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Save the Weeds

28 Mar

Bongo Eating WeedsPerfect conditions! Warm spring weather and we just had lots of snow that melted and soaked the ground. Guess what that means. Weeds! Bunches of them. And I really like munching on weeds.

My person took me out for an extra walk today because she wanted to get some pictures, and I took advantage of it to get some weed munching in. My person kept telling me to quit, but she was too busy with her camera to do anything about it, and I kept munching away.

What am I saying here? Somebody’s going to think I’m turning into a sheep. I still like meat and dog treats and stuff, but an occasional weed for dessert is nice. And I’ll chase the sheep before I turn into one myself.

Where was I going with this? Oh yeah. I got a taste of the weeds on my trails and I really looked forward to trying out the weeds in my yard. But you know what my person did? She went out in the yard and started pulling those weeds out of the ground. She put them in a big black bag and threw that in the garbage can.

I think I could have convinced her to save some of those weeds, but she wouldn’t even let me go out in the yard with her. She said it wasn’t even to keep me from eating weeds. Something about getting bored and jumping the fence when she was out pulling weeds before.

Hey person, that was way last summer. I won’t do that again. I’ll just stay in the yard and graze. Really.

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Posted by on March 28, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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44 responses to “Save the Weeds

  1. Paws To Talk

    March 28, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Bongo your person should let you graze and eat the weeds and then she won’t have to pull them and put them into a black bag.
    Bella and DiDi

     
    • Bongo

      March 28, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Bella and DiDi, I keep trying to tell my person the same thing but I haven’t been able to convince her.

       
  2. Dianda

    March 28, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Awe, she could’ve given all that weed to you. :(

     
    • Bongo

      March 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Dianda, my person didn’t even let me have one little weed.

       
  3. Bassetmomma

    March 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Maybe your part goat!! LOL!

     
    • Bongo

      March 28, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Bassetmomma, maybe I could butt my person out the door and follow her so I can eat the weeds.

       
  4. nalasdogdays

    March 28, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Good for your digestion, too! Munch away! :)

     
    • Bongo

      March 28, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Nala, that’s what I say.

       
  5. winsomebella

    March 28, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I am glad it is not just Rosie who does this. She also tries to drink any standing water she can find including some putrid looking stuff in a nearby pond. Just got back from the vet and $261 later I now know she has a urinary tract infection. Just glad it is something we can treat. Be careful out there Bongo!

     
    • Bongo

      March 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Winsomebella, whenever I get into the puddle on my trails my person yanks me out of it and says not to drink it. Especially the last few days – she says it looks like stuff is growing in it. Personally I think that would make the water taste even better. I hope Rosie is better soon.

       
  6. tylersat99

    March 28, 2012 at 11:42 am

    What can I say Bongo sometimes is hard for Humans to forget when we do something we shouldn’t have. I’m sure you would have been good but Mom just didn’t want to take the chance:( Glad you got to munch on the new weeds on the trail :)

     
    • Bongo

      March 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      Lexie and Mica, I think those trail weeds were better than my yard weeds anyway.

       
  7. dianeskitchentable

    March 28, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    And just who decided what’s a weed & what’s a good plant anyway?

     
    • Bongo

      March 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Diane, I think my person and I have a different opinion on that. If they taste good they shouldn’t be weeds, but I can’t even get my person to try them.

       
  8. Home

    March 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Bongo, too much weed is B A D for you – now you don;t want your human to be upset nursing a sick Bongo do you? Trail weeds was enough.

     
    • Bongo

      March 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Susan, those weeds don’t always stay down but I always feel better after that so I think I should be free to eat all the weeds I want.

       
  9. Genevieve Petrillo

    March 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Weeds, yum! You are a lucky dog, Bongo.

    Love and licks,
    C

     
    • Bongo

      March 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Cupcake, does your person ever save any weeds for you to eat?

       
  10. Viciously Sweet

    March 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Oh Bongo… You should never jump the fence. My dog did that one time and spent 2 nights with strangers before we found her! She didn’t like being with strangers at all!

     
    • Bongo

      March 28, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      Viciously Sweet, my person always manages to find me when I jump the fence – usually sooner than I want her too. She says if she doesn’t find me I could end up in dog jail, but I think she’s just kidding.

       
  11. 2browndawgs

    March 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    You are a year wiser. We are sure you wouldn’t even think of jumping the fence this year. ;)

    the brown dawgs

     
    • Bongo

      March 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Brown Dawgs, could you please tell my person that. She says she doesn’t trust me out in the yard alone. I can’t seem to convince her that I’ve changed.

       
  12. rumpydog

    March 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    The weeds are always tastier on the other side of the fence!

     
    • Bongo

      March 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Rumpy, weeds that aren’t confined to the yard are always better.

       
  13. philosophermouseofthehedge

    March 28, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    “Hi Bongo” – the German here – “I don’t get it. My person actually plants grass in pots for RC to nibble – but I get yelled at for grabbing a green leaf or 6 in the backyard? And they grab all those green lumps of stuck together grass that the lawn mower leaves behind. You see, Bongo, another way cats get what they want and dogs are denied! Unfair!”

     
    • Bongo

      March 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      German, us dogs have to unite. Cats are always treated better than we are.

       
  14. Lindy MacDuff

    March 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Dear Bongo,
    Please be careful of those weeds, particularly if there is foxtail.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxtail_%28diaspore%29

     
    • Bongo

      March 28, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      Lindy, we do have lots of foxtail. I’ve never had a problem with them – probably because my person keeps me away from them. She says she used to have a dog who once got one stuck up his nose and it wasn’t pretty.

       
      • Lindy MacDuff

        March 30, 2012 at 10:02 pm

        Oooh…sorry to hear that. =(

         
  15. angelswhisper2011

    March 29, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Bongo, when my dog was still alive, she jumped the fence lots of times, and serveral times she was brought to the shelter by the police, once she was hit by a car, and a few times somebody took her home until they found her person. I know you guys only want to play or feel free for a moment, but it can be very dangerous, so it’s better to stay in your yard and keep on chewing :)

     
    • Bongo

      March 29, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Wow, lots of stuff happened to your dog Angels Whisper. I guess I’ve been lucky. Sometimes people find me when I run off and they call my person because her phone number is on a tag attached to my collar. I’ve never had bad stuff happen though.

       
  16. marina kanavaki

    March 29, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Oh, no what a waste of delicious weeds!!!

     
    • Bongo

      March 29, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Marina, I totally agree. That could have been several treats for me.

       
  17. Lola

    March 29, 2012 at 7:32 am

    I like to eat weeds but I like it when my person pulls them, too. Whenever she starts working, I find a spot nearby and dig them out for her. I’m very helpful.

     
    • Bongo

      March 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Lola, I never thought of helping dig out the weeds. That’s a good idea.

       
  18. eripanwkevin

    March 29, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I love to munch on weeds during my walk, too Bongo! and mom lets me do it but mostly I throw up them after eating too much…… :(

     
    • Bongo

      March 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      Kevin, I throw the weeds up too. I think that’s why my person doesn’t like me eating them.

       
  19. Sunshine

    March 29, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Hmmn, maybe you have, ahem, intestinal guests (IG) living inside you Bongo. I don’t know. One time our vet told Chuckles (farm dog) he had those guests because he kept eating, ahem, weeds. He got IG meds to evict them outta there! Haha! :)

     
    • Bongo

      March 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      Sunshine, you mean someone might be hitching a ride with me? No medicine for me unless it tastes like dog treats – or weeds.

       
  20. heyitsjethere

    April 5, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.

    Weeds, huh? Not too shabby… I usually go for the green blades when my tummy hurts. I’m with ya on the herding the sheep issue!

     
    • Bongo

      April 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Hey Jet, I’m glad I’m not the only one who enjoys a tasty weed treat sometimes.

       
      • heyitsjethere

        April 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

        Hey Bongo, you know, Mom posts articles about foraging for Kitchen Counselor, bet we could teach that, huh?

         
      • Bongo

        April 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm

        Hey Jet, we’re naturals for that.

         
      • heyitsjethere

        April 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm

        Hey Bongo, so true…

         

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