This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. And guess what? Or as Girl Person says, “guess what, chicken butt?”. We found a campsite near Sedona, which is very good news. And that my friends is putting it lightly. Kinda like when I arrest you. I only say three words, and I say it lightly, but it is heavy. Dern heavy. And finding a campsite? Dern heavy. Dern hard. Dern impossible. But we did it. We knew there was a campsite out there! Somewhere!
It goes without saying, but I will say it anyway, because that is what I do, that being nice gets you further than being not nice. Now. You may think to yourself. Self? When has Sheriff Brickle ever been nice? Well, first of all, You. Are. Arrested. Second of all, a Sheriff has to pretend like he is not nice to be able to arrest. And that is where my Deputy comes in. Deputy Digby can’t be anything but nice which is why he is a Deputy.
He provides my “nice backup” when the mean is overwhelming, just like my handsome. I have to be me. I have to be a Sheriff to get things done. That doesn’t mean though that I don’t see the need for being polite. That doesn’t mean I don’t see the need for being kind. And that does mean I see the need to remind you.
Because when the persons were trying to find a campsite, they weren’t treated so nice. They weren’t treated so kind. True, sometimes, things just don’t go our way, or we sincerely can’t help someone like we want to. But. This experience made them think. Were they treating others how they wished to be treated all the time? It’s easy to be nice to people with fur and four paws. But were they being as nice as they could to others without fur? Their answer was no. They could do better. And I agree with that. I could get more peanut butter cookies in my allowance.
We all have things that we have to do everyday or that stress us out. And we have to say that we are tired on the road. We have saw the good in people, and the bad. But if you stop and see that person who is in front of you and really think, you may have a little more tolerance and be more kind. Because that person is someone’s kid. That person could be someone’s parent, or aunt or uncle. You don’t know what they have gone through in their life, or what has made them who they are. It sounds simple as a dog, and I don’t know why persons can’t get it…but can ya just be nice? Someone…somewhere out there deserves for you to be kind to them today. And for you to make a difference, and a start. And an example.
Arizona? You have taught us so far that the desert has its own beauty. But you better carry a lot of water to see its beauty.
You have taught us that the rattlesnakes here like to steal all the campsites as Digby explained yesterday. And you have taught us that we have a lot more to see of you. We have arrived in Sedona, and we plan to have a great time here the next few days because some nice people reserved a campsite for us, even though they were full. We get to visit a rescue called Golden Bones Rescue and Rehab who not only rescue animals, but rehabilitate them like Scamp here who will be with them forever.
So as you can see, this is a very different type of rescue. A kind rescue. And we can’t wait to meet them on their farm. Unfortunately, Scamp was recently diagnosed with pancreatitis and diabetes and will require extra attention and ongoing medical care and donations to stay happy and healthy. How very kind the persons are in Arizona who have taken it upon themselves to make a difference. And since their name is Golden Bones, do you think maybe they have some peanut butter bones for me?
As Sheriff, you know that I always like to elaborate. I mean, look at me. My stripes and brindle beauty go on forever, and so does the depth of my knowledge. Trying to find a campsite reminded the persons that kindness needed to be exercised more in the world. The simple facts are often the hardest to remember and to put into action. But if we all try, maybe kindness will return to us too. Someone…somewhere out there today is loving you today too. It might be me, but more than likely Digby.
Are you ready for us Sedona? Let’s. Do. This!
-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle
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