Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.



Katie here.

I can’t even believe I have to tattle on mama again. It’s not as if I haven’t discussed time management skills with her before. I even thought, these past couple of years, that she was finally getting the hang of paying attention to me and only me.

But she fell off the wagon yesterday.

Deuce and his little brother Ace on the shores of Lake Huron.

While I was home napping supervising my daddy she was off galivanting with other dogs. And worse, they were boy dogs! She can’t fool me, I might be old and deaf but my nose still works just fine!

I can’t believe it! Seriously, I am too old for these kinds of shenanigans. Mama should know better.

Ace is only 2, and he likes the water. Silly boy.

She says she thought about taking me but decided the drive would be too scary, what with how I shake when I have to go in the car these days. I told her that she’d shake too if the only place she ever got to go was the vet!

Deuce is 10 and smart, like me. We don’t like our feet getting damp.

So she said she was sorry, and she made me my supper and tickled my ears and tried to play lovey-dovey.

These guys will pose anywhere for a treat. I need to tell them about my one image, one treat clause.

But I told her there was only one way she could make it up to me, only one thing she could do to make me consider forgiving her this time.


That’s how I got to go on a nice long walk with my mama in my park right after supper while the sun was setting.

You owed me mama, and you know it!

But shhhhhhh. Don’t tell mama, but I didn’t mind staying home all that much. I got lots of loving from my daddy and lots of naps and I didn’t miss a single meal either.

That was your one picture, mama, now lets get to walking.

PLUS I got to make mama feel guilty.


Me and mama are a team.

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.

24 thoughts on “Betrayed!

  1. Katie–as soon as I read this post title, I knew you were at the keyboard! I give mama kudos for trying to trick you. As if you could be fooled. Ha! Hopefully, she has learned her lesson after this. Gotta keep an eye on her. That alone deserves a treat!


    • It’s a lesson I apparently need to learn over and over. I felt really bad leaving her, but I hope to make it up to her…probably repeatedly the rest of the spring, before it gets too hot for a sheltie-girl.

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  2. Katie, you are wise to call out Mama for such shenanigans. Honestly, I am shocked, yes shocked, I tell you. Feel free to let her know that.


  3. Katie, I am glad you weren’t too miffed. Staying home with Daddy sounds pretty darned cozy. Plus you got a nice walk. Love the shadow picture of you and your Mama.


  4. Katie, even though you were not happy with your mama, you still made out like a bandit! Special devoted time with your daddy, cozy naps, and then on top of it, mama took you for a walk at your park. Not too shabby! The picture that you shared of Ace made me shiver! That water is cold!


  5. Hahaha – a long walk can cover a multitude of shenanigans !!


  6. Sounds like you won in the end Katie-girl! Love that evening light you guys found at the park.

    Misty-girl used to shake in the car too when she got older and had to go to the vet often. Glad you got to go somewhere fun this time!


    • Awwww, Misty. I remember where I was when you told us you had let her soul go free. I thought that was such a beautiful way to tell us. We all loved her so much. I still think about her, and your Misty Mondays. I might do something like that when Katie has gone on. Though I don’t know how I will be able to think straight at least at the beginning.


  7. Aw, Katie, you’re so kind to understand your mama’s desires to share her love with furry friends and to capture stunning photos!


  8. Deuce and Ace are really cute, so you can hardly fault your mama for getting some pictures of them (especially since boy dogs are such camera hams and don’t have that “one treat one photo clause!) But if you’re so shaky in the car these days, perhaps Mama needs to take you on some non-doctor related jaunts, just so you’ll be happy to ride again. Enjoyed your post, Princess, and glad you got to spend quality time with your dad.


    • They ARE really cute, but man oh man, I’d forgotten what a 2 year old is like! Deuce and Katie have been on many walks together and do just fine mostly by ignoring each other. Katie has only met Ace once, when he was still a few months old. She decided that youngsters need to grow up a whole lot before she would be willing to hang out with them. He’s a little hurricane still, at the age of 2, but he sure is adorable!

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  9. Ah, Katie – you little manipulator, you! These silly humans keep thinking they can pull the wool over puppy eyes, and you’d think they’d know by now that just does’t work at all!


  10. Oh they are cute dogs! Glad you finally got some attention Katie, hope you got some treats too with that walk in your park!


  11. Oh they are beauties! Deuce reminds me of our Sammy- we also had 2 Cocker Spaniels. Sorry you did not get to go Katie, but I am sure Daddy was happy for your company. What a beautiful day it looked like!


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