Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

The Princess and the pea


Katie here! HEY! Whatcha doing, whatcha doing, whatcha doing?


As you can see I am feeling a lot better. Whatcha doing? Oh…excuse me, sometimes I get distracted. I don’t suppose you happen to have a treat for me? No? Did you check your back pocket? Oh. Well anyway.


So mama and daddy are trying to get me to eat this KD food stuff. I’m back to eating regular dog food, kibble and wet food, and I’m pretty excited about it. Food used to be one of my mostest wonderful, bestest favorite stuff in the whole world.

And then I got sick and food wasn’t so good anymore and everybody got worried. But this past month I’ve eaten more and now, just in the past week I’m back to asking for more food, more treats, more everything!

On my way home from the vet.

But just to keep things interesting sometimes I don’t eat all my supper. I was never like that, I never left even one smidgen of food in my bowl in case someone else came along and stole it, you know.

Now when they give me wet food I might eat some of it, generally with not much gusto, but mama and daddy have figured something out. If they put a fresh pea, pressed into the food, I gobble it up!


Seriously, a pea.

Sometimes they add several peas to my meal, sometimes it’s just one pea. Either way, it always works and I clean my bowl right up. And then I lick the bowl to make sure it’s super clean.

Nom nom nom…

If that’s not proof I’m a Princess I don’t know what is.

See you later, your Princess and her pea, Katie-girl.

Hurry up with that dinner, mama!

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.

49 thoughts on “The Princess and the pea

  1. Haha! Katie you really are a Princess. 🙂

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  2. hahah! Katie–you are too much! The Princess and the Pea…if anyone ever doubts (which, how crazy would that be?!), just be sure to tell them about this. And watch them bow at your feet. So glad you are feeling better!

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  3. Katie, Katie – you for sure have the Princess thing locked up! Personally, I’d hold out for more peas.

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  4. Glad you are feeling a bit better, Katie. Keep eating those peas (and everything around them) – peas are good for you.

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    • She likes her veggies. She’s eating her KD food without peas now, but I have some left in reserve in case she changes her mind. A princess is always allowed to change her mind.

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      • We had a boxer that loved veggies so much he would steal broccoli off of the counter… Anyway, glad she is on food without the peas, but, as you say, a princess is allows allowed to change her mind.


  5. Dawn, I’m so glad to hear your Katie is doing better! I still follow your blog and know it’s been rough of late.

    Funny: I had some fresh peas from the garden and I gave a few to my pooches, and….doggone it! if they didn’t gobble them up! So I sometimes mix a few in the grub. So far no troubles eating, but it doesn’t hurt to jazz it up.

    Have a great rest-of-the-summer, Katie-girl!!


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  6. Dear Miss Princess, i love peas too. Good choice.

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  7. Oh Katie I’m so glad you are feeling better! And I love peas too!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Friends!

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  8. Good job, Katie! I’m so happy you are feeling better, and of course, you look fabulous as usual. xoxo

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  9. Katie, you can have ALL of my peas.

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  10. Katie looks amazing and it’s great to hear that shes on the rebound. Our older dog loves vegetables – cooked broccoli, cauliflower, and peas, yes peas. I am the feeder (and dog poop picker upper) and I will add to their kibble with chicken broth or vegetable leftovers if I have it. She loves here peas, too. The young one still is developing her palate!

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  11. That Katie! Such good news!!!

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    • She’s definitely eating now, and as of THIS week, doesn’t even require peas to eat her KD food. (for kidney). However, her kidney #s show that she’s at probably stage 2 of kidney disease. So….sigh…


  12. Katie, thank goodness there are peas, available round the clock I suspect. Stay happy & healthy my friend.

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  13. The princess and the peas!! Love you Katie! I have an older dog and we add pumpkin puree to his dog food. It’s good fiber and he LOVES it and it helps him clean his bowl most days! Warm hugs to you sweet girl!! 💜

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  14. Keep eating those peas, Princess Katie.


  15. Katie, there is absolutely NO DOUBT you’re a Princess!! I’m glad you’re feeling better and eating again. We humans worry when our fur-kids won’t eat, especially if they’ve always been “chow hounds.” Dallas used to have peas, green beans, or carrots mixed into his food … and he loved it. Might not hurt to ask your mom to get out the grater!!

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  16. Truly LOL! Dogs work in mysterious ways!


  17. Yeah for peas!! Hope you get some with every meal!! Good to hear you are doing so well!


    • She’s definitely eating better now, and the KD food that she hated last month. As long as she’s willing to eat it we can hope we’re doing the best we can for her. She is probably in stage 2 of kidney disease now…so we’re trying to make her happy however we can.


  18. Hi sweet Katie! Seeing your post made me smile. I am so glad that you are feeling a bit better and are enjoying your food and treats. Better to have delicious fresh peas in your dinner bowl than in your bed!! You look adorable wearing your cone. Did you know? In the 16th & 17th century a ruff, a crimped or pleated collar, was popular. The largest ruffs were worn by the aristocracy. Your cone is befitting a princess! Sending gentle pats and a kiss for your head, and hugs for your mama and daddy.


  19. Nothing better than an appropriately placed pea … unless it’s TWO peas or even MORE peas. 🙂 Here’s to a bowl FULL of peas for our Princess. 🙂


  20. Glad you’re feeling better, princess Katie–your coat looks glossy and fluffy, those peas are working 😉


  21. Woo must be a princess. Dad hasn’t tried to feed us pea’s yet.


  22. Hi Katy and mom, stopping by to say woof. Angel Lassie and Benji


    • Hi you guys! So nice to hear from all of you. We think about you often and hope your mom is doing OK, we just know it must be hard without Lassie being right there, but it’s nice he’s hanging around as an angel too. Katie has been having some health issues, but so far she’s still hanging in here. I hope you guys are doing OK!


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