Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

I was tricked!


Come on mama, this looks like an AWESOME park!

Come on mama, this looks like an AWESOME park!

Katie here. Mama asked me if I wanted to go to a park, and I said “OF COURSE MAMA! Are you crazy? I want to go to a park! Let’s go right now! RIGHT NOW MAMA!

So we did.

We drove and drove and drove and I started to get vocal. Mama told me to settle down but I didn’t really. I was just expressing my opinion, and a princess is entitled. Right?

Isn't this a pretty lake mama?

Isn’t this a pretty lake mama?

So anyway, mama was going to take me to visit Auburn University but she couldn’t find anywhere to park the car. We drove around and around and mama saw lots of stuff but I didn’t see anything cause I was in my crate in the back.

Not fair.

But when we finally stopped and mama got me out it was at a park! A beautiful park! Mama says she’s not sure where it was because she was lost by then. And she said she wasn’t going to take her camera, we’d just walk around a little bit.

Mama liked the row of trees.  I liked the shade.

Mama liked the row of trees. I liked the shade.

And then of course she found a gazillion pretty things that warranted a camera. So we walked around this beautiful little lake and then mama and I went back to the car, got a drink and her camera and walked around it again!

Isn’t it great? There was a blue heron the first time we walked, but he had moved on by the time we came back. We did get to watch these turtles though. Mama said they were all looking at me. Well of course they were, I’m the princess!

A little warm for my taste, but these guys liked the sun.

A little warm for my taste, but these guys liked the sun.

And there were these exercise things. Mama tried a couple of them, she said they were really fun. I was not interested, given that I already have a svelte sheltie figure.

These look fun mama!

These look fun mama! For you anyway.

Once we got around the lake the second time mama loaded me in the car and drove some more and when she parked again I couldn’t figure it out. It was a busy parking lot? What are we doing here mama? I dutifully followed along and suddenly we were inside a groomer’s place!!

Mama tricked me!

The lady put my on a table and there were all these little dogs, bichons and chihuahuas and other little fru fru dogs running around on the floor, and then a great dane walked into the room and stretched! Why he could reach as high as the table I was on! And the lady was clipping my toenails! And trimming my toe fur! I turned my head and looked at my mama and pleaded with her to get me out of there!

Mama says she wishes she had the camera, because the whole thing was ridiculously funny, dogs running all over and me looking pitiful up on the table. But she left her phone in the car, so no pictures.

I’m personally glad. It was humiliating.

When we left I was in such a hurry to get out of there that I ran up the 8 stairs outside. Up the stairs. Wait…I forgot I don’t do stairs. Mama called me a little stinker. I think that’s a compliment…right?

I’m ticked at my mama. Taking me to a wonderful park does not negate the secret groomer appointment. But I have to say my feet do look a whole lot better.

Don’t tell her I said that.

Pretty feet.

Pretty feet.

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 “I was tricked!

  1. haha! You are a little stinker, Katie! …..I mean, Princess Katie. Pardon.


  2. Well, Katie, I think you should just be happy you got to go to the park. I often take Bailey and Shasta to the groomer without a park first. You are a very lucky princess.


  3. Oh no Katie! That is just WRONG! (but your feet do look amazing)

    I must say that this southern light looks really good on you. Highlights your coloring perfectly.

    Those turtle are cool!


  4. Every Princess has to have their feet all prettied up! Your Mom did a great job of tricking you, but that visit to that beautiful park made up for it all! I think I see you smiling in the shade!


  5. It was worth it, Katie, for you to have such pretty feet! After all, princesses should be pampered, right?! And we love your lake, the row of turtles, and your interesting walk. But it really is sneaky of you to run up those stairs. If your mama is like mine, you’ll be stuck taking stairs by yourself ALL the time now!!


    • I’ve been making her go up stairs more…especially short flights Mostly she will, but she still puts up a protest first.


      • HaHa, of course she does, she’s a princess! And you’ve spoiled her, too! Poor Dallas has to do stairs — I refuse to hoist him up and down them. In fact, the only place I hoist him is into the car (thankfully, he hops out all by himself!)

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  6. it was worth being tricked to go to such a beautiful park Katie. I loved seeing those turtles in the sun!


  7. The end result was worth it. The photos look amazing. Great pampering session!


  8. Yes, Princess: Beautiful princess feet don’t grow on trees! But beautiful photos like your mama’s current cover photo with the golden reflections DO grow on trees–or at least with trees in the vicinity.


  9. That was a wonderful day. Miss Sadie and I are envious.

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