Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Happy Birthday little girl!


Katie here.

Guess what, Guess What, GUESS WHAT!?!?!

I am eight years old today!  I think there should be a giant party and everybody should come over and tell me how beautiful I am and give me stuff, especially yummy treats, which I would not share with anyone because princesses do not share.


Mama says I need to be polite.

OK.  So I’d share with all of you.  Princesses can be gracious if reminded.

I guess.

But Mama has to go to work today so there isn’t going to be a big party for me.  I’ll probably just get my regular dog food too.  Sigh.  It’s so stinkin hard to be a sheltie princess when the mama keeps going off for entire days at a time.  I mean if a girl’s a princess in an empty house and no one sees, is she still a princess?  Huh?  I ask you?  Not fair.  That’s all I’ve got to say about the matter.

The only good thing about today is that my bestest dog walker friend is going to come take me for a walk at lunch!  When my mama has to go away for the day she sometimes gets my friend to come over and play with me.  That’s just so much fun!  She comes with treats too…so I guess my birthday won’t be an entire washout.

And my mama will come home from work eventually and then we’ll play play play!  I hope.   She’s been pretty preoccupied lately.  The whole truck thing last week got her really sad and I had to work double time to cheer her up.  I did my best work at 5:30 in the morning when she seemed to need cheering up the most.  A dog always knows that timing is everything.  She’ll thank me latter when she’s in a better mood.  She seems a bit of a grouchy pants at the moment.

Anyway…because today is my 8th birthday and because she has to work today she took me to my favorite park yesterday afternoon.  It was a gloomy day but I didn’t care, I love going to my park and she lets me sniff as much as I want.  It’s the best present she could give me.  Here’s me next to some beautiful tall grass.  I think I make the grass look even prettier, don’t you?


At my park 12-14-14

And just in case you haven’t seen me as an cute little puppy, here’s me my first day at home.  I was 3 mos old and just as cute as could be.  Mama and Daddy fell in love with me the first time they saw me, even though I wasn’t at all sure about them.  I hid behind a big chair at my first mom’s house and watched them.   But then I let mama pick me up and it was OK after that.  I slept upside down all the way to my new house, and it’s been perfect ever since.    I can’t blame them for loving me right away.  Can you?


March 31, 2007

First day on my sofa, March 31, 2007

I know, I know…adorable…right?


So I think everyone should go get something yummy and treat themselves on me!  Sort of my gift to you from me on my 8th birthday!  Happy Birthday to me!

Enjoy everybody!






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.

16 thoughts on “Happy Birthday little girl!

  1. Oh Katie, how could they not have loved you at first sight? Sometimes life gets in the way and mama cannot be there on your birthday, but she loves you no less because of it. We bow before you, birthday princess!

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  2. Awwwwwww! Happy happy birthday Princess Katie! Sending you cyber treats!

    I’m glad you had a fun time yesterday, I mean really, everyday should be YOUR birthday, right?

    Enjoy being excellent eight!

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  3. Ahhhh Katie, you don’t look a day over 2!

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  4. Happy Birthday to you! You are still cute as a pup! ❤ ❤


  5. Happy Birthday to the sweetest princess


  6. Happy birthday darling Katie!!! 🙂


  7. Katie, you were an adorable little fluff bucket then, and remain so now. Enjoy your birthday, Princess Katie – even if Mama can’t spend the whole day with you.


  8. Happy Happy Birthday. When you were little you look like a stuffie
    Lily & Edward


  9. Aw, Katie, you were — and still are! — one gorgeous ball of Sheltie fluff! No wonder your mama and daddy fell head over heals for you; no wonder they still miss being with you 24/7 (and I’ll just bet they do, you know!)

    Dallas sends birthday greetings — hard to believe he’s just 2 weeks older than you are. Bet you two would have a blast chasing each other in your park, though I can’t imagine how many sticker-things you pick up there!

    Happy Birthday, Princess! Enjoy being the center of attention and have a cookie on us!


  10. Happy Happy Birthday beautiful girl!!! I will be 8 in February!!!! Sending lots of love your way!


  11. Happy Birthday, Princess Katie! You are so beautiful, and yes, adorable. 🙂


  12. Happy Birthday Katie! You are as beautiful now as you were cute as a pup. The park romp looks like such fun. Perhaps one day you and your Mom will join us at Prairie Wolf in Chicago!


  13. Katie, you are ADORABLE! You were an adorable PUPPY! You are a BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS! Happy birthday, though I’m a day late sending my greeting.


  14. She is a beautiful looking dog!! Clearly well loved, her coat looks so beautiful and healthy. I love how she thought 530 am was the best time to try to cheer you up! LOL. My brood/herd say Happy Birthday Katie!


  15. Hope you had a great birthday Katie, and yes you were a most adorable puppy!


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