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Weekend extra extra…by Katie the Sheltie


Hi everyone, Katie here.  My Mama says I can write this blog about my weekend adventure because she’s too tired after spending the weekend grocery shopping and doing laundry and cooking and stuff.

See, yesterday after she spent the whole afternoon with Daddy’s Aunt Vi, shopping for clothes and food and such she got home ready to put her feet up.  She said they hurt.  But Daddy said I had been a very good dog all day (that’s mostly cuz I napped all afternoon while waiting for my Mama to come home)  and Mama should take me to the park! The PARK?! Yes Mama..that’s a VERY GOOD IDEA.  I got all excited and I don’t know why Mama was glaring at Daddy and telling him to shush up!

Well you know us sheltie-girls….once an idea about going to the park is in our pretty little heads…well…we’re pretty persuasive.   And you also know what a pushover Mama is.  So guess what?  We went exploring..just Mama and me.  Daddy stayed home.  I think he had his feet up but I’m not going to tell Mama that.

And you know what else?  My favorite park in the whole world was open!  It closes for the winter, but the gates were open yesterday so we went there!  And we had it all to ourselves!  There was still ice on the pond…but we heard red winged blackbirds calling..and even more special…we heard FROGS PEEPING!!!!  How cool is that!

Everything is still brown, but that’s ok.

Lots of good sniffings anyway, no matter what color the fields are.

We walked around the whole thing.  I don’t know how far that is, but I’m sure it’s over a mile.  Maybe lots more.  Hard to measure when you’re busy checking everything out.

I was pretty good.  I even did some heeling for Mom.  The only way she could get that picture was of our shadow.  Don’t we look good!?  OK…so maybe my butt was out too far and stuff…but I was paying attention to Mama and that’s what counts?  Right?  Right?

Anyways…we had a whole lot of fun and Mama even forgot her feet hurt.  She’s glad she went to the park with me, and I’m awfully glad we got to spend some time together when she wasn’t grumpy.  (You know she’s been sort of grumpy mad for awhile now, right?)

Mama’s cooking in the kitchen now, and humming along with the show tunes playing on the TV.  She said it’s fun to guess what show the song is from before she looks to see if she’s right.  I think that walk in the park did a lot for her spirits.

Glad to be of assistance.

-Your gal Katie…

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.

18 thoughts on “Weekend extra extra…by Katie the Sheltie

  1. Katie, good job at being a mood picker upper! What a fun adventure you had.

    Love the shadow photo! Katie’s shadow is so cute 🙂


  2. Katie, not only are you a very pretty girl, but you are so good to your Mama. Knowing she needed a walk in the park to perk her spirits up! And that you were willing to sacrifice your time to take her there, well that’s just really special.


  3. Dogs were put on this planet to help people get outside and breathe the fresh air! Good job Katie at rejuvenating your mom!


  4. That sounds so much better then my weekend – all’s I got today was a bath and I HATE baths. You look so adorable in all your photo’s though – such a pretty Katie Girl


  5. Thats so wonderful!!! Im glad you were able to lift your mom’s spirits.


  6. I confess it is good that the Duo drag me outside on those days when I Do Not Feel Like It. I always come back feeling better. Always. Nonetheless, I certainly hope Aunt Vi’s nephew had supper ready when Aunt Vi’s personal shopper got home from the rejuvenating walk in the park. A good supper.

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  7. Wait, wait–I just registered the last paragraph! (The download speed to my brain is lamentably slow these days.) OK. I hope Aunt Vi’s nephew loaded the dishwasher.

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  8. Glad your favorite park was open, Katie. Sounds like you had a good time.


  9. 🙂 Aunt Vi’s nephew always loads the dishwasher….and often more!


  10. Good Girl Katie- Often a walk is just what a mom needs most! Your favorite park looks like fun!


  11. THE PARK and there were frogs!!! How cool is that. Katie, I always am so grateful when my dogs drag me out on an adventure like that….usually I really dont want to do it but it does feel so good once I go, so I know how your mom feels, but boy she must love you to go out when she had such a long day already!


  12. You did a very good job making your Mom feel better Katie and it sounds like you had the best walk ever!!
    ~lickies, Ludo


  13. Good girl, Katie. You did a good job!
    I hope your mom is feeling much better now. I love your adventure pictures, you look great there.


  14. So glad your park is open and that you made the momster go out and have fun! Good job!!


  15. Katie looks so happy in those photos! Her happiness rubbed off on me! 🙂


  16. All the dogs here are good at convincing me to get outside and walk too. It’s a really rare day that I don’t feel better once I go, so keep up the good work Katie. I’m sure your mom appreciates it too.


  17. Sounds like a great time. Glad you got to enjoy the park. Such cute pics. The one of both your shadows is really neat!


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