Well, Louisiana. It’s Not Saturday Night But We Don’t Care.

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  Well.  Louisiana?  I would arrest you for making us stay, but I will instead be arresting that Arkansas place before we even get there instead.  Seems as though Arkansas set you up, Louisiana.  Seems as though Arkansas is trying to evade the law by causing tornadoes to keep us out.  We got on the road, but it wasn’t our planned destination.

We decided to stay in this Louisiana place till Wednesday.  Girl Person and Boy Person said that we were too precious to them to take a chance. Are we sad about that?  Well, no.  Because that just means that we get to see more of Louisiana.  No, it’s not Saturday night.  But we still are gonna make the best of it!

Every time we turn around, there is a surprise around the corner.  Kind of like when you think Deputy Digby can’t stink anymore, there he is around that corner with another cloud of stench.  Or like when you think you can’t get any more good looking and you look in the mirror and realize you are hotter than five minutes ago.  Another surprise.

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We decided to head to somewhere in Louisiana called Lake Binisteau.  This definitely was not the hot springs of Arkansas like we thought we were going to.

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But doesn’t it have its own beauty?  Sure, some people may have been disappointed, but we definitely were not. Some may say that it looks scary, or dirty or too green.  Some may say that it looks like there are alligators in there.  But really though, isn’t that what makes it beautiful?

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Girl Person says that every place has its own unique beauty, and we should never compare it to another, just like we should not do that with animals, or even people.  What do I mean?  I know I am rambling here, but follow me on this one.

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Being negative is an easy thing to do.  I know, I am a Sheriff.  But putting labels on things, or even people can be damaging.  Because we all are unique.  We all matter.  Every animal has a story of what makes them who they are.  Every person has a story of what made them who they are.  It is our duty to show appreciation for differences and therefore beauty. Louisiana taught us that.  How?  The things that we feel make it beautiful are maybe the things others may think are not like the green waters or the muddy Mississippi River. The people that live here are proud of these things because that is what makes their home state unique.

It’s not Saturday night.  But what makes Tuesday any less awesome?  We aren’t in Arkansas yet.  But what makes Louisiana less awesome? Nothin!  So let’s enjoy our last day (again) in this Louisiana place.  Arkansas will be here before we know it.  Wednesday in fact.

No, this detour was not on our schedule.  And truth be told, at the beginning of this trip, that would have really bothered us.  But we have learned to go with the flow, even if it is on  the green waters of Louisiana.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

P.S. We want to give a big thanks for the people and animals at the Animal Welfare League in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas for allowing us to reschedule our visit with them this week to Thursday.  They are truly special people, and so desperately want to find a good home for Mallory who has been with them for far too long.

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Mallory has seen many dogs and cats adopted, but she still sits waiting for her forever family.  She is four years old and a shepherd and hound mix.  We love her.  Please consider adding her to your family. Contact them today!!

Call (501) 915-9337

 

Well, Lawd Have Mercy, Louisiana!

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  Oh, what a week we had in this Louisiana place!  But it’s time that we head to our #37 state on this Adventure Of A Lifetime, somewhere called Arkansas.  We’ve got a long way to go…and a short time to get there.  At least a seven hour drive in the rain today.

First point. Arkansas does not sound like you spell it.  But I am a dog, so I don’t have to spell, therefore, I do not care so much.  Beignet also does not sound like it is spelled either, but I don’t care because we probably ate all of them in Louisiana anyhow. And Sheriff Brickle almost got arrested by himself for his love of beignets.  Well, lawd have mercy, Louisiana! I cannot watch this enough times.

Not only did we get to visit New Orleans, but we got to visit with the pawsome animal rescuers, the Magnolia Chapter Of The Humane Society Of Louisiana in Franklinton. Here’s the episode of “Stop Hounding Me” with them in case you missed it.

We stayed at one of our absolute favorite parks so far, the Bogue Chitto State Park.  Probably, it was in our top five picks on this trip.

A river, a beach, peaceful walks and stars so bright that it made us forget all of our problems.  When you look up at the stars, you realize how small we are and how our problems don’t mean a thing.  As our Gandma always says, when you are feeling bad, look up.

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We then got to go to the northeast part of Louisiana and visit another place, Poverty Point. We went to the dog-friendly Poverty Point National Monument.  If you ever get a chance to see this, it is pretty neat, even for a dog.  People lived her many, many years ago and their houses made out of the earth still has remains here.

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Lawd have mercy, Louisiana!  You have so much to offer. Your food is great, your people are friendly, and there are great things to do.

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Well, almost all of your people are friendly.  Seems as though some fellow campers who were trying to climb a hill on the back of our campsite were scared to death by a Sheriff and a Deputy.  Seems as though they said we were rabid.  Actually, they said that the dogs with rabies would eat them up.  Well, if you are a Louisiana beignet we may eat you up.  But we don’t have rabies. Why would you think that?

Lawd have mercy, Louisiana!

We will miss you.  But it is time to head to that Arkansas place today and somewhere called Hot Springs.  Sheriff Brickle says that is also an appropriate place to go since he is so hot.  Puleeze Brickle.  Lawd have mercy.  Did you forget how many beignets you ate?  Your butt didn’t.  Your butt also didn’t forget about the jambalaya Girl Person made us.  And if you missed her live demo on the Facebook page, check it out here.

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Lawd have mercy, Louisiana.  We will never forget you. Thanks to everyone who made our time here so nice.

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Today, we have one of the longest drives we have had in awhile. It is going to be hard, but we can do it.  Wanna come to Arkansas?  We are going to be visiting with the Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League this week and meet some of their adoptables like Tiny, whose mom died recently.  He only has three legs, but that doesn’t stop him from cuddling. He needs a forever home.

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So let’s have some fun in Arkansas like we did in Louisiana. Till next time, Louisiana place, “Il faut je fais route”. (That means I’ve got to hit the road in french barking).

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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