Katie here. You might have noticed a distinct lack of Katie-related posts on mama’s blog this summer.
OK sure, she went to Norway, and then Washington DC and then she went camping, all without me.
I guess she had a really busy summer and she didn’t have too much time to spend taking me to my parks. Oh, she says that the reason we haven’t gone to the park in forever is because it’s been really hot.
Though, to be honest, and I’m nothing if not honest, it has been pretty hot here. I haven’t wanted to go out and sit on my deck, or sit in my outside pen either. So she might have a point.
Anyway…tonight mama told daddy that since it was cooler she was thinking about taking me to my park after supper. I didn’t get excited because I’m pretty deaf now and I didn’t hear her.
But daddy remembered, and later on in the evening he woke mama up from her nap in her big comfortable chair and asked why she wasn’t taking me to my park!
And mama said, let’s go Katie! I didn’t hear that either, but I saw her pack up my park bag and I got pretty excited. And boy! When we got to my park I was spinning circles!
Mama said the evening light was pretty magical and she spent a lot of time taking pictures of stuff that was not me. I didn’t really mind, though I did have to take myself on my walk a good part of the time.
And I also remembered my contract with mama; one photo, one treat. So even when she wasn’t focused on me, when she lifted her head from the camera and looked at me I trotted right over to get my treat.
At first she laughed and said, “No silly, if you’re not the model you don’t get a treat.”
Really mama? I’m not moving until you pay up. And eventually she understood. One picture, no matter what it was, one treat to me.
The walk went a lot better after we understood each other.
It was a wonderful walk through wonderful golden light. I even did a short little run for mama while she figured out how her new camera did multiple shots.
I got five pieces of kibble for that one.
I trotted around my park like I owned it. Mama says I acted like I was a teenager again…and that made her very happy.
Between you and me I can’t wait for snow, but I don’t think mama is on board with that one, at least not yet.
Meanwhile I hope it stays cooler so mama and I can get out for more adventures. Though I might have to pay dad some sort of salary to keep waking her up. Cause she’s getting kinda old you know, and she needs her sleep.
I think, though, if she gets out more she’ll act more like a teenager too.
And that would be a good thing for both of us.