They can spot the nasties in our midst.

Leticia: I have been tasked to watch "The Queen" by Sue, but haven't seen it yet.

I believe you're right about the royals living under a microscope, but they do get lots of perks. Like Vulcans, the Queen has emotions, she just prefers not to show them in public.

cube said...

Chuck: Dogs are awesome, but so are cats. I can't be defined to one or the other.

Karen Howes: I didn't know that. Good for her. I've always liked the Queen, but I'm liking her more and more every day. Her son... not so much. I'm hoping she lives long enough for her grandson to take the reins.

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