The First Impression

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  Oh, the art of a first impression.  Seeing me everyday is pretty much always like a first impression.  Because at first, you think, wow, I have not ever been privileged to see a dog that handsome.  Then you realize that maybe you have met me before.  But then seeing me again is like the first time.  I get it.  I sympathize with that.

But as great as a first impression I give, Deputy Digby may need to work on his a bit.

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As you know, every day is Hump Day to Digby.  No matter where we are, what we are doing or how much he embarrasses the persons.  Not my monkey. Not my circus.  Don’t go to the circus by the way.  But.  That’s another story.  As we were walking on the beach last night, finally without any rain, we saw many shells.  Many beautiful shells washed up from the big storms.  We even got to meet some crabs and say hello.

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But as were walking, out of nowhere, we saw a bubble on the sand.  A kind of balloon looking creature I suppose that you could say.  And Girl Person thought that it was fake.  How could something be this beautiful?  She had been in this Florida place for a very long time.  And this was a first time for her seeing such a sight.

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Have you ever looked at something so gorgeous that it doesn’t seem real?  Obviously, the answer is yes.

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So, as Girl Person always does, she thinks that something needs her help.  Here this beautiful creature was, who Girl Person thought was a jellyfish, that she decided needed rescuing.  Trying to keep Digby and I away from it wasn’t an easy task as she found a stick, waded into the ocean, and guided it back in.  But folks?  This was not a jellyfish. This creature’s name was Man O’ War.  That is not a jellyfish.

Now.  I am all about learning.  I am all about beauty.  I am all about learning how beautiful I am.

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But this was a new one to all of us.  After watching the news that evening, and telling Boy Person about a beautiful jellyfish, it became apparent that the jellyfish was actually a Man O’ War that had been washed up from the big storm.  Also, we learned that he could sting you for even three weeks after being beached.  Also, we learned that we still would have done the same thing to help him.

You may wonder why anyone would try and help a creature that could harm them.  You may wonder if in fact it is worth the trouble.  Worth your time.  But what if someone felt the same way about you?  What if you needed help some day?  What if others had to put themselves out to help you, or stop in traffic? What if no one cared, but just walked by?  Have you ever been in that situation?  Did you ever feel like a Man O’ War beached on the ocean’s sand?

Because everything plays a role in how our earth and our world functions, nothing is less important just because it can be harmful to something else.  But we have to respect it.  They are just trying to survive, as we all are.

The ocean and the water and the sand have a way of making you reflect on life, and how much each life means.  You see, when it comes down to it, who is scarier?  A Man O’ War or persons ruining the earth?  Who of us is in too much of a hurry to stop and help a crab get back into the waves?  Who of us is in too much of a hurry to help a Man O’ War?  Who of us is in too much of a hurry to look at me?  Slow down.

You see, the first impression of this beautiful creature on the ocean made us stop.  It made us appreciate.  Let your first impression to something that needs your help be the most important impression that you can give.  Otherwise, one day we will miss the creatures we are scared of when their beauty is gone.  And we don’t want that to ever happen.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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Take It On The Run

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  I have to say this.  I don’t mind vacations.  I also have to say that I know what you are thinking.  Aren’t you always on vacation? I heard ya.

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Yes, but sometimes you need a vacation from your vacation.  And so today, it looks like while the persons are working and reporting from the Global Pet Expo, Sheriff Brickle and I will be on vacation from the persons at our Aunt Nikole’s house.  It is about time that they did some work instead of us.  Oh, I remember Aunt Nikole’s house.

But I know the neighborhood
And talk is cheap when the story is good

Although I am fond of spending time with my aunt, the truth is, any interruption to my food schedule is not something I appreciate.  Girl Person knows this.  So for days she has been packing our snacks and our dinner.  She has also been packing our snacks in-between snacks and also after dinner snacks.  It is a lot to pack I suppose.

You take it on the run baby
If that’s the way you want it baby

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But if you say that we are worth all of the packing, you would be right.  You see, although food is always better at home, taking it on the run offers many benefits as well. You get to eat it in new places with new smells to add to the ambiance.  You get to sniff other things to cleanse your palate in-between the snacks.  And also, someone else does the dishes.  Although I love doing the dishes.  I am an excellent helper.

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Just helping Gandma. #dishwasher #imanexcellenthelper

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Girl Person even packed our eggies, and as we drive to Aunt Nikole’s house this morning, we will eat breakfast in the car.  I know, I know.  It is not very proper, but I am not driving today and therefore it is not distracting unless someone tries to steal the mentioned eggies.

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A Sunday edition of #DrivingWithDigby. #Amanda #Boston

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You know that I am trying to be positive, right?  The truth is, there is no place like home.  Even if you live in a Big Blue Treat Wagon RV. Sheriff Brickle tried to explain that in order for us to keep traveling, the persons have to go to work sometimes and that it won’t be too many hours.  So I thought a little more.  And I figured, hey.  If we can pack our snacks and our dinner, we can sure pack some extra love to hold us over until the persons come to pick us up.  I can definitely take that on the run.

Whatever you cherish the most should always be able to be carried in your heart.  So pack it up today and carry it with you.  Don’t mess around.

Heard it from a friend who
Heard it from another you been messin’ around

-Deputy Digby Pancake

Watch for updates today at the Global Pet Expo with Girl Person and Boy Person on our Facebook page!  They will be checking out all of the new products and brands for pet parents.

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