This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. Oh, what a week we have had in this Arizona place. First, we were in the desert. Then, we couldn’t find a campsite anywhere in Sedona. And then. We found the best campsite ever with Ike and Tina. Yes. Ike and Tina. Sometimes things work out, like when I wake up thinking I won’t have the handsomest day ever. And then I do. Every day.
You know, sometimes we find the best friends in unexpected places. Sometimes we find the best friends by not looking for them, and they just appear and make our lives better. Such was the case when I met Al Paca who turned out to be Ike and his friend Tina.
Ike is a rescued alpaca and Tina is a rescued miniature mule here at camp. I have to say. I was struck by Ike’s appearance when I first met him. Really. I had not ever seen an alpaca in all of my days. His long neck almost rivaled mine. And when we looked at each other I knew. Ike would be my friend for life. Even if I wasn’t here. Even if the miles were as long as our necks between us. Even if the mountains were so high we couldn’t see each other’s necks. Even if the rivers were so deep that our necks were barely above water. We would remember each other for the rest of our days.
The nice people at our campground not only brought us farm fresh eggs from their happy chickens here in the morning, but they told us that Ike and Tina were rescued and had each been through some hard times. And even though they loved each other and could not stand to be separated, they sure liked to nag and pick at each other. Huh. Sounds familiar. Deputy Digby? Are you listening?
It made me wonder. What if we had found a campsite right away here in this Sedona, Arizona place? We would have never met Ike and Tina. And then it made me wonder even more. How many times in our lives had things turned out NOT the way we wanted to, but ended up being the perfect thing for us? I’m glad it took us so long to find a campsite. So thank you Ike. Thank you for being my friend, even if it is for a short time in person. Our friendship will be as long as your neck. Till the end of our days. Because time, distance and more distance doesn’t separate true friends. It only makes a true friendship stronger, longer and more meaningful. River deep, mountain high. But seriously. I think I could be a better Tina to your Ike. I’m not too proud to say it.
Yesterday, we visited with the kind folks at Golden Bones Rescue and Rehab. They had dogs. They had cats. They had horses. And yep. They had alpacas. Stay tuned for our rescue video and article on Sunday, May 7th! It is going to be awesome. I will remind you as we get closer. You won’t want to miss this. And Ike? We still have a few more days together. Until Monday. Parting will be such sweet sorrow, but we don’t have to yet.
-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle
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