Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Wordless Wednesday from 2010

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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.

30 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday from 2010

    • I know. I am looking through pictures and I realize the last couple years she didn’t smile much. I feel sad about that. But I’m glad we had so many happy years and wonderful adventures too. I sure miss my little girl.

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  1. Something about Katie’s little feet (paws) always made me smile.

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    • She had grinch feet if we didn’t get the fur trimmed regularly. Our previous sheltie, Bonnie, didn’t grow grinch fur between her toes like the Princess did. She would get so embarrassed about her feet…my girl…

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  2. Such a pretty pose!

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  3. So pretty! Love the tilt of the head.

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    • I loved her head tilt too. I didn’t get that for the last few years because once she went deaf I couldn’t toss out the “treat?” word to get her response of a head tilt. I missed that

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  4. Hey, Pretty Princess! Good to see a photo of you again. Dawn, she was such a special girl, and I know you miss her terribly. You can tell she was a happy, well-cared-for (pampered) princess, and she makes all the background scenery blush!

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    • She was a very happy girl. I look through pictures now and see that she was NOT happy for longer than I realized at the end. I thought I had let her go too soon…but I wasn’t really seeing the truth, which is she was pretty sad most of the time since her gall bladder surgery and then the kidney disease which was about a year. We still had adventures. And she was still beautiful, but I don’t see many images of her with a spark in her eye or a smile on her face. That makes me incredibly sad. Sometimes I think we were so focused on trying to get her to eat, trying to get her to stay longer with us that we didn’t see the fact that she was tired. She didn’t want to leave us, even the day that she did, and that made me sad too. But I’m willing to bet she’s got the spark back in her eye and she’s grinning now that she’s over the bridge and her tummy isn’t hurting anymore.

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      • Dallas had the kidney disease, too, and I can see a definite decline in his later pictures. You’re right: it’s like the happy spark had just gone out of him. In fact, the very last photo I took of him — right before we went to the vet’s office — still brings tears to my eyes. Our dogs are just so stoic. They don’t want to disappoint us and so they hide their pain. I’d have kept him with me longer, but I didn’t want him to cross the Bridge on Domer’s birthday (which was a few days later). The vet agreed and assured me it was the right time. It’s never the “right time” for us humans though. Hugs from one who truly understands.

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  5. Such a sweet girl! I am sure she is full of joy now and will be beside herself when you are all reunited.

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  6. Such a little Sparkler. I know how much you miss that girl.

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  7. That tilt and that smile! Hugs to you!

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  8. Aww, what a beautiful memory, Dawn! Katie was a looker, grinch feet and all 🙂

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