The Tail Of Dozer The Helpfull Donkey

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Once upon a time there was a donkey named Dozer.  Dozer was a very small donkey.  He didn’t mind that he was small.  No, not at all.  Dozer knew that he could make up for his small size with a big attitude and he was very, very good at attitude. Yes, he most certainly was.

He could plow his way thru any day with his attitude. That’s how he got his name. And he was very helpfull. So helpful that he spelled helpful with two ll’s. That’s what Dozer wanted to do. So helpFULL.

Dozer liked how he spent his days on the farm with his mom and other friends. There was always a job for Dozer to do. Dozer liked having a job at his farm.  It made him feel good and helpfull and important.  And everyone likes to feel important.

But one day, Dozer the Donkey heard that he had to leave his farm home.  A very nice Donkey Lady was coming to pick him up.  You see, this very nice Donkey Lady needed some donkeys. Dozer didn’t know that donkeys were needed.  But he liked the thought of it.  He worried about his mom though.  What would happen to her? When the very nice Donkey Lady came to pick Dozer up, he was ready.  It doesn’t take long for a donkey to pack a suitcase.

Dozer needed just a few things.  He needed his big attitude, which he could carry.  And he needed his mom. He was going to take his mom.


Dozer and his mom and even his other farm donkey friends got to their new farm. They all went together with their very light suitcases. They liked it at the new farm right away. There were plenty of things to do on the farm. But Dozer didn’t have a job yet. And he didn’t know where he was to clock in.

He kept wondering why the very nice Donkey Lady needed donkeys.  Because not everyone needs a donkey.  At least, everyone doesn’t know that they need a donkey.  What was his job to be?

Dozer saw two dogs walk by every day along the fence named Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle and Deputy Digby Pancake.

They weren’t much for talking, only barking, and he didn’t know how to speak bark.  But he knew they had a job.  And he wished that he did too.  He felt like no one was ever going to tell him just what he should do.  But Dozer knew that he could figure it out himself.  And he would. He most certainly would.

One day, Brickle and Digby walked by Dozer’s farm.  There he was, kicking a plastic water bottle.

You see, Dozer thought maybe, just maybe, it could be his job to recycle.  But no.  No. Donkeys can eat a lot of things, and Dozer tried, but that was not it.

The next day, Dozer found a cup.  Oh, maybe his job was to serve up mud in a cup like all the persons wanted to drink in the mornings.  He filled up the cup with mud. Over and over again.  But Dozer’s mom said that persons like to drink their mud in a cup.  Not pour it out.  He wasn’t so good at that job.

Brickle and Digby started to look forward to seeing Dozer every day.  They watched him try to figure out how to rake leaves. He thought maybe his job was to prevent forest fires. That was sort of helpful but not helpful enough to use two ll’s.

Dozer liked showing off all of his helpfull qualities, but he still needed a job.

Every good donkey needs a job.  And Dozer was most certainly a very good donkey.  Even Brickle and Digby had jobs. What was his to be? He asked all his donkey friends.  And they didn’t know either. They were not helpful with two ll’s.

One day, when Dozer was being Dozer and helpFULL with two ll’s and taking out the trash, the very nice Donkey Lady told him that he was going to have a new job soon.

You see, Dozer was going to be a therapy donkey! Dozer did not know what this was, but he was very excited about it.  Because even though he was small in size, he had a very big attitude.  And this was really big. The Donkey Lady told him his job was going to be the best one ever.  His job was going to be helping others feel better.

Brickle and Digby were so happy for Dozer. Because you see, they already knew he would make a good therapy donkey.  Dozer made them laugh, made them feel better, and reminded them of what a good work ethic should be.  That’s what a therapy donkey did! They liked Dozer very much. And they told him so.


They told him he was going to make people feel better just by being around him. Dozer knew that was the job for him. And so he sang a song!

“I am Dozer The Donkey

If you yelp, I’ll help

If you’re sad, I’ll make you glad!

That’s my job, so don’t you sob!”

Dozer could do it all.  And so with a new job, a new attitude and a new way to be the best donkey that Dozer could be, he learned that everyone needs to feel important and to feel needed. He learned that it doesn’t matter if you are a donkey or a dog or a person! We are all good at something. We just have to find our special talent.  But never give up.  Be like Dozer The Helpfull Donkey and find your job.

Every day after that particular day, which no one knows the date of, Dozer spent his days being the best donkey he knew how to be. If he was to comfort others, he had to be happy.  And oh, he was happy now. Dozer had a very important job.  His mom was proud, his friends were proud, Brickle and Digby were proud.  But the most proud of all was Dozer. He most certainly was.

And everyone lived happily ever after.  

Remember to watch this story being read to Brickle and Digby Thursday, February 28th on our Facebook page! Check the page for time and details!

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Go With The Flow?

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  I decided to hold off on using my new name of Digby Bland Food on this diet today because I am thinking positive thoughts.  And bland food doesn’t help with positive thoughts.  It’s better just some days to go with the flow and see where it takes you.  I think.


Yesterday, we woke up in one of our most favorite campsites ever in Silver Springs State Park in this Florida place.  The persons decided that they could not miss going on one of those glass bottom boats that have been here for a million years.  Well, maybe not a million.  But close.

And you know that Sheriff Brickle and I are not too fond of boats.  So we decided to sit this one out with a full belly of breakfast made with bland food. Oh, I forgot.  I wasn’t supposed to mention that again.


The persons were really excited.  You see, it’s not every day that you get to ride a boat with a glass bottom to see what is under there!


And it’s not often that you can look through glass and see all of the springs, water and fish beneath you.


The persons said that Brickle and I would have been scared of the boat.  I believe them.  To hear how deep the water is, and to hear about the springs which make millions of gallons every day, well, that is too deep for me to think about.


And although I enjoyed their pictures, well, there was another reason we were glad we sat out this particular attraction.

Now.  We had told you about the monkeys on Tuesday’s blog.  We talked about admiring them from afar.  And well, I guess the persons weren’t as far away as they could have been.  But that all depends.  It made for a bunch of laughing.  And that is certainly going with the flow. I am just glad that the monkeys here related to the ones in a Tarzan movie were the only ones left from a movie filmed here at Silver Springs.


It could have been worse.


The persons told us all about their boat ride and told us that they would make a video and show it to us this Sunday on the Facebook page.  I agreed to wait.  Because we had to get back on the road.  You see, Jax took the wheel.  And where did we end up? You guessed it.  Where we first met Jax.  Back in Jacksonville, Florida.


If there was ever anyone who was go with the flow, well, that would be Jax.  And since it had been awhile since he had been home, we decided it was ok with us!


We have learned the last three years being on the road that plans in life may be overrated.  You can overthink things all day long.  You can try to figure out solutions.  But when do things ever truly go according to plan?  Sometimes, you have to go with the flow and go where the wind blows, or the river flows.  Sometimes, you have to hear the ocean waves. Sometimes you have to hear the owls in the woods.  None of those things plan their day.  They go with what their day brings them.


On the other hand, going with the flow doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have direction.  The waters in the rivers and springs and ocean all have a direction.

They may go with the flow.  But they are the flow.  You have to be your own flow too.  You may not have everything exactly all figured out.  But you can head that way.

What direction are we headed?  That has yet to be charted.  But for now, since Jax steered us here, we will feel the ocean breeze.  We will watch the water.  Go with the flow?  Yes.  But let’s see which way we steer.

-Deputy Digby Pancake Bland Food

We have a special edition blog tomorrow!!! It’s all about Dozer The HelpFULL Donkey! Don’t miss it!