Let’s Rename This To 2 Sleeping Dogs

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This is Deputy Digby Pancake. Boy Person is arrested today because of something he said yesterday. And my job as Deputy is to fill you in. You know, on the back ends of the stories that get people arrested. Because I assist in writing the reports with Sheriff Brickle. And this one is a doozy. Is that a word?

As we were traveling around the last few days, Boy Person decided he was a photographer or something and keeps following us around, being the pupparazi. We get tired of it. Can you imagine always being stalked and people always taking your picture? Pictures from the front, pictures definitely from the back, all angles. And I am over it. So me and Sheriff Brickle had a talk and decided that the best thing to do was not be photographed for a day. And we did everything in our means to make bad pictures hahahaha!

So Boy Person kept getting frustrated. He told Girl Person that it was impossible to take pictures of dogs, especially two dogs at the same time and remarked that he was tired and maybe we could rename our title to 2 Sleeping Dogs so that his job would be easier. Well, news flash, we aren’t here to make your job easier. We are here to entertain, and if that means it is at Boy Person’s expense every now and then, so be it. His idea of entertainment is wearing white socks. So yeah, he. Is. Arrested. Now, back to being stalked.

Have a good day everyone!

-Deputy Digby Pancake

Here We Come Maryland!

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This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. I hear that everyone has a day off today. Something called Memorial Day. Well, I never have a day off because I am law enforcement. Can you imagine if I took a day off? Who would arrest everyone? No one I tell you. And definitely not Deputy Digby Pancake. He always leaves the dirty work up to me unless it is rolling in something dirty or dead. And then he takes control.

So today, as long as the Big Blue Treat Wagon cooperates, we will be leaving this Virginia place and headed to the Maryland place. I have never been to Maryland. If it is a land of Marys, then where is the land of Brickles? I would rather go there I think. But for now Maryland will do. And we had a great time in the Virginia place.

We visited Hope For Life Rescue, we played in the ocean on Virginia Beach, we hiked with our fans at a trail in First Landing State Park and we hit the amazing trails at Pocahontas State Park. Sometimes it felt like we were in that Florida place again with the heat. But then I looked around and nope, we definitely weren’t in Florida. That Florida place doesn’t have creeks and hills and trails like this. What I am finding out is that every place we visit has its own special personality, kinda like me. Every place has its own special people and food and way of doing things. Even every rescue we have visited so far has been different, but they still do it right. Does that make sense? If not, you. Are. Arrested.

So today, for those of you who don’t have to work, I want you to think of me while I am arresting everyone all the way from the Virginia place into the Maryland place. We are heading somewhere called Crisfield, Maryland. We visit our next rescue on Wednesday, so stay tuned for that. But for now, thanks to the Virginia place for a great time! Hear we come Maryland!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

It’s Hard Being A Tourist

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This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  And I have just had a newsflash.  I picked up the newsflash with this antenna tail I have.  It’s hard being a tourist.  Especially when you are a dog.

You know, in that Florida place, we knew all the sights and smells and even all the monsters.  The snake monsters, the alligator monsters, the mosquito monsters.  But now, since we are going to a different state place every week, we are utterly confused.  And tired.  And yes, it is fun, don’t get me wrong.  But when you are law enforcement, you can’t let others know you don’t know what you are doing.  I mean, can you imagine?  That is why Sheriff Brickle says it is better to arrest everyone for everything just in case he misses something in these places.

Which leads me to another point.  If we have been in your state, and you didn’t see us, you missed out on being arrested.  And you are arrested for not being arrested.  Yesterday, I wanted to arrest the heat in this Virginia place.  I also wanted to arrest the quarter size yellow flies and mosquitos that tried to take us down.  It may be hard being a tourist, but we will get the hang of this….or we are going to have to arrest ourselves.

Have a great day everyone! We will be uploading a bunch of pictures from our trip so far in the next few days, so look for them!  We also may have a few surprises at the end of next week too…

-Deputy Digby Pancake

We. Were. Arrested.

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This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  Yesterday was a big day for us in Virginia Beach, Virginia!  After we took a hike at our fan meet up, we took a nap before we went to the next rescue on our Adventure Of A Lifetime!  We visited Hope For Life Animal Rescue in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Ok, first of all, this place rocked.  We will be writing a full article on them this weekend, so look for it soon.  But I will tell you that all of their residents do not have to be in cages like regular shelter jails.  The only ones that had to go to jail yesterday were me and Deputy Digby Pancake.  That’s what I said.  We.  Were.  Arrested.

What happened? No, we didn’t bother all of the cats roaming around.  No, we didn’t pee on anyone or anything.  But the following were our infractions:

  1.  When there is a sweet coonhound named Marigold in your midst, and your name is Digby, you get awful sweet on her.  Awful sweet.  It was Hump Day.  The name was appropriate for the occasion.  Digby.  Was.  Arrested.
  2. When there are millions of food dishes around filled with cat food, and you have a weakness for said cat food, and you don’t ever get it, you steal it.  You steal it not once, not twice, but about a hundred times.  I.  Was.  Arrested.
  3.  When you are obsessed with the cat food, and its all you can think about, you get mad when other dogs try to steal your food.  Yes, I said my food.  I also said growl.  Growl.  I.  Was.  Arrested.

So as you can see, we had a full day at Hope For Life Rescue.  And it was a fruitful day.  We like visiting these rescues, but Girl Person says that we cannot wreak havoc on the residents and that as law enforcers, we must uphold the law.  Well, I am not familiar with these laws in the Virginia place.  So anyway.  I put myself on probation. Seriously, the cats in there mean business.  And if I would have had to stay locked up, I can only imagine what would have happened.

Well, today, we are on to the second location for our stay in this Virginia place, Pocahontas State Park, about 20 miles outside of Richmond, Virginia.  So we hope the Big Blue Treat Wagon makes it, or….you know what will happen.

Have a great day everyone!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

Check out Boy Person’s interview with Hope For Life Animal Rescue

What Was That?

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  What was that?  Did you hear that?

We are visiting many new places and doing new hikes every day.  So it only goes without saying that I want to arrest everyone and everything.  Especially, since I don’t know what these sounds are, they scare Deputy Digby Pancake and I have to take care of it.

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This Virginia place has new sounds for sure.  I hear something like frogs or monsters it could be, I heard bears or alligators, I have no idea which. Girl Person says this is not the Florida place and we have to learn about what animals, snakes and other creatures are out there. So we look at our maps and find information before we go. Because if there is a peanut butter monster that lives somewhere, I want to know about it before we are on the trail.  Can you imagine? A peanut butter monster?  Maybe I am the peanut butter monster! Then I would have to arrest myself, which would be awesome because I would be in peanut butter jail. But then it would be too sticky to get out and make it hard to arrest others. So never mind.  Virginia?  You are for lovers I hear.  And I am loving you so far!

Today, we are going to visit Hope For Life Rescue in Virginia Beach, Virginia! I can’t wait! And if you are in Virginia Beach and are planning to do the fan meet up today, it’s promptly at 10 a.m.Click here for info.  Don’t be late.  Or you know what will happen.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

 

Welcome To Virginia!

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This is Deputy Digby Pancake. Welcome to Virginia! We made it! No, it wasn’t without a hitch. I don’t know what a hitch is, but I should have left it in North Carolina.

The Big Blue Treat Wagon made it ok. It tried to get hot again, but we put a stop to that. We drove thru a lot of rain, and it is cold in this Virginia place too, but not as cold as the North Carolina place so far. Boy Person unfortunately got arrested. We made it to the campground ok, but he forgot to empty something that holds gross stuff and we had to get out of our parking space after we were set up and go empty the stupid thing again. Yes, I called it a stupid thing. It made my dinner late.

Sheriff Brickle was not having it and he not only arrested Boy Person for this infraction, but he threw up on the rug to make a point. Oh, Brickle. I didn’t do it this time, aren’t you impressed?

Girl Person says this state park is pretty cool! It has prison showers too, but hopefully Boy Person can get our shower fixed, otherwise, Girl Person says she is going to bathe in the ocean. Did I mention that we are right on the ocean? I just know that today is going to be a great day filled with hiking and eating and exploring Virginia Beach! We have to get rested though because tomorrow, we have a big day. We are visiting Hope For Life Animal Rescue in the afternoon, but in the morning, any fans who want to come hike with us, join us at First Landing State Park and the Bald Cypress Trailhead promptly at 10 a.m. It is a short 1.5 mile trail, but we promise to make it entertaining! Maybe even some free treats for you! The Bald Cypress Trail is one of the more popular trails here. It starts from the Trail Center. It is not a hard hike, even I can do it with a belly full of pancakes.

Enough business, I have a new campground to pee on. Oh wait, I guess that’s doing my business. Thanks for having us Virginia place!

-Deputy Digby Pancake

P.S. Did you catch Girl Person’s latest article for BarkPost on South Carolina? Read now!

Here We Come Virginia!

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This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  It’s been fun North Carolina, but onward  we must go today to Virginia on the next part of our Adventure Of A Lifetime!

I heard someone say that Virginia is for lovers. Well, it is now! I am on the way.  I know that if you are in Virginia you are dying to give me some kisses. I have saved up enough as well for you too.  So if you are coming to our hike on Wednesday morning, please do let me know. I want to make sure that I am ready. Actually, you should be the one getting ready for all this handsome. When you see it in person, you will faint, but then have to wake up to take a hike with me and Digby Pancake.

North Carolina was really fun. We got to hike a lot, even on sand dunes, and visit some place where people first flew airplanes called Kitty Hawk. We met with our fans at the Bodie Lighthouse on Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and we visited the great people at the Outer Banks SPCA! Now, what will await us in Virginia? I can only imagine! As long as this Big Blue Treat Wagon holds out and gets us there, we will be on the road mid-morning!  So see ya later North Carolina!

If you are in Virginia by the way, and want to come to our hike, click here for details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/855072677931229/

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

A Full Day Ahead!

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This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  How was your week?  I don’t even know what state I am in lately. Always a state of being hungry and needing pancakes and a nap. But I mean what STATE I am in.  Girl Person says that we are in this North Carolina place until Monday.  And today, we have a full day planned!

First of all, we are going to sleep a little because we had a long day yesterday.  Boy Person had to hook up the car to the Big Blue Treat Wagon and let’s say that a two hour job turn into 10.  Does anything ever go smooth? Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle says chunky is much better for peanut butter sake, but for life sake, I say smooth.

Then, we are headed to a shelter today. This will be the third shelter of our Adventure Of A Lifetime.  It is called the Outer Banks SPCA.  They serve the Outer Banks region of North Carolina.  It will be our goal today to give them some tips on how to use Social Media to network animals and they will give us an inside look into how their shelter works.  It takes everyone working together to make a difference. And we ready to learn what they do.

After that, we will be meeting our fans at the Cape Hattaras National Seashore.  If you can come, we will be there from 4-5 p.m. to say hello and if you want to take a picture with Brickle and Digby, come on by!  We will be meeting at the Bodie Lighthouse.  We hope you can make it.

So as you can see, I am definitely going to be earning my pancakes today.  A lot of them.  We want to thank all of our fans for their suggestions and tips for our trip. I know many of you are disappointed we can’t come to all of the areas you live in and that we only have one meet-up planned per state.  But we also hope you understand we are just one small family and we can only fill our days so full.  As our trip progresses, let’s see if we can increase our visits with you.  We will try our best.  We love you all, please never doubt that.  Also don’t doubt the need for pancakes.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

Overcoming Fears

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This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  Today, we leave Cedar Point, North Carolina and we head to Roanoke Island, North Carolina! Another 4 hour drive at least because we are slow and we stop a lot and I arrested the Big Blue Treat Wagon.  Boy Person is trying to see if he can hook up something to pull our car this time too.  We will see! If not, it’s ok Boy Person. We can do it.

Speaking of we can do it, yesterday it rained here.  A lot.  But we didn’t let that damper our spirits.  We took a few hikes in the rain and all of a sudden I saw it.  No, not the pretty view.  The metal walkway.  You see, ever since I was a puppy, I have wanted to arrest all metal walks.  I won’t walk across grates.  I won’t do it.  But Girl Person told me that it was the only way to take this hike over the water.  It was either that or back in Big Blue.

So, I decided that if we were brave enough to do this trip and break down and park on the side of the road and sleep with smelly Digby in these close of quarters, I could totally walk across this bridge. And as you can see, I did it! I did it for over 2 miles! I did it and I wanted to do it again.  Think you can’t overcome  your fears? Think again. Did you know Girl Person has depression and is very shy?  How does she talk to people and visit rescues and animals? She overcame her fears.  And did you know Boy Person likes to wear white socks when he shouldn’t? That is a fear he needs to overcome.  I don’t wanna see that anymore.

Have a great day everyone and watch for us to get on the road again this afternoon!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

North Carolina? You. Are. Arrested.

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This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  This is technically our second day in North Carolina, although I can’t really remember much of the first because we were so tired.  The RV broke down again.  Boy Person fixed it again.  And well, you guessed it…

Big Blue Treat Wagon? You.  Are.  Arrested.  I have had enough.  I tried to give you warnings.  I did.  But you didn’t listen. In fact, let me recount what you did.  You waited until we were on some big bridge in South Carolina and you quit.  You started smoking.  Then you shut off right as Boy Person was about to drive you over the hump.  Girl Person started praying out loud, and real loud and we thought you were gonna run us over in our car.  But nope. Boy Person took control and got you up that bridge and coasted you down.  But then.  Yes, then you decided that we had to break down on the side of a busy road with people trying to run us over.  Then, yes, a lawn maintenance tractor almost mowed us all down.  So yes, you are totally arrested.  But Boy Person out smarted you.  He fixed you up again, although it took three hours, and we got you to North Carolina.  We did.  We were all about asleep.  Hungry.  Tired.  After eleven hours of driving, we made it to our next state.  And guess what? You ran better than ever after this last round of problems.  So am I taking a big chance on arresting you? I am.  But you must learn your lesson.  You may get time off for good behavior because we need you.  But let’s see how it goes.  Which leads me to my next arrest which you caused, Big Blue Treat Wagon.

North Carolina? You. Are. Arrested.  Why? Well, first of all, the Cheerwine that you have that Girl Person drank to stay awake made her edgy, which made her hyper and when you are in a car for eleven hours, not so good. She must like it because it has wine in the title although there is no wine to be had.  Added to the arrest.  Then, when we finally made it to you and your campground, someone had locked the gate.  There was no emergency number.  We were in the middle of nowhere.  And stuck.  Stuck.  The persons were arguing, and let me tell you, we were all exhausted.  Did they check to see if the locks were actually locked on the gate? Well, no they did not. And in the morning, they realized we had been parked on the side of the road for nothing.  Arrested.

Second point of my North Carolina arrest? Your showers at this campground are something out of a horror movie.  And yes, the RV should have a shower, but it is broke and already arrested so what can I do about that? The showers, well, I just can’t explain it.  Girl Person says she feels like she is taking a prison shower.  Since you are arrested, I guess that is appropriate.  But why does your cold, cold water stay on for 20 second intervals and then shut off? What is your deal?  Why do you have bar soap in there with flies on it? Why?  Oh, yeah, it’s prison.  I will say it again.  You.  Are. Arrested. And don’t bend over.

Despite all of this, you can better believe that we are going to enjoy our stay here. In just a few days we will be heading to our third animal rescue to visit and then to a National Seashore.  And Big Blue Treat Wagon and North Carolina?  You better cooperate.

Have a great day everyone!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle