These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  And some days are just better than the ones before.  That is how every day is for me, even when it is raining.  Because I know that there will be mud to track in the house.  There is always a silver lining, or a muddy one.

Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things


It seemed like we were going to be so very sad to leave that Bodega Bay place last week. And we were a little bit.  But a strange thing happened.  When we started driving down the road, the persons felt a little better actually, because we were, well, moving.  We were going somewhere new.  And that had been the hardest part.  To get moving.  Kinda like when I eat too many pancakes and can’t move, but are there ever too many pancakes?

The last few weeks, especially the last few days, have been filled with much indecision.  It was hard to remember through the cloudy Depression Monsters that no matter what our decision was going to be, our favorite things were still pretty awesome around us.  And we began to remember them.  Especially when we pulled up to our new campground and we had new friends.

Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

When you can’t make a decision, sometimes it is because you are afraid you are going to make the wrong one.  And that is where the persons are.  They know that we may not be able to have our most perfect scenario here with the most perfect house.  But maybe that perfect scenario is actually just somewhere we don’t know of yet.  We thought that nothing could be better than Bodega Bay, but getting to Petaluma where the cows are and the pretty mountains are is pretty special too.  They are both just perfect in their own ways. Almost as perfect as Sheriff Brickle thinks that he is.


When Girl Person’s Pappy couldn’t make a decision, he didn’t make one.  He stepped back and took a break.  He thought about it in silence, and I suppose that is what we are going to do today.  Because often, silence ends up telling you all that you need to know.  We just have to be patient to hear it.  Even if it isn’t tomorrow, the day after that, or the season after that.

Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver-white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When we stopped to listen to the silence this weekend and remember what we liked about life in general, and not a specific place, we felt it.  The sunshiney.


We tasted it.  Fresh produce at a stand.


And we saw it.  The leaves changing all kinds of colors.


So this week, when the persons are trying to make their decisions if we are leaving or going, and where in the world we ARE going, we are going to stop and listen.  And maybe, just maybe, if we remember our favorite things, we will hear the answer too.  We hope that we do.

When the dog bites (that would be Brickle)
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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7 thoughts on “These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

  1. Jacqueline

    This made me truly happy. I’m so glad you are all feeling better in spirit and mind. Girl Person’s Pappy was a wise man. And I love seeing your new friends every day too!!!! And my Mother and I used to watch The Sound of Music every year, love that movie, and song!!! I love you all, enjoy your days, weeks, whatever, I’m so just glad you are feeling so much lighter!!! xoxoxoxo <3 <3 <3 <3

  2. Rose

    I have two words for you ” DON’T GO.” Really, I mean it. Your heart is in northern CA and there is no good reason to break it. Those hills are beautiful and you can always hop in the Jeep and drive to Bodega Bay for the day. Find a house and do it now. Check out every small town, village, rural. That is your job right now. DO NOT LEAVE CALIFORNIA. You have to believe to make it happen. I’ll expect good news by the end of the week. Seriously!

  3. Wendy Henley

    Love this blog, and all of you too. Be safe in what ever you all decide to do. Your boy and girl persons will take very good care of you no matter what.xoxoxoxo

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