Total Eclipse Of The Bark

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  The day is here.  The day we have all been waiting for.  What are we waiting for?

There’s nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart

IMG_4899.JPGGirl Person says that today, the moon will cover the sun and make it dark.  So she told us that when that happens, Sheriff Brickle and I will be going inside.


And if you’ll only hold me tight
We’ll be holding on forever
And we’ll only be making it right
‘Cause we’ll never be wrong together

I thought about what the persons are so excited about seeing.  So they have to buy special glasses to look at the sun or something, but if it supposed to get dark, what do you need glasses for?

IMG_4879.JPGI have no reason, nor do I want to look at a dark sun.  Now.  If you told me that the sun was going to turn into a pancake, that would be more exciting.  It is kinda like when you make pancakes, and you pour maple syrup on them, well, they get dark.  And that is the only eclipse that I would be interested in watching.

IMG_4844.JPGAnd I will tell you, that if that miracle happened, a once in a lifetime event of a dark pancake sun, I would be barking in excitement.  A total eclipse of the bark.

We can take it to the end of the line
Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time (all of the time

But, if that is not truly going to happen today, I will be staying inside and crying over the loss of pancakes that could have been.

Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there’s only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A total eclipse of the heart

Sheriff Brickle says that he could care less about the eclipse.

IMG_4864.JPGHe said that the real attraction today, and every day is looking at him.  Do you need special glasses for that, Brickle?

So, my suggestion for today is this.  Make yourself and your dog some pancakes with maple syrup, preferably the dark grade.  Then, let your dog sleep off the pancake coma, you go outside, put on your glasses which make no sense, and enjoy the eclipse.  Then, write a letter to Sheriff Brickle that he is still the most enjoyable thing to look at and post some pictures on our Facebook page of the eclipse where you live.

Have a good day everyone, and be safe.  Enjoy this special day and forget about all of the bad things happening in the world.  The earth, the planets and nature were put here for us to enjoy.  And those things are what really matters. And pancakes.  With syrup. A total eclipse of the bark!


Now.  We have had a change in plans today. We were supposed to leave for Bodega Bay, California today….but….then we got an invitation to appear live on the Good Day Sacramento TV show Tuesday morning! So we will be staying here in Sacramento one more day than planned.  We are a little nervous…but we can do it!

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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What Floats Your Boat?

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  When it’s as hot as it is in Sacramento, California, you question everything.  Do I have to go outside today?  It is possible to have all of my peanut butter cookies delivered?  Is it good that I am here adding to the hotness of this place?


Parts of California are as different as me and Deputy Digby.  At the beginning of the week, I was freezing my cute butt off in Ft. Bragg.  Then, at the end of the week, I was contemplating whether I should move to Alaska.


You see, I have come to the conclusion, that no matter where we go, someone wants to live there.  Someone loves it there.  Someone built roots there, but not as dark as Girl Person’s.  And liking different things is what makes us all interesting! Whatever floats your boat!  Mine would prefer to be floating on peanut butter.

IMG_4634.JPGIf you have been along with us on this trip, you know that we have all been more than excited to get back to Sonoma County, California.

We thought at this point in the trip, we would know where we were going to be more permanently.  But since that is not the case, the persons decided that what would float their boats would be to enjoy wherever we are on whatever day that may be.  We are staying in Sacramento till Monday as the persons have some work here.  But then on Monday…we are excited to tell you that we are headed back to our place of happy.  The place we left over five years ago to go back to Florida.  A place that Girl Person thought she would never, ever see again.  And our first stop in Sonoma County?  Bodega Bay.

As we have got closer and closer to especially Girl Person’s place of happy, she has been crying a lot.  It makes no sense to me that persons cry when they are sad, they cry when they are happy and if you are Girl Person, you cry when you don’t like the wine you bought.


She told me part of the reason she was crying is that sometimes, you may think something is impossible.  When we left Sonoma years ago, it was because we could not sell our home in Florida, Girl Person had lost her job, and Granny Person was getting older, and we were missing family.  Girl Person started the dog treat business and she promised to herself to work as hard as she could to somehow get enough money to move back to California.  She did work as hard as she could, and yet, things didn’t work out as planned.  Girl Person says she has heard if you work hard enough, anything is possible.  Well, sometimes, it ain’t and you have to regroup.  We aren’t getting back to California in the perfect scenario.  We still don’t have anywhere to live and Granny Person isn’t here to tell her about it. But you know what?  We are back, Sonoma County.  And we plan to enjoy it here again for as long as we can.  No matter what imperfections are there.  I mean, I have no imperfections, but you know what I mean. I pretty much float everyone’s boat.


Are we uncertain about where our adventure is ultimately going to take us? We really are.  It is hard not to worry.  But to let our worry overshadow our joy is not something I will allow.  It is like getting a little burnt edge on a peanut butter cookie.  You ignore it and eat it. And that is what we plan to do this week.  We may not be arriving back in Sonoma County with everything in order.  But we have each other, our Big Blue Treat Wagon and we plan to float our boats!  Are you with us?

One last item on the agenda, Monday is some solar eclipse thing.  And we want everyone to be safe and have fun!

So get prepared, but have a good weekend, and follow us on our Facebook page all weekend!  Then, Sonoma County? Get ready….cause here we come!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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