Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Abby and me


Katie here. Hey! Bet you’ve been wondering what I’ve been doing lately – right? What? You’ve been busy with all the craziness going around, the virus, the election, the weather?

I’m not on your radar?

At a new park!


I think mama’s been slipping. I hired her to be my agent, my marketing advisor, and my general manager, but maybe that’s too much for her, what with her being elderly and all.

I might have to reevaluate her contribution to my franchise.

We had a pretty beautiful day to enjoy the park.

I guess I’ll have to tell you about an adventure I had last weekend myself. I can’t believe it’s already a week ago and mama hasn’t put it up on my her blog.

You might remember that last year I got to meet aother sheltie-girl, Abby. We met her and her mom down in Ann Arbor and walked in the Arboretum. We said we’d get together again, but you know how time flies, and here it is a year later and we still hadn’t gotten back together.

This is Abby and her mom Shawn just last weekend.

So I told mom she better get to getting and arrange another walk date with my friend. And you know what? She listened to me and the next thing I know I’m in the car and the ride is much too long for us to be going to my usual parks.

Isn’t she beautiful? She’s 13.

I got kinda nervous, but figured I’d trust mama this time, and I was happy I did. Cause we got out of the car at a beautiful little park in Ann Arbor, and there was Abby and her mom!

It was nice to see Abby again!

Both of us are a year older now and we don’t go on real long walks any more, but this little park was perfect, with lots of places for the moms to sit and talk while we rested.

Abby liked to sit between her mom’s feet.

Well, sometimes we rested, sometimes we asked how long the moms were going to sit around.

I liked to spend our walk breaks checking for treats.

Abby and I were OK with posing for the moms as long as we were maintaining our social distancing. It’s really not that hard, neither one of us understands why people are having such a hard time with this concept.

Abby will pose for NO TREATS! I’m going to have to explain my ‘one shot, one treat’ rule to her.

Anyway, it was really good to see Abby and her mom. We decided we might try to get together again before the weather gets too bad. But knowing mama, that will probably be next spring!

I think our beauty enhanced this park. Dont you?

Abby. She’s so beautiful, she still reminds me of a regal queen. Queen Abby and Princess Katie. We were quite a beautiful sight, as we were told by numerous people out there in the park.

Hanging out together, but not too close together.

People are pretty good at spotting royalty, even when we leave our tiaras at home.

Definitely royality.

Signing off for now,
Park Princess Katie

It’s good to have a girlfriend when you want to go on a walk.

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.

36 thoughts on “Abby and me

  1. Katie! It is good to hear from you. Your mama kind of teased us earlier this week by showing us photos of your footprints. Footprints?! Yup. That’s what I said. Not the same as the real princess. Abby is such pretty girl. You and she definitely added beauty to the park–and royalty!


  2. Your beauty did indeed enhance the park. You and Katie are pretty girls—um, royalty.


  3. I wish there were a “Love” button for this post as I surely loved seeing these two beautiful Shelties together. Actually made me feel a little teary eyed as I thought about my dear Liam. Wish I could have been there with you two and the dogs.


  4. It looks like Parker’s Mill or Island Park but I can’t place the columns!


  5. Queen Abby and Princess Katie!! You both are royalty and both are sooo beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your day at the pretty park! ❤️❤️❤️


  6. Aw, this is just too sweet for words! Princess Katie, I’m thrilled you got to meet up again with Queen Abby — no wonder people in the park recognized they were in the presence of royalty! I’m just sorry my Dallas didn’t live long enough to get together with you two — he’d have had a blast!


  7. You two are both very regal. Glad you got to have a wonderful walk before the weather gets nasty.


  8. What fun for you all! The photos are so pretty!


  9. Hi Katie, it’s great to have a new friend! Enjoy the fun you will have!


  10. How sweet you both look, Katie, and how obviously Royal you both are. I especially love that one photo of you with the stream behind you and the fall leaves around you … sets off your colors so richly. You and Abby are perfect!


  11. Katie! You and Abby are both such beautiful, regal royalty! Marlee and I were so excited to see that you — YOU– had written a post for us…and the pictures of you and Abby in that beautiful park–well, definitely the two of you added to the beauty of nature. So happy that you got to spend time with your beautiful friend, Abby. Licks and barks from Marlee in approval.


    • Katie says “Thank you for stopping by. I love to write blog posts for my…um…mama’s blog. Sometimes I let her write the posts about me, but she usually forgets stuff, so in the end it’s best if I do it myself. It’s so hard to get good help these days.”

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  12. Katie, you have excellent taste in photo locations! Takes a real artist’s eye. And the two of you and your environment are all beautiful in this park. Thanks for posting.


  13. How sweet to see these two together.


  14. Good job Katie! I just told my husband I need a shepherd of some kind. One like you would do. I had an Aussie for years. Kept me walked.


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