We Notice.

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  We have to admit it.  We had a wet start in this Kentucky place on Monday, but yesterday?  It was pretty much perfect.  It WAS perfect.  But I feel the need to add y’all to this sentence.  It WAS perfect, y’all.

Girl Person says that one of her favorite things when we are hiking is when we stop and just look.  She says that she so desperately wants to know what we are thinking about.


As we were hiking, Girl Person and Boy Person were discussing this.  Boy Person asked her what she would think about if she didn’t have any worries, like what she had to get done, computer work, the RV, money, the animal rescues…you know. All that kinda person stuff.  She said if she wasn’t worrying, she really wouldn’t be thinking of much else but what she was looking at.  He said exactly.

You see, when you are looking at the most beautiful scenery like we were yesterday at Mammoth Cave National Park, you shouldn’t really be thinking about much else.  Why would you? We were at the world’s largest cave system!  It is known for its eerie silence…much like Sheriff Brickle.


You may be wondering though…do dogs really notice?


Girl Person says that some persons may not want to think that we notice.  They may prefer to think that we don’t know basic things.  Like our family, and that we belong to them, that we would be lost without you. The persons may not want to think that we know when you are sad, or stressed or seem bothered by us.  Because we notice, just like you.  We just notice more deeply.  More sincerely.  More simply. And we know when a day is plain perfect, like yesterday.


Dogs aren’t just your pet.  We are family.  We have opinions.  We have likes.  And if we could talk to you in ways beside this blog obviously, we would tell you to try today and be a little like us.  Look at something and truly only think of it.  If you would like to do that to a pancake, that would be my suggestion.  But a pizza would do as well.

What I am trying to tell you is that all the time you spend worrying could be better spent with your dog.  Sit with us awhile.  And let’s just notice.

-Deputy Digby Pancake



In The Cold Kentucky Rain

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. Welcome to Kentucky! Surprised I can even talk at this point I am so exhausted. Talk about a hard day and a harder night on Monday.

Kentucky rain keeps pouring down
And up ahead’s another town
That I’ll go walking through
With the rain in my shoes,
Searchin’ for you
In the cold Kentucky rain.

You may have guessed that it is cold here in Kentucky. You may have also guessed that we were stuck in a deluge for all of the day and night yesterday. Rain isn’t so bad when you have nowhere to go. But this Big Blue Treat Wagon had to travel through the storm, we had to set up camp in the storm and we kinda got stuck in the mud. After that, we had to move camp again and we were all soaked. All tired. All cold. All hungry and enough was enough. Girl Person said we all had to pull it together. And she blasted this song. You may have guessed that she loves Elvis a little bit.

Now, Girl Person may be a bit melancholy lately. And missing our family and home. So she kinda started crying a little bit after that. Her plan to cheer us up kinda backfired.

Seven lonely days
And a dozen towns ago
I reached out one night
And you were gone
Don’t know why you’d run,
What you’re running to or from
All I know is I want to bring you home
So I’m walking in the rain,
Thumbing for a ride
On this lonely Kentucky back road
I’ve loved you much too long
And my love’s too strong
To let you go, never knowing
What went wrong


Well, enough of this. And enough of Elvis. We may be missing home. Just a little bit! But we have been looking forward to this week in Kentucky! We will certainly be hiking in some National Parks, enjoying some Kentucky food and listening to some bluegrass music!  You may be unaware that Girl Person plays the banjo…and that she loves bluegrass. And she probably doesn’t want me showing you these…but a long time ago, her and Boy Person tried to make a TV show, and although it didn’t catch on, it is quite the entertainment for me to look at the pictures bahaha!!!

Some people say that they wouldn’t change a thing in their lives because it led them up to where they are today.  Well, that is true for us, and we are in beautiful Kentucky. So after we dry out today, wash our clothes and clean up the mud, we are going to give Kentucky our undivided attention!  We are so excited to be here.  And by the way, Girl Person needs lessons.

Did I say that out loud?

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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