The Mask

This is Deputy Digby Pancake. It was quite a journey when we moved a few spaces down at camp last week. So many asked us why we didn’t just stay in that spot 164.

Or they asked us why we can’t stay in this spot forever now. Well, listen. If I could go to an all you can eat pancake buffet every day, I would. But sometimes we don’t get to do what we want to do, now do we? So yeah. That’s why.

But one of the good things about moving back to site 166 is that we get to hang out with the Scarlet Pimpernel again. You know, the cardinal red bird with an attitude.

We hated to leave Loco The Lounging Lizard in site 164. We grew fond of his lounging skills.

Plus, we had so many bird friends there! And we wondered if they would find us in site 166. Some have, and some haven’t yet. But the old timers never left like Scarlet Pimpernel. However…we didn’t recognize him at first. Could have been the mask he was wearing.

We thought that he was a new kind of bird we hadn’t seen before. But Girl Person explained that sometimes birds lose their feathers and it’s called molting. She said molting is when a bird sheds old, worn feathers to get new ones. She said some birds molt only once a year but some do it a few times a year.

Some may say that the Scarlet Pimpernel doesn’t look as good with his mask. But I say if he likes his style, who is to judge?

Brickle says it’s good to change your style. He said change always is a good thing. You have to appreciate the fashion of changing and make it fun. That is always in style.

The Scarlet Pimpernel may look like he’s wearing a mask. But he’s not trying to hide anything. Although I’m sure a mask would be a good thing to wear around the hawk. His mask is one of change which will make him even more beautiful soon. If he doesn’t molt and wear his mask, the new look can’t happen.

It’s no secret that change happens whether we want it to or not. The good thing about change is that it can change you for the good. It can change you for the better. And although you can’t change what happened, eventually, maybe you can learn from it. It may take some time to grow thru it. But the results will be beautiful. So put on your mask and change. If the Scarlet Pimpernel can have confidence with his mask, we believe in you too.

Deputy Digby Pancake

This week we have a daily, uplifting series sponsored by Mongoose Bikes!

You know we are about making a difference for animals. But this year, we also wanted to find ways to help people too. Why? The world is a better place when we show kindness and compassion to all. Love goes around and is passed around in many ways. It is people who will make a difference for animals. So it’s our responsibility to not turn away when we see a way we can help.

Think about a time when you may have been down or depressed. Maybe you went thru hard financial times, or were a victim of a crime. Maybe you found yourself at your lowest point. Many want to make a better life for themselves, but see no starting point. Even if they want to get a job to support their families or pets, they may have no transportation. You know that old bike sitting in your garage?

Can you donate it to help someone back on the road to a better life? We headed to a local bike shop turning old bikes into beautiful treasures for those without homes!

Mongoose generously has supported this project! Stay tuned for our journey of learning ways we could help those without homes in our area and how you can too. We want you today to look up organizations in YOUR area and tell us what simple ways we can help by donating to people in need! Don’t miss our Instagram post today and see our ride to the bike shop where we donated our used bikes!

Turn Your Love Around, Scarlet Pimpernel

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  They say you can’t go home again.  I have heard that.  I have said that.  There is not too many things that I haven’t said in these blogs the last eight years.  But one thing is for sure…wherever home is, you can go there.  But there may be someone else that calls it home too.  And they may have never left.  And well, they may think that they own the place.

 

Here we are, parked back at site 166 in Jacksonville, Florida.  And there he is.  He never left site 166.  He wondered why we were gone for six months.  And he is making up for lost time.  Scarlet Pimpernel?  When we pulled in and you made your presence known, there was never a time I was glad to see an old friend so much.

But day after day, and morning after morning, well, you made it your goal to tell us that this was your house.  Site 166.

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You punch a time clock at 7 a.m.  Rain, sunshiney or wind doesn’t dictate your persistence.  You love yourself.  You love your reflection.  But obviously, you think that there isn’t room in this site for everyone. At least you go to sleep at night…

Let me preface the following by saying that you are a good-looking bird.  I am a very good looking dog.

And you would think that site 166 would not have room for all this handsome.  In fact, it barely has room for the Big Blue Treat Wagon RV.  But perhaps you should look at this situation a little bit different.  Your love is apparent.  But Scarlet Pimpernel? It is time to turn your love around.

We have agonized over the situation.  Are you enjoying yourself by attacking the RV? Do you have fun chasing away other birds from your lady friend?  Are you happy we are here so that it give you something to do?  Does our presence make you feel even better about yourself, your beauty and your mysterious ways?

After almost two weeks now of trying to figure out this mystery, we have come to a conclusion.  This is the way it is.  You are you.  This is the way you want it.  And we are happy to be a part of what you consider family.  Sure, family can irritate you sometimes, but you are always glad they are there.  And the truth is, now, you are family.  Nothing you do will change my love for you, just like nothing you can do will change the love you have for yourself.

Many would not believe that a red bird like the Scarlet Pimpernel would remember us.  Many would not believe that month after month, he would wait for us in site 166.  Many would not believe that Digby and I accept his presence and don’t even bark at him because we know he belongs here.  But it is true.

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Sometimes, it’s the moment that persons recognize that all animals are individuals that gives them the most pause in life.

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If that is true, and each animal matters, it gives you more responsibility to take account of your actions.  We are sorry to break the news to you if you have been trying to ignore the obvious.  The Scarlet Pimpernel is here to tell you that he has personality.  He has a love for life.  And he has a love for attacking the RV.  He refuses to turn that love around.

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

When we almost lost our Digby this month to pancreatitis, we had to make changes. The organic CBD hemp oil from Pet Releaf helps him with mobility and aches and pains. But their new CBD product, Liposome is what we switched him to! It is made with fish oil and you can put it directly on food! We love ALL of Pet Releaf products! Find out which one is right for your pet with their new usage guide online. And don’t forget to use coupon code 2TD to save 10% off of your order (no limit on usage) at www.petreleaf.com

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