In My Life…I’ve Loved Them All

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. Some days you wake up and wonder what is wrong with the world. You may see all of the bad in it, the things that make you sad.

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Sometimes, when it feels cold and foggy in our minds because of all the negative things, it is hard to remember the good days…and the good in the world. It kind of like how cold we have been lately here in New Mexico! It is hard to remember when there was ever a time we were warm in that Florida place.

There are places I’ll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain

When it seems like the bad overwhelms the good, it is easy to let the good get pushed aside. But. The good, and the good people are still there. We know this to be true. Yes, it seems simple, but for us, one conversation this morning was enough to make us remember.

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As we were walking to the dog park at camp, we heard it. A man person talking to his dog. He was telling his dog what a good boy he was, and how he was going to have a great day. Girl Person told us that this man didn’t know we were there. He didn’t know anyone was listening. He simply loved his dog like he should…like everyone should. And Girl Person told us that she felt like all of a sudden, there were some good things still in front of us. There were some good people out there that deserved to be told thank you. Just for being…nice.

Should we thank people just for being nice? This was something that I wondered.

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As we entered the dog park and played with Red the dog, Girl Person told his man person that she wanted to thank him for being such a good person to his dog. He didn’t know why she was thanking him, and he looked surprised.  Girl Person told him that his simple act of kindness changed our day.  And anything can change the way someone views their day, even changing their lives. It is overwhelming a bit, because that means that every thing we do matters, whether good or bad.  But think about the people who have come into your life…and maybe out of your life.  Did they all not play a part in who you became or how you viewed life?

Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all

Yes, this man did deserve thanks, because if even for a moment that he came into our lives, it mattered.  Have you told the ones who you love thanks? Thanks for the little things, the simple things?  Have you come into someone’s life even for a brief moment and made a difference for them?  Can you make a difference to the next person?

You may not think that you deserve a thanks from us, but we will tell you that you most certainly do. We believe that the more people that set an example, not just to rescue, but to treat their furkids the way that they should be treated deserve to be thanked. Maybe you weren’t raised to value animals. Maybe you grew up poor, or went thru financial hard times and chose to feed your furkids instead of yourself. Maybe you didn’t treat animals as good as you should have at one time, but changed your ways and vowed to do better…and you are. Whatever the case, and whoever you are, we thank you. We thank you for being here. We thank you for trying.  We just thank you.  It is not easy to care.  It is easier NOT to.

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Are you surprised when we tell YOU thanks today? Thank you for being someone that cares so much about your furkids and others that you read a dog blog every day. Thank you for caring to share and spread the word to “Make Rescues The Breed Of Choice”. Thank you for loving us. For caring about us. It is you that keeps US going every day. Did you know that?

In my life I’ve loved them all

Every day, the earth goes round.  Some of us may not be here tomorrow.  It is today that we have, and only today, to appreciate the ones that are here with us now.  Oh, how we would miss them if they were gone, like we miss ones who are no longer here.  In your life, every day counts.  Thank someone today.  Make a difference today.  Simply be nice today.  We thank you for that.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

Stay tuned to our Facebook page this week as we continue our trek onward to that Florida place.  Next stop?  Texas! 

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Today Is The Day!

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. And today? Today is the day. Today is the day for a lot of things and you are going to come with us. Are you ready? We are back on the road this afternoon! We finally have to start heading out of this New Mexico place to the Arizona place. But since it is a long drive, we are headed to a camp in-between tonight. Then, we will head out again on Monday when we will officially be in a new state if all goes well. And it better.

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But today. Today is when I want you to listen to me. We want to say a proper thank you to New Mexico. Because it taught us so much, and we hope that you can learn from it too.

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This trip has opened our eyes to how much we don’t know. It seems like the more we learn, the more we find out that we know absolutely nothing. Many persons ask us why we pick such odd places to visit on this Adventure Of A Lifetime. But what makes a place odd? Because it is unfamiliar? We think that the unfamiliar gives us a chance to learn. And such was the place with New Mexico.

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One of the places that has touched us most of all is somewhere that we are leaving today. Cochiti Pueblo. Now. We have been to some remote areas. We have been to some monetarily poor areas. And this area may be both of those things. But what the people taught us here will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Many years ago, a boy from Cochiti was on a show called Sesame Street.

And it made us think. How many people even know about Cochiti?  How many other areas have we never heard of?

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Cochiti made us realize more than ever the importance of love. Of simply getting along with other cultures, backgrounds and people. Do you remember the animal rescuers we met here too? Thank you, Desert Paws Animal Rescue Of New Mexico!  For all that they do here in Cochiti and other pueblos and for the animals there, they deserve our thanks.

For us, Cochiti was a place we never thought that we would visit.  If not for this trip, we would have not saw the Tent Rocks of New Mexico.

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We would have never saw the beauty of Santa Fe.

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We also would have never realized how little we know about our country…about our earth and about all of the different people and animals that share it with us.  Just as they may not know of us, our background and our lives, we do not know of theirs.  But all of our lives are valuable and worth knowing about.  If we spent every day traveling to a new place, we would never know all there is to learn.  And that is ok.  Kinda like if you stared at me, you would never see or be able to comprehend my full beauty. But today is the day where you can start.  And the fun is that there will never be an end to our knowledge, just like my beauty.

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With more knowledge of others and how they live, we will gain more patience, more understanding and more acceptance.  And with that knowledge, for us on this trip, we hope to use it to teach others how important it is to adopt animals, to help them, to love them and to value them, just as we value the people we meet.  It all goes hand in hand and paw to paw.

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Now.  What else did New Mexico teach us?  That even for a place with so much areas of desert, there are streams, there are waterfalls and there is beauty beyond what is seen on the surface.  Girl Person even conquered her fear of heights to take a quick hike at Bandelier National Monument.  Yes, in her drug store shoes.  She really needs to take care of this.

The persons had to hurry, because they didn’t allow dogs there, but it was ok, because we needed a break from the sun. And they learned even more about New Mexico that they didn’t know.

When we started this trip, we knew it would be hard.  We knew it would take a toll on us emotionally.  And yes, we knew we would learn.  But we could have never imagined just how much we have learned, not only about animal rescue, but about people too.  And if we are to help the animals out there, we have to learn about the people and also teach them how to value animals.  Because we can all learn from each other. Like you can learn how bad a dog can smell from Deputy Digby.

So make today the day.  Make it about learning and helping someone or something.  And just as you learn from others, they will learn about you. And maybe.  Just maybe.  Today will be the start of something good for everyone that tries.

Arizona?  We are on our way! Let’s do this!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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