This is Deputy Digby Pancake. It is Monday. We are still in this Arizona place, and we are not done yet. Like I am never done with pancakes. We are headed today from Sedona to somewhere called a Grand Canyon. Are there pancakes in there? I sure hope so. Because we need a really big boost of energy. The Grand Canyon was one of the places we were looking forward to most when we left that Florida place last May. It truly was. But…
The persons are getting tired. And not because we aren’t having fun. But we have visited 41 rescues and shelters so far on this Adventure Of A Lifetime. Our hearts are heavy, but inspired. Our bodies are tired but energized to keep going. And our love for the people doing such wonderful things across the country has grown. But we are weary.
Girl Person told Sheriff Brickle on the down low that she didn’t know if she could do it. I heard her tell him that she didn’t know if she could visit seven more rescues to finish out the trip. And I saw the look he gave her. And she knew. And I knew. And Boy Person knew. If we didn’t finish it? We. Are. Arrested.
Listen baby, ain’t no mountain high,
Ain’t no valley low, ain’t no river wide enough baby
If you need me call me no matter where you are
No matter how far; don’t worry baby
Just call my name; I’ll be there in a hurry
You don’t have to worry
So with that said, we decided to truck on. We decided to load up this Big Blue Treat Wagon for the countless time today and move it or loose it. Even if we are loosing it. Because who gets to go to the Grand Canyon on a Monday? We do. Ain’t no mountain high enough to keep us from finishing this trip and helping seven more rescues.
And we realize our blessing. We realize that there are also pancakes there at the Grand Canyon. At least I hope so! And that my friends is going be pawsome.
Are we slowing down a bit? We are. And you know it is taking us more than a week now to get through each state. But these last states are as big as my butt. And it takes awhile to get around them. Slowing down though isn’t such a bad thing because we get to rest a bit more.
We get to explore a bit more.
And we get to take a little better care of ourselves.
We realized that we were on no one’s schedule but our own, and that as long as we finish, that is the important thing. Whether it took us a year, a year and a day or a year and a couple months. Our fans understand, and we appreciate that. Even if you didn’t, Sheriff Brickle would arrest you anyways, so then you would understand even more.
The bad thing about leaving our campground in Sedona today is saying goodbye to Ike and Tina. We will miss them.
We will also miss the red rocks and scenery that took our breath away. We have never seen anything like this Sedona place. And we probably never will again.
Some places, we wish we could put in our pockets and carry with us forever. But I don’t wear pants with pockets, or any pants at all. However, that is what good memories are made of. And if we never visit here again, we will still never forget it. Life is a bunch of memories, good and bad. But if we try to remember the good, the bad seems to be less and less of a memory. And our trip is like that too. For the times we are so tired that it seems we can’t go on, we find something that awakens our souls. We find something that makes us remember the good in people, and the good on our earth.
Remember the day I set you free
I told you you could always count on me darling
From that day on, I made a vow
I’ll be there when you want me
Some way, some how
And we find less bad to think about. Unless somewhere runs out of pancakes. I will never forget that.
We want to thank our campground, Lo-Lo Mei near Sedona, Arizona, Golden Bone Rescue And Rehab, Golden Bone Pet Products and Dr. C at Verde Valley Mobile Vet. Please look for our rescue article on Arizona and video next Sunday, April 30. We will remind you!
-Deputy Digby Pancake
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