Thailand’s Air Chief Marshall Foo Foo The Poodle Cremated

No, really:

The beloved miniature poodle of Thailand’s crown prince has been cremated after four days of Buddhist funeral rights – an extravagance that’s surprising until one realizes that Foo Foo formally served as the country’s Air Chief Marshall.

In a diplomatic cable revealed by WikiLeaks, the U.S. ambassador to Thailand, Ralph “Skip” Boyce, wrote about a gala he hosted in which the pooch came “dressed in formal evening attire complete with paw mitts” and at one point hopped on the table and drank from his glass.

As if a pet with overcoats and senior military rank didn’t make enough of a statement, Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn scandalized the Thai people when photographs emerged of his wife’s 30th birthday. In them, Princess Srirasm fed the prized poodle birthday cake, while wearing little more than her birthday suit.

Yea, I’ve got nothing.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Pinky says:

    (Air Chief Marshall)
    (Foo Foo the Poodle)

    Clearly, you ran a random word/phrase generator four times then tried to produce a story that fit it.

  2. Pinky says:

    Princess Srirasm fed the prized poodle birthday cake, while wearing little more than her birthday suit

    Well, yeah, she probably had her collar on, and maybe bows on her ears.

  3. John Peabody says:

    (Reuters) — Attendees at the funeral included the Madagascar Navy Commandant, Kanga, and the Submarine Flotilla Head, Roo.

  4. michael reynolds says:

    I’ll tell you what’s outrageous: the quality of those shots of the princess. If you say you’re linking to pictures of a naked princess feeding a poodle, then by God, I want higher resolution.

  5. Somewhere Caligula is saying, “And you thought I was crazy!”

  6. Franklin says:

    @michael reynolds: Thank you for saying what the rest of us were afraid to say.

  7. Jenos Idanian #13 says:

    @michael reynolds: I bitterly regret that I only have two thumbs to put up for your comment.

  8. Electroman says:

    Did they have a flyby with a missing poodle formation?