Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.



Katie here. My mama has been very remiss in getting my posts online in a timely manner. OK, so she’s been driving and getting food for us and stuff. But still, I’m going to have to play catch up now and that is so frustrating. I hope mama gets her act together now that we’re in Alabama and apparently resting a lot.

So last time you heard from me I was in Florida with the love of my life Mr. Reilly. But you only got to see one of our beach excursions. We went out another day really early (I was good at the really early thing since I’ve been getting mama up at 4 a.m. for months and months!) to the beach so we could see the sun rise. We didn’t count on it being so foggy.

My handsome guy disrupts the shore birds.

My handsome guy disrupts the shore birds.

Still…it was pretty on the beach in the fog. There was hardly anyone else out there. Just us and some birds and a couple other people and their dogs.

Mama and Reilly’s mom got some very nice photos of us. I tried to be good about it but I really just wanted to get up and explore. Mama takes way too many pictures if you ask me.

The three of us tolerated more photos.

The three of us tolerated more photos.

Sadly we had to continue on with our adventure, mama and I, the next day. So we said goodbye to my favorite Florida family and headed across Georgia to visit my Aunt Beth. It was fun to stay at her house overnight. I hadn’t seen her in a lot of years!

My Aunt Beth's front door!

My Aunt Beth’s front door!

The next morning mama took me over to the lake house. This is where my grandma and grandpa used to live. I never got to meet them, but I’m pretty sure I’d have liked them cause I like their lake house a lot. I can see out the big windows and watch the world go by. I get to choose between the comfy chair and the comfy sofa to snooze, and I’ve been snoozing a lot.

Our first sunset at the lake house.

Our first sunset at the lake house.

Here at the lake I have my mama all to myself…and she has promised to take me to parks for long walks. Yesterday we got to go to Horseshoe Bend Military Park where we read all about the Battle at Horseshoe Bend between General Jackson’s army and the Lower Creek and Cherokee Indians in 1814.

The battle site is along the Tallapoosa River. The river was beautiful in the sun when we were there, but I was more interested in smelling around the trees, looking for pee-mail left by other dogs. I didn’t find much to speak of. I guess we were one of the first there after the early morning rains went through.

Pretty river mama, but boring if you're me.

Pretty river mama, but boring if you’re me.

We climbed a big hill and I got to explore the cannon. And mama only took one picture, so that worked out. I guess even mama can learn if I give her time.

Way up on a peaceful hill is the remembrance of a bloody battle.

Way up on a peaceful hill is the remembrance of a bloody battle.

I enjoyed the park, but it wore us both out. We fell asleep at 7 last night! Now I’m ready to find out what mama has up her sleeve for today. I told her we need to explore somewhere new each day. She says she’ll try. I guess that’s all I can expect from mama.

After all, she’s on vacation too.

I'm getting soggy mama!

I’m getting soggy 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.

25 thoughts on “Exploring

  1. Love the photo of the three of them together! Looks and sounds like everybody’s having a wonderful time — 4 a.m., though, is mighty early, even for a Princess!!


    • She’s getting me up earlier and earlier these days. Sigh. But after we go out and she does everything we go back to bed for a couple hours. We had fun visiting Reilly and Denny and their folks. It’s sort of lonely now.


  2. I’m glad you’re getting lots of new adventures with your mama Katie. It’s nice she’s sharing her love for the lake house with you.


  3. Beautiful collies! Love the narrative.


  4. The posing three are so cute! What beautiful photos at your Aunt’s- what a wonderful trip you are on!


  5. What fun to see your photos. I miss having a dog. 🙂 Thanks for making me smile.


  6. What a fabulous trip you had!! Loved seeing the three of you together! DakotasDen


  7. Your mom really got some lovely images of you. In particular the one with the three of you; you all look so good. 🙂


  8. Love the three-dog beach day!


    • I know! It was so beautiful on the beach. I thought Katie would be nervous of the waves but she wasn’t. I guess all that camping on the Great Lakes helped her recognize waves. She was most interested, though, in sniffing along the high tide mark where all the great smells were hiding. Totally NOT interested in getting her feet wet down at the water.


  9. Ahh so cute you guys
    Lily & Edward


  10. So great to hear of your adventures with your girl!

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