Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight?

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  Here is the deal.  We have been sad this week.  How can you not be when your world is burning down around you, and the people that you love and cherish are losing their homes?  We can’t help it.  We are worried, we are sick from smoke around us.  And Boy Person is very sick with the flu. Yeah, so it has been one of those weeks.  And it is only Wednesday.

But when Girl Person says that we are in the depths of despair, she pulls out all of the tricks.


You see, I am one to pick up on other people and furkids’ despair and emotions.  As Sheriff, that is my duty, my job.  I care, even though I may not look like it in particular.  And I definitely care about everything happening around us right now.


When I am in the total depths of despair, Girl Person pulls out the singing.  I am not happy about that.  But again, since I am being all sensitive this week, I am going to admit that it works.

As I was walking down the street
Down the street, down the street
A pretty girl I chanced to meet
And we danced by the light of the moon

She starts to sing one particular song…and I love it.  I admit it.  I go crazy for it.  It is about the only thing that can pull me out of a bad mood except for peanut butter cookies.  What the song is about, well, I have no literal clue.


Sometimes though, it doesn’t matter what the words of a song are.  Girl Person sings it funny, especially when she comes to the part about the mooooon.  We aren’t from Buffalo.  I don’t know any buffalo, and yet, the moon?  It is beautiful here in Sonoma County, California.  And so?  It fits.  Unlike Girl Person’s holey socks and holey shoes.  Yep, she really needs some new ones.

I danced with a gal with a hole in her stocking
And her knees was a-knockin’ and her shoes was a-rockin’
I danced with a gal with a hole in her stocking
And we danced by the light of the moon

Sometimes, when we are going thru really hard times, you can’t think of a song to sing.  And if that is the case, ask someone to sing one for you.  And then, sing one for them.  Because deep down, we are all strong, we can make it thru just about anything.  It may not seem like it at the time, but the little things are what can keep us going.  And we have to keep each other going.

We all may not be going thru a literal fire, but we all have something that we are dealing with.  It may not seem like a big fire to someone else, but it is to us.  And know that whatever you are going thru, it is important.  You will make it thru.  Someone else is counting on you to sing a song.  But try to sing it better than Girl Person.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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One thought on “Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight?

  1. Jacqueline

    Way to look at the positive, Sheriff and Family!!! One of my favorite movies of all time too!!! When I get stressed out, I make up songs. I wrote one the other night entitled “When My Pants Are Falling Down” (don’t ask! 😀 ) and I bet that you would have liked that one too!!! Tell Girl Person way to go!!! Stay strong, be safe, and I hope Boy Person is feeling better, I can’t imaging having the flu and then smelling smoke on top of it all!!! Things can only get better!!!! I love you all!!! xoxoxo <3 <3 <3 <3

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