Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

She can’t silence me people!


Katie here.

Well I never. I never! Mama and Daddy left me for almost three weeks! I was at camp and it was noisy and other dogs got all the attention! I swear no one fed me or played with me or took me outside and I was all alone!

Checking out my gardens.

Oh. You don’t believe that?

Well, OK, it wasn’t all that bad and they love me a lot there and I get to go outside a bunch, in fact they say I don’t want to come back inside when they call me. That’s cause I think I should get all the attention wherever I am, and do whatever I want, given I’m a princess. But it turns out all those other doggies are princesses and princes too! Who knew?

Hey mama! You saved me some tomatoes!


Mama finally came and got me and I told her off the entire ride home as is my right. And when I got home I told daddy off too. For hours. But then mama asked me if I wanted to go for a walk around the yard. Well yea mama!

I also told mama that none of you wanted to see her old pictures of forts and oceans and old houses and stuff. What you wanted (and I’m sure I’m right) is to see me! The Princess! Of course!! So I told her there better be lots of pictures on this blog (I can type but I don’t get the ‘insert media’ part of it. Plus I can’t decide which of my beautiful portraits should go where.) of me and she better get hopping because it’s been way too long since you’ve had the pleasure of seeing me.

And I told her she’s way behind in the camping quotient and I don’t care if it gets cold at night she better get that tent put up and it better be in an interesting place, not just my old back yard. Though on second thought the backyard might be OK, just don’t tell her that yet, I want to make her work for it.

I got to run in my yard!

I’m not vindictive, no I’m not.

Mama says daddy set the alarm clock each morning for 6:30 or 7 a.m. and she doesn’t know why. She thought she should be able to sleep in more, given it was her vacation. Well. I’m here to tell you mama, that 6:30 was sleeping in. Now that I’m back in town we’ll get right back to our normal schedule. Yep, 4:00 a.m. seems a reasonable time for a sheltie-mom to be up and at ’em.

Yes siree, I’m going to whip her back into shape. No more slacking mama!

My flowers are still pretty.

It is, after all, my responsibility as the Princess in the household to make sure my subjects are in shape.

She’ll thank me later.

Your gal Katie.

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 “She can’t silence me people!

  1. Katie, I’ve missed hearing from you and seeing your beautiful self! You go, girl — whip that mama of yours right into shape! But don’t you dare tell Dallas that 4 a.m. is getting-up time; no siree, he occasionally lets me sleep until 5:30, ha!

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  2. oh Katie you are sooo cute!! How dare they leave you like that! I am glad you told them both off ! They certainly deserved it!

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  3. Katie, you are still your beautiful self, so I don’t think you suffered too much. You gotta remember, your mom is getting older (but don’t tell her I said that) and she needs her rest.

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  4. Katie, You need to take a lesson from me and learn to sleep in. My mama gets me up early to walk as she has to go to work and I just lie there and want a tummy rub. That is not fair. Maybe we need to trade mamas.

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  5. Haha! Katie–I have missed you! So glad you are back and crackin’ the whip, so to speak. Of course 4am is a reasonable time to rise and shine. Just don’t tell your mama I said so….


  6. lol! It’s good to see you again, Katie. I think 4 AM is quite reasonable. It gives you time to get ready to watch the sunrise! 🙂


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