Katie here. Well! I know you’ve missed me; I’ve been trying to get mama to let me post for weeks, but she can be awful selfish about her blog.
You and I know the truth, though. It’s all about me.
I am the princess of the family and a princess needs her soap box to stand on once in awhile. Wait. I think that’s wrong. I don’t need a soap box! I need a big box of treats to stand on! Yea! That’s it. Let me write that down so I can remind mama….one moment please.
OK. I’m back. Literally actually, I’m back from an extended vacation with mama and daddy to Alabama. Mama and I drove down near the beginning of June and daddy and I drove back up this week!
Whew!! That was a long time to be away from my castle. But of course I just made the lake house my castle, and as it had a royal air conditioning vent for me to sleep on, it was just fine.
Anyway, I’m back in Michigan now and guess what? Mama took me to check out my park this morning!
I haven’t been there in forever! I was so excited! Mama said we needed to go early in the morning before it got too hot.
We messed that up cause mama was sleeping. So we didn’t get out there till a little after 9 and it was already too hot! I let mama know by laying down every time she stopped to take pictures of stuff.
Which was a lot.
I don’t understand mama. We’re at my park and she’s busy taking pictures of stuff that is not me. Inconceivable! Who wants to look at pictures of not me?
Mama noticed that I was laying down a lot. She said it broke her heart, and she decided we wouldn’t walk very far. And she was very careful to make sure I had shade when she was busy with her little camera, but sometimes I swear she forgot I was even there. One time I got mad at her so I lay down with my back to her.
And you know what she did? She went around the corner when I wasn’t looking and she waited to see what I would do! Well! As soon as I noticed she wasn’t there anymore I took off running to find her.
I don’t think it was very nice of her to laugh at me.
After that I didn’t ignore her as much, cause I had learned she can be a sneaky mama. She found some beautiful flowers on the way back to the car.
I didn’t mind sitting near them for her. I sort of thought they smelled good, but mama said they didn’t really smell at all.
Not for her maybe, but for a sheltie-girl they smelled real good.
Anyway, I sort of had fun even though it was hot and mama was distracted, and worst of all she forgot my treats! On the way back we saw a green heron standing on a picnic table and some really cool turtles. But mama didn’t have her big camera so there aren’t any pictures of that.
I told mama that was OK, you guys have good imaginations, you know what stuff looks like, right? Mama just sighed and said every time she goes out without her big camera she regrets it and then she said something about coming over to the park some morning without me.
WHAT???? Mama! It’s called KATIE’S PARK for a reason. You better not try to visit it without me, cause I’ll know. Shelties are super smart and we know things.
So don’t even think about it!
July 23, 2018 at 3:17 pm
It’s so good to see you Katie and your photos are lovely! Love the one of you sniffing the flowers. I know how Mom feels about you sitting down a lot, I think you and I are the same age and I do the same 😦 Barks and licks and love, Dakota
July 23, 2018 at 4:10 pm
I Dallas LOVE to drape across the A/C vent just like that, Princess! I know where all the special vents in the house are, and you can generally find me on one at this time of year. Strange, but during the winter months, heat comes out of those same vents, and I have to avoid them like the plague! Good hearing from you, but you’ve got to watch those sneaky mamas!
July 23, 2018 at 8:18 pm
‘Who wants to look at pictures of not me?’ Katie–this made me laugh. I mean, really–not you? I don’t need to look. Although the pond in your park is really pretty.
July 23, 2018 at 9:17 pm
I love seeing you smelling those flowers Katie!! What a great shot momma captured. Looks like a good time, even if it was a little hot