Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Now she’s done it.


Katie here.

Well, mama’s gone and done it this time. She’s getting forgetful and she spends a lot of time looking for stuff. Like her keys and her glasses and her book. But now I think she’s slipped over the edge into something more ominous.

Aren’t these reed things cool?

This time she’s misplaced daddy.

I’ve looked and looked and I can’t find him anywhere! I’m worried that I’ll never see him again! Other times, when mama and I are off on adventures I know that daddy is home safe and sound. Eventually we go back and there he is and I get all wiggle-butt and happy and stuff.

Which is prettier mama? The asters or me?

But now we’re already at home and I can’t find my daddy.

Mama says it’s OK, she talks to him all the time and he’s just down south helping my uncle work on a project. But that doesn’t make any sense to me. Usually if my people are down south we’re all down there together. And here mama and I are up in Michigan. So I don’t know if I believe her.

Sometimes when I come in from a walk in the park I run in the house and down the hall just to say hi to my daddy and when he’s not there I get all disappointed. Mama tries to distract me with talk about supper and stuff, but I know the truth.

Hey mama! I’m sticking to you like glue!

My daddy is lost.

So I’m putting out the word. If you find him, please send him home to me and mama, OK? Meanwhile I’m sucking up to mama. I’ve lost one parent, I’m not letting the other one out of my sight! And she’s sucking up to me too. The images in this blog post are from a lovely walk we had in one of my parks yesterday.

Today I’m campaigning for another walk at a different park. I have to keep track of so much, my parks and my parents! It’s exhausting for a little sheltie-girl.

I think I’ll go take a nap. Got to be rested up when daddy comes home!


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.

24 thoughts on “Now she’s done it.

  1. It’s so hard to keep track of everything and everyone, Katie, I do not envy you. Sometimes parents just don’t realize what a hardship it is.


  2. Katie–it is so hot down here in the South. I think Autumn is playing tricks on us. I hope you are cooler in Michigan.


    • It was pretty hot, in the 90s and humid week before last. Then it was hot and in the high 80s and humid most of last week. Now it is cooler, in the 60s with low humidly at least. But today it is raining. Guess we can’t have it all.


  3. It’s SO HARD when part of the pack is missing!
    Nice photos, though.


    • She’s given up looking for him. I guess she’s resigned to being in a single parent home. Though she’s going to go for the sympathy card and ask for extra treats to make up for his loss. Boy is she going to be surprised when he comes home this week!


  4. I Dallas empathize. After all, I’m missing The Kid like you’re missing your daddy. Where do these mamas of ours hide people?? P.S. My mama loves those sparkly reeds and you by the lake.


  5. oh you poor sweet girl! We are certain that Daddy is fine!! xoxo BTW I think we have almost the exact same rug you are sleeping on!


  6. A dogs work is never done, why we have so much we have to keep track of, but having a lost peep well Katie I’m just dumbfounded for an answer.
    Your friend
    Sweet William The Scot


  7. Have faith in your mama, Katie. You look so pretty by the lake by the way. Hope you dreamt about running in the woods while you napped!


  8. Hope you find your daddy!


  9. Hope he comes home soon:) I know it is hard for Shelties to be patient…but try:)

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  10. Here’s hoping your dad comes home. 🙂


  11. Katie, your Daddy will be on his way shortly. He has been a big help to your uncle on the big project.

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  12. I’ll put out an APB with the Alabama State Troopers office.


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