This is Deputy Digby Pancake. Oh, it’s going to be a good day. I can feel it. I am stepping out in style today with my one shoe. Because the world could not take me in four.
The persons thought that since I have been resting for a week now that it would do us all good to take a little drive and a little walk. Only a little. And that sounds just perfect to me and Sheriff Brickle. We get to go to a place called Cherokee, North Carolina today.
Girl Person likes to fill us in on the history of where we go in our travels and most importantly the people that lived there or that live there now. She told me that some of Boy Person’s family was part of the Cherokee Tribe Of Native Americans. And I thought that was pretty neat. I also heard that they have what they call pow wow’s. And I knew that I would fit in just fine with my Paw Wow! You can’t help but say wow at my paw! Because I don’t have to wear a doggy bag duck taped to my foot anymore.
The persons had to break it to me gently yesterday. You see, it looks like some of my paw pad came off somewhere. Somehow. Maybe it was the change in weather. Maybe it was because I stepped on something sharp. Maybe it was because I jumped too hard out of the RV onto rocks. I just don’t remember, and you would think that I would. Girl Person has been feeling pretty bad about it. She said she should have been able to prevent it. She keeps saying she is sorry. And well, I don’t have time for that. When you are able to move on, you have to move on. Even if you have a duck tape foot.
Even if you are wearing one gorgeous shoe in your color. No matter what, you have to move on if you can. What use is there in guilt?
Dogs don’t have time for guilt because we have things to do. Like live. We have places to go. Away from guilt. Because anything sounds more fun than that. Even if you have to wear one shoe to get there. And I want to get there. Today, it is Cherokee, North Carolina! Are you with us?
There are too many things that can keep you from being the best you that you can be. I have found that by traveling we learn more about ourselves by learning about others.
So let’s go, but first let me put on my shoe. I am sure when everyone sees it all they will say is wow! Look at that Paw Wow!
-Deputy Digby Pancake