This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. Yesterday, we officially started back in that Florida place direction. And we were a bit emotional about it. And a bit tired about it. But we aren’t worried about it.
Take that look of worry
I’m an ordinary man
They don’t tell me nothing
So I find out what I can
As we were packing up the Big Blue Treat Wagon RV yesterday, it occurred to Boy Person that we were officially heading back in the direction of Florida. We were really on the way. And although we have one more stop in Joshua Tree before hitting the road Sunday again, we know that we are on the way back. But we don’t know what we are going back for…really. Seems quite crazy. And many will say that we are crazy.
Take that look of worry, mine’s an ordinary life
Working when it’s daylight
And sleeping when it’s night
I’ve got no far horizons
And I wish upon a star
They don’t think that I listen
Oh but I know who they are
Sometimes, things are the way they are and you can’t change it. We wanted to stay in that Sonoma place. But things didn’t go as planned, the fires came, things became more complicated, and even I could see that as a dog. So instead of trying to fight for something that may or may not come, we gathered up what was important to us and realized that home didn’t mean one specific location. Home was where we could be happy, comfortable and loved. And if you want to simplify things like Deputy Digby, it only goes to reason that if you simplify, you have to figure out what is most important. For us, the water, the ocean, the sunshiney, well. If we can’t have that Sonoma place as our home, we will find another one where those things are. So, that is where we are going. But where is that? We still haven’t found it.
Seems so long I’ve been waiting
Still don’t know what for
We think that the Florida place will have a home for us if we head back there to find it. But we are still keeping other options open too. Maybe even North Carolina or elsewhere. Having traveled for so long, we see that this world and this country is a much smaller place than we thought. There is nowhere that is off the table. I wish we had a table in this RV, but alas, like everything else, it has been turned into a dog bed. I guess that isn’t so bad either.
This trip seems like it just started, but it has been a year and a half now. And in dog years, a long, long time. It is time we go home. And so instead of being sad that we are officially starting our trek back, we are going to think of it as the official start of a new life. And a happy one.
We think that this part of our journey will be just as exciting as the Adventure Of A Lifetime. Why? Because maybe, just like us, you have looked for happiness everywhere that you could find it.
Maybe, just like us, you thought that happiness was dependent on one thing, one place or one person. But if you look deep inside yourself, and push aside the unimportant things, you will see that happiness only is dependent on you. We have wasted enough time in our lives reaching for things that didn’t matter. Actually, only the persons have done that. We are happy we got to visit 48 states and 48 rescues. We will never forget that.
But now? Take us home Big Blue Treat Wagon. Show us the way.
So take, take me home
‘Cause I don’t remember
Take, take me home
-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle