This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. If you have ever thought something was quite ordinary, well, imagine you didn’t have it tomorrow. For example…and I like examples…hot water. Crackers. And quarters.
Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man’s world
Imagine if one night you realized that you were out of quarters, which meant that you could not pay for a shower with cold water. Why cold water? Well, you don’t expect that you would go to camp and pay for a shower and actually get hot water now. Do you? Puleeze.
I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain’t it sad
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That’s too bad
You guessed it. Girl Person and Boy Person realized that they had spent all of their quarters on laundry before we left the last camp. And so, when we got to the new camp in the middle of the desert, we had no quarters. And they were dirty. Real dirty.
And this camp? Well, they charge to shower with quarters. And baby, you get one minute for that quarter. Maybe I should open up a shower business.
They said that they couldn’t use the shower in the Big Blue Treat Wagon RV because we had no hookups or something to dump the water, and we are here for four nights. And so they frantically were looking everywhere for quarters. In purses, under seats, in the car. It was very important to me that they take a shower. Why?
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It’s a rich man’s world
Well, there are a few things that I really like in life. One…myself. Two…looking at myself. Three…peanut butter cookies. Four….matzo crackers. You heard me. Crackers.
Well, the persons in all the laundry haste and moving campsites forgot to buy me my crackers at the store. I have to have exactly four crackers at bed time. And if that does not happen, I don’t know what I shall do because that has never happened. But now, here we were in the middle of the desert and they were dirty and wanted to take a shower before they went to buy me some crackers at any store they could find. And thus…it was very important to me that they find some quarters! We needed some money.
Money, money, money
In the rich man’s world
They looked and they looked and they looked some more. And finally they found four quarters so that they each could take their shower. Oh, joy. To. The. World.
Well, Girl Person turned on the water and out came the cold water. But when you only have two minutes to wash yourself, and you are dirty as can be, you jump in that cold water screaming. Because you have to go buy your dog matzo crackers. And as Boy Person jumped in his cold shower yelling words no matzo loving dog should hear, he tried to rinse the soap off, but nope. The shower. Was. Out. And you guessed it. He had to finish his shower in the campground sink.
Now, as a cracker loving dog, I certainly appreciate the efforts that the persons go thru to make me happy. I will admit that. And you also should know that they went to go buy me my crackers, and it was a good night. Because I have never not had exactly four crackers at bedtime. No matter if we are in the desert, nervous from all the wind and fires around us, I still got my crackers. And next time, I would highly suggest to them that if they want to shower in a dirty sink, they use their quarters elsewhere. I would certainly take my money and RUN.
So, the next time you eat your crackers, or take a hot shower, you probably should think about if you didn’t have those things. There is always a lesson in life if we look for it everyday. Even with crackers and quarters.
This weekend, we are going to Joshua Tree National Park! So tune in to our Facebook page for live updates, pics and videos this weekend!
-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle
We extended our shirt sale for two days! Get yours before they are gone! Show the world that you “Make Rescues The Breed Of Choice!”
5 thoughts on “Crackers And Quarters”
Loved the story
Sent from my iPhone
Sheriff, you are certainly LOVED. But I think I’d rather be dirty like Digby sometimes than use those Murderous Showers!!!! Love you all, enjoy Joshua Tree!!!! xoxoxoxo <3 <3 <3 <3
Oh, Sheriff, you are such a gifted writer!!! I envision a ‘Pawlitzer Prize’ in your future. And, tell GP & BP to save some quarters for your four crackers & double up & ‘shower with a friend’, 😆
I’m surprised there was no dumping station at that campground. My family used to camp in a motor home but we usually stayed in a private park. Oh well a little cold never hurt anyone. Hope y’all have a better day.
I love your blog….you are a great writer….