The Real Life

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  And I have to admit it.  Things have been a little slow around this Big Blue Treat Wagon RV lately.  The persons have been overwhelmed with decisions about where we can live.  They have been overwhelmed with finding camp spots.  And they have been overwhelmed with life in general.  Then, the tragedy in that Texas place happened.  And it is sad.  Real sad.  And it hurts our hearts, as I am sure it does yours.  As we have been trying to find out how we can help, we feel like throwing our hands and paws up in the air.  It is so hard to watch and listen to.  And we literally cannot imagine how it must feel if YOU are in that Texas place, and if you have lost your home, or family. And we are thinking of you, Texas place.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top
That’s where you’ll find me

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At times like this, it is the easy thing to do when you are going thru bad things, or know of people going thru bad things, to give in to despair.  But is this all there is?  Is this all that there is to life?  Is this the real life?  Or is the real life better than this?

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What I try to do at times like this is remember that there are more good days than bad.  As Granny Person always used to say, “This too will pass”.  And she is right.  Because what life is about is not the bad.  Life is not the sad.  Life is not bad news, tragedy and despair.  Life is sunshiney, good food, good friends and love.  And if you are in Sonoma County like we are…good wine.

Well I see trees of green and red roses too,
I’ll watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

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I don’t know about you, but the last few days when I have found happiness in my day, I have felt a little bit guilty.  Not as guilty as when Deputy Digby eats up that old crab leg in the sand and tries to gulp it down…but guilty.  I have felt guilty about enjoying the ocean and the breeze here in this California place.  But then Girl Person told me that the only guilt that would be correct would be if I was NOT enjoying it.  Because it wasn’t the sunshiney’s fault, or the ocean’s fault that there was goodness still in this world despite all of the bad going on.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Once in a lullaby

Now this is camping. #bodegabay #california #48states48rescues

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That Texas place may have a long way to go to their sunshiney days. And it is our hopes that the people who can help will help for all of that time.  It is also our hopes that you will not forget about your local shelters or rescues in this time, like the #48 rescue pick on our Adventure Of A Lifetime, Soft Paws Rescue here in Santa Rosa, California who is desperate need of help too.  Just because there are needs in Texas does not mean that their needs or other shelters’ needs go away.  Let’s spread our love out and help when and where we can, as we know our fans always do.  And wherever you choose to help, please make sure your hard earned time and money go to reputable places.  As Sheriff, I know I have a lot of legwork to do to arrest all the bad ones.  So make sure they are good ones.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people passing by
I see friends shaking hands
Singing, “How do you do?”
They’re really singing, “I, I love you.”

If you have been feeling guilty, I am arresting it right now.  Despite all the bad in our world, the real life, the one worth living is made up of good things and good days.  Embrace your real life today and remember that the rainbow means a better tomorrow.  Things will get better, just like me, with age.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top
That’s where you’ll find me

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  You know, it is not often that I want to…well…be available.  In fact, I would love to carry around a “Closed” sign most times.  “Closed for conversation.”  “Closed for annoying banter”.  “Closed for maintenance”.  Because yes, my friends, it takes time to keep this physique in perfect working order. And because of that, I usually have no time to talk, unless it is about myself.

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But I have learned a lot on this trip, and one thing is that I need more persons to talk to about myself.  I only live with two persons who pretty much know how awesome I am.  But what about everyone else?  And actually, talking to my persons and Deputy Digby day in and day out is getting old.  So I decided yesterday to seek out some neighbors to talk to.

Not all neighbors it seems are as thrilled to know me as I would like.  Some seem to run from my brindle beauteousness.  I guess it is too much for them.  Some don’t let their furkids talk to me, or let Deputy Digby try to hump them on Wednesday or Tuesday. Or even on Friday.  And I may not seem very approachable, mostly because I don’t want to be approached.

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But it seems that a few neighbors of ours have taken a liking to this face.  And I have to admit, I changed my “Closed for business” sign to “Open for a few minutes”.  Because I kinda like these neighbors too.

When someone takes time out of their day to say hello and mean it, you should say hello back.  Even a Sheriff like me recognizes that being nice is a rare thing lately.  People are caught up in their day, busy as when Deputy Digby plows into a plate of pancakes.  But if someone makes time for you, make time for them.  We miss our family back in that Florida place.  And we feel really alone so much of the time.  Isn’t it funny, how even if you are with a million people in a campground, that you can feel alone?

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And isn’t it not funny that we can count on one hand the amount of times that someone has been overly nice?  So I will put away my closed sign for our camp neighbors until they leave.  Every day, they tell me and the Deputy good morning, they make sure we are feeling ok, and they invite us to their campfire.  They talk about dogs they used to have, and how special they were.  And maybe I can help them remember for a little while. Doesn’t seem like such a big deal, but it is a big deal, and I am going to admit that right now.  My perfect appearance may put off some, but underneath this brindle exterior, I am more grumpier than I appear.  I am more irritable than I appear.  But these campground neighbors seem to like that.  And I like them.

So if you haven’t put away your “Closed” sign for awhile, maybe you can today.  Say hello to someone and really mean it.  And maybe then someone will say to you, “Won’t you be my neighbor?”

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  And today is Tuesday, which is not Monday.  And for the persons, well, Tuesday just seems like a better day.  But for my Girl Person, some days, the fog seems to roll in, even on a Tuesday.  Even on a Saturday.  And sometimes, even on Sunday Funday.  The depression monster is back again.

When the fog rolls in #bodegabay #california #sonoma

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We are in this Bodega Bay, California place, and we will be parked here at this spot in Sonoma County till at least the end of next week. It is was good we found a RV park to let us stay this long, but every few days we have to move campsites. At least we don’t have to go far, and we are on our favorite place…the water.

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But when you have fog that you carry with you all the time like Girl Person, sometimes, sitting still is a hard thing to do.  Because it makes you stop and think.  And thinking is hard to do when you are so overwhelmed I hear with some depression monster. I don’t seem to get overwhelmed.  At all.

Sound up for full derp factor. #digbypancake #masterderp

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Fog is the norm here in Bodega Bay, California. And it is a sight to see it roll in and out.  It makes you appreciate the sunshiney when it comes for those few hours.  And that is how I feel when Girl Person’s depression monster doesn’t show up.  It hasn’t made an appearance in awhile, but when she feels it coming back, it is time to step up the happy.  Which means more hiking, more eating spaghetti, her favorite food, and more time with me and Sheriff Brickle.  Because if she doesn’t deal with the fog, soon after, the rain comes.  I want to know, have you ever seen the rain?

If you have to deal with the rain, it can be hard to get dry again.  So you have to watch the weather.

Someone told me long ago
There’s a calm before the storm
I know it’s been comin’ for some time
When it’s over so they say
It’ll rain a sunny day

Girl Person says that she knows a lot of people deal with the fog.  And knowing the sun will come back out keeps her going.  She told me that so many persons deal with this depression monster, no matter where they live or who they are.  When she feels like this, she tells people, because she wants everyone to know that they are not alone.  The depression monster doesn’t care when it comes to visit..even now in our most happy place. And she is upset because she doesn’t want the depression monster to ruin our time here in California.  Because we don’t know how long we can stay…even though we want to.

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We know that we have a lot to do in this California place that we have been waiting to come to for so long.  We have our rescue visit with Soft Paws Rescue this week in Santa Rosa, California.  We have been looking for a place to live here, but the persons say that even a simple way of life here is half a million bajillion dollars.  So what do we do?  Where do we go?  This depression monster is trying to get us down and foggy and we won’t let the rain come.  We have too much to be thankful for, when so many people are dealing with real rain and real problems in that Texas place.

Yesterday and days before
Sun is cold and rain is hard
I know been that way for all my time
‘Til forever, on it goes
Through the circle, fast and slow,
I know it can’t stop, I wonder

So…to make ourselves feel better, the way we do it is this.  We help others!  So how can we help Texas?  Here are a few links to check out today if you want to help the animals in that Texas place.  Helping others always helps us.  And we will be waiting till tomorrow for Girl Person’s sunshiney to come back.  Sometimes, we all need a day to stop and appreciate the good we have, to imagine if it wasn’t there tomorrow.  We are sure that the ones in Texas are feeling that too.  Now. Let’s see what we can do.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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Put A Little Love In Your Heart

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. Some days are quite simply awesome. Pawsome. However you want to put it, your choice. I prefer awesome because most dogs I would assume, would say pawsome and I am not most dogs. Does that sound conceited? Your choice again, but I prefer confident.

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When you have been away from a place and people you love for over five years, when you get back, everything seems extra awesome (not pawsome). And what made our weekend even better was meeting a new rescue friend named Shadow.

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Girl Person’s friend adopted Shadow about a week ago.

Think of your fellow man, lend him a helping hand
Put a little love in your heart
You see, it’s getting late, oh, please don’t hesitate
Put a little love in your heart

Some may call it a foster fail. I call it a foster win. A win for Girl Person’s friend, a win for Shadow, a win for new friends, and a win for the rescue who can now save another life.

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All of these wins reminded me of how awesome (not pawsome) that rescuing can be. And I just had to forget about everything else I wanted to write about today and talk about my new friend Shadow, who does not know she loves me yet. Yet. Conceited? Confident? Your choice. Actually, it is Shadow’s choice. And I know she will choose to love me.  She will eventually put a little love in her heart.

Shadow has never had a real chance at a happy life before.  And I don’t need to bore you with the bad parts of Shadow’s past.  Because from now on, Shadow will only know love, grass, sunshiney, treats and her new favorite thing.  The beach.

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From being kept in a cage her whole life, to smelling the salty air, we watched as Shadow took it all in.

Take a good look around and if you’re lookin’ down
Put a little love in your heart
I hope when you decide kindness will be your guide
Put a little love in your heart

Can you imagine how she must have felt?  I can imagine, and Deputy Digby can imagine, because we were there once too.

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But what do we remember most now?  The happy days we are living now, like when a fan treated us to a cookie yesterday.

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That is much more fun to remember, and I don’t understand why persons can’t do that.  To have a fresh start is a gift.  To to able to see the happy in your day now, and forget about the sad days past is important to do.  And Shadow can be your guide today.

And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place for you and me
You just wait and see. Wait and see

It is true that sometimes, we have to work thru the bad to get to the good.  Some days, we may feel like we can’t do it.  But if Shadow can do it, you can too.  Shadow has a lot of better days even ahead when she can get used to people, used to the sunshiney.  But Deputy Digby and I will be here now to help her.  And we think she is going to be a great friend.  Why? Someone cared enough to show Shadow love, to give her a second chance.  They put a little love in their heart.  You can too.

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We have exciting news to share! The LAST rescue we are going to visit on this Adventure Of A Lifetime will be the ones who saved Shadow’s life.  Let’s show some love to Soft Paws Rescue in Santa Rosa, California!  We can’t wait for you to meet them!  Let’s show the world that love can make a difference.  Every life counts.  Every life matters.  And let’s finish out this Adventure Of A Lifetime by showing that a little life like Shadow makes life worth living.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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That’s Not All, Folks

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  It is time I clear the air.  And since Deputy Digby Pancake is not in the room, it will be much easier for me to do without his smelliness.

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So many fans are worried…worried that this is the end of the line for us, the end of this blog, the end of our life’s journey…let me tell you something.  Don’t you worry about a thing!  Seriously now. Don’t you have enough to worry about?

If you have been with us since we started this blog, over five years ago now, you know that it wasn’t always about this trip for us.  First, we wrote about moving to California from Florida.  Then, we wrote about moving from California back to Florida.  We wrote about our family, losing some family, our furkid friends and family, and about animal rescue.  We wrote about starting a business, failing business, depression, selling our home, and all of life’s good and bad happenings. Then, we sold our home, bought an RV, and started this trip to help animal rescues. All along the way, some days were more eventful I suppose than others.  But no matter what, even if it was just an ordinary day, that day was special.  And me and Deputy Digby have wrote to you almost every single weekday for over that five years.  Has it been hard work?  It has.  But we have never stopped, and we won’t ever stop.  As long as we have your support, and as long as you want to read about our days, we aren’t going anywhere.  That’s not all folks!

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It is true that we may be slowing down a little bit on the travel part of our days.  And after a year of moving at least twice a week, and visiting the 48 states, we are very, very tired.  But that doesn’t mean that our adventures are over.  First off, I keep having to remind you that we have one more rescue to visit here in this California place.  And it is a very important visit.  They deserve it!  So stay tuned for our announcement next week on our California pick.

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It is true that we can’t tell you what life holds in store for us still.  We can’t tell you, because we don’t know.  But we hope that is part of the reason why you will stay with us.

It's always a good day at the beach. #saltairislife #2travelingdogs #adoptdontshop

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We need your help and suggestions on where to live, how to live, and things you want to see!  Remember what we told you a few months ago?  If you don’t, You. Are. Arrested.  We will be doing fun videos on lifestyle tips for dog parents, cooking tips, podcasts, and some really fun things.  And showing you the fun side of animal rescue will always be a part of us as a family.  Someone saved our lives, we will always thank them by giving back.

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But just like your dogs and furkids, even if a day isn’t extraordinary by person standards, it is to us.  We may not be headed down a road in a Big Blue Treat Wagon as much, but we can guarantee that our day is still special enough to share.  So are we ending this blog?  Are we not going to post on our Facebook page?  Puleeze.  Do you know how many pics and videos from our trip that you haven’t seen before?  Plus, we need your help in finding somewhere to live and we will be asking for your feedback. So, sit back friends and relax.  We have a lot more entertaining to do. Are you with us?  That’s not all, folks! Did I clear the air or is that Digby’s smell again?  I don’t know.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Where Does Your Heart Live?

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  Well, we have been back to Sonoma County, California for just two days.  And in two days, we seem to feel a bit more settled.  A bit more…well…relaxed.  It seems like we have been running around like crazy the past year, because we have been running around like crazy the past year.  Since we are in Bodega Bay right now, I will liken how we have felt to this…

We still have to focus to complete our trip because we have one more animal rescue to visit on our 48 state, 48 rescue tour.  Which rescue will it be?  Stay tuned.  I haven’t finalized it yet.  I am waiting to see who offers me the most pancakes.  But being back to this place we left five years ago feels good, although it feels a little odd.  We went to a beach last night that we used to come to all the time.  You may recognize it a bit.  Am I afraid of the birds here?  You better believe it.  I hear they are pancake stealing fools.  I am best friends with many, but not pancake stealing fools.

Girl Person says it feels odd to be back somewhere after so many years, and how so many things are the same, yet different.

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Girl Person told me a story that one day, after her Pappy died, she looked out the window and saw people going about their daily business, keeping the same routines as always.  People were walking their dogs, people were driving down the road.  And although it seemed like her world had stopped, and a person who so many had loved was here for 90 years, then gone, still, other life went on.  The world kept turning although she felt like her’s had stopped.  And that is how she has felt since coming back to a place that had been in her heart for the five years since we left.  She said how odd it felt to her that even though her heart had hurt so bad being away, life went on without us.  She would dream of this California place every day and try to work so hard to come back.  But it didn’t know we left.

And it made me think a little bit.  Not much makes me think except a sale on maple syrup, so this must have been big.

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Where does your heart live?  Are you where your heart wants to be?  For us, although we more than love this place, we have realized after traveling thousands of miles the past year, that there really is no perfect place except where we are at the end of the day.  Unless there are birds coming in that place, and in that case, you need to get out.  Pancake stealing fools. Bodega Bay? You are on the Sheriff’s arrest list.

If we are together, that is where we need to be.  A lot goes into a day for persons.  Working and worrying and worrying some more.  That stuff can fill your hearts with things that crowd out the good.  And before you know it, you forget the good.  You watch that bad news box all day and worry some more about bad things going on.  And again, you forget the good.  Don’t let that happen.  Even on a day when pancakes are lukewarm, that was a good day.

Girl Person said her heart has lived in Sonoma for years now.  And to be back here is overwhelming to her, especially since we may not be able to stay.

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But some of her heart likes to travel back to that Florida place too and her heart goes there quite often.  Especially when it is cold!! Our hearts know where we need to be, and it is up to us to listen.  What makes us happy is in our hearts.  So if you can change what you need to change to get to where your heart wants to live today, you have to do that.  My heart wants to go to IHop.  But any pancake house will do.

The simple fact is, the world will go on without us here.  Sonoma has went on without us here.  So make your place count in the world for today.  We may not be here tomorrow.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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TV And Red, Red Wine

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  And I cannot believe it.  We are finally back to a place we left our hearts and empty wine glasses over five years ago.  We have made it full circle…literally…back to Sonoma County, California.

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Have you ever been so tired that you just wanna cry?  Have you ever been so happy that you wanted to cry?  Have you ever been so happy and so tired at the same time that you want to cry?  Well, we had a very full day yesterday, and we were all of the above.

Our day started out so early.

We drove to a TV station in Sacramento, California to talk to them about our trip and how we were helping to get the word out about animal rescues.

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The persons were nervous, but they both had on new pants, so they were all good. As soon as we got there, I knew it was going to happen.  I was going to steal the show.

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I told Deputy Digby not to do anything on air to embarrass us.

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But as usual, Deputy Digby doesn’t know what embarrassing means, and apparently, burping on air is not a big deal to him.  After he decided to steal my spotlight, I decided that maybe I should tell Kinsey how much I liked her dress.  And her nail polish.  Sometimes, you gotta do what you gotta do.  The persons kept talking, talking away while I worked my magic.  And then, it was over so quick.

I know my handsome will linger here for always.  However, I was not paid for my appearance, so I declined taking a picture.

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As usual, we left our mark on wherever we visit, and we were off.  That was hard work, being so handsome and all.

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Girl Person says she will make it up to us today though with a big breakfast, because it is time to celebrate.  Why?  After driving for a few hours, we arrived in the place we have been thinking about for years after we had to leave in 2012.  And I know Girl Person as well as I know a plate of peanut butter cookies.  I knew that she was gonna start the tear show.  And when she saw the sign through our battered, dirty, Big Blue Treat Wagon RV windshield, the tears started flowing.

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She told me that the tears weren’t just because we missed this place.  She told me that this meant our trip was almost done. This is our last state on the Adventure Of A Lifetime.  This is our last rescue visit of the trip. 48 states, 48 rescues seemed impossible last May. And we have to concentrate to get this completed!  I have to keep the persons focused.  Why?

Yeah, you know it.  The persons are so happy to be back in Sonoma County, that they don’t know what we should do first!  And Deputy Digby and I are happy to go back on some of our favorite hikes and see the sights we missed.  Yes, we remember this place.  We remember it well.  And although we are happy to be here, where we are the happiest is where our persons are the happiest.  Whatever state that may be in.

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How long will we get to stay here in Sonoma?  We don’t know.  The persons are still figuring things out, but we know it is going to be good…wherever our paths take us.  As long as we keep focused on what we can do for animals in need and the people who are helping them, we think it will all fall into place.  So don’t leave us now, ok? Girl Person and Boy Person are more than a little scared.  More than a little nervous.  We need your support! Who is with us?  Also, you may need to pass more red, red wine to the persons…

We are in Bodega Bay, California until next Monday, and then…well…we have nowhere to go.  So…stay tuned!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Lights, Camera, Action!

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  Well, today is the day that we have to be on TV I hear.  First of all, I have no idea what TV is, but if I am to be on it, well, it must be pretty special.  I am not one for the spotlight, but I am. Seriously though, is this a face meant to be on TV, or what?

Baby, look at me
And tell me what you see
You ain’t seen the best of me yet
Give me time
I’ll make you forget the rest

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Yesterday, getting ready for this TV thing was not fun whatsoever.  Baths with 4-Legger of course, new collars for us, and new pants for the persons.  Once again, I think pants are overrated.  Who wants to wear pants? But after being on the road for over a year, the persons have had no time to buy clothes, and the clothes they started out with have pretty much either fallen off of them because they have lost weight, or they have been battered by the campground washing machines.  Has it really been over a year?!

It is time they pull themselves together. I have a reputation to uphold.

I got more in me
And you can set it free
I can catch the moon in my hand
Don’t you know who I am

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So what is happening at this TV place today?  I have no idea.  Apparently, as I am told, the persons will sit around and talk, Digby will try to use the bathroom on everything, or get anyone to scratch his back.  He will also pretend to be the good dog, while I am the irritable one.  Oh, this is like any day I suppose.  Except a million gazillion people will be watching it.  And this is making the persons very nervous to say the least.  Hmmm.  A million gazillion people?  Does this mean I will be famous?

I feel it comin’ together
People will see me and cry, fame
I’m gonna make it to heaven
Light up the sky like a flame, fame
I’m gonna live forever
Baby, remember my name

Why are the persons nervous? First off, I refuse to walk on shiny floors, and Digby will not either.  Will the new station have shiny floors? Will we panic for the million gazillion people to see?  Second, will they ask Digby and I questions that we do not know the answers to?  Like what is the meaning of life and the shortage in this world of pancakes and peanut butter cookies? We just do not know.

A #Sacramento afternoon. #beattheheat #2travelingdogs #sundayfunday

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But after we spent all day yesterday getting ready for the TV thing, the persons came to a few conclusions, which I in fact could have helped them figure out in the first place.  First, we are rescue dogs.  We are dogs.  We are not people.  We will not act on camera like you want us to.

Digby will probably pee on something or eat something or step on something he should not.  I will probably get irritated at the cameras, at the noise, at the people who are in that TV thing.  The persons will not know the answers to all of the questions.  And well, it will probably be a disaster.

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But…like with every part of the past year for us, we have made it through storms, we have made it through tunnels, over bridges, broken down on the side of the road, and too many other things to mention.  Did we give up then, and will we give up now?  NO.  Because it is and always has been about helping the animals in our country who need help.  It is about the people across the country doing all they can to help them.  And it is not about US.

Well, it is about my handsome, but only about 25%.  How can this somewhat NOT be about my handsome?

We are on state #48.  48!!!  We still have more to do to complete our Adventure Of A Lifetime.  And we still have one more rescue to visit in California! So…if the TV thing is not perfect today, so be it.  How am I so confident about that?  Seriously.  I already mentioned I have the face for TV, but this is us.  This is our family.  This is who we are.

We aren’t perfect.  The persons will more than likely have dog hair all over them, Digby’s breath will stink, and I will growl at someone.  But this is our family.  This is who we are. And who we are is a family who has given up a year of our lives for animals and people.  And we have been happy to do it.

Now.  Let’s tell the world how THEY can help us help more animals today.  Let’s do this!

Baby, hold me tight
‘Cause you can make it right
You can shoot me straight to the top
Give me love and take all I got to give

Even if you aren’t in the Sacramento, California area, you can still watch live today by clicking here! We will be on between 9-10 a.m. Pacific Time.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Total Eclipse Of The Bark

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  The day is here.  The day we have all been waiting for.  What are we waiting for?

There’s nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart

IMG_4899.JPGGirl Person says that today, the moon will cover the sun and make it dark.  So she told us that when that happens, Sheriff Brickle and I will be going inside.

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And if you’ll only hold me tight
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right
‘Cause we’ll never be wrong together

I thought about what the persons are so excited about seeing.  So they have to buy special glasses to look at the sun or something, but if it supposed to get dark, what do you need glasses for?

IMG_4879.JPGI have no reason, nor do I want to look at a dark sun.  Now.  If you told me that the sun was going to turn into a pancake, that would be more exciting.  It is kinda like when you make pancakes, and you pour maple syrup on them, well, they get dark.  And that is the only eclipse that I would be interested in watching.

IMG_4844.JPGAnd I will tell you, that if that miracle happened, a once in a lifetime event of a dark pancake sun, I would be barking in excitement.  A total eclipse of the bark.

We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time (all of the time

But, if that is not truly going to happen today, I will be staying inside and crying over the loss of pancakes that could have been.

Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there’s only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart

Sheriff Brickle says that he could care less about the eclipse.

IMG_4864.JPGHe said that the real attraction today, and every day is looking at him.  Do you need special glasses for that, Brickle?

So, my suggestion for today is this.  Make yourself and your dog some pancakes with maple syrup, preferably the dark grade.  Then, let your dog sleep off the pancake coma, you go outside, put on your glasses which make no sense, and enjoy the eclipse.  Then, write a letter to Sheriff Brickle that he is still the most enjoyable thing to look at and post some pictures on our Facebook page of the eclipse where you live.

Have a good day everyone, and be safe.  Enjoy this special day and forget about all of the bad things happening in the world.  The earth, the planets and nature were put here for us to enjoy.  And those things are what really matters. And pancakes.  With syrup. A total eclipse of the bark!

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Now.  We have had a change in plans today. We were supposed to leave for Bodega Bay, California today….but….then we got an invitation to appear live on the Good Day Sacramento TV show Tuesday morning! So we will be staying here in Sacramento one more day than planned.  We are a little nervous…but we can do it!

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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What Floats Your Boat?

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  When it’s as hot as it is in Sacramento, California, you question everything.  Do I have to go outside today?  It is possible to have all of my peanut butter cookies delivered?  Is it good that I am here adding to the hotness of this place?

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Parts of California are as different as me and Deputy Digby.  At the beginning of the week, I was freezing my cute butt off in Ft. Bragg.  Then, at the end of the week, I was contemplating whether I should move to Alaska.

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You see, I have come to the conclusion, that no matter where we go, someone wants to live there.  Someone loves it there.  Someone built roots there, but not as dark as Girl Person’s.  And liking different things is what makes us all interesting! Whatever floats your boat!  Mine would prefer to be floating on peanut butter.

IMG_4634.JPGIf you have been along with us on this trip, you know that we have all been more than excited to get back to Sonoma County, California.

We thought at this point in the trip, we would know where we were going to be more permanently.  But since that is not the case, the persons decided that what would float their boats would be to enjoy wherever we are on whatever day that may be.  We are staying in Sacramento till Monday as the persons have some work here.  But then on Monday…we are excited to tell you that we are headed back to our place of happy.  The place we left over five years ago to go back to Florida.  A place that Girl Person thought she would never, ever see again.  And our first stop in Sonoma County?  Bodega Bay.

As we have got closer and closer to especially Girl Person’s place of happy, she has been crying a lot.  It makes no sense to me that persons cry when they are sad, they cry when they are happy and if you are Girl Person, you cry when you don’t like the wine you bought.

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She told me part of the reason she was crying is that sometimes, you may think something is impossible.  When we left Sonoma years ago, it was because we could not sell our home in Florida, Girl Person had lost her job, and Granny Person was getting older, and we were missing family.  Girl Person started the dog treat business and she promised to herself to work as hard as she could to somehow get enough money to move back to California.  She did work as hard as she could, and yet, things didn’t work out as planned.  Girl Person says she has heard if you work hard enough, anything is possible.  Well, sometimes, it ain’t and you have to regroup.  We aren’t getting back to California in the perfect scenario.  We still don’t have anywhere to live and Granny Person isn’t here to tell her about it. But you know what?  We are back, Sonoma County.  And we plan to enjoy it here again for as long as we can.  No matter what imperfections are there.  I mean, I have no imperfections, but you know what I mean. I pretty much float everyone’s boat.

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Are we uncertain about where our adventure is ultimately going to take us? We really are.  It is hard not to worry.  But to let our worry overshadow our joy is not something I will allow.  It is like getting a little burnt edge on a peanut butter cookie.  You ignore it and eat it. And that is what we plan to do this week.  We may not be arriving back in Sonoma County with everything in order.  But we have each other, our Big Blue Treat Wagon and we plan to float our boats!  Are you with us?

One last item on the agenda, Monday is some solar eclipse thing.  And we want everyone to be safe and have fun!

So get prepared, but have a good weekend, and follow us on our Facebook page all weekend!  Then, Sonoma County? Get ready….cause here we come!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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