What Time Is It?

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  It’s been said that time you enjoy wasted is not wasted time. Also.  It has been said that time heals all wounds.  Also.  Someone said if you’re lost, you can look, and you will find me.  Time after time.

So.  Time.  Persons seem to be worried about it all of the time.  Even when we go hiking every morning, we have to watch the time on a magic contraption that tells you what time it is like a phone or a watch or a clock.  And yet, there never seems to be enough of the time thing for persons.  Although, here, there is enough heat.  But that’s a different story.

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I like the fact though that time slows down a bit in the summer.  You can’t walk as fast, or walk as far.  You have to take a lot of breaks in the shade.  And if you are with Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle, those breaks come with ice cold water which he demands as a job perk, and also a treat or five.  The persons worry that they can’t get as much done, because everything is at half speed.  But I say that getting less done matters none.  Because I guarantee that when they start checking their clocks tomorrow, they still won’t find that time they always seem to lose or be chasing after.

As we were walking on the trail, even slower than slow, we came across a bit of an obstacle. You see, there was a lone turtle trying to dig a hole right in the middle of the trail.  It was slower than us, and apparently, wasn’t much in the mood for moving.  But since the turtle had no watch, I suppose that time wasn’t really important to the turtle one bit.

But Girl Person knew that if we had been walking as fast as we normally do, we would have most likely stepped on the turtle without even knowing it was there.  And that would have been very unfortunate.  Instead, because we were slower than molasses on a pancake or a stack of such, we were able to help it.  Girl Person lifted it up and moved it far enough off of the trail so that it could take a rest in the shade.  Which was where we were headed too.

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If there was ever a lesson in the summer time besides drink plenty of water and staying cool, I would say it is to slow down.  Slow down so much that as the sand blows, it gets stuck to your face.

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Every season has a lesson in fact, and we can change along with them.  For the persons, I would like them to realize that time doesn’t always have to be something that they work against.  Time may disappoint them.  Maybe they feel like they missed out on an opportunity, but is time moving them to another?  Maybe they feel like as they get older, they have less time in the future.  But why can’t they appreciate their time in the past?  Instead of thinking that choices and possibilities decrease with the passing of time, perhaps they could listen to me to know that tomorrow is today’s dream.  And you can do it.  If you have made it this far in life, you can keep going.  As long as you have a dream, keep moving towards it.  Even if you never see it come true, the journey there might be better than the dream itself.

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Not many know this, but before Sheriff Brickle and I were picked out from the shelter jail place, Girl Person wanted small, fluffy dogs.  She dreamed of carrying them around and dressing them up and being all.  Fluffy.  But her dream turned into us.  Two dirty, big dogs who may like to be carried around, but that ain’t happening.  Yet, none of us could imagine life without the other.  So if you are stuck on your dream, and think that your time hasn’t come, maybe it’s time.  Time to change that dream.  Maybe your dream wasn’t the best thing for you.

So, what I am saying besides I am hungry in this whole blog, which I guess I haven’t said, but it’s about time, is that time may pass.  The minutes and hours and days and weeks and years may have flown by for you lately as it has for us.  If you are like us, maybe life isn’t leading you to where you thought it would be by now.  But also, if you are like us, maybe that is what is meant for us right now.  Right. Now.  And maybe, just maybe, it’s about time we all recognized that.  What time is it?  Besides treat time, it’s time for you.  Be happy in the moment.  Be happy in the future.  Recognize the happy in your past.  And let it lead you to where you are supposed to go.  You don’t need a clock for that.  Just start walking.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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