I Feel The Earth Move

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  We didn’t go to Idaho yesterday. Deputy Digby was pretty upset he didn’t get hash browns yet.  You probably know that by now because you probably heard him howling where you are.  Wherever that is. Doesn’t matter, the whole world can hear it.  But sometimes, schedules have to be altered.  I don’t like it.  Sheriffs really, really don’t like that. But I suppose it is a reality.  At least when it comes to Girl Person.

Ooh, baby, when I see your face
Mellow as the month of May
Oh, darling, I can’t stand it
When you look at me that way


If you have followed us for any amount of time, you probably know that Girl Person has always had something called depression.  I know what it is, because I have it too…because I have whatever Girl Person has.  It’s just the way we roll.

Ooo, darling, when you’re near me
And you tenderly call my name
I know that my emotions
Are something I just can’t tame

Sometimes, she knows its coming.  And sometimes, she doesn’t.  She felt it coming for a few days, but because we were somewhere so beautiful, she tried to think her way out of it.  She tried to outsmart it.


But even Girl Person can’t outsmart this monster.  I call it the depression monster because it sneaks up on you.  It tries to scare you.  It makes Girl Person think the earth is moving and the sky is tumbling down.

It tries to make Girl Person not get me peanut butter cookies and want to go to sleep.  And so when this monster makes its appearance every little while, that is where Deputy Digby and I step in.


Sometimes, you have to call in law enforcement. The Deputy and I are about the only people that can help her. Why? We depend on her to walk us.  We depend on her to feed us pancakes and peanut butter cookies of course.  And if she isn’t here, we don’t know what to do.

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, a’tumbling down
I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, a’tumbling down
I just lose control
Down to my very soul

Because she loves us so much, she will do anything.  Absolutely anything for us.  She will fight that depression monster.  And when she does that, it can’t get her.  It can’t take her away.


Girl Person could choose to hide the depression monster and keep it tucked away from everyone and not talk about it.  But she knows that if she has this monster chasing her, and has since she was a little person, that other people get chased too.  She wants you to know that you are not alone.  Being depressed isn’t something you can help.  Being depressed is not something to be ashamed of.  Even if you have to tell a million Facebook fans. She also knows that many lives have been saved by the furkids that these people have.  As Sheriff and Deputy, we have saved many lives, but Girl Person is our proudest accomplishment.


Some may think that this trip is too hard on us. And yes, Girl Person sometimes dreams of animals we couldn’t help, or rescues we didn’t have time to visit.  She goes over and over in her head how we can help, and what we can do.  But the same things that she worries about gives us great joy too.  Who can say that they gave up all to travel to 48 states and rescues? Who can say they have had that opportunity?  Because we know it is a special gift we have been given.

Girl Person says that the depression monster can visit when you are happy.  It can visit when things are going well in your world.  It can come whenever, wherever, uninvited.  So as long as it keeps trying to show up, we will do what makes us happy.  And that is finishing this trip.  Sometimes, you need a sick day.  You need a day to pull it together.  You need a day to miss your family and friends and what you left behind, and the uncertainty of what is to come. And like one fan said, “the road will be there tomorrow”.


So that is what we are doing today.  We are pulling it together.  Well…we have pulled Girl Person back together.  And we are on the way, Idaho!  Get those hash browns in the pan.  Or french fries for Girl Person with lots of ketchup.  That is her favorite food.  And we are her favorite dogs.  And the week is going to be great! We can feel it!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

We worked hard on our latest shirt and hope you love it! It is only available for a few days here! We have five more states to go!  Thank you for your support!



18 thoughts on “I Feel The Earth Move

  1. Patricia Moller

    I too have that depression monster and just when you think you’re okay it’s back. I’m trying very hard not to let it get to me. On Monday the 29th it will be one year since my husband passed away. I am not going to let depression get to me. I’m going to try to celebrate his wonderful life. I’m away from my family too and I have very lonely days. I’m thinking about getting another dog. My
    Problem with that is I have asthma and I have to have a poodle. They are so expensive and hard to find in rescues. I’m going to pray and think about this and make my decision. I sure do miss my Samantha first I lost her then my husband. Samantha was my sweet poodle a great cuddler. Hard to find another like her. Hugs and love GP you don’t need to rush the last part of this trip. Try to enjoy and remember you cannot help every animal what you have done is made people aware that rescues are the breed of choice. More and more are following your example. Thank you! Hugs and love ❤️🐾

  2. Jacqueline

    No words can tell you how grateful we all are that you took care of yourself, Girl Person, and how appreciative we all are that you share that with us!!! I. Also. suffer from that demon, and like you said one of your followers said about about “the road being there tomorrow” and like you stated “Even if things are great, depression doesn’t care.” It’s got a mind of it’s own. Please, just take care of yourself and your family, in the end, that’s all that matters. All of us are just your “families from other parents” and we just want you to be well.
    Love you all!!!! Peace, Happy Trails, and the weight of the world on your shoulders is, basically, only yours. Everything and Everyone cannot be saved. The Circle Of Life, Like Boy Person stated a few blogs ago. Or Deputy, sorry. I know, only too well, it doesn’t matter what other people tell you when this is happening to you, though. I just hope it’s a short one, but if it isn’t, please Sheriff and Deputy and Boy Person, take your time. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  3. Vicky Brown

    The depression monster visits many of us. On one particularly bad visit, the monster made me think some very scary thoughts. It was the knowledge that my 3 little furry angels needed me that saved my life. Sheriff and Deputy, you both have a very important job to do. While girl person and boy person take care of your physical needs, you are tasked with taking care of their emotional needs. The depression monster hates sloppy licks and silly grins so keep a lot of those in your arsenal.

  4. Karen Hampton

    Thoughtfully, powerfully & honestly stated, Sheriff Handsome…..sometimes you have to let that DM ( not saying the name, gives it too much power) THINK it has ‘gotten you’…. then, you reach down ‘with a little help from your friends’, pull yourself up & catch that DM off guard & knock it on its Keister ( rump, butt ,rear-end, dupa)….then, ya go get a ginormous serving of good old Idaho fries ( with REAL ketchup), a glass of wine…..( any kind goes with taters, btw)….and, Digby, did you know , there is this DELICIOUS thing called ‘Potato Pancakes’ and you eat them with applesauce? Oh yeah, it’s wonderful when you ‘get by with a little help from your friends’….HAPPY trails, safe travels, and remember, sweet GP….the sun WILL come out , YOU.ARE. LOVED 😘💋🐺🐶🍷🍟🏀

  5. Sharon Washburn

    You are brave. Depression is not for sissies. It’s something you have to fight through and it’s hard. My husband and I both have to deal with this. Our pup Pippin a 12 year old jack russell is a life saver and a love saver. He is our blessing! Prayers for an awesome day. Love you guys❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. Thanks for sharing this! I have the anxiety monster, and it hit me hard yesterday when I was supposed to be relaxing and enjoying life on vacation with my husband and my pup. It’s still lingering today, but I’m going to cling to the comfort of my pup and knowing that I’m not alone in battling my own monsters. So glad you took a day to get it together, Girl Person. What you’re doing is an amazing thing, but you must take care of yourselves to see it through. Good luck with the rest of your journey!


    Wishing that there is some sunshiney to ease some weight of the blues..plus, let the Boy Person and the 2 silly Sheriff and his Deputy carry you awhile. Stay safe, the places you have been and going is so spectacularly beautiful, it gets so overwhelming sometimes. Keep an upbeat spirit. We are keeping it up for you too. Wishing you way better today than the last.

  8. Jayne Shirley

    Great post from the Sheriff. It’s too true so many people suffer from depression and are always trying to hold it together. I am one of those people and like Girl Person it is my pups that keep me going. Bob, Pixie, Midge and Broccoli without them there would be days that I wouldn’t even get out of my bed.

    Stay strong Girl Person. Love to you all and what you have accomplished!

  9. Lorraine Wiggs

    I have the depression monster in me too, so I feel for anyone that goes through this every day. And having a fur baby by your side is a blessing! I know mine helps me all the time!🙏🏻🐶🐱

  10. Linda Allebach

    Girl Person, mother of Sheriff and Deputy, I would like to suggest that you call on God for assistance. After all, He made us and knows us better than anyone and sees the whole picture that we can’t see. That’s what I’m doing. I’m calling for His help and love and guidance during these days – “Okay, you had a bad day.” I have chronic illnesses and yeah, I have bad days but He’s shown me there is still purpose in my being here and being me. The same is true for you. Maybe just lean a little harder. Blessings and healings and more good days ahead for you my dear. There’s a wonderful song: God will make a way, where there seems to be no way – He works in ways we cannot see, He will make a way for me..He will be my guide, hold me closely to His side – with love and strength for each new day, He will make a way, He will make a way. (To hear the lovely tune, go to youtube and query Don Moen’s song God Will Make a Way. I think you’ll like it!

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