Mama took me to one of my parks to celebrate National Pet Day yesterday. I didn’t expect her to remember, because, as you all know, she’s pretty ancient and remembering things never was easy for her even back when I was little and she was younger.
She must have written it on her calendar or something.
Anyway, she was going to take me to this one park with a long trail through the woods, but on the way she noticed another park that had been closed all winter was open! Even though there was snow on the ground she said this was a sign that it was really spring!
But of course she wanted to capture the image of our (hopefully) last snow, so she made me sit in it.
Really mama. I didn’t want to sit in it. Cause I don’t like getting wet, and of course I did get wet. So I refused to walk at all until she got that snow off of my behind.
Mama is not always the sharpest knife in the drawer, you know what I mean?
People had been through this park over the winter and cleaned out a lot of underbrush. I don’t know why, but it did make seeing our town easier.
Yep, that’s our town. It’s only one block long and most of the stores are empty. When mama tells people we don’t live near anything she’s telling the truth! Personally I like it that way, makes it easier to get to my parks! Plus traffic makes me bark.
Mama and I went up and down a lot of hills, mama was looking for fun stuff to photograph that wasn’t me.
She found a bunch of stuff, but I figured that each time the shutter clicked I should get a treat whether or not I was the subject. I think that’s in my contract – one click one treat. Nothing in there says I have to be the center of every photo. I don’t think. Maybe I should check that…I might need an addendum attached.
By the time we turned back almost all the snow was gone. Mama could only find little bits of it in odd places.
I was happy because she didn’t make me sit in it again, but I wasn’t happy about heading back to the car. We only went one mile mama!
But in the end I guess the mama knows best. After all I’m twelve now, and sometimes I over do and then I end up at the vet. Plus she promised me we’d go to another park soon.
I just hope she wrote it on her calendar.
Signing off for now, your park explorer girl Katie.