Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Happy birthday to me!


Angel Katie here.

Yes, you read that right, it’s me! I’ve been wanting to visit, but mama said she needed a little time so I’ve been waiting. Impatiently. Just because I’m over the Rainbow Bridge doesn’t mean I’ve learned patience. Nope, I’m the same demanding princess I’ve always been, but I figured I’d cut mama and daddy a break, cause they’ve been through a lot.

I’m not totally self centered!

Sending my love to all of you!

But today is my birthday, people! I’m sweet sixteen, and I figured what better time to check in with you than on my birthday! I was kind of hoping there’d be presents, but when you think about it, I don’t really need anything wrapped up pretty – – here on the other side of the bridge I get whatever I want, whenever I want it.

As befits a princess, don’t you know.

Do you happen to have a treat for me?

As you know, I’m across the bridge with a lot of my doggie friends, and we’re having a real wonderful time exploring and napping and getting treats and stuff. It’s pretty crazy. If I feel like playing in the snow, it snows! And if I’d rather nap in a pool of sun, well, the sun shines and warms me to the perfect temperature. I’m never hot! I’m never cold! And I never, ever, have to wear those silly boots that mama and daddy used to put on my feet!

Not wearing those boots, nope, not doing it.

Oh, and I get to chase stuff over here! There’s squirrels and chipmunks and even cats! OK, I don’t get to actually catch any of them, it’s just a fun game after all, but I get to run as much as I want! And I never get tired! And if I do feel like a little snooze there’s big huge puffy sofas with piles of pillows for me to lounge on. You might remember that I was something of a pillow hog at my house, and up here I get as many pillows as I want!

My pillow, mama, back off.

Most important is that I feel great! No tummy aches, no achy hips or feet, no silly gall bladder to worry about. And I love eating again, it’s one of my favorite things to do. I never gain too much weight and there’s no yucky prescription food. Our suppers are yummy, succulent meals prepared specially for each of us. I told them I didn’t want any chicken and rice, I’m focused mostly on cheese and roast beef with an occasional side of cabbage, my favorite vegetable. Sometimes I pick a cherry tomato right off the vine, they’re always warmed by the sun, sweet and juicy, and always in season! It’s simply amazing.

It fact, it’s almost perfect. Perfect, of course, would be if all of you, and especially mama and daddy, were here with me. But I know it’s not time yet, so I’ll wait…somewhat impatiently… because, well, I’m me.

I’ll stop by for a visit again some day, but until we can be together again, I have some advice for you. Run through the snow, eat a cherry tomato and sleep with as any pillows you can get. I guarantee you’ll be smiling every day.

Merry Christmas everybody!

Signing off for now,

Your Angel Katie-girl

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.

17 thoughts on “Happy birthday to me!

  1. Happy birthday Katie-girl, wherever you are ❤


  2. Happy Birthday, sweet Katie! It was beyond wonderful to see a note from you. It makes my heart smile to know that you are happy, pain free, and are treated like a princess should. You are missed dearly – sending love and hugs 💕


  3. Ah, Princess/Angel Katie, almost like a visit from Christmas Past. Happy Birthday.


  4. Awww… Happy birthday, Katie-girl! Your mama misses you and I think this was the perfect time to pop it. You’re just gorgeous.


  5. Happy birthday, Angel-Katie! 💖🌈


  6. Katie-girl!! I know it’s YOUR birthday, but this is the best present ever–you writing a post again.
    When I was younger, we used to say Sweet Sixteen and never been kissed. Silly, right? I know your mama and daddy gave you so many kisses. Happy Birthday, sweet girl. Even my kitties send you birthday wishes! 😻


  7. Happy birthday, dear Angel Dog. You are missed, not only by your beloved family but also by blogging friends near and far.


  8. Happy Birthday – you are still the beautiful Katie!


  9. Happy Birthday at the Bridge Katie. Glad you get to eat what you like. I’ll bet Beckett isn’t eating vegetables while Keltic is eating anything.


  10. Oh Katie! You made my day. Happy Birthday Princess 👑 So happy to hear that the royal treatment continues, as deserved.

    You are missed.


  11. Happy Birthday, sweet angel Katie!


  12. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl!


  13. How I love this! Happy Happy Sixteenth, Katie-Angel! Your mama has chosen such beautiful photos of you — Shelties are perfect encrusted with snow. We all miss you something fierce (your mama and daddy especially), so thank you for checking in and letting us know how pawsome things are across the Bridge. When you get a chance, give my Dallas a big hug for me and assure him I never stop thinking of him!


  14. A heart-warming tribute to beautiful Katie. Good advice from Katie. Thank you for sharing.


  15. Katie, you’re so gorgeous and thoughtful and kind, coming back to send us such a wonderful message of love and peace … and fun! 🙂 Thank you. It means a lot.


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