This is Deputy Digby Pancake. This past week has been rough. I’ve been tired. I’ve been scared. But I also knew the whole time that the sun would eventually come out. Did you?
Girl Person kept telling me that although they would do everything to help me feel better, she did not want me to feel guilty or bad if I could not get better. She said that I had to let her know. But I knew it was all going to be ok. I just would get scared at the vet person and how everyone else was scared. Sheriff Brickle told me that he knew it wasn’t time to give up. And I listen to the Sheriff no matter what. I listen to the Sheriff above any person I know.
We all get sick. Sometimes, sicker than sick. And this time was sicker than sick. I still have to take lots of medicine which they hide in peanut butter. I still don’t feel as well as I want to. The heat is bothering me a bit, and well, our trails are shorter than they have ever been. Girl Person says that we all have to be patient. We can’t be back to normal as fast as we want to be. But she says that it is ok. Once we get back to normal, it will be worth the wait.
I truly know that when sunshiney tries to leave you, that’s the time to fight for it. Because sunshiney is too good NOT to fight for it. It’s my job to make others happy. It’s my job to smile. It’s my job to be Deputy Digby Pancake. And I am not ready to retire.
Even though we won’t know for sure for another three weeks if I truly am ok, it won’t do any good to not think I am ok. Positive thoughts allow sunshiney to come thru. Your good thoughts helped pull me thru. I know that. I give you my best every day. And you gave me YOUR best!
Even though I can read, Girl Person told me about all your comments and love. She told me that I could do it. She told me I mattered, that we all still needed each other. And I believed it. You believed it. And I am still soaking it all in like sunshine.
Bad times have a way of weaving in the best times. Bad times have a way of bringing us closer together. Maybe it has been awhile since you had to rely on someone else. It isn’t easy. But it teaches you that we all need someone. Even the Sheriff.
This path to being better is going to take some time. I will have to go to the vet persons more and get more tests. There will be days I need you more. And I know you will be there. I’ll be not only soaking up the sun, but I will be soaking up your love. Thank you. I don’t know what else to say, plus I need to take a nap.
-Deputy Digby Pancake
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