Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Katie says – "Look what Daddy built me!"


Earlier this summer husband built Katie a dogwalk and a full size teeter!  And right about that same time I hurt my knee and was spending most of my days reclined with ice on my leg.  I tried running with Katie on her brand new equipment, but that really aggravated my knee.  So all these weeks Katie’s new stuff has been in the garage.  Waiting.

Last night Katie’s dad put the dogwalk and teeter up, set out a few jumps and the weaves and when I got home from work Katie and I played for awhile.

Remember when she was afraid to walk on the board when it was flat on the driveway?  And when putting the board up on bricks freaked her out?  It was only a year ago when she would run the other way to avoid running over the board as it sat on a 2 inch pipe!  Silly girl.

Now my biggest problem is that she runs up and over the dogwalk and then turns around and runs up and over it again!  And regardless of what obstacle I think we’re going to do, she’s doing the dogwalk first!

And maybe all those weeks in agility school working on the dreaded teeter was worth it.  Because look at this!

“I’m not afraid of any ole teeter Mom!”  Watch me!  Watch me!!!!

I’m watching Katie-girl.  And I’m in so proud of you!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

8 thoughts on “Katie says – "Look what Daddy built me!"

  1. Oh how fun is that? Yea Katie! I’m so proud of you! You’re such a brave girlie.

    What a nice Daddy you have.


  2. Yay! We’re so proud of you Katie girl!!
    I’m so glad she’s no longer scared of the dogwalk 🙂 Isn’t she the cutest?


  3. Woohoo! She looks so happy on her teeter and dogwalk. 🙂 What a huge leap forward from last year. Go Katie!


  4. Whooo hooooo, nice equipment, looks like hubby did a fantastic job and Katie sure seems like she likes it!!!


  5. Awesome!! Having your own equipment helps so much for confidence and speed! Katie’s DW and teeter look fantastic!


  6. Isn’t Katie a talented girl? And such a pretty girl too. You both have reason to be proud!


  7. Good job, katie and mom!


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