Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Mama’s in the doghouse


Hey people! Katie here, and boy do I have a story to tell you. After I’m finished I’m sure you’ll agree with me – mama should be in a very long timeout.

So as you may know, cause I told you a long time ago, mama’s been missing. I have spent hours of my precious time looking for her. Even though I had daddy with me, and he was feeding me and all, I still felt it was my responsibility to find mama.

You’re going to make my breakfast, right mama?

Shelties are super vigilent, as you know.

So I’ve been looking and looking, in all her favoite spots, which to be honest aren’t that many. There’s her bed. And her sofa. Hmmmm….I think that pretty much covers her favorite places. But just to be sure I even checked in the closets and the bathrooms and in the backyard and the garage and I couldn’t find her. Daddy says she wasn’t at any of my parks either.

So I mostly gave up, though I’e been sleeping with one eye open just in case.

What do you mean I have to wait a minute?

Then yesterday, daddy and I were making the rounds in the yard while I made a decision as to the perfect pee spot when a car drove up and stopped! Daddy picked me up right away and the car drove into my driveway! Then daddy put me back down and told me to go check it out.

It might be a maurader! Someone to steal my supper! I ran up the driveway and saw somebody get out of the car! But the sun was in my eyes and I couldn’t be sure….so I kept running toward that person the better to tell them off about parking in my driveway without my special sheltie permit.

You have apprently forgotten I AM A PRINCESS!

And when I got close enough to see, I was soo excited cause it was MY MAMA!!!!!

I barked and barked and wriggled all over and mama picked me up and held me tight and kissed my head and I wriggled some more and then she put me down and I ran around her feet and barked and barked.

Mama barely got in the door when I started barking at her again. I had a lot to tell her.
So she sat down on a chair in the foyer and told me she would listen to me for as long as I felt necessary to tell her off. I think she was being perfectly fair, so I only barked at her for a few more minutes and then I went over and asked dad if I could please have my supper. Dad told me to go ask mama, but I told him she was pretty useless and unreliable and I was counting on him for sustenance.

Get your priorities straight, woman!

Daddy sighed and went and started my dinner. This morning I had to bark at mama some more in order to get breakfast. The pictures on this post are from my morning performance. I think you will agree it’s Oscar worthy.

I also think you should agree that mama should be put in a very long timeout considering she got herself lost for about a gazillion million years and she hasn’t sufficiently explained herself yet.

She obviously needs remedial training.

What do you think?

Nom, nom, nom, nom.

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 “Mama’s in the doghouse

  1. Oh, so sweet! Yes, if there is one word to describe Shelties, it would be vigilance, and that’s what I love so much about them. Katie, I’m with you all the way. A very long time out for Mama. Or, at the very least, some special treats.

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  2. Remedial training is right! She obviously forgot how to feed you! The food comes first and then the photos. Food-photos, food-photos, food-photos. There, do you think that helps for next time? I’m glad she found her way home after being lost for a while…

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  3. A Khollie Princess can’t be too careful these days! I do think THIS calls for lots of Katie-venture time!

    All Of Us At NAK’s Khottage


  4. I am truly thrilled for you, Katie. I have never pondered life from the point of view of a dog before you. 🙂


  5. Oscar-worthy performance for sure!! What was Mama thinking??!! Ask plenty of questions, Katie. Make Mama squirm. Then treats. Obviously you were distraught and treats will help…a little.


  6. Maybe, Katie, instead of putting Mama in timeout, maybe you should be extra nice to her. You know, let her sleep a little later in the morning, let her rest when she wants to, and if breakfast or dinner are a wee bit late, gently remind her – because, maybe, if you’re extra nice, next time mama disappears she’ll take you with her.

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  7. Pure joy to see things through your eyes Princess Katie! (Laughing at Trent’s comments!) Maybe your mama will get it right next time and maybe not be away too long! ❤️


  8. I’m shopping on Amazon for you: 1) a toddler size time out chair 2) ear protection, like the kind backhoe operators have!!!


  9. Katie, you’d have made an outstanding prosecutor — I vote with you, Mama’s guilty as charged! Who could leave that sweet Sheltie-girl, even for a day?? Oh, I realize mamas need time off, too, and you did have excellent care from your daddy (way better than a kennel, you know), so maybe your barking at her is enough to get her to straighten up and fly right from now on! Dawn, I’m seriously glad you had a good and safe trip, but there’s heck to pay with these fur-kids when we leave ’em, right??


  10. Katie we are TOTALLY on your side! How dare your Mama behave so irresponsibly?


  11. The most adorable post EVER—and you are so right, Katie—Mama should be put into a very LONG timeout (although I know she missed you more than she could tell you). She needs reminding that you are the Princess and she has to relearn how to conduct herself around you. 😀


  12. You are absolutely right, Katie. Make sure she takes you on plenty of adventures to help make up for it. I bet your mama is really glad to see you, too. 🙂


  13. Aww, sorry you missed your mama so much, Katie, but she had work and took lots of beautiful photos to share with her friends. There is nothing like a happy homecoming! I’m sure you are happy everyone is home where they belong! You captured Katie’s mood perfectly, Dawn!


  14. Nothing beats a dog’s greeting!

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  15. So glad your Mama has been found Katie! You better keep track of her!


  16. Very cute fur baby and fun story and photos!


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