This is Deputy Digby Pancake. It’s been a hard few days at camp. I’ve got to be real. I don’t know how to be anything else.
It was a hard few days not because of the weather or the RV problems. It wasn’t that Boy Person got that headache thing again. No. It was because we found more animals in need at camp.
It was cold. Real cold. Some other campers didn’t know where the dog and cats belonged either. And we’ve been worried. Real worried. Sometimes, caring is hard. I have to real about that. Sometimes ignoring problems are easier. But it’s never the right thing to do.
We spent time trying to find rescues to help and we were very happy that the persons who live here in the area tried to offer assistance. Persons think that the animal control place is always bad news.
But the bad news is that there has to be an animal control in the first place. I don’t want to go there. I’ve been there before. But in this case, Sheriff Brickle told us the law here was that any dogs or cats who are found have to go there first. And then the rescues can help them after a certain amount of days. And so when animal control came to help the dog at camp, they found her owners. And they have given them a chance to make things right. We trust animal control to do the right thing. Because we know they care. And we always hope that people can change the way they think and do things.
As you can see, for us, traveling full-time isn’t always about sight seeing. Traveling full time isn’t always about the destination.
It’s realizing that you have a responsibility to do what you can if you can. No matter if you are somewhere for a day or your whole life. Even though we’ve had places we’ve wanted to see so far this week, there was nothing more importance than finding help for the animals. Nothing. Not a museum. Not a show. Not even a trail.
We have plenty more time to see the sights here. But it’s going to take us a few days to feel ok. You see, caring is the right thing. But it still affects those who do. It affects some in different ways. Some get mad. Some cry. Some try to change things for the future and to use examples that happen to learn from. And hopefully tell others. And that’s what I think we should do.
We are going to call our camping animal friends cedars because we are camping at the Cedars Of Lebanon State Park.
You see, cedar trees smell wonderful. They grow tall. And cedar trees grow fast.
We hope for the animals here that they will smell like success with owners who grow to realize their importance. Or new adopters that come to love them.
We hope that they continue to blossom and grow tall in confidence. That others will step up for them if need to and support their growth. We will think positive. And we hope that their most special season is to come.
And we thank all the animals in all the different campgrounds that we have found lately. What do they teach us? That caring is hard. But when others see that you care, they know it’s ok if they do too. Be an example. You’ve got to be real with yourself. It won’t be easy. But it will be right.
–Deputy Digby Pancake