This is Deputy Digby Pancake. If you are cold, well, join the crowd. Or you can join us here in Pensacola, Florida. I could use a few more persons to cuddle up with. Or you could knit me a blanket of warm pancakes. But, alas, that probably wouldn’t keep me warm for very long if I eat it. Um. We thought this Florida place was supposed to be warm. What. Is. Happening.
Tell me ’bout the good old days
Sometimes it feels like this world’s gone crazy
I have heard about the good ol’ days and how you miss them when they are gone. I have also heard that we are living the good ol’ days right about now. Can we send them back? Cause if these are the good ol’ days, I don’t wanna see the bad.
We thought things were looking up a bit, and I suppose they were.
Everything is changing fast
We call it progress, but I just don’t know
We made it to this Florida place. And yes, we are very happy about that. Is the Big Blue Treat Wagon all fixed? Far from it, but we are going to try an make it to our final destination near Jacksonville and Amelia Island, and then find a permanent fix then, I heard the persons say. One day at a time, one drive at a time. Is the Jeep ok? Ha. The Jeep is wore out too, but for now, it is plugging along. Like all of us. Except Boy Person. Looks like all the working on the RV in the cold took a toll on his nose. And it is hurting pretty bad. We wish that we could go back in time and he wouldn’t have got hurt out there under the RV with a frostbitten nose.
Let’s wander back into the past
And paint me the picture of long ago
Now, there is not much that Sheriff Brickle and I can do about all of this. Sheriff Brickle tried to arrest the cold yesterday when it messed with his sunshiney and he could only stay out there for five minutes. He. Was. Not. Happy.
But what we can do is appreciate that even all of these seemingly bad things happening can be put into perspective.
Tell me ’bout the good old days
First, the RV broke down which made us appreciate the Jeep. Then the Jeep broke down which made us appreciate that the RV decided to plug along a little more. Then the RV broke down again and the Jeep was doing a little better. But all of this doesn’t seem to matter at all when someone that you care about isn’t feeling so good. All the other stuff..are well…stuff. And none of this seems important right now except to get Boy Person to feeling better. So that our meals are not interrupted. Did I say that out loud?
As dogs always do, we live in the moment, but even I can appreciate that life is all about perspective. Things we may think are important one day may seem less important the next. The things that we worried about one day may not even exist the next. If the good ol’ days don’t seem so good, stop and think. Maybe they really aren’t that bad. For Sheriff Brickle, he may not have had sunshiney outside for long yesterday, but the sunshiney he got inside was pretty good too.
In fact, those things that seem to be so bad may make for some pretty great stories later on. Looks like we are going to have a lot of stories
This year hasn’t started out so sweet, but that means that it can only get better. And one thing is for sure. As long as we are all together, that is the most important thing. Simple? Yes, it is. But happy isn’t complicated. The good ol’ days are there. It is up to us to see them, even through the bad. There is magic to be found. Even if you have to go to a walk in clinic like Boy Person today. You may say, oh, I wish someone would have told me about those good old days and that I would miss them. You still have to to make some good old days now.
Sometimes, persons are so worried about what is coming next that they don’t see the good in the journey. They don’t see the moment. They don’t appreciate the present, but only are looking to the future. We have not had a lot of choices this past year and a half but to live in the moment, because we were so busy. Now that we look back, it sure seemed fun. And now…we are going to make this fun too. Because every single minute of your day is one that you will never get back. Today will be in the past tomorrow whether you want it to or not. Make it worth remembering.
Oh, and we will keep you updated on the nose situation. That is all I know what to call it. That’s the law enforcement side coming out in me.
-Deputy Digby Pancake