Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

I’ve been waiting mama


Katie here!

I know for a fact you’ve been missing me, cause I haven’t been able to blog for months and months! OK. Weeks. But it feels like forever!

I’m bored mama!

There are a lot of reasons why I haven’t blogged, most of which have to do with the fact I haven’t done anything fun in ages. It’s not fair. Mama has been gallivanting all over the world.

And where did I get to go?

Seriously bored, mama.

I got to go to the kennel, that’s where I got to go! I seriously don’t understand why mama thinks that’s an adventure. I mean, while she was climbing mountains in Norway and the Hill in D.C. I was napping in my cell, um…room at the kennel.

Don’t get me wrong, they treat me fine there, but it’s definitely not an adventure.

I don’t think this is the kennel!

So yesterday, when mama got up early and started hustling around I got sort of nervous and went to hide somewhere, hoping she’d forget I was around. But that never works, and it didn’t work this time either.

A pretty river runs through the park.

I ended up in my crate in the car and we drove for almost an hour. I was definitely nervous when she opened the door, but you know where we were?

We were at Deuce’s house!

This is my friend Deuce!

Boy oh boy, I haven’t seen my buddy Deuce in a long time! This was way better than the kennel!

Being at a park is way more fun then the kennel or the groomer or the vet!

And then we all went, Deuce, his mom and mama and me, to one of his parks! It’s a perfect little park, just my size and it’s all shade.

Deuce and I spent a long time sniffing stuff, he’d be up front doing the scouting for us, then I’d come along and sniff the good stuff that he marked for me. It worked perfectly.

We’ll sit next to each other but we’re not thrilled about the interruption to our sniffing.

Of course along the way the moms had to make us pose for pictures. I swear, I try to use my new deafness as an excuse not to follow directions but darn mama uses hand signals so I end up posing for her.

We saw a couple deer in the park, a mama deer and her baby. My mama only got good pictures of the mama deer, after we moved on we looked back and saw the mama licking the baby’s face. It was so cute, but there was too much brush between us to get a good picture. Mama was still glad she saw it through.

You can see the two, mom and baby, looking at us, even though the photo isn’t in focus.

After we made one tour of the park I still felt good so we walked around it again. This time we noticed the numbers and we found the number 12 for me, cause I’m 12 years old!

Look! They’re celebrating my age!

The vet a couple weeks ago said I looked real good for my age and I have to agree I’m fabulous.

So anyway, that’s my adventure, and I’m grateful to my Aunt Karen, Deuce’s mom, for inviting us over to his park and for being patient when I was a little slow.

Sitting in a spot of sun for mama.

Though to be honest, it wasn’t always my fault. Don’t forget, I had mama attached to me and she has that darn camera that slows her up all the time. She’s always taking these artsy-fartsy pictures.

Mama is fascinated with light.

Frankly, if the focus isn’t me I don’t think it’s worth taking up the pixels.

Am I right or am I right?

Talk later, your park girl Katie.

I think I deserve a treat.

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.

21 thoughts on “I’ve been waiting mama

  1. so good to see you Katie! beautiful day with beautiful friends! I had 2 cocker spaniels like Deuce


  2. Horray for a fun day with friends!


  3. That looks like a really nice place for a walk. I think Beckett is deaf now too, he’s only ten, either that or his selective hearing has gotten much worse.


  4. Beautiful Katie! Great to see you and read all about your adventures and non adventures. You look beautiful as always!


  5. Aw, Katie–I didn’t realize you were losing your hearing. Good thing your mama can use hand signals for you. Don’t forget to keep her on her toes, though, by giving her the look that says: “What in the heck does that mean?” So good to have you back blogging again. Sounds like you had a great and fun adventure.


    • Katie says: “Yep, for a couple of years now my folks have been noticing that I sleep really deep and they can walk right by me. That never happened in my younger days. And now the doorbell doesn’t even wake me up. Mama says it’s sort of been nice…whatever that means…but since I was already protesting about posing for pictures, now I don’t pay any attention whatsoever!”

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  6. Katie, we’re delighted you got an adventure in a special park with your friend Deuce! I Dallas have had selective hearing for a while now. Mama says it’s a blessing because I don’t drive her crazy anymore during thunderboom storms and Scary Boom-Boom Day (Fourth of July). I don’t bother racing to the front door either, but gee, it’s never anybody I want to visit with anyway. I like the closeup of your eyes — they’ve very soulful.


  7. Glad to see you back at the keyboard, Katie!


  8. I’m so glad you were able to have a great time with your friend, Deuce! What a sweet mama you have for taking you especially for that. I have 4 granddogs who (whom?) I love very much… I take lots of photos of them when I pet-sit and just visit. I love when they meet me at the door with their doggie smiles, but they are big dogs and I have to watch that they don’t knock this poor gramma over. Haha! Have a lovely and blessed week! Hope you get some treats! 🙂


  9. I’m glad you finally got an adventure, Katie. Sometimes moms have other things they have to do, even though it’s not fair to the furry babies. And sometimes it’s nice not to hear all the noises in this world – fewer interruptions to naps.


  10. Lookin’ great Katie! So glad you got to see your furiend!!!!! We have been doing nothing but take Dakota to the vet lately….he has hypertension now and we are working on trying to get his blood pressure down 😦


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