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How did YOU celebrate National Pet Day?


Katie here.

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.

Beat you up the hill mama!

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!

Perfect weather for a sheltie-girl!

But of course she wanted to capture the image of our (hopefully) last snow, so she made me sit in it.

You better have good treats mama, cause this is worth at least two of them.

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.

How embarrassing. Now she’s showing the world 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.

Our little town.

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.

These were weird, they looked like treats but mama wouldn’t let me eat any.

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.

A little snow caught in the hollows of a branch.

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!

I’m sitting right here until you reconsider ending our walk.

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.

Feeling hopeful.

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.

17 thoughts on “How did YOU celebrate National Pet Day?

  1. What a nice way to spend some time outdoors Katie! Hope all that snow is gone real soon 🙂

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    • All that nasty snow was gone by the afternoon. We’re hoping that’s it for the winter. But you can never be sure around here. Not too far from us there’s still plenty of snow, so we’ll just stay quiet about the whole thing for awhile, so as not to tempt fate.


  2. Greetings Katie, and Dawn. Glad to see you two are as active and charming as ever!


  3. Katie–please don’t tell my girls I forgot about National Pet Day. I think Parker and Piper slept thought it anyway, but still……


  4. Great way to celebrate. We had a cold, snowy walk and then a restful afternoon. The dogs did anyway.


  5. Sorry, Katie, but I’m still giggling over the ice chunks on your behind! But you’re lucky your mama remembered National Pet Day. I didn’t, and somebody furry has been giving me the stink-eye over it!


  6. you celebrated way better than we did, ice chunks or not!! Go over to my kitty brother’s blog and you will see how WE celebrated! Barks and licks and love, Dakota


  7. An excellent way to celebrate. It looks a little windy in some of those pictures, quite aside from the snow.

    I was out yesterday when a dog came over and flopped beside me, narrowly missing the fritillarias I was taking pictures of. He or she was a sweetheart, with ice blue eyes.


  8. I didn’t know about A Pet Day. I am so glad you finally got out of the house and yard for a proper walk. 🙂

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    • Katie says it’s a lot of work to motivate her folks to get her outside somewhere fun. But she’s pretty annoying…er…efficient, so she gets out regularly. Just not enough for her.


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