Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Escaping to my park


Katie here! Hey! Whatcha all doing these days? Me, I’m pretty much sleeping and stuff. I had my annual wellness check a week ago, and I have apparently put on the “Covid 2 pounds” so mama says I need to get more excercise.

This was my park this afternoon!

Silly mama. Doesn’t she know I have people for that?

Anyway, today I was minding my own business, getting my pre-nap nap in, sleeping right next to a nice cool door when suddenly I knew something wasn’t right!

I’m smiling because I’m going for a walk at my park!

I checked out my windows and there were people in my yard! Yes there were! Two people and they were right up close to my house and everything! So of course I had to sound the sheltie-alarm, which worked just fine.

I was a little worried about whether or not it would work, cause I haven’t used my sheltie-alarm voice in quite awhile. Everything being all quiet around here and stuff.

Come on, mama! I’m always waiting for you!

But it worked fine cause mama came right over to me. She checked outside and tried to reassure me that it was just daddy and some tree guy. But I wasn’t having any of it and kept the alarm sounding. I am a very responsible sheltie, even though I am in semi-retirement.

You know all the good smells are under the snow.

Daddy came in finally and said the guy and his team were going to be trimming trees right outside my window and mama sighed and said maybe she and I would go on an adventure. Even though she was busy painting pretty things and all.

I keep telling mama these trees are not as pretty as me.

So she hurried up and packed my adventure bag (treats, water, poop bags, you know, the essentials) and the next thing I know she’s putting stuff in the car and I’m not sure if I’m invited, so I follow her right down the steps into the garage.

Mama was taking a picture of something not me when she noticed I was posing for her in the pretty brown grass.

Mama laughed and put me in my car so I knew I got to go. I was all wiggle butt. And I was even more excited when I got to get out of the car in a few minutes and we were at my park! Last time I got to go somewhere I ended up at the vet. I was not so wiggle butt there, I can tell you that!

I posed for mama a lot, before it started sleeting.

The only thing that didn’t go exactly right on our adventure is mama didn’t check the weather. We got sleeted on. Mama said hurry up baby, because we were at the very back of the park…but as you know a princess does not ‘hurry up.’

So we got wet.

Maybe we should head back to the car mama!

But that’s OK, I had a wonderful time sniffing stuff. I just love going to the park when it’s cold. I prance my little hiney all around and I never want to get back in the car.

Well. This time I did because, did I mention, sleet?

Still smiling, even if we DID get wet!

So that was my adventure for today. I knew you’d all want to hear about it cause you are my super fans! I’d post on Instagram but I don’t know how. Plus I really don’t need a gazillion fans to know I’m already a princess.

Don’t you know.

Signing off for my pre-bedtime nap,

Your gal Katie.

Snow caps on seed pods.

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.

34 thoughts on “Escaping to my park

  1. That Katie always makes me smile. Glad she got to go to the park, even if it was sleeting. Count me in as one of the superfans.


  2. Oh my goodness, you get me giggling Miss Katie wiggle butt!! How fun to go to your park, sorry you got sleeted on as that part didn’t sound too fun. I so Love hearing about your adventures with you Mama, so I think I’m a superfan too!


  3. We only went on a short walk today, but the sun was out. It was nice if you were facing the sun but a little nippy otherwise. We didn’t get wet in our walk.


  4. I love the pre-nap nap. We should all have those!


  5. It’s always so good to see your darling face Katie Girl! And the snow on your nose picture needs to be framed. ❤️
    Hope you have another lovely week sweet girl!


  6. It’s so good to see you, Princess. You look beautiful, even all wet from the sleet. 🙂


  7. Love to read about Katie’s adventures! May I share a link to this post on my own site? Full credit to you, of course…


  8. Good for you, Katie, getting out there and not minding the weather!


  9. I am so proud to be one of your super fans, Katie! Yesterday was a beautiful day here–you’d have loved it. Cold enough for a sweater, but not freezing. And no sleet!


  10. Shelties and snow just GO together, don’t they? Princess Katie, you look stunning in all that scenery, and I’m glad you were able to coax your mama outside to enjoy it. Best of all, Shelties don’t have that wet dog smell, so even getting sleeted on is only miserable because of the wet!


  11. Oh, you’re definitely a princess. And a lucky one to be chauffeured to a place where you posed for such lovely portraits. Sleet? Who cares!


  12. Ah, Katie, you are such a fun-loving little Princess!! I agree that you need your picture with snow on your nose on your Wall of Fame, girl!! You need to get your Mama on that pronto. Hmmm, it’s awesome that you don’t get the wet doggie smell when you get wet. Doxies certainly do. 😀 So fun to get a post from you. Enjoy your pre-nap, sweet girl.


  13. i so love Katie her Highness’s posts! This one made my day, Dawn. Thank you!! (I love the sheltie alarm. Would you like to trade it for a chi-weenie alarm??!)


  14. I’m so happy for you, Katie, with snow and lots of smells, even if it was sleeting. I hope you got caught up on your beauty nap when you returned home! 🙂


  15. So beautiful! So handsome! And then the photos of other things, other than you Katie, are great too. Your momma is a great photographer.


  16. Another adventure! Such pretty pics


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