These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. Let me be the first to welcome you to the Grand Canyon of Arizona! Yes, I know we have been in this Arizona place for over a week now. But if I have to explain to you again why we are taking so long in each state…well. You. Are. Arrested. Big states. Big distances. And tired bodies! That is just the way it is.  Plus, if we want to see something really special to us, or take it easy for a few days, we are gonna do it.  Sheriff’s orders. My orders.

We left that Florida place last May, and one of the places that Girl Person was looking forward to visiting the most on this trip was the Grand Canyon. She told us that she dreamed of taking a picture with us here. And although we just got here, we already can tell that this is somewhere special indeed. Have we saw the canyon yet? No. But it is kinda like if you have not seen me in person, you still know I am awesome. Yes. It is kinda like that.

Sometimes, someone else’s excitement makes you realize that something is special because you see it through their eyes. Have I ever thought about going to the Grand Canyon? Can’t say as I have, unless that canyon was filled with peanut butter cookies, and I don’t think it is. So no.

But since Girl Person is so excited about it, wow. It must be awesome, because she wants to see it with us. I notice that her favorite things are the things that she can do with me and Deputy Digby. And if they weren’t her favorite things, they become her favorite things. And that is pretty awesome by me. Because when she is happy, we are happy and all the way around.

It goes without saying that one of my favorite things is peanut butter cookies, but Girl Person is a very close first.  On this trip, it has become most important that all of our happiness is first.  If we have to slow down, we have.  If we have had to take a break, we have.  We may not have done this at the beginning of our trip.  In fact, we did not.  But with only 7 states left on this Adventure Of A Lifetime, in a way, we don’t want it to end.  Is that wrong?  If so, arrest me.

So Grand Canyon?  We are here until Friday.  Are you ready for us and Girl Person’s drug store shoes which in fact are not appropriate for this location?  We are ready for you. We are ready to step back, look and appreciate all that you have to offer, because we realize that we may never be here again.  And appreciation is the name of the game now for us.  Some things cannot be learned unless you experience the lesson.  And the lesson for this week…for us…is to remember why we wanted to do this trip.  It is to remember the places we were looking most forward to seeing, like the Grand Canyon. And to appreciate that we have all made it safe and sound to this part of the journey.  Those are just a few of our favorite things.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!

This is Deputy Digby Pancake. It is Monday. We are still in this Arizona place, and we are not done yet. Like I am never done with pancakes. We are headed today from Sedona to somewhere called a Grand Canyon. Are there pancakes in there? I sure hope so. Because we need a really big boost of energy.  The Grand Canyon was one of the places we were looking forward to most when we left that Florida place last May.  It truly was. But…

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The persons are getting tired. And not because we aren’t having fun. But we have visited 41 rescues and shelters so far on this Adventure Of A Lifetime. Our hearts are heavy, but inspired. Our bodies are tired but energized to keep going. And our love for the people doing such wonderful things across the country has grown. But we are weary.

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Girl Person told Sheriff Brickle on the down low that she didn’t know if she could do it. I heard her tell him that she didn’t know if she could visit seven more rescues to finish out the trip. And I saw the look he gave her. And she knew. And I knew. And Boy Person knew. If we didn’t finish it? We. Are. Arrested.

Listen baby, ain’t no mountain high,
Ain’t no valley low, ain’t no river wide enough baby
If you need me call me no matter where you are
No matter how far; don’t worry baby
Just call my name; I’ll be there in a hurry
You don’t have to worry

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So with that said, we decided to truck on. We decided to load up this Big Blue Treat Wagon for the countless time today and move it or loose it. Even if we are loosing it. Because who gets to go to the Grand Canyon on a Monday? We do. Ain’t no mountain high enough to keep us from finishing this trip and helping seven more rescues.

And we realize our blessing. We realize that there are also pancakes there at the Grand Canyon. At least I hope so! And that my friends is going be pawsome.

Are we slowing down a bit? We are. And you know it is taking us more than a week now to get through each state. But these last states are as big as my butt. And it takes awhile to get around them. Slowing down though isn’t such a bad thing because we get to rest a bit more.

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We get to explore a bit more.

Camp life. #2travelingdogs #visitarizona #sedona

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And we get to take a little better care of ourselves.

We love dog friendly Sedona, Arizona! #goldenbonepetproducts #2travelingdogs #arizona #sedona #adoptdontshop

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We realized that we were on no one’s schedule but our own, and that as long as we finish, that is the important thing. Whether it took us a year, a year and a day or a year and a couple months. Our fans understand, and we appreciate that. Even if you didn’t, Sheriff Brickle would arrest you anyways, so then you would understand even more.

The bad thing about leaving our campground in Sedona today is saying goodbye to Ike and Tina. We will miss them.

Oh…bromance. #2travelingdogs #camplife #campingwithdogs #alpaca #ikeandtina #arizona #lolomei #sedona

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We will also miss the red rocks and scenery that took our breath away. We have never seen anything like this Sedona place. And we probably never will again.

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Some places, we wish we could put in our pockets and carry with us forever. But I don’t wear pants with pockets, or any pants at all.  However, that is what good memories are made of. And if we never visit here again, we will still never forget it. Life is a bunch of memories, good and bad. But if we try to remember the good, the bad seems to be less and less of a memory. And our trip is like that too. For the times we are so tired that it seems we can’t go on, we find something that awakens our souls. We find something that makes us remember the good in people, and the good on our earth.

Remember the day I set you free
I told you you could always count on me darling
From that day on, I made a vow
I’ll be there when you want me
Some way, some how

And we find less bad to think about. Unless somewhere runs out of pancakes. I will never forget that.

We want to thank our campground, Lo-Lo Mei near Sedona, Arizona, Golden Bone Rescue And Rehab, Golden Bone Pet Products and Dr. C at Verde Valley Mobile Vet. Please look for our rescue article on Arizona and video next Sunday, April 30. We will remind you!

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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River Deep, Mountain High

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. Oh, what a week we have had in this Arizona place. First, we were in the desert. Then, we couldn’t find a campsite anywhere in Sedona. And then. We found the best campsite ever with Ike and Tina. Yes. Ike and Tina. Sometimes things work out, like when I wake up thinking I won’t have the handsomest day ever. And then I do. Every day.

You know, sometimes we find the best friends in unexpected places. Sometimes we find the best friends by not looking for them, and they just appear and make our lives better. Such was the case when I met Al Paca who turned out to be Ike and his friend Tina.

Ike is a rescued alpaca and Tina is a rescued miniature mule here at camp.  I have to say. I was struck by Ike’s appearance when I first met him. Really. I had not ever seen an alpaca in all of my days. His long neck almost rivaled mine. And when we looked at each other I knew. Ike would be my friend for life. Even if I wasn’t here. Even if the miles were as long as our necks between us. Even if the mountains were so high we couldn’t see each other’s necks.  Even if the rivers were so deep that our necks were barely above water.  We would remember each other for the rest of our days.

The nice people at our campground not only brought us farm fresh eggs from their happy chickens here in the morning, but they told us that Ike and Tina were rescued and had each been through some hard times. And even though they loved each other and could not stand to be separated, they sure liked to nag and pick at each other. Huh. Sounds familiar. Deputy Digby? Are you listening?

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It made me wonder.  What if we had found a campsite right away here in this Sedona, Arizona place?  We would have never met Ike and Tina.  And then it made me wonder even more.  How many times in our lives had things turned out NOT the way we wanted to, but ended up being the perfect thing for us?  I’m glad it took us so long to find a campsite. So thank you Ike.  Thank you for being my friend, even if it is for a short time in person.  Our friendship will be as long as your neck.  Till the end of our days. Because time, distance and more distance doesn’t separate true friends.  It only makes a true friendship stronger, longer and more meaningful.  River deep, mountain high.  But seriously.  I think I could be a better Tina to your Ike. I’m not too proud to say it.

Yesterday, we visited with the kind folks at Golden Bones Rescue and Rehab. They had dogs.  They had cats.  They had horses.  And yep. They had alpacas.  Stay tuned for our rescue video and article on Sunday, May 7th!  It is going to be awesome.  I will remind you as we get closer.  You won’t want to miss this.  And Ike?  We still have a few more days together.  Until Monday.  Parting will be such sweet sorrow, but we don’t have to yet.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Boys, I Agree…

This is Deputy Digby Pancake. Sedona, Arizona?  Pancake, schmancake?  Did you know your name rhymed?  You do now.  Pancakes are always the answer to everything.  It is amazing, isn’t it? You didn’t know your name rhymed till the pancakes told ya. You. Are. Welcome.

We have traveled to 41 states so far on our Adventure Of A Lifetime.  And each place is different and special.  Like sometimes you want blueberry pancakes, sometimes you want strawberry pancakes, and sometimes you want plain pancakes with lots of syrup and without a dose of attitude from Sheriff Brickle.

But each place we have traveled to has its own special qualities and its own special vibe.  I am all about vibes.  Good vibes.  And Sedona, Arizona, pancake schmancake?  You have some good vibes.  We have never. Ever.  Seen a place like this.

Unbelievable. #2travelingdogs #adventureofalifetime #campingwithdogs #hikingwithdogs #adoptdontshop #sedona #arizona

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Sometimes, a place literally takes your breath away.  Like overtime Sheriff Brickle looks in the mirror.  He takes his own breath away.  And as soon as we rounded the corner and caught a sight of those red rocks?  Girl Person said, “I agree boys.  This is unbelievable.

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Girl Person seems to tell Boy Person a lot of things by talking to us.  And honestly.  I think she is nuts.  When she wants to go to dinner, it’s , “I agree boys.  I do need a night off from cooking.”  When she wants to go to a winery.  “I agree boys.  We do need to try a new wine.” When she wants Boy Person to take the trash out.  “I agree boys, this trash can is overflowing!”.  When she wants the air conditioning turned up, “I agree boys, it is really hot in here.” And seriously.  I agree Girl Person.  You have lost your mind for about seven years now.  I think Boy Person is on to your game.

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But one thing I will agree with is that this Sedona, Arizona place has something about it.  Something that makes you want to sit for awhile and just stare.  It has something about it that calls for inspiration and makes you feel like you can accomplish anything in the world.  It makes you remember that this earth has so much to see and show us.  It brings you closer to the way the earth was intended for us to enjoy.  Your beauty agrees with you, Sedona.

As with every place on this Adventure Of A Lifetime that we have set our paws onto, you have taught us something.  Arizona is desert in one place with no dessert and rattlesnakes who take your campsite. It is a canyon filled with bubbling creeks. It is a mountain high of red rocks and colors that blow your mind.  And it is all that you can imagine, and all that you can’t.

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The best places on our earth are obviously full of all you can eat pancake buffets.  But they are also full of inspiration to make you a better person or furkid.  They remind you that there is more to life than our daily problems.  They remind you that we are only a very small part of the big scheme of things, but that our presence is hugely important to make a difference when we can.  And today, we will be meeting and visiting with the good folks here in Sedona who not only have a store here called the Golden Bone, but they are operating a rescue and rehab for animals as well.  And we can’t wait to see how they can inspire us too.

Girl Person just said, “Boys, I agree.  It is time for pancakes”.  Actually, she didn’t say that, but I do agree.  Thank you Sedona.  We have a few more days here to enjoy your beauty and we can’t wait to see how you inspire us to keep going and finish our 7 more remaining states and rescues.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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Somewhere Out There

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. And guess what? Or as Girl Person says, “guess what, chicken butt?”. We found a campsite near Sedona, which is very good news. And that my friends is putting it lightly. Kinda like when I arrest you. I only say three words, and I say it lightly, but it is heavy. Dern heavy. And finding a campsite? Dern heavy. Dern hard.  Dern impossible. But we did it.  We knew there was a campsite out there!  Somewhere!

It goes without saying, but I will say it anyway, because that is what I do, that being nice gets you further than being not nice. Now. You may think to yourself. Self? When has Sheriff Brickle ever been nice? Well, first of all, You. Are. Arrested. Second of all, a Sheriff has to pretend like he is not nice to be able to arrest. And that is where my Deputy comes in. Deputy Digby can’t be anything but nice which is why he is a Deputy.

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He provides my “nice backup” when the mean is overwhelming, just like my handsome. I have to be me.  I have to be a Sheriff to get things done.  That doesn’t mean though that I don’t see the need for being polite.  That doesn’t mean I don’t see the need for being kind. And that does mean I see the need to remind you.

Because when the persons were trying to find a campsite, they weren’t treated so nice.  They weren’t treated so kind.  True, sometimes, things just don’t go our way, or we sincerely can’t help someone like we want to.  But. This experience made them think.  Were they treating others how they wished to be treated all the time?  It’s easy to be nice to people with fur and four paws.  But were they being as nice as they could to others without fur?  Their answer was no.  They could do better.  And I agree with that.  I could get more peanut butter cookies in my allowance.

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We all have things that we have to do everyday or that stress us out.  And we have to say that we are tired on the road.  We have saw the good in people, and the bad.  But if you stop and see that person who is in front of you and really think, you may have a little more tolerance and be more kind.  Because that person is someone’s kid.  That person could be someone’s parent, or aunt or uncle.  You don’t know what they have gone through in their life, or what has made them who they are.  It sounds simple as a dog, and I don’t know why persons can’t get it…but can ya just be nice? Someone…somewhere out there deserves for you to be kind to them today.  And for you to make a difference, and a start.  And an example.

Arizona?  You have taught us so far that the desert has its own beauty. But you better carry a lot of water to see its beauty.

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You have taught us that the rattlesnakes here like to steal all the campsites as Digby explained yesterday. And you have taught us that we have a lot more to see of you.  We have arrived in Sedona, and we plan to have a great time here the next few days because some nice people reserved a campsite for us, even though they were full.  We get to visit a rescue called Golden Bones Rescue and Rehab who not only rescue animals, but rehabilitate them like Scamp here who will be with them forever.

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So as you can see, this is a very different type of rescue.  A kind rescue. And we can’t wait to meet them on their farm.  Unfortunately, Scamp was recently diagnosed with pancreatitis and diabetes and will require extra attention and ongoing medical care and donations to stay happy and healthy.  How very kind the persons are in Arizona who have taken it upon themselves to make a difference.  And since their name is Golden Bones, do you think maybe they have some peanut butter bones for me?

As Sheriff, you know that I always like to elaborate.  I mean, look at me.  My stripes and brindle beauty go on forever, and so does the depth of my knowledge.  Trying to find a campsite reminded the persons that kindness needed to be exercised more in the world.  The simple facts are often the hardest to remember and to put into action.  But if we all try, maybe kindness will return to us too.  Someone…somewhere out there today is loving you today too. It might be me, but more than likely Digby.

Are you ready for us Sedona?  Let’s. Do. This!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Rattlesnakes? There’s Not Room In This Town For The Both Of Us.

This is Deputy Digby Pancake. Newsflash for you. And when I say newsflash, I am flashing you the news without pants on.

We have been stuck in the desert for weeks now with no dessert to be found. And we really are pooped. And when I say pooped, I mean a newsflash without pants on with poop on me, cause I rolled in it. When a Florida boy hasn’t seen grass in weeks, he gets kind of down. And then. The park rangers told us yesterday that we couldn’t go on any trails here because rattlesnakes and scorpions have started camping here.

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And then…we were supposed to be in Sedona yesterday and we could not find any campsite at all. Some were too small. Some didn’t like dogs. Some didn’t have electricity. Some were just well, booked. This Sedona place must be pretty special. Kind of like a dog telling you a newsflash without pants on in poop with rattlesnakes for company. That is special. Does that even make sense? It doesn’t have to. I am not Tom Brokaw delivering the news. He wore pants.  So you know that’s not me.

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When someone tells you that you cannot hike with a rattlesnake, you listen. You also seem to start questioning why you are in the desert in the first place.

Oh sure, the desert is pretty. Pretty sunsets and cactus. But those sting ya.

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And when you are fighting with the rattlesnakes too, you get kinda irritable. I cannot believe they are doing this.  Apparently, when it gets to this time of year in Arizona, they don’t like the heat of the day.  And so they decided that they need to book the campsites here to stay at.  Every. Single One. When they found out that we were trying to get a campsite, they thought that they would get them first. Arizona rattlesnakes? I have a newsflash for you. As Deputy, I have cleared this with Sheriff Brickle. You. Are. Arrested. And it is my pleasure to do this arrest without pants on.

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Now listen.  I know you have your place here, rattlesnakes.  I know that you were here first.  But seriously.  Just one campsite for us?  With electricity?  Is that too much to ask?  I guess it is because every campground the persons called yesterday kinda responded like a rattlesnake too.

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Apparently, there is not room in this town for the both of us.  But newsflash.  Without pants on.  We will find somewhere to stay today.  We have to visit an animal rescue called Golden Bone Rescue and Rehab near Sedona.  And we will get there, no matter what.  No matter if we have pants on, or if there are rattlesnakes there.  We haven’t been stopped so far in 41 states, and we aren’t starting now.

Newsflash. I still don’t have pants on after this blog and I am still pooped.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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Standing On The Corner In Winslow, Arizona

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  Do you ever just stop and wonder sometimes…how did I get here?  Deputy Digby does nothing BUT wonder.  He always seems to have a lot of questions, forgets the questions and then forgets he wants answers.  That is fine with me.  Little less talk, a lot more action.  For Digby, a lot more sleep. And always a lot more pancakes.

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Well, let me be the first to welcome you to the place that made me wonder how I got here.  Arizona!  Yes, we finally made it out of that New Mexico place. The aliens tried to get us one more time…but alas, they decided that my handsome was too much for them.

Well. Good morning, New Mexico. #2travelingdogs #rvwithdogs #newmexico #rv #hotairballoon #redrocks

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When we finally got into Arizona, I stopped.  I looked around.  And it seemed like we were still in the desert. Because we were I guess.  The first place we stopped was somewhere called a Petrified Forest, and that is enough to scare the pants off of you if you had pants on, which I do not.  But Girl Person said it wasn’t petrified meaning scared, it was old wood that had turned into stone.

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Well.  I do know this.  If you stay in the dern desert long enough, it will make you turn into a stone.  Can anyone turn the heat down out here?

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Sometimes you just have to wonder.  How in the world did I get here? I mean, really?  What led me up to this point in my life and did I enjoy the journey to get here?  It may not be a place you envisioned being when you were young.  Or maybe it wasn’t a place you thought you would be even yesterday.

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But who is to know what tomorrow will bring?  Wherever you have found yourself today, it was probably hard work to get there.  It was probably full of memories, good and bad.  But the journey made you who you are.  And are you happy with that?  If you aren’t it’s time to move on.  Even if you are standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.

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For today, we DO find ourselves standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. Now, I am serious.  We are really on a corner.  In Winslow, Arizona.

Well I’m a runnin’ down the road try’n to loosen my load
I’ve got seven women on my mind

At least.

Four that want to own me, two that want to stone me
One says she’s a friend of mine

That’s just rude.

Take it easy, take it easy
Don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy

The Big Blue Treat Wagon RV sound will drive anyone crazy.

Lighten up while you still can
Don’t even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand, and take it easy

That’s what I said!  If you don’t like where you have landed, move on, but appreciate the journey that brought you to where you are right at this moment. Appreciating doesn’t mean you have to stay though. Is it time?

Well, I’m a standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona
Such a fine sight to see
It’s a girl my Lord in a flat-bed Ford
Slowin’ down to take a look at me

Step back ladies.  Girl Person saved me.  Although I think she looks better in her drug store shoes.

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And so today.  We are leaving this corner in Winslow, Arizona.  Our journey will take us this week to Sedona, Arizona where we will be visiting with the people who run a very special rescue, Golden Bone Rescue Rehab! We can’t wait to share their adoptables on our page.  And then next week, we will be headed to the Grand Canyon. If Girl Person can get some shoes.  So until then, whatever corner you are on today, stop and think. Do I want to be here? Did I enjoy the journey? Is it time to move on?  Now is the time, because a journey has to start and end somewhere.

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We may lose and we may win, though we will never be here again
So open up I’m climbin’ in, so take it easy

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Today Is The Day!

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. And today? Today is the day. Today is the day for a lot of things and you are going to come with us. Are you ready? We are back on the road this afternoon! We finally have to start heading out of this New Mexico place to the Arizona place. But since it is a long drive, we are headed to a camp in-between tonight. Then, we will head out again on Monday when we will officially be in a new state if all goes well. And it better.

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But today. Today is when I want you to listen to me. We want to say a proper thank you to New Mexico. Because it taught us so much, and we hope that you can learn from it too.

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This trip has opened our eyes to how much we don’t know. It seems like the more we learn, the more we find out that we know absolutely nothing. Many persons ask us why we pick such odd places to visit on this Adventure Of A Lifetime. But what makes a place odd? Because it is unfamiliar? We think that the unfamiliar gives us a chance to learn. And such was the place with New Mexico.

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One of the places that has touched us most of all is somewhere that we are leaving today. Cochiti Pueblo. Now. We have been to some remote areas. We have been to some monetarily poor areas. And this area may be both of those things. But what the people taught us here will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Many years ago, a boy from Cochiti was on a show called Sesame Street.

And it made us think. How many people even know about Cochiti?  How many other areas have we never heard of?

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Cochiti made us realize more than ever the importance of love. Of simply getting along with other cultures, backgrounds and people. Do you remember the animal rescuers we met here too? Thank you, Desert Paws Animal Rescue Of New Mexico!  For all that they do here in Cochiti and other pueblos and for the animals there, they deserve our thanks.

For us, Cochiti was a place we never thought that we would visit.  If not for this trip, we would have not saw the Tent Rocks of New Mexico.

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We would have never saw the beauty of Santa Fe.

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We also would have never realized how little we know about our country…about our earth and about all of the different people and animals that share it with us.  Just as they may not know of us, our background and our lives, we do not know of theirs.  But all of our lives are valuable and worth knowing about.  If we spent every day traveling to a new place, we would never know all there is to learn.  And that is ok.  Kinda like if you stared at me, you would never see or be able to comprehend my full beauty. But today is the day where you can start.  And the fun is that there will never be an end to our knowledge, just like my beauty.

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With more knowledge of others and how they live, we will gain more patience, more understanding and more acceptance.  And with that knowledge, for us on this trip, we hope to use it to teach others how important it is to adopt animals, to help them, to love them and to value them, just as we value the people we meet.  It all goes hand in hand and paw to paw.

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Now.  What else did New Mexico teach us?  That even for a place with so much areas of desert, there are streams, there are waterfalls and there is beauty beyond what is seen on the surface.  Girl Person even conquered her fear of heights to take a quick hike at Bandelier National Monument.  Yes, in her drug store shoes.  She really needs to take care of this.

The persons had to hurry, because they didn’t allow dogs there, but it was ok, because we needed a break from the sun. And they learned even more about New Mexico that they didn’t know.

When we started this trip, we knew it would be hard.  We knew it would take a toll on us emotionally.  And yes, we knew we would learn.  But we could have never imagined just how much we have learned, not only about animal rescue, but about people too.  And if we are to help the animals out there, we have to learn about the people and also teach them how to value animals.  Because we can all learn from each other. Like you can learn how bad a dog can smell from Deputy Digby.

So make today the day.  Make it about learning and helping someone or something.  And just as you learn from others, they will learn about you. And maybe.  Just maybe.  Today will be the start of something good for everyone that tries.

Arizona?  We are on our way! Let’s do this!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Everybody’s Workin For The Weekend. Except Digby.

This is Deputy Digby Pancake. I have heard it said before that everyone is working for the weekend. Well, every day is the weekend to me. Yet, working is not for me.

Since Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle decided he wanted to take the day off yesterday, I thought that fair was fair. When I thought about how far we have to go to reach Arizona, it made me tired. And hungry. And well, I thought to myself that I wanted the day off too.

The persons actually listened to me after the Sheriff briefed them on the situation. What’s the situation? That I am tired and hungry. And so. They decided to give us another day off before we head to the Arizona place tomorrow. Now. You may be thinking to yourself. Why are they stalling? Well you try driving to 40 states and visiting 40 rescues in a eleven months and see how tired you get!

Arizona may be calling our name. But so is happy. And right now, you know what? We are all really happy and really enjoying the last few weeks of this Adventure Of A Lifetime! I have been trying to get the persons to see how to live “Digby Pancake Style”. And it took them eleven months. But they finally came around.

What is “Digby Pancake Style”? Eat, sleep, hike, repeat. Pancakes in-between all. Naps in-between all. Even a nap in-between the eat and sleep. Also, we are in New Mexico, so a siesta too. Plus, you don’t worry about tomorrow. You only care about this minute and maybe dinner time. Or lounging around with the persons after their dinnertime when it is wine time.

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If you live your day today “Digby Pancake Style”, you may not get much done.  You may not feel so accomplished at the end of the day.  But I can guarantee that you will feel rested for your day tomorrow.  I constantly feel refreshed because it is my style.  Which gives me time to harass the Sheriff now and then. And to eat my ice cream cone first bahaha!!

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So.  Everybody is working for the weekend?  How about working to make every single day worth being happy about?  If you just wait to let loose when you are supposed to, like everyone else, isn’t that just…well…boring?  I say if you are a person that you take a random “Digby Pancake Style” day now and then.  Do something that you really want to do.  And then do it again.  Because you won’t remember that you did if it is truly my style.  I seem to forget a lot of things, like not eating poop on the trails, or rolling in it.  But that is my style.

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Everyone! Have a good day today and we promise…Friday is the day we are headed to Arizona.  We will have one stop in another New Mexico camp because it is a long drive.  And we are still trying to decide where to go in Arizona.  The Grand Canyon is a stop for sure. But maybe Sedona too?  Oh, and don’t forget, we need suggestions on an Arizona rescue to visit from our fans! That is what the persons told me.  Although it is my day off and they should not be bothering me with such matters.  I am ready to start my day off now. “Digby Pancake Style”.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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How Deep Is Your Love?

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  I have a question for you today.  Wednesday.  How deep is your love?

You may think you know the answer to this question, but the depth of your love for me probably knows no bounds.  Now, imagine that you lived with me.  Can you imagine? You would not be able to control yourself from kissing me constantly, until I growled at you which in fact would make me even more irresistible.

This trip takes a lot of planning, and the persons are making sure that me and the Deputy are relaxed and comfy at this point.  Good thing, because I really don’t want to leave New Mexico today.  Why?  I’m tired.  And my agenda today was to sit outside and watch people at camp.  And so the persons decided to delay getting back on the road until Thursday when we start heading to that Arizona place.

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Now. I do realize that it seems like we have been in this New Mexico place for awhile.  And yeah, we have.  But how deep is your love for me? Can you delay getting on the road for another day? Can you handle it?  I know you can.  Because you love me.  And as long as you can handle the depth of your love for me today, I can handle your annoying adoration.  Did I say that out loud?

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The persons were talking this morning and remarked that there were a few places they still wanted to see in this New Mexico place, but dogs weren’t allowed at some of these places.

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So, that was that.  Alpacas are not allowed either. Or goats. Then, they were trying to find a camping spot this weekend, and couldn’t find anywhere between here and Arizona that looked nice enough for me to sit outside.  So, that was that.  You see, the persons love me and the Deputy so much that they consider us first.  And although I also consider myself first, it is much appreciated when others do it too.  How deep is their love?  Deeper than Deputy Digby’s appetite for pancakes.  And that my friends is deep.

So question for today.  How deep is your love?  What do you give up for your furkids?  I know probably a lot.  But I am sure that what you get in return is more than worth it.  So sit back today and think about all the things you have gained because of putting your furkid before other stuff.  Because in the end, you probably won’t remember that restaurant you couldn’t eat at with your dog. You probably won’t remember that party you missed because you didn’t want to leave your dog at home.  But you will remember every single time you sat on the couch with your dog and ate a bowl of ice cream.  Ok, maybe I just want some ice cream.  But you get my point.  How deep is your love?  Who wants to go buy me some peanut butter brickle ice cream? You probably guessed that was my favorite.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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