Even Children Get Older. I’m Getting Older Too.

This is Deputy Digby Pancakes.  Changes.  They happen.  What do you think about them?

We have had a lot of changes lately.  Some we had no choice about, like slowing down a bit.  Some good changes though came with that.  Being in the moment…more like a dog was the best change.


Girl Person said that for her, slowing down is very hard. Because when you are slower, you can think longer about things you don’t want to think about.  Unless, you change that too.  I know that just because you are slower, that doesn’t mean you have to think about sad things as you walk thru life.  Or even sit thru life. You can choose to fill your mind with happy and good things just like you can choose to fill your belly with pancakes and maple syrup.

Brickle and I may be getting older.  But the persons are too.  None of us are as young as yesterday, although Brickle says he looks even better today.


We can’t control changes or the passing of time. Just like the other night, I could not control feeling bad from my medicine.  But Girl Person figured out changes to be made and we made them.  For everyone’s sake.  I tried really hard to feel better, so I kept eating and I even went on a short walk.  Girl Person said that it surprised her because the day before, I had one of my best days ever.  And for a moment, she cried a little before I told her to stop.


You see, we can’t judge a day on the day before.  We can’t compare ourselves with who we were yesterday, a week ago, or even years ago.  Each day, we have to appreciate for what it is and who we are. We can’t drag every expectation of ourselves around all day.

So the fourth assignment of the week? I promised you one on every day of the blog.  Your assignment is to physically walk slower with your dog today.  Real slow.  I want you to let your dog go on a Sniffari!  Yes, I know walks are usually for exercise.  And you can do a operate one for that if you want to.  But on this walk, you are going to let your dog sniff whatever she wants and leads you where she wants to go. Most dogs want to take in the smells on a walk and explore based on what odors are around. Let your dog do that!  And maybe you’ll want to put on your favorite music.  Girl Person does that so that she doesn’t have to think so hard for now.


I like Sniffaris because I get to linger.  I get to think about what I’m doing in that moment and not worry about getting anywhere in particular.

We all get older.  We are all getting older.  But the fun part is, we can take what we know and make each day better from the lessons we have learned.  Changes will happen.  Nothing stays the same.  Tomorrow is not guaranteed for any of us.  But I wish pancakes were guaranteed.  Every day.  That would be sweet.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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I Wanna Soak Up The Sun

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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