See Ya Later, Nebraska!

This is Deputy Digby Pancake. We hope that you enjoyed being with us in Nebraska this week, but as with every state on our trip, it is time that we say see ya! See ya Nebraska!  You were good to us. And we will never forget you.

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Nebraska was full of surprises like many of the states we visit.  Yes, there were miles and miles and more miles of fields filled with wheat for pancake making.  There were endless, vast expanses of places untouched by time.  How I have become so observant, I don’t know.  Could have been all that pancake eating this week.

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Girl Person made us a Nebraska treat called Runza, but twisted the recipe a little to be like a pancake so that it was healthier.  Yeah, Nebraska.  Your food was Digby Pancake approved.

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Then, we visited a place in Nebraska called Hearts United For Animals that has saved thousands of dogs from puppy mills and natural disasters.  If you missed our interview, Sheriff Brickle says you are arrested, but here it is again.

 

We even got to see waterfalls and caves in this Nebraska place. Yes, waterfalls.  What are you missing about where you live?  I bet there are hidden treasures there too.

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If you think we had a good week in Nebraska, you are surely right.  As right as you are that I am the loudest snorer ever in the Big Blue Treat Wagon besides Girl Person.  Did I say that out loud?

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So here we are.  Ready to start another week in another state called Iowa on our Adventure Of A Lifetime.  We are very pumped up this week to make it one of the best weeks ever.  Girl Person says that every day we are together is something to be thankful for.  So thank you Nebraska for our seven days here this week.  Thank you for the peace and quiet, your friendly people, your food, your coyotes howling at night.  I do not thank you for the biting flies and bee that bit my butt.  But beyond that, thank you.  Till next time Nebraska…see ya!

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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Nebraska Looks Good On Me

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  Do I EVER take a bad picture? Nope, not even from this angle.  Seems like the pupparazi follows me wherever I go.  At least Girl Person pays me in peanut butter cookies.

The best thing I love about this Nebraska place is that it looks soooo good on me!  A camping woman this morning asked Girl Person what kind of dog I was.  Girl Person told her I was a rescue and a mix of many different dogs.  She just nodded and said, well, it looks good on him.  Sure does.  Sure does.

Even Deputy Digby Pancake looks good in this Nebraska light.

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It’s not often I give props to my brother from a different mother, but Nebraska has made me a bit nicer.  Hmmm.  Good thing we aren’t staying here past Monday.  A Sheriff can’t get soft.

Before this trip, I would have never thought about coming to Nebraska.  It’s been such a nice surprise, like when I wake up every morning seeing I have grown more handsome than the day before.

 

This week, we have drove for miles and miles without seeing nothing but wheat fields.  We wonder how the people of Nebraska feel about living here, and what they like best about their state.  Somehow, my Sheriff wisdom tells me that it’s the way they feel when they are here.  The way they feel loving a place because their family has been here for years, or the familiar feel of home.  Maybe it’s the nice people they know, or the drive they always take on the way home.  Either way, we thank Nebraska for having us this week.  We still have much to see this weekend.  So please stick around.  And see how this Nebraska light makes my handsome, well, unbelievable.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Drivin’ With Digby In Nebraska

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  Is it a nice day to take a drive?  I think every day is a nice day to take a drive with me, don’t you think? Wanna come along for a drive thru camp with me in Nebraska?  Yes, at the end a bee bites my butt.

It’s true.  Not all of us can visit every state in a Big Blue Treat Wagon like me and Sheriff Brickle.  But I hope that you can still enjoy the ride with us.  Are you?  Also, do you have any pancakes?  Girl Person says that you shouldn’t ask too many questions at one time.  Why not? Oh, is that another question? That was too.  Ok, as long as I am asking questions, again, do you have any pancakes?

This Nebraska place has been full of surprises.  Leaves as bright as Fall gets.  Caves where Indians wrote on the walls a long time ago, sunshiney and hikes that are as great as they get.  Coyotes that howl at sunset, flying squirrels at camp and people as nice as I am sweet.  Yesterday, we visited a beautiful place for dogs called Hearts United For Animals that saves dogs from puppy mills and from the floods in places like Louisiana.  Look for our video and article this weekend, because you will love them too.  As much as you like drivin’ with me.

So are you ready for another day in this Nebraska place?  We are ready to see more, to do more, to really see more of what people that call Nebraska “home” love.  Since our only home is the Big Blue Treat Wagon, we are happy to be parked here in this state till Monday.

The people we are meeting all along our journey are making us happy.  Like the campers next to us here who were content to play cards for hours and talk about their day.  Like the couple at camp with a 50 year anniversary party with their family and celebrating love.  Like the man with a dog that wanted to bite us but who loved that dog more than life itself.  Like the people we saw at the local market who had known each other for years.  Life is something to be celebrated every day.  That’s why I show you my drives.  Because you know what?  It’s the little moments in life, the every day moments that make up your life. Your whole life.  Just like this Adventure Of A Lifetime.  Thank you Nebraska for making us remember these moments.

Want to take a longer drive? Here ya go!

-Deputy Digby Pancake

Who Goes There?

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  This week, we are in the Nebraska place.  If someone would have asked me a week ago where Nebraska was, I would have had no earthly idea.  Actually, if someone asked me today where Nebraska was, I still have no earthly idea.  I didn’t drive here and I certainly didn’t look at a map. Why should I take the time to do so when next week we are going to be somewhere different again? Just get us there, persons.

Last night, as we were sitting outside enjoying the campfire, we heard it.  Howling.  More howling.  And then weird noises coming from the trees.  I barked in my biggest Sheriff voice, “who goes there?”.  And I was answered with more howling.  And more noises.  It was, well, scary.  I was not scared, but it was scary.  Clarification.

We aren’t used to all the noises we hear from place to place.  Come to find out, there are coyotes here and flying squirrels and the like.  Well, after I settled down from being a bit nervous (not scared because I don’t get scared), I thought to myself that it was a great thing to be in a new place.  New things to arrest.  And so it goes…the arresting has started.

First off, the flies are arrested in this Nebraska place.  Why, why, why must you torment us day and night?  Why must you fly everywhere landing on things and making the persons crazy and Digby Pancake paranoid?  Then, the bees are arrested.  Bees, bees, bees, everywhere bees.  Then, the yellow ladybug things (is that what they are called) are arrested.  Stop biting us.  Last on my list for today only as I will be adding to it, the clay mud is arrested for dirtying up our paws.  The Big Blue Treat Wagon may be heavily weighted down with dirt this week.  I mean, more dirt.

So there you have it.  Who goes there?  Coyotes, flying squirrels, flies, yellow ladybugs, bees, and mud.  My list is long, I know, but like handsome, you ain’t seen nothin yet.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Welcome To Nebraska!

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  Let me be the first to welcome you to…Nebraska!

Yesterday, we had quite a long and dusty drive from that Kansas place.  We never realized how dry and dusty some places are since we are from that Florida place.  Wow…is it dusty! Girl Person’s skin is so dry she looks like she could crack under pressure.  Wait, she already did that.

We are looking forward to our week here in Nebraska.  We will be visiting a rescue called Hearts United For Animals that saves many animals from puppy mills and also just saved over 30 animals from the floods in Louisiana.  So yes, they are very special people.  And we can’t wait to see all of the good that they do. This is our #27 state out of 48 this year.  Did I mention that?  No?  I did now.

We also can’t wait to see all of the fun and good things that Nebraska has to offer.  Deputy Digby Pancake is most interested in the food, but that doesn’t change from state to state.  Or year to year.  Or day to day.  Or hour to hour…or minute to minute.  Nope.  Sorry to be predictable there.

Also, being predictable today, I will tell you that so far, I believe that I am the most beautiful thing in Nebraska.  No, I have not see Nebraska at all yet, just saying.  Girl Person says that I need to relax…we have a lot to see.  Let’s do this Nebraska!

Have a great day everyone! Make sure to check our Facebook page for our first day in this great state, what we find, and what Deputy Digby finds to roll in.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

This is Deputy Digby Pancake. Did you enjoy your time in Kansas? Yes, I am asking you that because every single one of our fans is with us on this trip. So again…did you enjoy Kansas? Well, Dorothy…I hate to break it to you. But you’re not in Kansas anymore.

Who is Dorothy? People kept talking about her in Kansas. I found no yellow brick road. I found no tornado, which is good. And I found no Wizard of Oz. But if I would have, I would have asked him to make me as sweet as pancakes. Oh, I already am?

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Today we head to our #28 state on the Adventure Of A Lifetime! We can’t believe it. So the state we are headed to today is a place called Nebraska. I know not one thing about Nebraska. I pretty much preferred Kansas because it is flat as a pancake, and I am not sure if Nebraska is flat as a pancake. Does it have pancakes?

Kansas treated us well. It had lots of surprises like when I surprise Girl Person by rolling in dead things or when we surprise her with random chicken bones in our mouth from the ground left over from campers. Girl Person is very frustrated at this fact. But that’s a story for another day.

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We visited a really cool rescue in Kansas called Western Plains Animal Refuge where they help not only dogs and cats, but wildlife too. They believe every life matters.

We also got to eat lots of good Kansas food like the Kansas Pork BBQ For Dogs made by Girl Person. Yes, yes…she is giving you the recipe.

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What we will remember most about that Kansas place are the people. The friendly, proud people who love, love, love their state. Isn’t that what all of us want? To love the place we live in? Yes, we visited towns that were small. Towns which you didn’t see anyone for miles and hours on end. What I thought was really neat was that there are still places like this in the country. Places that have not been touched by time. Places that know what is important…family, friends, and pancakes. Thank you Kansas for a great week. We will always remember you…and think of you every time we see a rainbow.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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Follow The Yellow Brick Road

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This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. And you know that we had to say it this week eventually, right?  Seriously, when in Kansas…

So apparently, this girl named Dorothy really wanted to get back to this Kansas place!  She really missed home.  And when we leave this Kansas place? Yes, we are really going to miss it too.

I am pretty sure that all of us have a yellow brick road we try to follow.  Something that we think will make us happy, get us back to a place where we were happy once like Dorothy.  And sometimes, our persons wonder if the roads we follow on this trip will get us back to where we started from in the first place.  We will see.  Although we have many more states to get to, all roads have us together and we are enjoying the journey.  And we are happy you are with us too.

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Although we are weary and travel tired, we know that we have more rescues to visit too like the one we are going to in Kansas today.  It is called Western Plains Animal Refuge.  They are definitely deserving of some love and recognition for what they do, and it is our job today to show YOU how awesome they are! Make sure to check our Facebook page for pics of our visit, and then this weekend you know what comes next. Our video and article on Sunday.  Won’t you help us share them with the world?  If not, you. Are. Arrested.

We still have a few more days in Kansas, and fun places to see! So we hope you will stay with us this weekend, although not in the Big Blue Treat Wagon because there is no room in here.

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And then our next destination?  Nebraska. I have no idea where that is.  I would assume my corn dog tail will point us in the right direction down that yellow brick road.

Oh, and one more thing. We feel like telling our family…our friends…we miss home.  Like Dorothy.

“Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There’s a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.”

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

Conveniently Located In The Middle Of Nowhere

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  And well, Kansas? You are surprising us.

Many think of Kansas as just this…and well, there is a lot of this. But what do you see in the background? Hills? Hills in Kansas? A surprise.

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What you may not know is that like many other places in the world, there are beautiful and hidden surprises everywhere.  You know, kinda like when you see me and you are surprised and you are like “how is that dog so beautiful?”.  Like that.  Kansas is like that.

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And before I go any further, the fan that commented on our live video at Monument Rocks yesterday asking why my tail was short…ugh.  I pretty much think and know that…You. Are. Arrested.  Sometimes, you don’t need to solve every mystery in the world. Don’t write checks your butt can’t cash as my Pappy used to say. I don’t know what that has to do with this, but don’t do that. I felt it fit in this situation.

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Sometimes, you may have hidden treasures in your own backyard. You know…where you live.  You may have to really stop and think.  If someone was visiting where YOU live, what would they find surprising?  That is what we did in Kansas yesterday.  Did we have to drive awhile to find a treasure? We did.  Flat Kansas has many hidden surprises.  Like this friend we found on the road.

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Friend? Yep, I AM taking this a bit too far.  But seriously, we have never seen a wild tarantula in our lives.  I am pretty sure I will be ok if I don’t see one again.  I did arrest it by the way.  Who would have known that many wild tarantulas walk right on down the road in Kansas? And you thought there were only yellow brick roads here.  Wrong.

So my point today is this.  I always have a point, just like the end of my corn dog tail which got someone arrested yesterday.  We are fortunate, very fortunate to be able to see all the treasures in this country.  The hidden treasures that are conveniently located in the middle of nowhere.  Because there is someone and something, like our friend the spider that lives in these places we find.  Someone that calls it home.  Someone that may have moved away and misses it.  Someone that has memories there.  So let’s be excited about everywhere we visit, like Kansas that is something special to the people that conveniently live in the middle of nowhere.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Eating Local

This is Deputy Digby Pancake. So. Where are we again? Somewhere called a Kansas place? Yes, that is where we are. It is hard to remember where we are half the time or more than half the time since we move to a different state every week. But we are definitely in Kansas. Yes, Kansas.

Yesterday, we kind of took it easy around camp. We hiked and ate and hiked some more and ate some more. We kind of like this Kansas place. It isn’t flat everywhere like people think. There are hills, and today, we are going to a place where they are. So make sure and look on our Facebook page for video and pictures. You know where to find us.

So, I mentioned previously and I am sure you took note, because I would, that we ate a lot yesterday. Well, Sheriff Brickle and I always look for the best local restaurants. Forget using that computer thing to find a good place. All we do is look down on the trails and eat local. Yep, we eat local. Local poop that is.

The persons seemed to be distraught on the trails yesterday. Trying to pull old poop out of our mouths. Trying to get us not to pick up the poop in the first place. Trying to tell us what to pick out on this Kansas menu when we have already picked out our entrees.

The persons said that was the most frustrating walk we have had in awhile. Well, if they would have called for reservations, maybe they could have got what they wanted to order too. They were so upset about the whole eating local thing that they vowed to not cook our dinner anymore. Boy Person said he would just save a lot of money and Girl Person said she would save a lot of time by just serving us plates of poop. Well, if it is local, I have no objections about that. Especially here in Kansas where they seem to know how to prepare the best entrees. It’s a shame that they don’t have carryout though or shipping available.

Have a great day everyone!

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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Pretty Paws In Kansas


This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. Let me be the first to welcome you to the state of Kansas! Are you ready? I’m pretty much not because yesterday was pretty much the longest drive ever. Bad wind. Bad smokey driving conditions. Bad roads. And Boy Person had a bad sneezing fit all day long. So yeah. It was quite a drive.

The only place we could stop along the way from Colorado to take a break got arrested in five seconds because as soon as I stepped out of the Big Blue Treat Wagon with my pretty paws (yes my paws are pretty), I got thorns all in them. Deputy Digby Pancake did too, and Girl Person stepped into the bathroom there to hear all kinds of noises so we promptly evacuated the area. What noises you say? I would rather not say.

So Kansas? I can’t believe this, but I am about to arrest you already. This has to be a record on our trip so far. You have today to make up for your infractions. And you better believe that we are going to have fun here or else you are going to get a really harsh sentence. The Sheriff is in town, Kansas. I have a Deputy with a hankering for a plate of pancakes, some persons hankering for a few bottles or six of wine, and I am looking for some peanut butter cookies. If our fans can point us in the right direction, sure would appreciate some itinerary suggestions.

Every state has some awesome things, beauty and reasons to be proud! So let’s do this Kansas. Let’s make you shine. I don’t want any trouble as Sheriff, but if you blow any more dirt or sand our way, I am going to find some red shoes like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz to get us out of here. Yes, for my pretty paws. So come on Kansas! It’s a new day. Let’s do this.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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