Heads, Shoulders Knees And Toes

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  This has been a real bad week over here.  So lets take a moment to regroup. Bear with me.

Girl Person has been driving me crazy this week.  First, she is singing to Sheriff Brickle about some Buffalo gals coming out tonight.  Then she starts singing this crazy song to me.  Because she says that I have the cutest elbows in the world.  The cutest toes in the world.  The cutest everything in the world.  And she kisses me, kisses me, kisses me.


Now, if my claim to fame was winning an elbow contest, so be it, as long as there were pancake trophies.  If my claim to fame was the cutest knees, well, so be it.  And I don’t need to finish that sentence. Just. Pancakes. I am just glad that apparently, just by existing, I can help out the persons when they are so stressed out with the fires around us.


Usually, Sheriff Brickle has the monopoly on adoration around here.  But even his handsome cannot be overshadowed this week by cute.  And I usually don’t brag, but when you are getting this crazy song sung to you every five minutes, you have to say to yourself, self?  If cuteness could make all of these problems go away, I could do it.  And I wish that I could.  I also wish I could make this song go away as well.  Can I state the obvious here? This song does not mention elbows. Which in fact is added by Girl Person.

When bad things go on around the persons, usually, they can’t see the simple things that they still have in the world.  For us here at camp, we are seeing families that are sleeping in their trucks because they have left their homes.  But we are seeing that they are still happy.  Why?  The children are riding their bikes that they took with them when they evacuated, they are singing, they are enjoying each other. And it is hard to believe that they are even laughing.  Why?  They left with what was important to them.  Each other. And this is a very big lesson for our family. Could we do that?


We realize that we are fortunate to be here.  Many would say that it is sad when we got back to this place that we love after five years of hoping, that this would happen.  But we have something to say about that.  We are privileged to be here when we are needed most.  We also say that if there is something that you want to see, or do…do it.  Don’t wait and enjoy it while you can!  You may not be able to do it tomorrow.  For us, we wasted alot of time worrying about the future when we could have been taking in all the beauty around us.

IMG_7174.JPGSo heads, shoulders, knees and toes? Oh, and elbows too?  Girl Person says that the things keeping them going and positive are the things that matter most.  She says that if she didn’t have my elbows to kiss right now, that would make her saddest of all.  So I willingly give up my elbows to person slobber.  But I cannot guarantee that they are clean.  Sorry.  You can’t have everything.

For Sheriff Brickle, here is his update as well.  He has briefed me that our family will be deciding how long we are going to stay here once the fires are contained and we are allowed into the area.  We are camped here until Monday in Bodega Bay as long as we are not evacuated.  It is a minute by minute situation, and although I sleep through most of it, I will let Brickle update you as he deems necessary.  For me, I have to put some lotion on my elbows. They are most needed around here.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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2 thoughts on “Heads, Shoulders Knees And Toes

  1. Jacqueline

    Well I’ll be damned, Precious Digby, if those aren’t the most ADORABLE elbow tufts I’ve ever seen!!! I’m in complete agreement with Girl Person on this one!! I mean, you have a little cotton swirl-swab on your elbow!!! Ohhh, so cute!!!! <3 I never looked, but now I'll be checking dog elbows from here to Portland, OR, or Portland ME, for that matter!!! And this line is everything: " But I cannot guarantee that they are clean. Sorry. You can’t have everything." Ain't that the truth. I'm so glad you are safe, I've been very worried about you all, and I'm so sorry the Persons are sick, I hope they are on the mend, and I know you Boys are doing everything to make them feel better! Elbows and Whiskers, Clean Or Dirty, For Everyone! Love you all!!!! xoxoxoxo <3 <3 <3 <3

  2. Cyndi

    My daughter and I use to sing this song all the time when she was little. She loved it so much, and cracked up laughing every time!! 🙂
    Hard to believe that was 20 yrs ago??!! 🙁 🙁

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