Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Should be celebrating


Me, my first spring with mama and daddy.

Katie here.

Do you know what today is? I bet most of my fans have it marked on their calendars. Even mama said she had a big party planned for me. Frankly I’m surprised there isn’t an outcry for a national holiday just to celebrate.

Today is my Gotcha Day!

Yes, 13 years ago today I came home with mama and daddy and changed their lives forever. I like to think they’re grateful for that.

And because they are grateful mama said she planned a big party with all my friends from all over the world and there was going to be cake and ice cream (my favorite is ice cream) and presents and lots of music and fun games and brand new squeaky toys for everyone!

But then this virus thing happened and now mama says we’re not going to do anything.

Watcha mean no party mama?


Not even a walk in my park? Or just a little ice cream? I mean, really mama? Nothing?

I think I should go on strike. I should withhold all my attention and love and stuff. Cause not celebrating me every opportunity you have is just wrong.

I’m taking my blankie and finding someone that appreciates me!

Don’t you agree?

I thought so.


Awwww, who can resist this face? My first nap at my new house.

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.

39 thoughts on “Should be celebrating

  1. Ah Katie, I’m so sorry you can’t have a party…well, I hope your mama has something up her sleeve. A lot of people and their fur babies are having to cancel all kinds of fun stuff. Hope there’s something special planned.


  2. A party??!! My girls are in! Happy Gotcha Day and lots of purrs (no scratches–I trimmed their nails….claws) from Parker, Piper and Pumpkin.


  3. We sooo understand….next Tuesday will be Holly/Little’s GotchaDayMoveToPA –

    No PAWties for you or her or my dad or Fred until we hear the OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE~

    ’til then, I’m sure your mama will placate your Inner Khollie

    NAK, The Blonde, and Phyll


  4. Happy Gotcha Day, Katie. I can’t believe there’s no ice cream. Or at least an extra treat or too. Keltic and Teddy send virtual licks.


  5. it is a very momentous occasion – ice cream most certainly should be involved ! Happy gotcha day Katie


  6. Your blankie is beautiful, Katie. Happy Gotcha Day.


  7. Happy Happy 13th Gotcha Day Sweet Girl! Tomorrow is my kitty brother’s 13th birthday and my 13th Gotcha Day is this October!! Stay safe and healthy all! xoxo Barks and licks and love, Dakota and family


  8. Katie I think You, Mama and Dad could have a great party just the three of you. Why I find some of the bestest time I’ve had are just Lee and me together. So Party, Party, Party today for we do not know what tomorrow will bring. Take Care
    Your Friend
    Sweet William The Scot


  9. Happy Gotcha Day, Katie!! I hope your mama finds you some ice cream! 🎂 🍦


  10. ADORABLE!! ❤️ You deserve I’ve cream! 😍


  11. Happy Gotcha Day, Katie! I’m sure your momma could practice her social distancing while walking you in the park 😉


  12. Oh, what an adorable puppy she was. Happy gotcha day, darling Katie!


  13. Happy Gotcha day dear Katie!


  14. Oh my golly, Katie — your baby pictures bring back sooo many wonderful memories of my sweet boy Dallas. You were a beauty, right from the get-go. Happy Gotcha Day, Princess. Sorry you don’t get the special party you surely deserve, but I’m betting your mama and daddy have something planned for you anyway (hope it involves ice cream, too!). And if I were you, I’d hold them to having that party whenever this virus-thingy goes away!


  15. Aww, happy gotcha day, Katie! I’m sure your mom would love to get outside with you! Your are gorgeous and well-loved! ❤🐾


  16. Happy Gotcha Day.


  17. Happy Gotcha Day! You were a heck of a catch…hope you got ice cream:) Chance loved Dairy Queen Cherry sundae:)


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