Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

School got cancelled!

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Katie here.  I feel a need to protest.  My Mama goes off every day, all day, leaving me home alone.  Well not really alone cause I’ve got my Dad here, but you know what I mean..she leaves me every day!  And I only have a couple of days when she’s home each week…and Saturday is supposed to be all about me.  ME ME ME ME ME!  I almost always get to go to school unless I’m at doggy camp and I just love going to school.

Now I know this week was tough on my peeps  because Mama’s been coming home from that place she calls work all tired and cranky and late every day.  And Dad’s been shoveling the driveway and making me a path all week and that seems to make him tired and cranky too.  But people!  All that snow is melting!  SEE?

This is my snowdrift.

This is my snowdrift.

Oh.  You think that still looks like a lot of snow?  Well…it’s where Dad piled it all up when he shoveled the driveway.  Most of the snow is more like this.

And this is my yard!

And this is my yard!

Well, I guess you can’t really see, but the snow in the rest of the yard is probably only a foot or so deep.  I don’t know for sure cause my Dad makes a path for me so I don’t have to walk in snow that deep.  Have I mentioned I’m a princess?  Probably a few times, huh?

So anyway…I was all excited and stuff because today is Saturday and I get to go to school!  My Mama cut up my treats and I got to put on my school collar and she put me in my crate in the car and off we went!  I was so happy my tail wouldn’t calm down.  We drove and drove and I heard my Mama making squeaking noises but I didn’t pay her any attention.

After awhile the car stopped and my Mama came back to get me!  I could hardly wait!  SCHOOL!  Then I realized we were in our own garage!  What kind of trick was that!  She picked me up and we went in the house.  Well.  I’m wasn’t going to stand for that!  She was on her stupid phone texting about icy roads so I started whining.  She took my out because she thought I needed to do a job, but instead of heading over to my path I headed right back to the car.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do and it was TO GO TO SCHOOL!  She said “No Baby, I’m so sorry,” and picked me up and rocked me as we stood there in the driveway in the rain.  I was so sad.

So now I’m trying to find something to do.  This is so boring.  I tried helping my Mama as she sorted music for her band, but she told me I have to practice my alphabet some more because I got stuff all mixed up.

Is this music hard Mama?

Is this music hard Mama?

I guess I’ll have to sit on this stupid sofa and give her the stink eye the rest of the day.  But the weather guy says it’s going to be warmer tomorrow and she sure better take me somewhere fun.  Cause I am NOT going to wait five more days until the focus is on me!  No I will not.  I am a princess you know (yes I guess you know) and I expect better!

This is not fair!

This is not fair!

Yes I do.  Humph.

Me and my snow.

Me and my snow.

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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.

25 thoughts on “School got cancelled!

  1. Lots of moping, evil eyes, going on here too! Well, actually, Oreo is staring at me with a ball in his mouth (he’s been like that all morning). It’s pouring out, no more snow, but ice everywhere. Not a good dog day 😦

    I hope you get to go on an adventure soon Katie, but it’s better to stay safe. Keep up the ‘poor me’ face, and I’m sure something good will come of it!

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    • She’s trying to make me feel bad, that’s for sure! Took her out this morning (Sunday) to do her thing. It’s dark out. I keep sliding on patches of unseen ice. No fun.

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  2. Katie, I know it’s sad – but sometimes mama just doesn’t have a lot of control over everything and sometimes even a princess has to be patient.

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. You were jipped …yes jipped. That is what we call it when we get all exacted about going somewhere only to end up back in our garage. A princess deserves far more.

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  4. Oh no, Princess Katie. I’m sorry you didn’t get to go to school. I’m just glad you made it back to the driveway safely. We can’t even walk on our roads!

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  5. Good luck, Katie. Sarah had her nose out of joint, too, because she was left at home again, but her dog dad brought her to the bookshop this afternoon, and now she’s happy. She was so thrilled to get here and see people other than her old fuddy-duddy folks.

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  6. Aw, poor Katie. It’s so hard looking forward to something and not having it pan out. Don’t worry, though — your mama was probably *almost* as disappointed as you were, and she’s bound to make it up to you as soon as she can.

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  7. Oh my, that was a dirty trick your mom played on you.

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  8. Look – katie is wearing her princess heart 🙂 🙂

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  9. Love all those measures of rest in those songs. Katie, your mama can play with u during all those measures if rest.

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    • I just knew your Mom would notice all those rests! We tried to play it one rehearsal…they never got to the part where the clarinets come in. We just counted rests all evening. 😦

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  10. Show her your true princess colors, Katie!

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  11. Awww, Katie, I am so sorry to hear about that. Also very sorry to hear that Mom’s been a bit cranky. Winter can be hard on us. Seems like we don’t always get to do–or go–where we want to.

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  12. Poor sweet Katie—so disappointed with her human not following through . Hopefully winter is going to be short and life will be back to a more acceptable Katie version where all goes according to her plan! 🙂

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  13. You must really like your school. You sound like me and the dog park.

    Sherman

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  14. I enjoyed this post so much!! Absolutely, Katie deserves to go out somewhere fun soon 🙂

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