Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.



Katie here. I know, I know, you’re expecting more photos of mama and daddy’s latest trip. Trust me, there are definitely more in mama’s files.

But geeze! Have you all forgotten about me?

Come walk with me in my backyard!

I’ve spent an awful lot of time at camp this summer. Don’t get me wrong, they treat me great there, but it’s not the same as being under mama’s feet. So since I’ve been home I’ve become something of a Velcro dog, never further than a foot or two from mama.

I kind of love my backyard!

Today I asked her if we could please take a tour around my yard, so I could make sure that everything was still copacetic out there, given I haven’t been around much, and mama said “OK baby girl! Let’s go explore the yard!”

Mama’s abstract of my fur.

We stopped at my zinnia garden which replaced my tomato garden of years past. I have to say I like tomatoes much better than silly flowers. I may be a Princess, but flowers don’t do a thing for me. Give me a ripe cherry tomato any time. Especially one I can pick off the vine for myself.

I ask you – how are these flowers better than tomatoes?

I’ve put in an Executive Order for tomatoes next year.

Way in the back of the yard daddy has been trimming trees. Do you see me in there?

I’m in there, hiding from mama!

How about now?

I’m right here mama!

Mama took so many pictures that I finally just laid down in the nice cool grass. No sense trying to rush her when she’s got that camera in her hand.

Yep, might as well take a break.

Mama also says to tell you her finger is healing. The bruising is all gone but the doctor says the bone hasn’t healed completely yet. It’s only been three weeks but mama says it feels like she’s been injured forever. She went to her first physical therapy session today.

She says it’s going to be a long fall.

I told mama that Fall is my favorite season!

Anyway, I enjoyed my wander around my yard. Things look OK, so I feel justified in taking a nap now. Never used to be that the backyard was equated with an adventure, but hey, I’m a senior, adventures can happen anywhere!

Yep, everything is good over here.

Talk later, mama says more travel photos are on deck next.


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.

16 thoughts on “Exploring

  1. We didn’t forget you Katie. You have a nice backyard and, yes, everything does look copacetic. That’s a word I haven’t heard in a while, we used it quite a bit in the military.

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  2. Katie thanks so much for this tour! You are looking gorgeous as ever! And…we would NEVER, EVER forget you! xoxo

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  3. Princess Katie, the velcro dog, tells a good story. I like the photo of her in front of the not-tomatoes. She has a way of making everything look better, doesn’t she?

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  4. Hi, Katie – I agree with Ally, you are an excellent story-teller. I also agree with Dakota, you are one gorgeous dog! I’m glad that you and your family are back home together. Enjoy your nap!

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  5. I was missing you, Katie! Glad you are back in action and making sure your backyard is looking good. I must say those zinnias are a beautiful backdrop for you. All that color makes you sparkle. Take a rest. God knows being on watch can be so tiring.

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  6. Yep, more pawtographs of Katie were needed.

    We noted our pals the Cowspot dogs haven”t posted in awhile. Have woo heard from them?

    Sherman & Gemini


  7. Katie, you sure don’t *look* like a senior!! It’s great hearing from you. I love the photo of those zinnias with you in front of them. Next year, I’ve got to plant zinnias. My tomato produced only about six tomatoes — they tasted okay, but they were tiny — here’s hoping the zinnias do better, even if they’re not-edible! Tell your mama I’m glad her finger is mending.

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  8. Katie you are as pretty as ever! Sounds like you missed out on the trip around the big lake.


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