Let’s Dance. Not Really.

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  It has been pointed out to me that I am handsome.  I pointed this out to myself today.  Because there really is no explanation of why an ordinary hike, an ordinary jaunt at the dog park, or an ordinary walk on the beach always turns into a scene.

You know, I can’t help the way that I look if I wanted to, but I don’t want to.  But it is beyond me why these random love fests come at me everyday.  It’s like they want to dance or something.  They come up to me, I back away, they come closer, I move that way, they move this way.  Do you want to dance, they seem to say.  Not really.

There I was, just hiking along the other day with my brother from a different mother. And a hiker person and her hiker person friend jumped out of their car, ran up to us, kinda pretending that they were not running up to us, and asked Girl Person if they could pet us.  Girl Person said yes, and so they oohed and ahhed over Digby while I tried to play hard to get.  I guess I did a good job as an actor, but that was not surprising, because I do a good job at whatever I do.  And as they walked away, I heard the hiker person say that I must have been old.  Nah, it’s just the way things are with Bricklemania.

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Then, the next day, we went to the beach.  You guessed it.  I’ve been working on this body for a long time.  And a couple of beach persons came up to us and asked Girl Person if they could pet us because they were missing their dogs.  Girl Person said sure, told the smaller persons to be slow, and there it was.  More people wanting to dance.  I suppose that there are no rules for dancing on the beach, but my rules state nope.  Not with Bricklemania.  Digby played the sweet one again, and I walked away.  One of the smaller persons said softly that I must not like her.  Nah.  I just am tired from Bricklemania.

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As you can see, it was turning out to be a really busy week.  And well, Girl Person thought that with all of the rain we had had lately, a run at the dog park was in order.  Now.  First of all.  I rarely run.  I am in no hurry.  But I do like to dig a hole and sit down and police.  That is what I do best.

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As I was sitting there, being the dirtiest, most handsome Sheriff in a dirt hole that there ever was, two walker persons walked by the dog park.  Walkers walk.  But without a dog, it seemed odd as they came into the dog park.  We heard them saying, “Oooohhhhh….ahhhhh….awwww… “. The usual.  And I thought.  Oh, fabulous.  Bricklemania even in a dirt hole.

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Girl Person said hello, and they asked her if it was weird that they had no dogs but they really loved dogs, and they really wanted to pet us.  They said again.  “Is that weird?”.  Nothing is weird with Bricklemania.  You can’t control it.  Even when you try to hide it in the dirt.

So, this time, as usual, I played hard to get.  Digby soaked up all the back rubs and the love.  And I thought, well, that this would be like every other time with Bricklemania.  I thought that they would come to me.  But after petting Digby and looking at my face, they decided that they were going to go.  And they hadn’t even heard about Bricklemania.

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It shocked me, but it also shocked me that I cared.  I had been so used to not dancing and not caring that when someone actually reacted to the energy I put off,  it made me have feelings.  And Bricklemania does not have feelings.

Girl Person saw my face and told me that it was ok.  She told me that they were probably in a hurry or I had scared them a little bit, but not to take it personal.  But I did.  And I thought to myself, is this what persons do?  Is this why they seem so unhappy sometimes?  Are they trying to escape from the world by being in a hurry and acting mad so that others don’t talk to them or bother them?  What happens when what they want to happen…actually…happens?  And then they are alone, or are very sad, or want friends?  I had to take a step back and wonder.   Should I learn how to dance…maybe a little bit?  Maybe you should be dancing too.

You see, life can be rushed.  Life can make us feel stressed.  In a hurry.  Or just tired.  But are we really ever too busy to say hello?  Channel your inner Bricklemania and embrace the love today.  Will you accept this dance?

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

Our next 2 Traveling Dogs Book Club selection has been announced!  Join us on the 2 Traveling Dogs Fan Page to take part in the fun! Our book club is hosted by famed author of The Endless Path, Laurie Duperier.  Laurie has selected this book club’s selection as Hogan’s Hope.  Watch the video below to see what we have in store and request to join our Fan Page to join. By the way, we had a few technical difficulties, but Brickle enjoyed the screen time. 

 

 

Cha Cha Cha Cha Changes

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  How is your week going so far?  I am very interested in that.  Let me know what or who I need to arrest, because I am in an arresting mood in this Florida place.  There is about to be some changes around here.  But arresting is not one of them. I will always do that.

photo credit above, Pawsome Adventures, Lutz, Florida

You know, every time you think that you have life all figured out, you pretty much don’t.  But here is a fact.  Time changes a lot of things.  And you have to learn how to change with it.  What worked in your life yesterday or the day before, or last year may not work today.

Our family is used to changes and big adjustments, but nothing could have affected us as much as the last week with Deputy Digby’s health.  Although we are finishing our Adventure Of A Lifetime starting back again at the end of this month, we had to make sure that we were all ready to do that.  We had to service the Big Blue Treat Wagon, the persons had to run themselves through a car wash pretty much, and me and the Deputy’s health had to be checked out.  As you know, Digby found out that he had some health problems, and so these are the changes we are talking about.

Just like you have to change the oil in your car, you have to change the pancakes in a Digby.  But really.  We all want to be together forever, and so the Vet Person made some suggestions to do that.  We already told you the boring stuff like less pancakes and more rest and other diet changes too which we won’t bore you with.  But we want you to know that Digby feels fine, but he could feel better. What we will be doing is making changes to what we eat, and then in a couple of months, we will be doing more bloodwork for Digby to see if it helped.

What we don’t want you to do is worry.  There is no immediate danger for Digby, but this reinforces the fact for preventative medicine for us all.  If there are signs that your furkid isn’t himself, or feeling the best, don’t ignore it.  Like our persons, I am sure that you probably take care of your furkids more than yourself.

You also probably know that our Girl Person battles depression on a daily basis.  She has wrote about it before, so it’s no secret here.  This has really made her upset because she cannot imagine her life without us all together.  As Sheriff however, I have arrested the sadness.  So we are all good there.  Life for our family has always been out in the open because we want our fans to know that we deal with the same things that you do.  We are no different.  You may get to hide YOUR crazy, but our crazy is on display for millions to see.  But that’s ok. We wouldn’t have it any other way because it makes others feel like they aren’t so alone. We hope our 2 Traveling Dogs family relies on each other.

We may have traveled through 34 states so far on our rescue mission. But here is the truth.  We may seem like we have it all together.  We may seem like nothing affects us.  But here it is…this is hard.  So thank you for our break in this Florida place to see our family and friends and regroup.  We can do the rest of this trip with your support, and love..and it will be the best weeks ever to come.  14 more states, 14 more rescues with all of us in good health and surrounded by your love and support.  We had to make some changes to keep going.  And it was for the best.  Life has a way of steering you in the right direction.  If you listen.  And let it.

Time may change me
But I can’t trace time

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

So may fans have asked how to contribute to our mission and Deputy Digby’s treatments!

If you would like to purchase a limited edition tote-bag you get something for your generosity, and we wouldnt have it any other way! Go to www.booster.com/2travelingdogs

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