Clue #3-A Ship Is Safe In Harbor. But That’s Not What Ships Are Built For.

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  By this point in the week, perhaps you are craving spaghetti from Monday’s Blog.  Maybe you are craving fish and chips, or even mushy peas after Tuesday’s Blog.  Maybe you are craving a vacation to somewhere that you have always wanted to go.

Where is that place? And how would you get there?  Perhaps by plane?  Not me.  No way.  No how.  These paws were made for walking.  Not flying.

Maybe where you want to go you could get there by ship.  Maybe.

There are many ways to get to the places we want to go.  Some ways take longer than others.  But no one ever said, especially not me, that there is a better way than another.  As long as you have fun getting there.  We have been “getting there” for a few years in the Big Blue Treat Wagon RV.  But there are some places that it can’t go.  Like Italy.  Like England.  Just to name a few.


And it seems to me that in all of our travels, and all of the places that we have been so far, the Big Blue Treat Wagon RV has been working very hard.  They say that you should live a life that you don’t need a vacation from.  Well, what if you are the Big Blue Treat Wagon RV? How do you take vacation?

Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first. It means me too.  And all of us, including the Big Blue Treat Wagon are thinking that the exciting options we have ahead means a shift for the next few weeks.  A shift in the mode of travel.  The world is a book.  If you don’t travel, you don’t get past the first chapter.  And we still have some writing to do.


But even if you think you know where you want to go in life, you may think it is impossible to get there.  But have you really, really worked at finding a way how?  Whether by plane…by train…by ship?

Any ship is safe in harbor.  But that’s not what ships are built for.  Where do you want your ship to go? Where will our ship go?  Stay tuned to answers on tomorrow’s blog.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Clue #2-You Are The Fish To My Chips

This is Deputy Digby Pancake. You may have heard yesterday that Sheriff Brickle loves spaghetti.  He went on and on about it.


Oh, I like spaghetti alright.  I like every food alright. In fact,  I have never met a food I turned away.  There are some that like more than others…true.  One of the foods that may be at the bottom of my list is mushy peas.  Unless you put them on a pancake, and in that case, I would pour some maple syrup on the peas and still enjoy that pancake.  Why?  Many think that I am a Labrador Retriever, but you may be surprised to know I am actually an English Foxhound rescue.  A proper English Foxhound. And a proper English Foxhound must eat the mushy peas.

But a proper English Foxhound rescue dog like me also likes a proper fish and chips entree’ more than Brickle loves himself.

Oh, fish and chips.

Some things you can’t have without the other.  Like me and Brickle.  It’s just a package deal.

There are many places in the world to enjoy…aren’t there? I guess it is about finding a way to get there.  Finding time to get there.  Finding someone who wants to go there too. Finding out if you can get there.  And dreams are like dogs.  You can’t have just one.


Sometimes, a dream may seem like just a dream.  Sometimes, people may tell you that your dream is impossible.  Sometimes, people may tell you not to even find out if you can make your dream come true.  But here is the scoop.  It is up to you to find out.  A dream can be just a thought, and if that is ok with you, that is ok.  But if you truly must find out if you can live that dream, you have to start somewhere.  And even if you find out it won’t work out, you will never have that doubt.  I sometimes think that I can’t possibly eat all of those pancakes, but most of the time, I find out that I can.


Right now, I am dreaming about fish and chips and how they would taste in that London place.  That’s the sort of dream an English Foxhound has.

But what is your dream?  Have you truly explored it, or have you listened to the doubts in your own mind?  If two rescue dogs like me and Brickle can travel the country in a big house on wheels, you can do what you set your mind to as well.  Who is the fish to your chips?  Your dreams are part of you.  You can’t have one without the other.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

Look for Clue #3 tomorrow to our big news on November 1st!  Today, we are leaving Franklin, North Carolina.  We have a really long drive to Rome, Georgia and then…you will just have to wait and see!

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