What’s Love Got To Do With It?

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  Sometimes, I get up and I look in the mirror as I always do.  And before I can go outside, I say to myself…self?  You look marvelous, darling.  Marvelous.

You must understand though the touch of your hand
Makes my pulse react

But my morning today was rudely interrupted by the sounds of gagging.  And more gagging.  Then, I almost got stepped on by Girl Person catapulting herself out of bed towards the sound…which was Deputy Digby on the couch.  And you guessed it.  He wasn’t doing anything attractive.


You also probably guessed that Girl Person got to him too late.

It may seem to you that I’m acting confused
When you’re close to me
If I tend to look dazed I’ve read it someplace
I’ve got cause to be

You would have thought that in a RV, you could get to a throw up emergency as fast as you needed to.  However, Deputy Digby has two speeds.  One is complete and utter pause.  The other is complete and utter mayhem.  And the throw up won the mayhem speed.  It also caused Girl Person to try and put on clothes as fast as possible in order to avoid getting arrested and try to get him outside.  But then, just as the throw up came out, he let her know that the throw up emergency was just that.  Just a throw up emergency.  As she was trying to get on clothes, he went back to sleep, and Girl Person was just glad he was ok.  Love.  That’s love.  When you don’t even get mad at throw up.  All.  Over.  Your.  Couch.  Y’all. What does love got to with throw up?

What’s love got to do, got to do with it
What’s love but a second hand emotion

When you love someone so much, sometimes, you don’t even get mad at throw up or the occasional mistake.  Or the regular mistakes.  It is so easy to get irritated at the people and furkids closest to us.  Believe me.  It’s not that I like the fact that Digby stunk up the RV today, or that he caused Boy Person to have to do laundry for hours and not walk us as far.  I knew when he ate a pile of that sea grass that it wasn’t going to end well.

There’s a name for it
There’s a phrase that fits


But if we can’t look past other’s mistakes, how will they look past ours?  I am not saying I make mistakes.  Let’s not go that far.

I’ve been taking on a new direction
But I have to say
I’ve been thinking about my own protection
It scares me to feel this way oh oh oh

But I will tell you that the older me and Digby get, the more we appreciate the days we have together, and the days with the persons.  Some days lately we look for houses, some days the persons just work on that computer thing, and we lay in the sunshiney.  But no matter what, love is always there…on the days we all feel good, and on the days where some of us may feel bad.  Love isn’t just for the good days.  You have to work to find it on the bad days.  Even on throw up days when looking at yourself in the mirror is rudely interrupted.  By the way.  Anyone know where we can get this entire Big Blue Treat Wagon thru a car wash? And Digby’s mouth? Anyone have a mint the size of Texas?

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings?

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  I felt you needed it.  You know.  A “Driving With Digby” on a Tuesday.  Today. Because who knows what tomorrow brings?

Who knows what tomorrow brings
In a world, few hearts survive
All I know is the way I feel
When it’s real, I keep it alive

This past day or so, we have been doing a lot of reflecting and thinking about how in the world we got to this place in our lives.  In 2011, when we first came here to Sonoma County from that Florida place, we would have had no idea the paths that life would take us on…or the many roads!  The persons thought about the mistakes we had made, the trials and I’ll be honest.  They weren’t thinking the Digby way. In other words, they were being really negative yesterday.  More like the Sheriff Brickle way.

Some hang on to “used to be”
Live their lives, looking behind
All we have is here and now
All our life, out there to find

First pic, 2011 in Jenner, California, Second pic 2017!


I just don’t understand what persons are thinking sometimes, or literally, why they think at all.  If your life is spent worrying about tomorrow, how will you even get anything done today?

We have a choice right now, and a choice we feel may be the most important one we have ever made.  And that is how will we continue to stay together each day as a family?

Time goes by
No time to cry
Life’s you and I
Alive, today  

We can’t get caught up in big payments where I can’t afford good quality pancakes, and we don’t want to struggle to buy organic maple syrup. I also would like to continue to eat sushi.

So how will the persons make sure we have a place to live that we are happy in, yet continue to focus on the important things? I just don’t know.  We don’t know.  But here are the facts reminded to me by Sheriff Brickle.  He’s not the Freshmaker but the Factmaker.

Sheriff Brickle reminded me that we are not homeless.  We in fact may live in a giant car, but we still have it, and we can drive anywhere we want.  There is no huge rush.  I am never in a rush.


He also reminded me that we are in a pretty awesome place.  Girl Person is so crazy sometimes that yesterday, she said she was sad because it was so beautiful here.


She said because it is so beautiful, she will be sad if we have to leave.  So she wants it to be not beautiful now?  Again, the persons make no sense.  I really think that it is up to us dogs to straighten you out.  But since Sheriff Brickle does such a good job at that, I will let him punch that time clock today.



We may not know what tomorrow brings.  And yep.  I think the persons are having a hard time with that. You see, we didn’t think very far beyond this trip.  The Adventure Of A Lifetime was expensive and we paid for every bit ourselves.  Sorry, but Brickle always tells it like it is. We are happy we did it, and we would never change it. NEVER. EVER.

But as Sheriff Brickle reminded the persons, we may not be able to afford to stay here. We may have to make somewhere else work.  And who knows? Maybe that place is where we are meant to be.  But we will figure it out.  Somehow we always do.  We just have to keep a positive attitude about our path, because even this part of our life is a path.  We just have to figure out the right one to go down.

Love lift us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry
On a mountain high
Love lift us up where we belong
Far from the world below
Up where the clear winds blow

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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