Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Can’t ignore me, mama!


Katie here.

I’m sure you’ve noticed that mama has been gallivanting all over the state again. You might have also noticed I was not invited.

Just napping, it’s so boring around here.

Well I certainly noticed. When I got sick, way back last spring, mama promised me she’d never leave me again. Apparently she is not to be trusted.

But, since I am a sheltie and since I love my mama so much I have decided to forgive her, because she feels bad enough that I wouldn’t eat my kibble while she was gone. Daddy had to feed me chicken and rice again.

These are my flowers, over near my driveway. I think pink is my color.

I suppose, in the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that mama made the chicken and rice for me before she left, just in case daddy felt like he needed it to make me happy.

This dead tree fell into my yard while mama was off camping.

So I guess she was thinking about me even though she was off having fun without me.

The pictures in this post were taken at my house and in my yard. Mama took me on a walk around the yard as soon as she got home. She thinks that makes up for leaving me.

This is where we’d be camping in my backyard if mama hadn’t been off having fun. I guess I should be thankful she and her tent weren’t home, ey?

I might let her believe that, ’cause it makes her happy. And don’t tell her, but whatever makes mama happy makes me happy.

Signing off, your girl Katie.

OH!! I almost forgot! Miss Robin is going to do Walktober again this year! That means we all should go for a walk, sometime between October 11th and the 25th, and then blog about it and link back to Miss Robin’s blog. (Mama says the link above is to an old post, but it explains how Walktober works. Miss Robin will have a new post about it soon.) Mama says she’s thinking about where I can go now that I’m a senior and walk so slow. She says she’ll figure it out. I can’t wait! You should check it out too. Just tell Miss Robin that Katie sent you. 🙂

Meanwhile, I’ll stay vigilant on squirrel patrol.

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.

23 thoughts on “Can’t ignore me, mama!

  1. Aw, our dogs sure miss us when we’re gone. It’s so nice how they welcome us back and get right back to normal. 🙂


  2. HI Katie–yes, pink is most definitely your color! Mama has taken some wonderful pictures though, hasn’t she? I mean, they’re not pictures of you, but kinda pretty anyway. I can’t wait to see pictures of your walks. The fall leaves should look beautiful as your background colors.


  3. I’m with Lois. Pink is definitely your color, Katie. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your Walktober outing. If I lived nearby, I’d join you. With my creaky knees, I bet we’d be perfect walking companions.


  4. I’m glad you took the high road and forgave your Momma, Miss Katie!
    And yes… PINK is your COLOR! 💗


  5. This getting old thing is not easy, is it Katie? My Shasta tells me that every day – she tells me how she’s coming as fast as she can, because her old hips and shoulder make it hard to go fast, or to go very far before she has to lay down and rest. It’s okay though, because I don’t go very fast anymore either. And yes, pink is your color. One of your colors – I think you would be beautiful in any color, Katie.


  6. Great post Katie- such a clever dog x


  7. Hiya Katie! Good thing that she made you special food before she left. 🙂


  8. Aw, Katie. They say getting old isn’t for sissies. I admire your bravery … and your forgiving spirit. I’m sure your mama feels bad enough leaving you without you reminding her of it. And I’m really looking forward to Walktober this year — we ALL need a get-away outside in nature!


  9. Katie, you melt my heart!! Don’t tell Marley, though, cause she would be really jealous. She has a hard enough time sharing me with 3 kittens now. *Marley is NOT a fan of sharing he Momma with kittens*


    • I understand, Miss Angie! I’m not a fan of any kittens either. Sometimes mama comes home from somewhere and she smells like CAT! Man that makes me mad. But being a princess I never show it. I just ignore her those days. She doesn’t deserve my attention if she’s playing with cats!


  10. It makes me happy that you will be joining in again this year, Princess Katie. You are the only princess who participates and I feel honored that you do. Pink is definitely your color, but I suspect you look good with any color at all. 🙂


  11. Pink definitely is your color, Katie, you are gorgeous in pink. In fact, you are gorgeous in any color … it’s just that you are so stunning in pink.


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