Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

I’m baaaaaaack!


Katie here! HEY! I’ve been gone a hundred million gazillion years people! And I’ve got stuff to say even though mama has been telling me to be quiet for four days! She must be delusional!

Me and my garden.


Mama took me to my park about a trillion weeks ago because she said she felt guilty. I didn’t know why she felt that way, I just noticed she was busy taking pictures of the clouds rolling in. They were making me a little nervous.

Maybe we better get home mama! Those clouds look dangerous!

Well, the very next day after our park walk mama took me on a ride and I figured it was to another park but I ended up at camp! She didn’t warn me or anything so to make her extra sad I pranced right in and tugged my way into the office and walked away with the nice lady there without looking back at her even once.

So there mama!

But then I realized maybe I shouldn’t have been so mean cause it was days and days and days until she came to spring me from the joint. I mean, it’s nice there, but nothing beats sleeping with my mama on her big soft bed!

Still, I needed to make her pay.

So every day since I got home I bug her until she takes me to a park. Every. Single. Day. Sunday she took me over to my park again.

It’s finally spring mama!

The dandelions were blooming! Mama was worried we’d missed our opportunity to take our annual photos with the pretty yellow flowers because the park people have mowed once already, but we got lucky and found some!

Mama says we got lots of rain here while she and dad were out of town. She was worried that she’d have to carry me through the puddles at the back of the park. Silly mama. I was so happy to be back at my park that I didn’t let a little puddle stop me!

I missed my park so much mama!

In fact mama had a hard time keeping up with me. I had to wait on her a whole bunch. She was so busy taking pictures. As usual. You’d think she’d have enough pictures of my park. But no, mama says it’s different every time we visit.

Come ON mama!

I guess she’s right. After all, I know that it smells different every time I visit, and mama lets me take all the time I want to read all the pee-mail that’s been left for me. So I guess I should be more patient with her and her stupid camera.

Still, it’s hard to hang around waiting on her when I just want to run run run!

Better get those treats ready mama!

We had a beautiful walk at my park. Just look at the crab trees! They were stunning, though not as stunning as me. Of course not.

Pink is one of my favorite colors.

I had so much fun that I was a very good girl when we got home and settled down for a nap. And then you know what mama did? She took me back to the park for another walk at the end of the day! Two walks in one day!!! And this time I got to show my friend Deuce and his mom all the pretty places.

Deuce and me hanging out at my park.

I even let him read my pee-mail, cause he’s a good guy and I’m nice like that.

Now that I’ve experienced the “two walks in one day” phenominon I’m demanding extra walks every day. Mama says I’m over the top and I need to settle down. I don’t think she understands that I’m the princess and she is just mama.

I’m not worried, I know I can wear her down.

Tomorrow I’m going to start at about 3 a.m. I find she’s most malleable at that time of the day. She’ll do just about anything to get me to stop bugging her. I think a walk in the park would be perfect.

What do you think?

Hey 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 “I’m baaaaaaack!

  1. Katie–you are so funny! Does your mama know that about you? Three o’clock in the morning….Oh, I do want to hear how that goes. You might want to think a little on that one, though. You know that saying, “When mama’s happy, everyone’s happy……”? Good to see you back, Katie!


  2. I think your mama should treat you as the princess you are, BUT, you might not want to push it too far or she might take you back to camp so she can have a break.

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  3. Great story, great pictures. Thank you


  4. Pretty puppy and pretty posies, but um, Katie… 3 AM might be pushing it, just a tad.


  5. Welcome back, Katie! Your Mama took some beautiful pictures!


  6. Great photos, I really need to take my guys to the park but bad weather and strained Achilles tendon have kept us pretty close to home.


  7. You look gorgeous and it appears a good time was had by all!


  8. Katie, you look beautiful in your park! Something tells me 3 a.m. wouldn’t be the best time for you to bug your mama about going for a walkie though. You do know the sun isn’t up that early, right, and your mama can’t take pretty pictures in all that dark?!?


  9. Miss Sadie is very jealous. She has had some lovely walks this week, but none of them so pretty as all that. I think we need a giant dog park in Antrim County.


    • I think Antrim County could BE a giant dog park, it’s so pretty around where you live. It IS actually really pretty here right now too….few bugs, lots of flowering trees.


  10. never start a new habit – we doggies NEVER forget 🙂


  11. Great post. And Katie is a beautiful princess!! Thank you for dropping by my blog, and liking it.


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