Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Reward! Even though I wasn’t very good this weekend…


Katie here!

You were all RIGHT!  My mama finally took me to my park!  I haven’t been there in a really really long time.  Maybe 100 years in dog time.  We couldn’t go in my car because it’s at ‘the shop’ whatever that means.  So when we left the house I went and stood behind the other car, but mama said, ‘No baby, we’re going to take Daddy’s truck!


Driving to the park in style.

Driving to the park in style.

Woo Boy!  I get to go in the truck!  I like to do that (I used to be afraid of the truck, but I like it now.  I’m a brave girl.)  I get to stick my nose right in the air conditioning vent!  Not like when I’m stuck in the back and no good air even gets back to me!   When we got to the park I noticed it was the Farmer’s Market!  I get lots of attention at the market so I thought maybe we were going there.


Farmer's Market!

Farmer’s Market!

But my mama said, “No baby, we’re going to walk in your park, and you can sniff wherever you want, no rush!”  Hot dog!  Let’s get going mama!   But you know what?  My mama ended up saying “hurry up sweetie” to me a lot.  She said it was because a storm was coming.  But I think she’s just an impatient sort of mama, you know?


Storm clouds!  (Dramatic setting on camera!)

Storm clouds! (Dramatic setting on camera!)

I mean, what’s a little rain?  Right?  Unless you’re the Wicked Witch of the West. Hmmmm.  Now that I think about it, she’s been acting a lot like that witch all weekend, so maybe she had a point.  Anyway, we did get rained on a little, but we still stopped and got a picture together at the overlook.  Mama was very proud she figured out how to do the timer thing.  I was very proud that we could both look at the camera at the same time.

Me and my mama!

Me and my mama!

We had a good time and by the time we got back to the truck the sun was back out and it was hot.  So I’m sleeping on my air conditioning vent at home.  Mama says we have a bigger adventure coming up next weekend.

I’m going to dream about it now.  I can’t wait!

That was FUN mama!

That was FUN mama!

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.

11 thoughts on “Reward! Even though I wasn’t very good this weekend…

  1. well after being tortured by being left at camp for nearly 2 weeks while mom and dad were off having fun – it seems only right your should voice you opinion very loudly and all weekend until you get treated like the princess you are. I mean a girl has GOT to check on HER park and make sure everything is still in order right???


  2. That was a pawsome photo with the storm cloud. Good thing u hurried up before the storm came.


  3. Katie, I’m delighted your mama took you on such a cool adventure — those storm clouds look pretty scary, though (guess you really ARE a brave girl!). Dallas loves the air conditioning vents and knows where all of them are. He’s great at commandeering them for himself, soaking up the coolness and leaving the rest of the room hot! Another adventure is coming up next weekend? Whatever could it be? How can you wait??


  4. Looks like a good time Katie~girl! Glad you FINALLY got to have an adventure.


  5. Great pictures. The timer mode on cell phone cameras is great, but then you have to squint in the sun to see what the shot looks like! Hope your car is out of the hospital soon.


  6. love all these photos! what a wonderful day 🙂


  7. Katie, that picture of you with the storm clouds is a winning photo. Happy to hear about your adventure. You’ve got a good mama.


  8. I don’t think your mama is the wicked witch of the west, Katie. If she was, she wouldn’t have taken you to your park – especially when you weren’t being very well behaved – and she wouldn’t be promising an even bigger adventure. Give your mama kisses – kisses will get her every time!


  9. Glad you got to go to the park. Can wait to see what you are doing next weekend.


  10. Bowsers, I am so happy you got to go to your park. Hopefully, you will have many more visits soon.



  11. Dramatic photo to go with dramatic weather – boy things have been volatile lately. Glad Katie got to have her adventure.


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