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Blooming Yucca

Bongo looking at a yucca plantFor some reason there seem to be a lot of yucca plants blooming on my trails this year.

Usually I’m lucky to see one of two of them.

But this year they’re blooming all over the place.

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Look, here’s another one.

Yucca plant beginning to bloom

This one’s just starting out.

But here’s one that’s halfway there.

Yucca plant in partial bloom

And of course my person has to stop and take pictures of all of them.

I think I need to hide her camera.

Here she goes. Stopping again.

Yucca plant in bloom

Yucca plant in bloom

But sometimes there are advantages to having my person stop at all the blooming yucca plants.

Bongo sniffing below a yucca plant

Sometimes they come with good messages.

But then again, maybe it’s not so good having my person always taking pictures.

Bongo near a yucca plant in bloom

Does my butt look big in this picture?

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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Earth Day at the Computer

Bongo's faceWhat an excuse!

My person has been sitting at the computer all day.

I mean it. All day!

And she says she doesn’t have time to type up my blog post.

So you know what she’s doing?

She says it’s Earth Day today so she’s making me post pictures of flowers on my trails.

Those flowers that she’s always making me sit around for while she takes pictures of them.

I’m surprised we have any flowers since we’ve hardly had any rain in months.

Maybe I should stop watering them.

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Happy Earth Day everybody!

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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Stump with a Heart

Tall stump with a red rock shaped like a heart on itI pass this stump almost every day when I go walking on my trails, but there’s something different about it today.

This stump has a heart.

It never had a heart before.

Not until today.

I wonder if this stump went to the Land of Oz and got its heart.

You know, like the tin man who wanted a heart.

So he went and talked to the wizard.

That tin man had to do a lot of hard things to find out that he really did have a heart.

I wonder what this stump had to do.

Maybe build a few rock piles – or knock some down.

Or chase away the aliens when they try to invade my trails.

Or it might have stood guard against those nasty javelina when they tried to eat the prickly pear cactus.

Whatever that stump did, it worked.

And I think I’ll hang around it for awhile because…

Bongo next to the stump with the heart

This stump has heart.

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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Rock Pile Wars

Bongo looking at new rock piles on the trailThey’re at it again.

More rock piles on my trails.

Right near the part of my trail that everybody passes by.

They should leave the rock piles on the part of my trails where hardly anybody goes.

Those rock piles keep multiplying.

But here there are rock pile wars.

Somebody puts them up – somebody takes them down.

Rock piles don’t last long here.

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But it looks like someone worked hard to make sure these rock piles stay.

That one pile has a double column of rocks.

Bongo checking out the rock piles

I’m getting a bad feeling about these rocks.

I rarely growl, but these rocks deserve one.

Just a low, quiet growl – enough to put those rocks in their place.

Bongo slinking away from the rock piles

And now I’m outta here.

Carefully, so those rock piles don’t get suspicious.

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Guess what!

I went by that spot again the next day and the rock piles were gone.

Up again – down again.

Rock pile wars.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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Gone with the Century

Bongo and a fallen down century plantHmmm. What’s this?

It looks like it’s from another century.

Last year’s century.

I know last year was only a year, but it had centuries in it too.

How do I know?

Because here’s one of them right here.

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Bongo looking at the fallen down century plant

This century plant grew up right next to my trail last year.

And now it’s gone. Splat!

Bongo walking away from the century plant

I guess that’s the end of the centuries on my trails.

I’ll have to take it year by year now.

One of these big things only shows up once in a hundred years.

I don’t think I’ll be around for the next one.

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Hey, what’s this smell?

Bongo sniffing near a new century plant

It smells like that century plant.

Bongo walking away from the century plant

Naw. There’s not a chance in a hundred that another century plant would show up on my trails.

Probably a good thing.

My person takes too many pictures of them.

Tall century plant stalk

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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One Little Escape

Bongo in dog jail looking sadA few nights ago I was hanging out in the backyard and I didn’t want to come back inside.

I’ve never escaped at night before, so I convinced my person to let me stay in the yard.

What I didn’t tell her was that the meter person hadn’t latched one of the gates – the one you can’t see unless you walk over to it because it’s hiding behind the shed.

So I was hanging out in the yard and I decided to expand my boundaries, and I left.

It wasn’t really escaping – the gate was open.

And I didn’t go very far. My person got in her car and found me a little ways down the street.

She could have walked to where I was.

But then my person did something really bad.

A couple nights ago she locked me in dog jail and escaped from the house without me.

I could hear her out there.

And here’s what’s really bad.

She was hanging out with my neighbor dog Toby and another neighbor dog that I haven’t met yet.

And a whole bunch of my neighbors.

I don’t know why she didn’t take me.

Do I have to pay forever for one little jaunt down the street?

She could have at least brought some treats back for me.

But all she brought were a bunch of pictures of the moon.

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I don’t get it.

What’s such a big deal about the moon?

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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Curtailed Jumping

Gizmo asleep on the bedDoesn’t Gizmo look sweet sleeping on the bed?

Well, don’t you believe it for a minute.

It’s all a ruse – a clever disguise.

There’s nothing sweet about Gizmo.

Here’s what’s been going on.

You see, it’s my job to get my person up in the morning.

When it’s time for her to get out of bed I start jumping – right next to the bed.

And sometimes my front paws land right on the bed.

And it works.

Because I keep jumping till my person gets up.

I’m persistent that way.

She can’t ignore me like she ignores her alarm clock.

But a couple days ago Gizmo was sleeping on the end of my person’s bed when I started jumping.

And he took a big swipe at me – claws and all.

So when Gizmo’s on the bed I don’t dare jump anymore.

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I’m taking my life in my paws if I do.

Gizmo awake on the bed

Look at him. He’s awake now.

He doesn’t look so sweet and innocent anymore, does he?

He’s probably thinking about swiping at me with those claws of his.

Bongo on the floor - Gizmo on the bed

Hey person, I think you’d better ban Gizmo from your bed.

Otherwise, I’m taking no blame if you don’t get up on time.

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Note from Bongo’s person: Gizmo is staying on the bed.

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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Packing up the Cats

Bongo looking at a cat cageFinally!

I’ve been putting up with three cats for far too long.

Today is my big day!

Those two extra cats are getting picked up and taken back home today.

Now all I have to put up with is Scratchy.

I guess I can tolerate one cat after putting up with three cats for so long.

There they go. Locked up in the cat cage.

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Cat cage held in the air with Bongo looking up

The house is mine again. Mine!

I can put Scratchy in his place now that he’s the only one.

You know how hard it is to put three cats in their place?

You get one taken care of and the other two run wild.

Then you get those two and the first one is at it again.

It’s gonna be so nice around here.

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Hey, wait a minute.

What?

Gizmo lying on his back

Gizmo!

What are you still doing here?

You missed the bus. You’d better go run and catch it.

What!?

You’re staying?

Oh no!

I’m still outnumbered.

Hey person, you’ve got to get me a puppy.

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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Yard Contraband

Bongo with a flower in front of his faceSomebody must be out to get me.

Here’s what happened.

A long time ago – way before I came to live here, my person planted some bulbs in the yard.

She says flowers used to come up from them every year.

I’m not sure if I believe her.

All I’ve ever seen come up in this spot are long green things.

But today, when we came back from our walk on my trails I spotted them.

Right in my yard!

This is terrible!

I don’t know who made them grow like this, but my person will probably want to come out here and take pictures of them – and leave me in the house.

What to do? What to do?

Bongo's nose sniffing a flower

They don’t smell good enough to eat.

But I’ve got to do something with them before my person discovers they’re here.

Oh well, here goes!

Bongo with the leaves but no flower showing

Whew! Problem solved.

Now on to my next snack adventure.

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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Something Strange on the Ground

Bongo above a tiny bird nestThere’s something strange here on the ground.

I’m not sure what it is, but it’s little and round.

It’s not a rock.

There are lots of little round rocks on my trails, but this isn’t one of them.

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like this little round thing before.

Guess I’d better check it out.

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Bongo checking out the nest

It has a smell to it.

Some kind of animal smell.

But it’s a smell that usually doesn’t come this close.

It comes from a distance. From up in the trees.

What kind of bird would put their nest on the ground?

Well, I guess the quail hang out on the ground a lot, but even the baby quail would barely fit in this little nest.

It must belong to some hummingbirds.

They’re the only birds small enough around here.

I’d better warn them.

If they lay their eggs in this nest on the ground somebody might eat them.

Like me.

Or maybe those up to no good javelina.

They’d probably like some dessert after eating all those prickly pear cactus.

But why would those hummingbirds put this little nest on the ground in the first place?

Small bird's nest on the ground

What, person?

It’s been really windy lately?

You think they’re trying to protect their nest from the wind?

They’d better watch it.

Those javelina are scarier than the wind.

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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