Rattlesnakes? There’s Not Room In This Town For The Both Of Us.

This is Deputy Digby Pancake. Newsflash for you. And when I say newsflash, I am flashing you the news without pants on.

We have been stuck in the desert for weeks now with no dessert to be found. And we really are pooped. And when I say pooped, I mean a newsflash without pants on with poop on me, cause I rolled in it. When a Florida boy hasn’t seen grass in weeks, he gets kind of down. And then. The park rangers told us yesterday that we couldn’t go on any trails here because rattlesnakes and scorpions have started camping here.


And then…we were supposed to be in Sedona yesterday and we could not find any campsite at all. Some were too small. Some didn’t like dogs. Some didn’t have electricity. Some were just well, booked. This Sedona place must be pretty special. Kind of like a dog telling you a newsflash without pants on in poop with rattlesnakes for company. That is special. Does that even make sense? It doesn’t have to. I am not Tom Brokaw delivering the news. He wore pants.  So you know that’s not me.


When someone tells you that you cannot hike with a rattlesnake, you listen. You also seem to start questioning why you are in the desert in the first place.

Oh sure, the desert is pretty. Pretty sunsets and cactus. But those sting ya.


And when you are fighting with the rattlesnakes too, you get kinda irritable. I cannot believe they are doing this.  Apparently, when it gets to this time of year in Arizona, they don’t like the heat of the day.  And so they decided that they need to book the campsites here to stay at.  Every. Single One. When they found out that we were trying to get a campsite, they thought that they would get them first. Arizona rattlesnakes? I have a newsflash for you. As Deputy, I have cleared this with Sheriff Brickle. You. Are. Arrested. And it is my pleasure to do this arrest without pants on.


Now listen.  I know you have your place here, rattlesnakes.  I know that you were here first.  But seriously.  Just one campsite for us?  With electricity?  Is that too much to ask?  I guess it is because every campground the persons called yesterday kinda responded like a rattlesnake too.


Apparently, there is not room in this town for the both of us.  But newsflash.  Without pants on.  We will find somewhere to stay today.  We have to visit an animal rescue called Golden Bone Rescue and Rehab near Sedona.  And we will get there, no matter what.  No matter if we have pants on, or if there are rattlesnakes there.  We haven’t been stopped so far in 41 states, and we aren’t starting now.

Newsflash. I still don’t have pants on after this blog and I am still pooped.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

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Standing On The Corner In Winslow, Arizona

This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  Do you ever just stop and wonder sometimes…how did I get here?  Deputy Digby does nothing BUT wonder.  He always seems to have a lot of questions, forgets the questions and then forgets he wants answers.  That is fine with me.  Little less talk, a lot more action.  For Digby, a lot more sleep. And always a lot more pancakes.


Well, let me be the first to welcome you to the place that made me wonder how I got here.  Arizona!  Yes, we finally made it out of that New Mexico place. The aliens tried to get us one more time…but alas, they decided that my handsome was too much for them.

When we finally got into Arizona, I stopped.  I looked around.  And it seemed like we were still in the desert. Because we were I guess.  The first place we stopped was somewhere called a Petrified Forest, and that is enough to scare the pants off of you if you had pants on, which I do not.  But Girl Person said it wasn’t petrified meaning scared, it was old wood that had turned into stone.


Well.  I do know this.  If you stay in the dern desert long enough, it will make you turn into a stone.  Can anyone turn the heat down out here?


Sometimes you just have to wonder.  How in the world did I get here? I mean, really?  What led me up to this point in my life and did I enjoy the journey to get here?  It may not be a place you envisioned being when you were young.  Or maybe it wasn’t a place you thought you would be even yesterday.


But who is to know what tomorrow will bring?  Wherever you have found yourself today, it was probably hard work to get there.  It was probably full of memories, good and bad.  But the journey made you who you are.  And are you happy with that?  If you aren’t it’s time to move on.  Even if you are standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.


For today, we DO find ourselves standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. Now, I am serious.  We are really on a corner.  In Winslow, Arizona.

Well I’m a runnin’ down the road try’n to loosen my load
I’ve got seven women on my mind

At least.

Four that want to own me, two that want to stone me
One says she’s a friend of mine

That’s just rude.

Take it easy, take it easy
Don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy

The Big Blue Treat Wagon RV sound will drive anyone crazy.

Lighten up while you still can
Don’t even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand, and take it easy

That’s what I said!  If you don’t like where you have landed, move on, but appreciate the journey that brought you to where you are right at this moment. Appreciating doesn’t mean you have to stay though. Is it time?

Well, I’m a standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona
Such a fine sight to see
It’s a girl my Lord in a flat-bed Ford
Slowin’ down to take a look at me

Step back ladies.  Girl Person saved me.  Although I think she looks better in her drug store shoes.


And so today.  We are leaving this corner in Winslow, Arizona.  Our journey will take us this week to Sedona, Arizona where we will be visiting with the people who run a very special rescue, Golden Bone Rescue Rehab! We can’t wait to share their adoptables on our page.  And then next week, we will be headed to the Grand Canyon. If Girl Person can get some shoes.  So until then, whatever corner you are on today, stop and think. Do I want to be here? Did I enjoy the journey? Is it time to move on?  Now is the time, because a journey has to start and end somewhere.


We may lose and we may win, though we will never be here again
So open up I’m climbin’ in, so take it easy

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

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