The Last Florida Dog Blog

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This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  And this is the last time I will be writing the dog blog for the next year from this Florida place.  It’s hard to believe, isn’t it? Monday starts our Adventure Of A Lifetime…and we are pretty much not ready at all! Bahaha! Still got a lot of packing.  A lot of goodbyes.  A lot of pancake eating to gain strength.  I am tired just watching the persons do all this work. So while they are packing the RV, let me share with you my reflections on what I will miss.

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First of all, Sheriff Brickle and I are going to miss pawtrolling the waterways and canals here in Hudson, Florida.  We have had some of the best times of our life outside in the sunshiney. Did we do anything exciting?  No.  But special.  Because the time we have had with the dolphins, the manatees, the fish and the crazy beach persons here has been priceless.  Kind of like good pancakes and good syrup combined.

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Next, I am going to miss our big house in Lutz, Florida.  We had it filled with a lot of stuff.  But we sold the house…we sold the stuff…and found treasures unfold in the simple way of life.

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I will miss the orange grove and the gopher turtles and Gandma and Gandpa.  Wow, do I miss Granny Person who is no longer here.  And Cuddles.

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And Leroy (not Brown). I won’t miss his barking though.

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Isn’t it funny how everyday life is what memories are truly made of? How I miss those visits with family.  And the peanuts Granny Person gave us.  And stealing fried chicken off her counter. I don’t need the lecture, I totally know pancakes are better for you!

I think most of all, I am going to miss this Florida place because of the people we leave behind.  But Girl Person says that in a year after our adventure, we will see where the roads lead us.  So until then, I am going to say…as we pull into our beach trailer driveway for the last time…thank you Florida.  Thank you to this Florida place for the memories.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

 

 

Reflections.

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This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  If you are counting down to our Adventure Of A Lifetime, you will be happy to know that we have four more days until we leave on Monday, May 2nd…time still to be determined.  Are you excited? We are tired and nervous, but excited too.  And Digby is a little bit scared, but don’t tell him I told you that.

It’s funny, sometimes when a chapter of your life is nearing its end, you start to remember all the beautiful things about it.  The sad things seem to pale in comparison and you seem to appreciate even the little things you may not have noticed before.  That is how we are feeling right now.

Our time in Florida has not been perfect.  When we moved back in 2012 from California, we tried our hardest to find a way to go back.  It has taken us four years to regroup, to sell our lifelong home and to actually make decisions that were the hardest…yet easiest of our life.  We thought that happiness was only guaranteed if we were back in California. But after coming to our Country Cousin Person’s beach home and allowing ourselves to step back and think, only then did we see what we had to do.  And thus began our plans for the Adventure Of A Lifetime.  And now? It’s here.  Where will we end up after this year? We have no idea.  Back in Florida? Perhaps.  California? Maybe.  But for once in our lives, we are going to keep an open mind and see where these roads lead us! Thank you for joining us.

Enough about that.  I felt I had to explain what in the world we are doing to our new fans.  But now, let me tell you a little about what I will miss. It is Digby’s turn tomorrow.

I will miss family.  Even Leroy.

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I will miss the dog beach.  Oh, how many times I drank its waters and threw up in the car.

Image-2  I will miss the view.  The dolphins playing.  The smell of the ocean.  The fish that visited us everyday.  Chasing the sea ducks and being a beach dog.

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Have you ever missed something or someone before you even leave?  That is how we are feeling right now.  Trying to take it all in, trying to remember the smells, how we felt here, how much it helped us.  We can’t wait for our adventure to start, but we will never forget this place.  And maybe, who knows? We might even be back.

I have to go and pack my cookies.  I did not say I would miss them because you better know I packed quite a few!

Have a great day everyone!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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