Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Need an adventure


Hey Mama!

Hey Mama!

Katie here.  Mama’s busy working on that truck stuff so I figured I could get a little blog in while she wasn’t looking.  Shouldn’t be hard, she doesn’t pay attention to me much anyway.  She works works works and then she comes home all tired and stuff and doesn’t want to play with my pig or my cow or my elephant.  I bring them to her and she doesn’t even realize until my dad tells her that I want to play.  Good thing he’s around to make sure I get the attention a princess deserves.

I really want to go on an adventure with my mama, but all she will say is not now baby.  Maybe the weekend baby.  It’s almost summer baby and then we’ll go camping.  Sure mama.   Whatever.

So for now I just focus on doing my job.  I let my mama know when it’s 9 at night and time to go to bed.  I start huffing at her at exactly 8:48.  I have to start early because, as I’ve said, she’s not paying much attention to me.  I keep huffing and stomping my feet and if that doesn’t work I poke her really hard.  That usually gets her attention.  Then she checks the time and is usually grateful that I’ve reminded her to go to bed.

Once she gets settled in for the night I vigilantly watch over her for about 4 seconds and then I crash myself.  My mama’s a big girl, she can sleep without me checking on her.  Plus I need to get my beauty sleep you know.

Then sometime between 5 a.m. and 5:02 a.m. I make sure she’s up!  Oh yes, I know her alarm isn’t set to go off until 6, but I’m saving her the stress of having to hurry in the morning.  I can’t remember the last time that silly alarm even had to go off.  She doesn’t need it.  She has me!

As soon as I’m sure she’s wide awake, (sometimes I have to bark at her quite a bit to get her fully awake, and I find a good walk in the rain helps too), I go to my favorite spot, curl up and go to sleep.  That way my mama can get ready for work without any interference from me.  I’m thoughtful like that.

So anyway.  Don’t you think she should reward me for all my hard work and take me somewhere fun?  Soon?  I think it would do us both good.

Yes I do.

Pay attention Mama!

Pay attention 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.

23 thoughts on “Need an adventure

  1. Oh Katie. I’m exhausted just listening to you talk about all the things you have to do to keep your mama on schedule. You work so hard, so yes, you definitely deserve an adventure! Soon!


  2. what a good helper you are! hope you get to go on an adventure soon 🙂


  3. OH my gosh. I can so relate. I have a Katie who is called Jazmin who is also a sheltie. She is very loyal and puts up with so much from me. Truly a best friend. Thanks for sharing, Cheryl


  4. A doggies work is never done – people don’t realize how much work we have to put into keeping them on track


  5. Katie, I’m sure your mama will think of a wonderful adventure for both of you soon. You just keep reminding her of your priorities to keep her on track.


  6. Steal her shoe, she will notice you
    Lily & Edward


  7. Katie, I’m blown away by how alike your schedule is to my Dallas’s. Why, you two are practically interchangeable! In fact, if your mama ever starts to doubt how much you do around the house to keep her in line, all you have to do is ring up Dallas. He’d be glad to back you up! As for an adventure-reward, why, yes. You should have one. SOON!!


  8. Shelties work too hard. We know when its time fur the alarm to wake Mommy up. We wake her up instead.


  9. Katie, you are such a cuteheart! so sweet of you to let us know about your daily musings. Yes definitely you deserve a nice big award! 😀


  10. Katie is such a thoughtful girlie, she is.


  11. Cheryl, Your sheltie has a very similar face to Katie!


  12. Katie, I suspect your mom needs an adventure as much as you do. Hope you both get one SOON!


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