You Can Call Me Digby Bland Food

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  I mean…Deputy Digby Bland Food.  Yes.  For now, that is my new name.  I changed it.  I am now undercover.

And although it does not seem as fun of a name as Pancake, well, I am here.  I am still here.  It’s me. Digby Bland Food.


I don’t think that I have ever been in so much pain.  I am just going to say that.  When you are in so much pain that you can’t sit, you can’t stand, you can’t even think, well, there is not much you can do.


And when you are a dog like me, you can’t tell the persons what is wrong.  Sheriff Brickle tried his best to calm everyone down, and he did, but in the end, he ended up getting sick yesterday from worrying so much.  Maybe he should change his name to Sheriff Peanut Butter Worry Butt.


I know that Sheriff Brickle already told you what happened on yesterday’s blog. And I am too tired to go back over it.  But the persons can’t figure out the mystery of what made me sick, so they said that changes are going to be made.  Whether it was a mystery bone that I picked up (did I write that out loud), or too many treats, well, things have to change.  Because we have a chance to. There is no mystery about that.

You know, sometimes, persons are so tied up with routine and doing what they think they know is best.  They like to tell everyone else how to do stuff, because everyone likes their own way.  But sometimes, one way is not the best way for everyone.

One person may be able to eat a million pancakes, that is a lot, but one person may only be able to eat one.  I pride myself in my eating talents.  But I may need to take lessons in other talents too.

Girl Person says that life is weird.  One morning, you are talking about things that you think are important.  And then in just an hour, you are about to lose someone you love without warning.


She says all of a sudden, the world makes no sense.  People are still going about their day, unaware.  The sun still goes down, still comes up.  It doesn’t stop.  Little things like drinking a cup of coffee seem so foreign, because to do anything normal when you world is stopping is not normal.


And so when all was said and done, and by that I mean my pain started to go away and we got home from the vet person, the persons collapsed in a pile of tears.  Which I did not understand how persons could even cry so much.  I can only imagine that there tears would be better if they were maple syrup.  So as you can see, this name change is going to be a bore.



A change may seem hard if you don’t understand the reasons behind it.  But once you know what the consequences could be, there is no choice if you want a different outcome.  You can’t keep doing the same things expecting a different result, can you?  So for now, I will use my new name.  Until we find out how to make a lighter pancake and maybe not every day.  Even I know that savoring is the way to go. By that, I mean every day.  Because I am still here to enjoy another one.

-Deputy Digby Bland Food




A Day In Life

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  Some days are worth mentioning.  Some days are not worth mentioning.  Yesterday was one of those days which was both.

The day started out like any other day.  We took a short hike because it was warm outside and we came in for breakfast.  Digby took a treat, and I had one too.  But all of a sudden, he started shivering and trembling.  Digby gets little shakes here and there.  Girl Person says it’s what happens when we all get older.  But this was not normal.


It’s hard to know what to do when someone doesn’t feel good.  It is very hard for me to watch the persons be upset and Digby feel bad.  He was in a lot of pain.  And I will admit as a Sheriff that I don’t always know what to do.  And if I don’t, well, the persons certainly don’t.  They tried to look up stuff online.  They talked to other persons.  But you can only look and talk so much before you realize that you just have to help someone out of pain.  And so we called a vet person and they told us to come, even though we had never been there before.  So we loaded up Digby and took him.  If I could have drove us in the cop car I deserve, we certainly could have got there faster.  But it didn’t take too long before we got there and the kind people gave me treats.  Lots of treats.  Because I was a very good brother.  And I never leave my brother.  Nope, not even at the vet person.  That’s how much I love him.


Have you ever loved someone that much?  Like you get hurt at the thought of not being together?  I couldn’t let him go thru it alone.  But I let him get his shots alone.  Unless it was a shot to make me even more handsome…which that would have been a miracle drug…I didn’t need it.  But Digby sure did.


And as the vet person tried to help Digby, he said a fancy word called pancreatitis.  And he knew just what to give him, although no one could determine what caused it.  I think maybe Digby should fess up to that junk he snagged at a campsite the other night…

But either way, I do know this.  At the beginning of the day, we thought we were going to have to say goodbye to Digby.  And the end of the day, he was snoring at our feet.  In our lives, we all only have so many days.  When we wake up, if we are fortunate enough to wake up, we don’t know who will still be with us at the end of it.  In our life, if we are fortunate enough to love someone as much as I love Digby, there is a chance that one day we will not be together at the end of one day.

As Girl Person and Boy Person were telling Digby all of the things they wanted to tell him yesterday…I knew one thing to be true.  It didn’t matter all of the places we had been together.  It didn’t matter all of the things we had seen together.  It didn’t matter in that one moment when we thought that memories were the only thing we would have.  There is no substitute for being with the ones you love in life.  Living your life every day.  Don’t wait to say what you need to.  And never.  Ever.  Take one moment for granted, not even the little ones, the normal ones, the irritating ones.  While you can be together in this life, today, be together. Love each other like it’s your last day.

Digby still is on the mend.  And we still need good thoughts sent his way.  I will be there every step of the way to help.  And when they come out with a handsome shot, I’ll be the first in line.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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