Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

I’m not old


Katie here.

I’ve got it mama!

One evening this week I was moving from the floor onto one of my beds in the living room and as I settled in mama told daddy I looked old.

Really mama?!

Almost got that one!

I was sleeping! And I decided to get more comfortable. I wasn’t even really awake, not looking my best, not figuring I had to impress anyone. Besides, who’s calling who old anyway!

Throw it again mama!

And let me remind you that you and I played a rousing game of snowball out in the backyard that afternoon. Isn’t it possible that I was just tired from all the extra leaping and spinning and running in the snow? Did you think of that?

I’m a snow ninja!

I thought not.

Let me check out that snowball mama!

So before you go and start talking about how old I am and how you’re worried about me and stuff, just remember I have proof cause daddy took photos. You wanted to go inside before I did.

I was THIS close!

Just saying.

Mama. Geeze.

Got it!

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.

30 thoughts on “I’m not old

  1. look like a puppy to me!! Don’t you listen to mama 🙂


  2. These humans have not tact! You’re looking gorgeous, Katie. Remember it’s when you stop that you get old – keep it up Pup.


  3. Torrey needs to come play with you. She loves the snow.


  4. You got the moves, Katie!


  5. You,re only as old as you feel Katie, and by the looks of those pictures, you don’t feel old!


  6. Love the photos of you Katie. You look so young.


  7. Princess Katie, I Dallas envy you your lovely snow, Ours has melted, much to Mama’s delight and my anger! And gee, you’d think a doggin could snoozle without their pawrents getting all worried and stuff, wouldn’t you? I think you look lovely and you seem to be having a blast outside. Take that, senior dog statistics — humph!


  8. Daddy took some great photos too! Just remind your mama that each of us is only as old as we think we are — so if mama is feeling old, maybe it feels better to think you are too.
    I do have an unrelated question – if you get the wind chill temps they’re threatening, how does Katie do her jobs? I mean, you’d freeze your buttons off if you went outside.


    • Well, on the really cold days, like when it’s single digits or below zero mama carries me (quickly) out to my pee-room which daddy has shoveled, and sets me down and tells me to hurry up. The worst was in 2014 when I had to have a tummy ultrasound and I didn’t have any fur down there and it was way below zero! I peed really fast that winter! Anyway, after mama carries me out there and I do my stuff she scoops me up and runs (literally) back to the house.

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  9. It’s all a state of mind and you mind says you’re still just a teenage princess 😁


  10. you tell her Katie!!! Actually, Dakota hasn’t been loving the cold or the bitter temps………he will barely poop outside when it is this cold!!


  11. Cute post! Pretty dog! Speaking of old – my four-legged child will be 16 in just a few weeks.


  12. You have an Olympic athlete on your hands!!!


  13. You are looking just beautiful! Great snowy photos! Stay warm!


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