The Tail Of Nuts The Squirrel Who Cracked The Case

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Once upon a time, in a lovely, shaded, tree filled campground lived a squirrel.

This squirrel wasn’t just any squirrel. No squirrel is just any squirrel. This squirrel was very interested in nuts!

He loved, loved, loved nuts! And that was his name.

Nuts the squirrel was a hard worker. He had worked hard all of his life! In fact, Nuts was known far and wide for his many years of detective work. He had cracked many cases, but his most famous case was called The Curious Case Of The Disappearing Nuts. It had been a hard one to solve. Especially since the culprit was himself and he didn’t know it. But Nuts had decided to retire and relax! It was time. And that Florida place seemed like a good place to do it! Many of his friends had decided to retire there and recommended it.

Instead of solving cases, Nuts The Squirrel liked to spend his days climbing trees, making noise and eating. There had never been enough time when he had a job to do all of these fun, fun things! He liked that there always seemed to be plenty to eat in this lovely, shaded campground! There was birdseed and fruit and food that campers threw away. But his favorite thing to eat was nuts and he felt this was appropriate. Quite appropriate! That was his name!

But a squirrel has to do more than just eat and climb trees and make noise! And so Nuts decided that since he was hanging around and being retired at the lovely, shaded campground, he would see what hobbies he might like to have! What could his hobby be? He saw campers who liked to cook and grill stuff. But all his recipes included nuts and he just knew everyone would try to eat his culinary creations. No. Being a chef wasn’t the hobby for him.

He saw campers who liked to sit around and play cards. Oh, this seemed more like it! He had a great poker face! After all, he had been a detective! But he didn’t like solitaire and no one else would play with Nuts. No one wanted to lose all the time! He was quite a good card player. But this wasn’t the hobby for him.

One day, Nuts was eating some nuts and thinking about all of the many crimes he had solved, and what a good detective he had been. Then, a big, blue RV came pulling into site 165. Why did they have to park here, he wondered. His favorite tree was in site 165 and now he had this big, blue RV by it and it was blocking his usual path up the tree! His tree! What was he going to do? This was interrupting his retirement. But all of a sudden, he knew it! THIS was going to be his new hobby. He was going to get this RV out of here and away from his tree!

Nuts didn’t like to get mad. Despite missing a chunk out of his ear from a previous case with a raccoon that he didn’t like to recall, he was a calm guy! He would remember that case of the missing trash and the sneaky raccoon forever!

But since this was going to be his new hobby, he had to do a good job so that he could tell all his special squirrel friends about it. He had to be the best detective ever and crack the case of how to get this RV to move! He would have to come out of retirement to solve this. But he just knew that the Case Of The Rude RV would be the talk of this lovely, shaded campground!

First, Nuts had to make a plan. If he was going to get this giant, blue RV away from his tree, he had to look like he meant business. He thought about buying a business suit. But wearing a tie in a lovely, shaded campground didn’t make sense.

So Nuts The Squirrel thought some more. How could he make this rude RV move and get away from his tree? This was a case for a professional. But he knew he could do it! He figured out a plan. So early in the morning, Nuts would jump on the RV. He would pounce on the RV like a cat! He would shake the whole RV and he had fun doing it! But this thing wouldn’t move. It was still blocking his tree! This wasn’t solving anything!

In the afternoon, Nuts would jump on the windshield, he would make noise, he would be as squirrel like as he could. But it didn’t deter the RV from standing its ground by his tree. And Nuts was getting tired of this case. The Case Of The Rude RV had to be solved! And as Nuts slept one night on another tree, which wasn’t his favorite tree, he dreamt up a plan. He was so excited about his plan that he climbed down from the tree as soon as the sun came up. Hard workers do that. And it was true. Nuts had to admit that he had been approaching this all wrong. He didn’t have to move the whole RV to get back his tree! He just had to chew off some of it! And he decided to sing a song to celebrate his smart detectiveness!

I am Nuts The Squirrel

My life has been a whirl,

A great detective I am

I tell the bad guys to scram!

I still can crack a case

With my detective skills,

But don’t ask me…

To miss any meals!

This rude RV

Has got to go,

Watch how I solve this!

Watch the show!

He looked at the tree.

He looked at that rude RV.

And he knew what he had to do. Sometimes a case doesn’t get cracked overnight. But an RV can crack overnight! That is, if Nuts the squirrel chews on it!

So when everyone in the RV had went to sleep, Nuts got to cracking this case. He chewed. And he chewed. And he chewed. The persons told him to stop chewing up their house on wheels. But he didn’t listen. He was a detective. He was focused on his work. They asked him if they should come outside and have a talk. Well, Nuts wasn’t one for chit chat. He was one for cracking. He kept on with his work. After all, he thought this was the right thing to do! Until he saw two dogs named Peanut Butter Brickle and Digby Pancake. Their face told him a fact. And all detectives listen to facts. This was their home.

But the tree was his home.

Nuts The Squirrel wondered if perhaps he needed a softer side. Could this case be cracked any other way? Surely a good detective could see all angles. Brickle and Digby told Nuts that they would only be in campsite 165 for a few more weeks. Only a few more weeks!

And they asked Nuts if he could find a new route up his tree until they left! Could he use a detour? Maybe the other side? Nuts had not thought of this!

The ability to crack the case had been with Nuts all along. A detective’s skills never leave. Even if you’re a retired squirrel. Nuts realized all he had to do was talk to Brickle and Digby. You see, sometimes just talking about a problem can solve it. No, they couldn’t move the RV. No, Nuts couldn’t move his tree. But there was a way to live in harmony. Everyone had a softer side. Everyone was able to work it out and Nuts was able to crack the case! He also cracked the RV. But he said he was sorry, and Brickle and Digby said they would just have something to remember him by.

So as Nuts the squirrel climbed up the other side of his tree, and gazed down at the Big Blue Treat Wagon RV, he felt proud.

He felt like telling all his friends that with just a little bit of understanding, even the biggest cases can be solved. And so he did tell them! And everyone congratulated him on cracking one of the biggest cases ever in this lovely, shaded campground. But he still jumped on the RV every morning. Nuts The Squirrel not only found a a new hobby, but he found new dog friends. Coming out of retirement has been worth all the work. And even though they would part ways, Brickle, Digby and Nuts The Squirrel knew they would all remember each other forever.

And they all lived and cracked more cases…and RV’s…happily ever after.

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Letting Dogs Do The Talking For Pet Releaf CBD Products

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Last month, we told you that we were going to be putting Pet Releaf CBD products to the ultimate test. After almost three years of being with our dogs Peanut Butter Brickle and Digby Pancake 24 hours a day in our RV, we had an upcoming trip. Yes, a vacation of sorts.


It was a very hard decision to leave our boys in the hands of our trusted pet sitter and friend. But we were tired, we needed a break, and our dogs actually needed a break from us. Being full time travelers has a lot of fun benefits, but camping can be hard work and animal rescue is hard work. We had to regroup and refocus. I knew this in my heart, but my head was telling me I that if we were really going to leave them for two weeks, we were going to do everything in our power to make sure that they were ok…more than ok. And the first thing that went in when I packed their bags? Pet Releaf CBD Hemp Oil. You better believe it.

You see, we have been using Pet Releaf products for our dogs for over six months now.

According to the Pet Releaf website, “Cannabidiol (CBD) from the Hemp plant has been known to work wonders with people and with pets when it comes to temporary anxiety prevention. There are multiple scientific studies showing the positive effects of CBD for a multitude of health conditions- including pain management and anxiety reduction.

When CBD enters a mammals endocannabinoid system, specific receptors found throughout the body are activated. These are the only receptors in the body that allow for 2 way communication between body systems. Basically, CBD makes it easier for the body to calm down and relieve tension and temporary anxiety, because receptors in the endocannabinoid system can now “speak” to each other.

Pet Releaf organic CBD oil is extracted using no chemical solvents, it is safe for your pets (they can never over-dose), and it is non-psychoactive.”

We were using Pet Releaf CBD oil for Digby’s mobility issues, his comfort level and his lumps and bumps due to old age. We were using Edibites and Pet Releaf CBD Hemp Oil for Brickle due to his depression and his travel anxiety.

Had we seen any difference? Absolutely. You can read all of our past blogs and our journey to this point here.

But I felt that this was the ultimate test of Pet Releaf.  Were we nervous to leave them? If you know us, you know the answer to that! Now multiply that by a million!


So, the real question is, did Pet Releaf help Brickle and Digby when we were away for two weeks on our vacation? Our pet sitter said it simply but best. “Pet Releaf made the boys so relaxed! I found no separation anxiety or trouble sleeping. They were able to relax, sleep and play and enjoy their vacation too”, Veronica Simonetto, owner of Unique Dog Boarding near Tampa Florida which officially opens in 2019.


“The Pet Releaf Difference:

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  • Our Edibites are handmade and baked in small batches in our Colorado kitchen
  • No 12 syllable ingredients in any of our products
  • 3rd party testing for guaranteed potency”

All of my worse fears about leaving the boys seemed to melt. I truly believe that there are two components to having your dog be happy if you have to leave them overnight or for longer. A trusted pet sitter and Pet Releaf. But just because this was our experience, we wanted to hear from others. We wanted to let the dogs do the talking for Pet Releaf this month. Because let’s face it. A company can tell us all about their products and give us guidance on using them. Pet Releaf may have been started by amazingly devoted people and their company is the best we have ever dealt with.

But the real proof? We believe that is in the personal experiences.

Real dogs and real pet parents telling us how Pet Releaf helped them.  Not just with boarding, but with all of the concerns that you have asked us about!  Let us introduce you to a few!

Meet Trixie.


“She’s 10 and we’ve been lucky enough to have her for 7 years.  When she had a vet visit during the summer, the doctor said she was a bit stiff in her hips and back.  Not wanting to put her on more meds, we started her on Pet Releaf Hemp Oil to help keep her limber.  Since she’s been on it, she doesn’t hesitate to jump on the bed anymore.  Plus she plays with her toys a lot more AND even tries to jump up to say hi.”

Meet Mia.


“Nap time!  Now she can get on the couch.  There was a time she couldn’t.  She loves to nap there.”We love the Edibites and feel they can be very helpful for arthritis and when there are fireworks.”

Meet LadyBug. 


Edibites help her with anxiety, especially during thunderstorms!  They help her when alone and she can get her beauty sleep!”

Meet Bella.


“This is my goofy girl Bella…she gets horrible skin issues on her stomach and in her groin (probably allergies but not sure to what.)  Before we had rescued her, two other families had returned her because they couldn’t deal with her skin issues.  We’ve worked with the vet and she is much better, but she still gets flareups.  Now we use the Pet Releaf Ointment (Cannacare), and if she does have an episode, it is quickly cleared up with the ointment.  We also use the Edibites for her separation anxiety and she is much less stressed when we do have to leave her.  We love Pet Releaf!

Meet Eddie.


“Eddie has arthritis in his legs and hips.  He started using Pet Releaf in September and within a couple of days he was no longer holding his back leg up.  He runs and zoomies at mealtimes and acts like a pup at age 12.  We also use Edibites as his buddy Jasper won’t do the oil.

Meet Peaches 🍑

“This is Peaches.  She had gotten deathly ill with anxiety while being boarded, so for years I was unable to board her.  This past summer I treated her with Pet Releaf Oil and Edibites and for the first time was able to successfully board her with no episodes of severe anxiety.  I’m a believer in this product.

Every time we think we know all of the amazing ways that Pet Releaf can help our family members, we hear more ways…from you!  As pet parents, we have a responsibility to our pets.

It is up to US to help them when they need us, to feed them correctly, to do everything in our power to make their lives not just healthy but happy.  For pet parents considering CBD to help their pets, consider why we personally believe that Pet Releaf is the only company to purchase from. Simply put? You can go right to their website and read all of their testing reports. Their products are organic and made in the USA. Everything is transparent, you can ask them any questions with a personal response, and there is something else. We have used the products from Pet Releaf. We have witnessed the change in Brickle’s travel anxiety, Digby’s mobility and their overall mental health has improved.

We can only hope that if your pet has any issues that have not been helped by all of the ways you have tried, including conventional medicine, consult your vet and consider Pet Releaf, If we felt comfortable enough to leave the loves of our lives while we were half way across the world because of Pet Releaf, you can too.

-Nathan Johnson, Co-Owner of 2 Traveling Dogs and Your Dog’s Diner

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