Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

It’s a winter wonderland!


Katie here!

It’s a perfect day to play!

HEY! Mama’s been complaining about the snow and I had to point out that some shelties never even get to see snow! In fact we were just reading over at Arron and Arthur’s site, that they were playing in something called sea snow! Go see, it’s really cool, and it’s nothing like my snow here in Michigan! It jiggles!

This is one of my trees.

I’d sure like to see it, I’m a traveling kind of girl you know, always up for an adventure. I have to say it’s been kind of boring around here. I go outside and do my business and sometimes mama takes me for a walk through the neighborhood. But geeze.

Mama needs to stop taking so many pictures.

Oh wait. I did have some excitement last week, but not the kind I like. Mama took me really early Friday morning on a car ride and we ended up at my vet! MAMA!! We were just at my vet a couple weeks ago and I got a clean bill of health, so why were we there again!

And even worse? Mama left me there!

Now things get a little fuzzy in my recollection at this point. I know a nice girl picked me up and took me in the back. She had to pick me up because I refused to come out from behind mama’s legs. This made my mama tear up for some reason. I don’t know. Mama is weird like that.

Mama and Daddy planted these trees for me before I was even born!

Anyway, next thing I know I’m in a crate and all woozy and my leg is shaved and they have an IV in and I’m really really hungry and then I take another nap. After a million years they take me out of the crate and I pull on my leash looking for a way out of there and they open a door and there’s mama!

She’s trying to pick me up and hug me and I’m pulling for the front door. No time for kisses mama! We’ve got to blow this pop stand before they find out I’ve escaped!

Hey! Wait for me mama!

I have no idea what that adventure was all about, but mama says my toothies look nice and shiny. Whatever mama.

So now she owes me. BIG time. Yesterday I was still sort of sleepy and pretty quiet, but I’m BACK NOW MAMA! I spent today asking to go out and play in the snow. We’ve been out several times.

Tastes good!

I make mama throw snowballs for me to catch. And then we chase each other around the trees in the backyard. And mama is letting me sniff stuff out there as much as I want even while she’s getting super cold and wet. I make sure to spend extra time with my nose in the snow just to aggravate her. I think it’s working.

It’s still snowing here, I think we’ll get about 5 inches today. That’s a perfect amount, not to deep for me to run around in, but deep enough to get inside mama’s boots.

What’s that over there??

Yep, today was perfect. I expect tomorrow will be too; I plan on asking to go out four or five times, and I know she feels bad enough about the vet that she’ll stop what she’s doing and go out to play with me.

I just love snow!

We have an agreement, mama and me, if she takes me somewhere bad one day, she has to do fun stuff with me for about 5 or 6 days after to make up for it. It’s taken her awhile to come around, but I think she gets it now.

Mama. I think I’ll keep her.

Guess I’ll take a nap now.

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.

10 thoughts on “It’s a winter wonderland!

  1. Katie–that sounds like the perfect plan: 1 bad day for you means Mama has to make up to you for 5 or 6 days. If you don’t mind, I didn’t let Parker see this. I am taking her to the vet for her dental next week, and I am trying how to tell her it is for her own good. Any ideas?


  2. Katie, what a sweetheart you are for loving your Mama so much. And what a sweetheart your Mama is for loving you so much. The two of you are pretty special. 🙂


  3. What was wrong with Katie? Love the pics.


  4. I love your winter wonderland, Katie. And I wish someone would knock me out when I get my teeth cleaned. Not really, but it is always nice to get in some extra sleep. 🙂


  5. Katie, you have a GOOD thing going with your mama! I Dallas wish I had some snow to roll in the way you do — I’ll have to tell my mama she needs to move me farther north. She probably won’t though because she’s kind of a southern-gal. Sigh. Did you have a teefy-cleaning? Mama says I could use one, too, but I think my next appointment is at the groomers.

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  6. This looks familiar. We took my sister’s dogs hiking this weekend, right before a snowstorm hit. It was a great adventure that I’ll be posting photos of later this week. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos of them playing in the snow during the storm.


  7. Seriously rubbing it in now that you have all the snow.


  8. Katie, your Human Parents are so thoughtful, to plant those trees for you so many centuries ago (in dog years). Glad that you’re having fun in the snow, good thing you’ve got that nice warm coat.


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