Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

And then there was sun, so we all smiled


Katie here! Ha!! I bet you forgot all about me! Here it is January 21 and this is my first post of 2020!

Blue skies always makes it seem warmer out there.

Mama says I shouldn’t get my fur in a wad, that people aren’t really thinking about me anyway, that I’m not that important, and seriously why don’t I go take a nap.

Sometimes mama can be a bit insensitive.

I told her that may be but I bet everybody out there needs a smile by now, January being so cold and long and stuff. Why I heard it got down to the 40s in Florida! Heavens! 🙂

I bet this dock is a lot busier in July mama!

So today, with the sun shining on fresh white snow and the sky a deep blue, I told mama that we needed to go for a real walk, not just down the driveway to the mailbox. And do you know what she said?

She said “You are absolutely right baby-girl (she calls me baby-girl when she knows she was wrong but she doesn’t want to apologize.) And the next thing I know I’m at a park!

Limbs reaching toward the sky.

Hot diggity dog! I love going to parks when it’s cold out. I just prance my little hiney right down the path. Mama didn’t even take too many pictures (though to be honest, can there be too many pictures of me?)

A nice wide path sure was fun to walk (and sit) on!

We couldn’t go down mama’s favorite paths, deep in the woods, cause now that there’s snow those are all cross country ski trails. I told mama she could rent some skies for her and me and we could still go up and down those hills and she said if we did that it would be a sight to behold. Plus we’d probably break something important. Like our legs.

So we just walked where the signs said we could.

Winter walkers go left please.

Mama thought it was sort of boring, but I thought it was perfect. A nice, plowed path for me to trot on, lots of pee-mail to read. Can’t beat that.

Then mama said she wanted to go up this hill where some people with snowshoes had hiked. I said “no way mama! Why would I want to tromp through deep snow? You try walking through snow that comes up to your chest!”

Let’s go see what’s up there!

She just laughed and kept on walking so I scampered up the hill to make her happy. I even let her take a picture or two. The things I put up with just to make mama happy.

You’re right, mama, it IS pretty up here!

Anyway, I figured you’d need a Katie fix by now. I hope this made you smile. If it did, or if you smiled about something else this week, write a post and link to Trent’s blog. He’ll do a recap of all the weekly smiles next Monday.

Come ON, mama! Let’s get going, you’ve got plenty of pictures already.

Meanwhile, if the sun is shining make sure you get outside even if it’s only for a little bit. It makes the winter go by faster, and even though winter is my favorite season, I like to see mama smile more, so I’m rooting for spring to arrive any time now.

Signing off for now, your smiling sheltie-girl Katie.

I need my supper and a nap now!

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.

31 thoughts on “And then there was sun, so we all smiled

  1. Katie!! First things first–there is no way I would ever forget about you. Whew! Mama must have cabin fever. You just sparkle in the sun, don’t you? I wish I shared your joy for winter but it went down to 30 last night–here in Florida! I am one frozen pupsicle (little dog joke–did it make you smile?). Anyway, good to hear from you. Enjoy your walks. This post did make me smile!

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  2. It looks like it was very pretty out, the type of weather that no respectable dog would spend indoors. You have a bit more snow than us, but we do have some snow on the ground. Typically by this time of year it would be piled higher than Katie, but not this year….

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  3. Hi Katie! Nice to meet you and you made me smile today! We don’t have the snow you have but it looks like a WONDERFUL walk for both you and your Ma! Love all the photos! ❤️😃 ~Diana

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  4. I called NAK ‘Baby Girl’ too –

    She would be so proud of Katie The Khollie and her Snow Dog skills!

    NAK’s Mom and Holly too

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  5. Katie, you’re one good dog who knows what is important. The sunshine in the photos is glorious.

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  6. What a beautiful day. This did make me smile, but it won’t get me outside. Raining all day and raindrops showing for every day in the extended forecast.

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  7. Hi, Katie! Happy New Year! I have missed you and am glad that you took over your mama’s blog today. I always look forward to reading about your latest adventures. Instead of both you and your mama trying to ski, maybe mama could get some cross country skis for her and a little sled for you. She could pull you behind her, with a rope tied around her waist. Riding on a a sled is certainly befitting a princess! 😊

    Thank you for making me smile! I hope you and your mama enjoy more sunny goodness this week! 🌞

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    • Katie says that’s a good idea, Miss Denise! A princess sled sounds like just the ticket for snowy weather enjoyment. She says she will get her mama to start researching that right away! It must contain at least one pillow and a treat dispenser in order to be perfect.


  8. Katie, you look so pretty — and regal! — in the snow! I wish my Dallas liked it better, but it seems to bother him more now that he’s … ahem, older! Still, you’re 100% correct — we might as well not complain about the winter because up here, it comes and sticks around a while. You had a gorgeous day for walking!

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  9. No one could ever forget about you, Katie. Make sure that your mama knows that!

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  10. Katie, bring us some snow down here in Alabama. It’s so boring without it!!!


  11. Blue sky, snow and a walk with momma- wow- how perfect is that!


  12. What a darling dog! There could never be too many pictures of Kate. Our Liam loved the snow, and it looks as though your Katie does, too.


  13. Good to hear from you sweet Katie! You look beautiful in the snow! 🙂


  14. Pingback: The Weekly Smile Recap 1/20 – 1/26/2020 | Trent's World (the Blog)

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