Come As You Are.

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  Have you ever received an invitation to go to a party or dinner and you wondered what the dress code would be?  Me neither.  Because if I had to wonder about that, chances are, I probably ain’t coming so I ain’t wondering. And if Deputy Digby has to wear pants, we are out.

Come as you are, as you were
As I want you to be


It was a good thing that we weren’t trying to impress yesterday.  We left Sequim, Washington kind of slow. We weren’t in a hurry to leave.

And the persons commented that they hoped they would see it again one day.  But onward we went to Oregon because an animal rescue needs us there, and it is state #47! Except, apparently,  Washington had other plans.

Take your time, hurry up
The choice is yours, don’t be late

As we got deep into the forest roads, the Big Blue Treat Wagon RV decided that he would like us to know that he still wasn’t feeling good from that bad gas we got a few states ago. And he started sputtering and stopping up a hill.  So, Boy Person decided that we better not take any chances, and we had to pull over on the side of a busy, curving road after four hours of driving.  And we were tired.  And we were irritable.  And we had to go to the bathroom in a big pile of thorns and we were not happy one bit.  Boy Person was in danger, Girl Person was getting worried, and so there we sat.  Again.  Seems like this had happened before.


Have you ever had something happen once and it seems really bad? But then, it happens again, and you think that maybe you can handle it this time because you made it the last time? Yeah, so we are getting used to this breaking down thing.  And we have realized that sometimes, you just have to roll with it.  Sometimes, you realize that it doesn’t matter if you make it somewhere on time, it only matters that you make it.  And so as Boy Person got everything fixed up and we got back on the road, we knew we weren’t going to make it all the way to Oregon.  We were going to stop driving right near Aberdeen, Washington.


If we weren’t going to make it to Oregon on time, we sure weren’t going to worry about it.  Aberdeen, Washington’s town slogan? “Come As You Are”.  And Girl Person started what she called “geeking out” a little bit when we remembered who was from this town that we were driving thru.

Sometimes, you don’t reach your planned destination.  Sometimes, you forget to RSVP to that party you didn’t want to go to in the first place.  And then you realize that sitting around without pants on is better.  At least that is what Digby told me.


And as we looked around us in Aberdeen, Washington, we realized that maybe…just maybe… things around us were bigger than us.  Bigger than our plans.  Bigger than our itinerary. We looked at the forest we were taking a walk in.  We looked at the trees. Were we listening to what they were telling us?  When you take a moment to understand that life is happening all around you, despite what YOUR plans are, you realize how unimportant plans are.


We knew that maybe we should stop worrying that we didn’t make it to Oregon, and appreciate what was in front of us.  A restful campsite with all of us together, safe and sound.  We weren’t looking fancy and in fact, we were looking pretty beat up after the day.  But there was no dress code here. And no RSVP.  Except for Digby peeing on everything in sight.  He definitely cannot wear pants.

Come as you are, as you were
As I want you to be

What is happening today? We have to make sure Big Blue is ready to go.  Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates! Oregon? We will get there.  But we are definitely late.  Good thing we didn’t RSVP anyway.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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One thought on “Come As You Are.

  1. Jacqueline

    Oh, the whole time I was knowing you were going to mention Kurt!!!! He wanted to keep you there in the beauty!!! Loved Nirvana, and I’m so glad you guys are taking your time!!! Be safe!!!! P.S. Digby, I called yesterday “Pantless Monday” before reading either of your blogs because all I did was underwear all day and eat with my puppers!!! Didn’t feel like dealing with anyone, so relatable!!! I’m sorry, you all probably didn’t need to know that!! I didn’t go to the bathroom in the woods or bushes though!!!! 😉 Love you all, be safe, good luck on your travels!!! I’m wearing shorts today!!! Hahahahaha…… xoxoxoxoxo <3 <3 <3 <3

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