Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

How much fun can a girl squish into a sunny day?


Katie here!

Hey, hey, hey, hey!!!!! Guess what? I am bored! For the last two years mama has taken me to warmer places to visit friends (and my beloved Reilly the Cowspot Dog) and to race around on the beach and hang out at my lake house and stuff.

Me, my boyfriend Reilly and his little brother Denny at the beach in Florida a couple years ago!

This year? Nothing.

Plus here in Michigan it’s been snowing and raining and sometimes it’s so cold I have to wear the dreaded booties! There’s hardly any time when it isn’t just yucky outside, and you know how important being outside is to me.

Before I got to explore mama made me sit for this picture.

Outside is my favorite place to be bar none. Well. Except when I’m in front of my full supper dish, then that’s my favorite place to be. But other than supper there’s no better place for this sheltie girl to hang out than outside with it’s wonderful smells and cool breeze.

I liked this bridge but mama said the shadows made it hard to photograph.

And sun. I haven’t seen the sun in a million years. Oh wait. We had one day last week when it stopped snowing and raining and freezing and the sun came out! Mama said we had to get cracking because we didn’t want to waste a single second of it!

Just me and my shadow.

So we jumped in my car and we raced to one of my parks. I don’t go to this one very often, it’s sort of not on the way to anywhere, but mama said we also had to go to a store that was near it, so it all worked out great.

Hey mama, you didn’t forget the treats, did you?

No one was out there, so we took a meander around to see what there was to see. Nothing amazing, but still it was pretty. I had fun mostly because she didn’t take too many pictures, and because I didn’t have to wear those stinking booties, and because she let me sniff stuff while she was busy taking pictures of not me.

Yes, mama, I will sit on this red bench for you. But hurry up, we’re wasting sunshine woman!

Mama already posted a couple of pictures from that walk, but I figured you really needed the sheltie perspective.

Then after we were done with the park mama took me to a store! I got to sniff all over, except for the cat side, cause they had a bunch of cats out in crates to get adopted and she figured I didn’t need to upset them. And she didn’t want to fall in love with a cat.

I agree mama should never fall in love with a cat!

Hey mama! Don’t you think I need a life jacket for next time we go on a boat ride?

I walked up and down the dog food aisles more than once, there were good sniffs there, but mama kept telling me that the food I picked out wasn’t good for me.

This smells especially good mama!

Well duh mama. The food you pick out for you isn’t always healthy either! And no one yanks on your collar and pulls you away! It’s OK for me to just smell the yumminess!

Mama let me walk around the store a long time, but the only thing she bought was some stuff for my arthritis. Yep, I’m an older princess now and I groan a little bit when I lie down at night. Mama already got me some meds to go with my breakfast, but a little something for the evening might be just the ticket.

I like the fox, but mama says I have too many toys already. Silly mama.

She looked at orthopedic beds too, but I wasn’t interested. I thought the fox toy would be more fun. I’m not all that old yet. Though when we finally got home I did fall asleep on my sofa for a long time.

I told mama it was just a power nap.

Still young enough to pose on a stump for my mama!

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.

19 thoughts on “How much fun can a girl squish into a sunny day?

  1. Katie–you had me at the word ‘squish.’ It is so good to get your perspective on your walks….looks like you had a lot of fun.

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  2. If only dogs can really put their thoughts down this is it!


  3. I would be pretty bummed out too if I had to be in the cold and snow.


  4. you sure squeezed in a lot of fun regardless of our miserable weather. For the record, I am partial to “power naps” too (wink), barks and licks and love, Dakota


  5. Aw, Princess Katie, I do love hearing about your adventures! What a pretty park with all that dusting of snow, and I know you (and your mama) enjoyed going inside to browse the store shelves. Everybody needs retail therapy now and then, especially when it’s so miserable outside and your thoughts are turning to beach weather!


  6. What a great day you had. I just got home yesterday from the warm south. Now waiting for a big snow storm, I can’t wait for this winter to end.


  7. Katie looks so pretty in the sunshine and snow! Glad you got out a bit while you could!


  8. Shasta likes the snow too, Katie. She likes to go out and roll around in it. Her mama is less enthused, but she’s working on getting her lazy self out there more often.


    • Katie says she doesn’t like to roll in it…but she likes to eat it. And sniff in it. And stick her nose up into the wind and sniff the world. She says humans should try that, they might like outside more if they did more sniffing of the wind.

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  9. Hi Princess Katie, so glad you had one good day at your park and managed to sniff some good stuff at the store. You look great for your age and we still think you are a puppy if you didn’t remind us about words like orthopedic beds. My mom starts talking nonsense about my age lately too and she complains I snore quite a bit. I won’t be bothered by her comments but I do know one thing, that’s we need to live in each and every moment and treasure everything in our life. Let’s enjoy our life, Princess Katie.

    Love, Eva


  10. What a fun outing Katie! 🙂


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