Live By The Currents, Plan By the Tides and Follow The Sun.

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  Give me a chance to relax, recharge and recoup, and let me tell you…even if you don’t let me, I will tell you…I can do anything.  I can be anything.  More than usual.  At the beach.

You see, the last week has been what I would call a gift.  No, not a gift of money, or even peanut butter cookies.  Not a new toy, or a steak dinner when I actually prefer fish.  But a gift of just being.  Of just. Being. Me.

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It seems like it would be the easiest thing to do for persons to be themselves.  If you are yourself, you don’t have to work to be something else.  You don’t have to worry about offending someone else, because those that are around you want to be.  Because you are you.  And I suppose that is the reason why there are not many people around me because being myself entails growling.  Or arresting.  Or being more handsome than life itself.  But the few that are around me like to be arrested.  They like my spicy growl. And they like me.  And me being me is even greater at the beach. So if you don’t like it, you can sail on.

I sense the simplicity of what the world is supposed to be.  I sense the greatness of what everyone could be.  Without all of the everything else.

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At the beach, there are no clocks.  The beach doesn’t watch a clock, but life changes with the tides, and the moods change with the currents.  Nothing at the beach is worried about tomorrow, because it has to be where it is at that moment.  And with the swaying of the sawgrass and the sound of the waves, you hear what you need to.  And so today.  I want you to take off your shoes.  Take a walk with me.

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Where will we walk? I am going to take you to YOU.  You probably think that you left some parts of you along a walk that you took another day.  Maybe you left it there because you were taking care of someone else.  Maybe you left it there because someone stole something from you.  Maybe you left it there because you didn’t have the strength to carry it.  But at the beach, when you are walking with me, you are strong.  You are brave.  You will find what you left, even if it was years ago.  The tides may have swept it a little far out, but we can find it.

What I am trying to say is that we aren’t everything bad happening around us.  We aren’t what has happened to us in the past.  If you find your beach, there is no choice but to be who you are at that exact moment.  The sand, the shells, the water, the wind…they are all part of what is wonderful.  And they are part of you.  You are part of them.  We are all part of something wonderful.  Is life truly a beach?  It is.  But you have to go there.  Don’t wait.

For me, my happy place is on the water with sand in-between my paws.  But if you are like Deputy Digby, your happy place may be a hike in the woods.  Wherever it may be in nature that let’s you find where you left those parts of yourself that you forgot about…it is time.  Time to go back and get it.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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In The Long Run

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  Oh, what a difference a week makes.  Persons worry and worry and worry some more.  If anyone has read the Deputy Digby Pancake book which doesn’t exist yet because I haven’t  written it yet, you will know that worry is a bad thing.  In the long run, we do what we think is best with the information we are given, and then you sleep on it, take another nap and eat a pancake. In the long run, it’s what you do.

 

The persons have had a lot to decide the past week with my Vet Person visit and what to do next.  They have asked other Vet Persons, did research, research, research and lost a lot of sleep, which is not allowed in the Deputy Digby Pancake book which doesn’t exist because I haven’t written it yet, but that would be a disclaimer not to lose any sleep reading my book.

In the long run, life is unpredictable.  Life is also short, and yes, I have heard shorter for the furkids.  I am not going to worry about this, because that is not what Deputy Digby Pancake does.  What I will do is tell you what the persons have decided for my health, but only so that you do not worry, which I know you remember is not allowed in my book which doesn’t exist yet because I haven’t written it.  In the long run, this book will be worth its weight in pancakes.  And when this diet is over, you had better believe the stack is going to be high.  A writer needs fuel to write his book which doesn’t exist yet.

After a trip to the beach yesterday, the persons decided that for now, since I am feeling very good, that we will be changing my diet to a raw diet, doing more bloodwork in two months and more tests to see if anything has changed for the better at that time.  We wanted you to know what was happening so that you do not worry.  Now.  Is this the right decision?  Is it the right decision not to put me thru more testing during our Florida break?  Is it the right decision to let me and Sheriff Brickle rest for the week remaining that we have here, get our tummies back on track and get some more rest?  Probably not the right decision to some.  But in the long run, the persons have to do what they think is best for me and the Sheriff.  And this is our family’s decision for now.

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Girl Person and Boy Person love me and the Sheriff very much.  This I know for sure.  I also know that our Facebook fans love us too.  Over a million of them.  We hope that you will enjoy the week we have remaining in this Florida place with us!  It has sure felt good being home.  The Sheriff even thinks so. Even though he has been so worried about me.

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We all have to make important decisions.  And I want you to know that the decision whether or not to tell you our decision was even a hard one to make.  Because we don’t know if it is the right one.  But no matter what, we are all in this together.  We feel  your love more than ever.  And I am hungry more than ever on this diet.  Who said pancakes? You did? Say it again.  I’ll write it in my book which doesn’t exist because I haven’t written it yet.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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