This is Fruitycake The Raccoon. Have you ever had to live with a regret? I know I have. I was really wondering when we were on the Cherohala Skyway yesterday in this North Carolina place and Tennessee place if i should have agreed to get in the car.
Twists and turns. So, so many twists and turns. I never knew a road could be like that, and I’ve been a traveling dog for over a year and a half now. Brickle said that it was making him a bit nauseous too.
And Boy Person said it was like a ride Girl Person made him get on when they were kids.
Brickle told me how some years ago, the persons took him and Digby on something called a Blue Ridge Parkway in the Big Blue Treat Wagon.
He said it was a way longer road. And it took them a much longer time to complete it. But yesterday, I could have cared less about the past. The present was about carsickness, but I made it. Until we got back to the rental house. And I gave that present away fast.
Now, I have to say that the day was so awesome. Beautiful. Magical. The colors of the leaves and the rivers and the creeks were unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I know that Digby would have loved this. And I loved it enough for us both. And I got sick enough for us both. Just like Digby used to do. Just like old times.
Even if I would have known that I would get sick, I would have came along anyway. That’s right. Because the day was so wonderful. To be with my persons and Brickle and being able to see things some will never get to see. It was a privilege. I would do it again.
I suppose it’s just like my family feels about Digby. Yes. The heartache they felt when they lost him and now is so intense. But so was the love they felt. So were the adventures they had. All of us know that we won’t be together forever. But do we let the ending of the book ruin the beginning chapters or the middle? There’s a lot of pages inbetween.
So, as we continue our adventures this week, I will enjoy them for Digby. Every meal, every drink out of a creek, every hike, every moment with Brickle. Just like I’ll do the drives again this week, so did my persons decide to adopt me and love again.
Do it all over again if you have a chance. Don’t let the twists and turns of life cause you regrets.
–Fruitycake The Raccoon