Faces and Pancakes For Faces

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This is Deputy Digby Pancake. And I think today is going to be a very good day. Whether you are reading this in the morning, or afternoon, or at night, make the rest of your day something to remember. Like my smell after I leave the room.

We are having a really good time in this South Dakota place. We really didn’t know much about it, but that seems to sometimes be a good thing because you don’t know what to expect. Kind of like when you order pancakes, you don’t know if they are going to be good, but yep, they always are. I expect them to be good, but that is not even proving what I previously said before. Never mind. Pancakes. Good.

We started off our day yesterday by visiting a mountain with faces on it. Pretty cool, although Sheriff Brickle says his face should be up there. I kind of agree with that. Should my face be up there? Well, yes and a plate of pancakes. There’s room! Always room for pancakes!

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Then, we went to another mountain with another face on it called Crazy Horse. Girl Person says that they are still working on it and will be for awhile, so again, maybe put our faces up there too? And..pancakes. Sheriff Brickle said to add peanut butter cookies because faces on mountains get hungry. I don’t know why. But I am hungry now that I think about it.

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Oh, and don’t forget that we saw the Badlands here too. Was I bad in the Badlands? Well, Gamma texted Girl Person and told her that we gave her a heart attack when she saw the video on our Facebook page, and well, I guess Girl Person is in trouble. Whoops.

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So…another day today in this South Dakota place! We are moving the Big Blue Treat Wagon to another camp today and then we have our rescue visit on Wednesday at Western Hills Humane Society in Spearfish. Fish…hungry. Again!  Tomorrow is a special blog addition, and let’s just say…its a mess.

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Have a great day everybody!

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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The North and South

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This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. I am certainly in a good mood today.  Why?  First of all I woke up extra handsome.  Second of all, there.  Is.  Sunshiney!

As you probably know, we had quite a weekend.  We planned to stay in the North Dakota place until today.  Unfortunately, sometimes as law enforcement, I have to put my paw down and make hard decisions.  Because the rain was so bad, it flooded the campground we were in and we were up to our dog knees in water.  We couldn’t go for any walks or hikes in the mud and rain and we were just tired.  It’s no fun sitting in the Big Blue Treat Wagon for three days straight.  I call it a sausage tube, which you would think is a good thing, but when it rains, not so much.  It stinks because we have to put those slide outs in so that it doesn’t leak in here.  It also stinks because I have to be closer to the Deputy. So again, not so much fun.

Girl Person left it up to us, and Deputy Digby Pancake and I decided that instead of spending another day in the sausage tube, we would use that day for travel to the next state, South Dakota.  We did get to see a lot in our short time in North Dakota though!  And it was pawsome.

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We got to see bison for the first time!  Big dogs?  That’s what they remind me of! We got to see prairie dogs too which aren’t really dogs and who live in the ground and make funny noises. We also got to see the beautiful, open spaces of North Dakota left for the animals to enjoy.  Truly rare, truly beautiful, much like me.

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We got to visit the good folk at Oreo’s Animal Rescue in Dickinson, North Dakota too!  If you missed our interview, here ya go, the latest episode of Stop Hounding Me.

 

The West certainly is interesting! And we loved North Dakota.  We hope that we can come back and visit again one day.  When its not raining…

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So thank you North Dakota for a great “almost a week”.   We thank Girl Person too for her North Dakota recipe called Lefse.  What are they?  Oh, just potato crepes for dogs!  We think you need to make some. We like ours dipped in peanut butter.  Of course. They are almost pancakes, right?

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So, our adventure this week continues in South Dakota!  We can’t wait to get started after our day of rest yesterday.  Battling winds for days was enough to just tire us out.  And even us dogs need a break sometimes.  So…are you ready for your week in South Dakota? We are visiting a pawsome rescue in Spearfish on Wednesday and we are going to have a great week!  We even have a special blog coming on Wednesday too…something about mess.  So…let’s go!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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“Sorry About That”

 

 

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This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  And we are still in North Dakota.  And let me tell you this, I am super happy that I ate all of those pancakes before I got here so that I could be warmer.  Good idea on my part.  Good idea.

The wind here?  Sheriff Brickle has tried to arrest it, but because we are in the Badlands of North Dakota or something, he can’t do much about it.  The rain?  Yep, same thing.  But me? I am liking being in the Badlands because it gives me an excuse to be, well, bad y’all!

Girl Person has a few choice phrases she uses often.  “I love you Brickle.” “You are the most perfect and handsome dog in the world, Brickle”.  “Digby, why are you so cute?”  “Digby, why did you roll in poop, why did you eat it, and why did you throw it up?”.  You know the phrases. But she also has one the uses more often that any other.  “Sorry about that”.

She seemed to use it a lot yesterday when we were in the Badlands.  Sorry to the ranger who was trying to explain how to get around the park when I howled.  “Sorry about that”.  Sorry to the ranger when Brickle gave her a dirty look, which in fact is his normal look.  “Sorry about that”.  Sorry to the prairie dogs who were tired of us watching them and kept trying to run.  “Sorry about that”.  Sorry to the bison who scared us to death and I howled at them too.  “Sorry about that”.

Then, when she was tired of saying “sorry about that” and thought I was done being bad for the day, I decided I would put in one last round.  Find a pork chop at camp and try to swallow it whole to the horror of a toddler.  “Sorry about that”.  Howl at Boy Person when I heard a doorbell sound on the TV, even though we have no doorbell in this Big Blue Treat Wagon and made him drop his hair gel.  “Sorry about that”. Then one last go round on our walk at a unassuming furkid being walked by his person who did not appreciate my howl, Brickle’s growl at my howl, and Girl Person’s “Sorry about that”.

So, Girl Person decided that maybe she needs a shirt that says….guess what….”Sorry about that”.  And she says that way she won’t have to say it all the time.  We have a lot more states to go.  A lot more sorry.  About.  That.

We will be headed to our North Dakota rescue pick today, Oreo’s Animal Rescue in Dickinson, North Dakota! Look for pics on our Facebook page today!

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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Badlands. Where Digby Belongs.

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This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle still reporting from North Dakota! But yesterday, we drove to a new place in North Dakota near Medora and we are in the Badlands.  How do I know?  Deputy Digby is here.  That tells you.

Girl Person says that most of the time we are just a pleasure. Actually, she never says that. But she loves us and that is that. However, two travel days in one week is a lot for any of us, but especially us dogs being cooped up like chickens in this Big Blue Treat Wagon. We have no choice because the states are getting bigger. That being said, it did not stop us, and especially Digby Pancake yesterday from badding it up in the Badlands of this North Dakota place.

We definitely aren’t in the Florida place anymore.  We have never felt so far away, and towns like this are seriously new to us.  We love the adventure, and Deputy Digby loves the smells.  So much so that he tried to pull Girl Person onto the train tracks.  Was there a train coming? No, but there could have been and that would have made the blog much more interesting.  I suppose I could have embellished on that, but who needs to when you have the Deputy trying to chase Prairie Dogs which aren’t really dogs but rodents, trying to pull Girl Person into a Saloon when he is under age, then peeing on train tracks, then trying to scare a Golden Retriever, then stepping in this own poop all while trying to steal my salmon and lasagna dinner?  Nuff said.

Girl Person was in such a dither, whatever that is, and locked us out of the Big Blue Treat Wagon, then couldn’t find Boy Person who was trying to find a store with wine and all the while, Deputy Digby started trying to pee on hats which were on fence posts.  If you think that’s weird, I can’t help you because I have no idea either.  I guess fences in North Dakota wear hats which is fine if that is their style.  We are strangers here, I can’t judge fashion.

So my point is that apparently, if you come to the Badlands of North Dakota, you must be bad and do bad Digby Pancake style.  This may be the only place I do not arrest him for being bad because if I take him to jail in the Badlands, how are they going to help him?  Ugh.

Anyway.  Let’s explore the Badlands today and live it up.  Are you ready?

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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The Buffalo Wanted My Pancakes

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This is Deputy Digby Pancake. How often do you find a smellier creature than me? Not often I tell you. How often do you find a bigger, smellier creature than me? Never until yesterday. We found the world’s biggest buffalo here in this North Dakota place. Yes, we did. And he wanted my pancakes.

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Now hear me out on this one. I need to know why there is a giant buffalo here. What is the deal? Who cleans up after this thing? And I get in trouble for going to the bathroom on everything under the sun? And why does he want my pancakes?

I tried to eat as many pancakes as I could before we went to visit him. And yes, its a him, I don’t need to elaborate. If you don’t know my story and why my middle name is Pancake, well, then, I can only imagine this is his problem too. I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt on this one.

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Never in a million years or two did I think I would ever see such a sight. I never thought I would be in North Dakota. And well, surprise, surprise. You never know where life is going to take you, that is for sure. But that being said, I think I better get prepared for the next thing that wants to steal my pancakes. I probably need to stock up and such. Girl Person? Get to cookin. But please, good grief, lay off the butter!

Today, we have to drive more in this North Dakota place to somewhere called Medora. Our states are getting bigger and more expansive like my belly. So will you join us today for another drive? Pancakes are packed, Sheriff’s attitude is packed and the persons are packed because it seems as if we are carrying everything in this Big Blue Treat Wagon. Here we come! Oh, and by the way…what is howling in the distance here in this North Dakota place? I know you thought I was ending this blog, but I had to ask. My job isn’t a writer, it’s just me. Digby.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

Barkin and Parkin In State #22!

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This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. Welcome to North Dakota, state #22 on our Adventure Of A Lifetime where we will be barkin and parkin for the week! Wow, sure was a long trip yesterday, but we made it all together, safe and sound. When we got here, the Big Blue Treat Wagon decided it didn’t want to be parked here and wouldn’t put its jacks down. Well la de da BBTW. You. Are. Arrested.

By the time it decided to cooperate, it was late, we were all hungry and irritable. Well, I was more irritable than usual. Plus, there was a small person on a skateboard type thing here at camp that kept going down my road. So I decided to arrest everyone. Boy Person was irritable too from being electrocuted by BBTW and Girl Person had enough. I guess electrocution will do that to ya. So she put me and Digby in the Jeep, talked to us, told us to relax while she got out our beds, our dinner and our presents for after dinner and to let Boy Person be for a minute. I agree with that.  And yes, we get presents every night but that is not part of my story today. To continue. By that point, Boy Person fixed the BBTW, Digby Pancake was more hungry and we all got to eat. It was good enough to bark at. Barkin and parkin.

After Girl Person had us settled, she went to go find the latest prison shower at camp and got as clean as she could. But as she was walking back in the very dark night, she heard fish jumping. She heard animals in the trash. She heard coyotes in the distance. Yes my friends, we definitely are in somewhere new. And isn’t it exciting? It’s enough excitement to get me up this morning and ready to explore! And water? We found some again and are sure that this North Dakota place is going to be pretty cool.

We are here near Jamestown, North Dakota until Wednesday. Since the states are getting bigger and our travel time to each state is increasing, the persons think it is best to break it up a bit since it’s hard for me and the Deputy. So Wednesday, we are headed to somewhere near Medora, North Dakota too. Good thing is, we get to see different parts of the state this way. Are you ready to join us? On Friday, it’s our rescue visit with Oreo’s Animal Rescue! Stop by their page and give them some support!

By the way. Presents. You should give yourself a present every night too. Girl Person said there is no special day to celebrate. That’s everyday when you can be barkin and parkin…where you are.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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See Ya Later Minnesota!

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This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  And Minnesota? It’s been fun, but today we are outta here!  On to our next state on the Adventure Of A Lifetime.  Somewhere called North Dakota.  It sounds cold already.

We had a great week in Minnesota!  It rained a lot and was cold and Boy Person got a very, very bad headache.  But putting all of that aside, Minnesota is a great place for exploring and for finding giants like Paul Bunyan and Babe The Blue Ox.  Yes, Digby brought him some pancakes, but he ate them like candy! Digby was appalled and vowed never again to share his pancakes with anyone.  And he means it.  I didn’t even offer my peanut butter cookies.  I mean seriously.

Minnesota had beautiful lakes, great food and friendly, down to earth people.  We learned that we better buy some winter clothes too.

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We found out that the Mississippi River starts here which is awesome and that we don’t look good in Minnesota Vikings hats.

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But what I learned most of all is that my handsome is still going strong on our adventure.  I learned that it cannot be stopped no matter what the temperature or altitude.

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So North Dakota?  I have no clue about you at all.  But if you are looking for handsome, here it comes.

Look for our driving adventures today on our Facebook page.  Here we come North Dakota!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

 

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Let’s Have A Baseball Pawty In The Big Blue Treat Wagon!

This is Peanut Butter Brickle.  No, I am not using my normal “Sheriff” distinction today.  Why?  Because for once, I am taking a day off.  We are in the Minnesota place this week, which is #21 on our “48 states, 48 rescues” Adventure Of A Lifetime tour. And wow, it is beautiful here, but it is raining today, and we thought it would be a good time for a pawty up in here.  Up in this Big Blue Treat Wagon RV! Wanna join us?

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Even when you are somewhere this beautiful like Minnesota, you miss home. And we definitely are missing the Florida sunshiney.  Ahh…if we think hard maybe we can feel it.  Or maybe we can bring some Florida into the RV.

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Because we are so homesick, me and Digby Pancake decided that instead of our law enforcement get ups today, we would sport our new Florida place baseball jerseys from PetSmart.  Why?  Because when you are missing home, are tired from all the traveling, visiting rescues every week AND keeping the persons in line, you deserve a day off.  Yes, I am saying I deserve it.  If you are about to argue, normally, I would arrest you but today, I am just gonna sit back and cheer on the Tampa Bay Rays.  That’s right.  You heard me. It is cold here in this Minnesota place.  But we are going to bring Florida into this RV today and warm things up with some fun.  That’s right.  My corn dog tail is waggin.

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Baseball is certainly a sport I can get into.  And I have to say, I look downright breathtaking in this jersey.  Seriously though, blue must be my color along with every other color.  Digby only likes sports because he likes the snacks.  Good thing that Girl Person picked up some snacks for us to watch the games in the Big Blue Treat Wagon RV.

 

Why do we miss that Florida place so much? We have been on the road now since May.  We are on our #21 state.  Oh, how we loved living on the water when we were in Florida and the Tampa Bay Rays remind us of that for sure.

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So you think this is a good idea right?  I always have good ideas.  And since baseball season is here, I am pretty sure that your dog would like a baseball pawty too.  In fact, I know it.  If you go to PetSmart, you can get all the stuff there or online too.  You can get your home team’s gear like jerseys, collars and leashes so your dog can get ready to cheer on your team! I’m not saying that your dog will look as good as me.  That’s just a true fact.

We know you have your own home team, and the fans we have visited so far across the country certainly love their states! So shop to find your favorite gear! They have everything you need.  And more.  Except you can’t buy my handsome. Just saying.

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Did you know that before I was adopted, the Humane Society in Tampa used to take me to baseball stadiums to show me off?  I was waiting for Girl Person and Boy Person to adopt me, so I am not bitter that no one adopted me there. So when I heard about Petsmart’s new adoption program they started, I was pretty impressed, and that takes a lot.

We haven’t made it to Arizona on our Adventure Of A Lifetime yet, but maybe we should head there pretty soon.  Because we heard that PetSmart and the Arizona Diamondbacks made the first-ever season-long dog-friendly ballpark! I am serious.  Even when I take a day off from being a Sheriff, I am totally serious. Our favorite part about the park is that they have what they call a The Adopt Spot!! How cool is this? Rescue? Baseball? Winning combination. I feel like I need to talk about this for a minute. Indulge me. Treat first though.

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The PetSmart new adoption center allows fans to adopt! Yes! Pet parents of newly adopted dogs receive a free D-backs-branded leash, as well as the PetSmart Adoption Kit which has coupons for training and food and treats. Yes, treats.  Always have to have treats. The kit also includes a coupon for a free bag of dog food and additional discount offers on everything a new pet parent needs including beds, bowls, collars and leashes ($400 total value).This is the first season-long pet adoption program at an MLB stadium. PetSmart is teaming up with three Phoenix-based animal welfare organizations – Arizona Humane Society, Arizona Animal Welfare League and HALO Animal Rescue.

So after all of that explaining, do you mind if I get back to my pawty here?  I mean, seriously.  I am always serious.  I know that we have a full weekend ahead in this Minnesota place.  But for today, and only today on our day off, it’s time to get down to some eatin’ and treatin’ with our PetSmart spread. Digby may already need to slow it down though…

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-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle and Deputy Digby Pancake

Oh, wait, I forgot this was our day off.

-Brickle and Digby

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetSmart. The opinions and text are all mine.

No Boggin Allowed Bog Walkers

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This is Deputy Digby Pancake and I have news for you Minnesota.  If you are walking on a Minnesota bog, you better not be boggin.

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So I can read when someone reads it to me.  And from what I understand, bog walkers may not get to boggin.  But it says nothing about dog walkers.  So that is why I tried to pull Girl Person and Sheriff Brickle off the boardwalk.  I mean seriously, there was a squirrel. It also says pack in, pack out.  Can I leave Brickle behind if I can’t carry him? Did I say that out loud?

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But the squirrel.  Yeah, the squirrel. I mean, the squirrel doesn’t care if its in a bog or boggin and I swear, if this computer thing tries to change the word boggin to noggin one more time I am going to howl. Anyway, if you are a bog walker, I can totally understand the importance of not boggin because that would just be dumb.  But a dog walker needs to sometimes go off road.  As well, I have only been in this Minnesota place for a few days and you cannot expect me to know all the rules.  And why do you have so many signs?

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If you are supposed to not get off the boardwalk, how do you expect me see what is on the signs you are talking about? And insect eating plants? What is this place? A horror movie?

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All I know is that the squirrel got away.  They always get away when they are in a bog because no one has the courage to get off the boardwalk.  I don’t think the rules apply to dogs, only bogs.  Therefore, I stand by my actions of today and although I was arrested, it was worth it.

Minnesota?  I love ya.  For all of your smells and fresh air and cold weather, because it is a nice change. But you have too many signs.

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We still have a lot to see this weekend, and tomorrow, it is time for a visit to the Great River Rescue in Bemedji, Minnesota! Boy Person is feeling better too.  We all need a bit of time off, and you will be happy to know that tomorrow, Brickle and I are having a pawty in the Big Blue Treat Wagon.Why? We are missing that Florida place and we need to bring in some of its sunshiney in here.  It’s a special blog edition, so don’t miss it.

But for now Minnesota, it’s your time to shine this week.  And we are loving you.  I love everyone.  My middle name is Pancake to you.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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Nothing To See Here. Move Along.

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This is Deputy Digby Pancake coming at you from COLD COLD COLD COLD COLD COLD Minnesota!  How do y’all take this if you live here?  My booty is about frozen off although I could stand to lose a few inches.  But anyway  I have seen warmer days in my life.

Thank you all for your love and support yesterday with Boy Person. We had our rescue visit scheduled for today with Great River Rescue in Bemedji, Minnesota, but we had to cancel.  They were nice and said we could come on Friday.  We sure hope we can.  This isn’t the way we like to see a state, but sometimes, well, things happen. Girl Person is going to talk to you fans later today on that Facebook page.  Not sure why she couldn’t just tell me what to say.  She said it was too serious and that I just needed to nap and eat pancakes.  Well, I agree with that.  And I still need to find Paul Bunyan today.  I bet I might.

So, Boy Person is feeling somewhat better.  But he is going to have to find out what in the world keep causing these headaches and keep causing me to be up all night.  Sheriff Brickle is all a mess when he loses his beauty sleep and he got sick yesterday with worry for Boy Person.  When you are family, you take the good days with the bad.  And the last two days have been bad.  But we are hoping that today starts the good.

So for all the people who passed by our RV yesterday when Boy Person was throwing up so loud?  Nothing to see here.  Move along.  For all the people who looked at us going 20 miles an hour down the road to get here because Boy Person couldn’t see? Nothing to see here. Move along.  And to all the people who gazed at our organic, steak dinner last night at camp because Girl Person said we were the best boys ever and deserved it? Totally nothing to see here.  Move along.  My steak. My Boy Person.  My slow RV.  This is how family gets through the bad times and heads to the good.

Have a great day everyone!  We are ready to see Minnesota! But seriously.  The cold.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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