Drain Water, Lavender And Not The Ocean

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  We made it to our last Washington campground on this leg of the trip.  Welcome to Sequim, Washington.

Sometimes, you end up in places that you have never heard of, and it ends up being the best place ever.

Welcome to Sequim, Washington. #2travelingdogs #washington #sequim #johnwaynemarina

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We had a hard time finding somewhere to park the Big Blue Treat Wagon RV because of the holiday next week. And so the only place we found was in Sequim.  We didn’t arrive clean, but we got here safe and sound.

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You may think to yourself, self?  What does the Sheriff mean that they didn’t arrive clean?  Even if you weren’t thinking that, I will tell you anyway.  And I actually am gagging a little even thinking about it.

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You see, before we left yesterday, the persons thought it would be a good idea to get a shower.  I kind of agreed with them as they weren’t smelling so good after hiking and running and walking at the dust pit we were staying at.  We didn’t have hookups at our campsite, you know, the sewer kind, so the persons walked half a mile to take their showers at the campground.  Upon first inspection, all looked ok as Boy Person related to me later.  There were three stalls, and the one in the middle looked the cleanest.  But there was a problem.  The privacy walls in-between the showers was not so tall.  In other words, don’t bend over or stretch too far.  And don’t look over under any circumstances.  That is not allowed. Prison showers.

Boy Person thought it would not be so bad because there wasn’t anyone in there.  And so, as he told me, he turned on the shower and got to showering.  And then.  In walked a contestant for American Idol.  Or so that guy thought.  Boy Person hoped that he would stop singing, but he kept on singing, and even throwing in instrument sounds and lightening sounds and thunder sounds and making up words.  Boy Person didn’t even know the song, but he knew the words must not be correct.

Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see

Well, Boy Person decided to block it out.  And so he did…until the next showerer person walked in to the other stall.  Now, Boy Person was surrounded.  And if you know Boy Person, you know that he doesn’t do anything fast and wasn’t even half way thru his shower.  So he tried to ignore what could be on the other sides of those walls…until the water came on in the other shower.

As Boy Person was standing there, he realized that the water in his shower was not his water.  In fact, water from the other showers were running into his shower.  Under his feet and filling up fast.  Real fast.  Literally.  I am gagging.  And I eat horse poop.

Sends shivers down my spine, body’s aching all the time
Goodbye, everybody, I’ve got to go

As Boy Person decided that he was going to freak out, he started dancing to the music and sound accompaniment of American Idol contestant one, because American Idol contestant two was now singing along. No, he wasn’t dancing.  He was jumping. And as the dirty water ran under Boy Person’s feet, he decided all he could do was jump up on the shower bench and try..try, to find his flip flops floating away, and run out that door as fast as he could into the dust pit.  And so…that’s what he did as American Idol showerers asked if it was their singing. He didn’t answer.

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very fright’ning me

Now, I have never realized the importance of a bath, but I do now.  So as Boy Person hosed off his feet with the campsite water, we packed up and headed to Sequim, Washington.  And as we drove by the ocean, we sure felt a sense of refreshment.  But then, we were told, nope. You are not by an ocean. Sequim is not on an ocean. Its a bay going to a strait from the ocean or something like that. I just hope its not bath water.

We were also told that Sequim grows the most lavender besides France.  And at a time when the persons are stinking so bad, this is highly appropriate.

So, Washington? Will you have us around for another week?  We think we want to see just a little bit more.  Plus, since I am putting you under arrest for the dirty bathwater, you have no choice.  Washington?  You. Are. Arrested.  Now, make it up to us!

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Are you ready for a great weekend ahead?  Make sure to check our Facebook page for adventures, pictures and you never know.  I may arrest you too.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Live Like A Dog!

This is Deputy Digby Pancake. What a place Washington is!! It has so many different parts to it like the parts of a pancake. You say a pancake doesn’t have parts?  I disagree. Actually, the best part of a pancake is when its in my mouth. But Seattle was another part of this Washington place that we got to see yesterday on this Adventure Of A Lifetime. And the persons? They were so happy about getting to go to a market that sold all kinds of vegetables, fruits and flowers. But the sea beans they bought? What. Are. Those.

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They got to eat all kinds of food and walk around for a little bit. Sheriff Brickle and I aren’t doing so good with big cities right now, so we got to take the morning off. But don’t worry, we got lots of presents after.

The persons say that the more we try to complicate life, the more crowded it gets. You forget about the simple things like fresh food and flowers.

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You forget about actually living life and not rushing to get from point A to point B and watching the clock.

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Oftentimes, people save for, and plan their whole life for the day when they can retire and enjoy these simple things. And there is certainly nothing wrong with that.  But..what about now? What will it take for you to notice today? What will it take for you to see the simple things and not pass them by? When will you learn to live like a dog? Are you watching your dog? Take a lesson. No, don’t pee on that tree. Unless you want to.

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Dogs know how to enjoy food…I do for sure. We know how to live simply. We don’t need much to get by. If you actually watch your dog, will you learn?

As the end of this trip draws near, we have definitely learned a few lessons. We have saw things we will never forget, good and bad. One of the biggest lessons we have learned is that we actually don’t need much to survive. We also learned how wasteful we had been most of lives, throwing away things we could reuse. Now, we are repurposing things to make them new, and how grateful we are to have the basic necessities in life! And we want to show you how we plan to live after this trip. It is going to be very different than before. Because we are different than before.

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So the persons have decided that each week, we will be showing you how we plan to live this simpler, happier, healthier and more grateful lifestyle. We call this the…

2 TRAVELING DOGS LIFESTYLE PAWJECT! 

That may include showing you videos of recipes we are making for dogs, or people or both, or how we repurpose items we find or that have been thrown away into things we can use and enjoy! The videos may include places we go, near or far, how we travel, and how dogs are part of the family in every way.  It may just be videos of things that make us happy or inspire us.  And by sharing, we hope that inspires you.

Pickle juice shot, anyone? #pikesplacemarket #girlperson #2travelingdogs #picklejuice

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Animal rescue will always be a part of our day.  And so each week, even after this trip, we will be highlighting animals from across the country and the people that work so hard to save them!

Above all, we will be showing you how a real family can enjoy life’s simpler but most important things! How you can live like a dog…like us.

I think it is important in life to have something to look forward to. And it is my wish everyday when I wake up that my pancake plate will be full. I have a pancake plate? I actually don’t, but as I was writing, I thought of it. Maybe the persons can find me one at a yard sale or just turn an old tire into one. That should be big enough.

Today, we are back on the road again to a place called Sequim, Washington. We have not seen the ocean in months. And we are so excited about it! We will also be visiting a rescue next week too! Are you ready? Let’s go!

-Deputy Digby Pancake

Do you have a suggestion on content for the 2 Traveling Dogs Lifestyle Pawject?  Is there a recipe you would like Girl Person to make for the dogs or people, or an item you would like to see Boy Person make?  Comment below, and let’s all be involved in living a better life!