Tag Archives: Cats and Dogs

Taking Over

Bongo on his trail refusing to budgeThis is Gizmo.

You see, Bongo is out on his trails somewhere refusing to budge because of the thunder.

So I think it’s going to be a long time before he finally comes home.

I figured I’d better write this blog post for him so he doesn’t go a day without a post.

I’m sure he’ll thank me for it.

I’m not sure what he’s got against thunder anyway.



Gizmo on Back 01

I just take it in stride.

Yeah, it’s nice and cozy here inside the house.

Gizmo on his back on the carpet

No worries about Bongo running right over me when he goes from one spot to another.

He does that, you know. He doesn’t seem to care what or who is in his way.

I’ll just take advantage of Bongo’s fear of moving along on his trail.

Gizmo on his side on the carpet

He’ll be out there for a long time.



Here he comes now, and he looks mad.

Bongo with glowing eyes outside a glass door

Hey Bongo, I figured you’d be home late so I put together a blog post for you.

I hope you don’t mind.


Posted by on July 9, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Eat Beans Day

Bongo with a can of beansToday is Eat Beans Day.

I was so excited when I heard that.

I mean, any holiday that has to do with food is okay by me.

I got out my can of beans and was ready to go when my person had to spoil the fun.

She reminded me of the last time I celebrated Eat Beans Day.

It wasn’t even on the right day so it shouldn’t count.

But I suddenly didn’t have an appetite for beans anymore.


And I’d better warn you about what can happen on Eat Beans Day.

Here’s what happened to me.


Who Spilled the Beans?


Beans on the CarpetHey person, look at this pretty pattern I made on the carpet. Doesn’t it look nice?

What? I’m in trouble for that? No way!





I didn’t do it person. Honest, I swear. Scratchy did it. Look, he’s standing right over there. I just saw it and thought it was pretty. You know how much he likes to go counter surfing.

Scratchy near the Beans

What do you mean, most of the beans are missing? I don’t know what happened to them. Did you check under the furniture? Maybe Scratchy ate them.

I bet he could. I bet Scratchy could eat that many beans if he really put his mind to it. Can we go for a walk now? I really feel like I need to go for a walk.

Aaaahhhhh! That feels much better. Relief!

What!? You found the missing beans? Oh no!



Posted by on July 3, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Gizmo waiting to be brushedGizmo, the cat that lives at my house now, is always up to some kind of mischief.

Sometimes I even get a little jealous because he comes up with things that I never thought of.

Like his latest form of mischief.

The way he’s managed to get extra love and attention.

Gizmo is always laying on his back in strange ways.

That’s not mischief in itself, but it is weird.

It’s what happened because Gizmo was lying on his back where the mischief comes in.

Gizmo got knots in the fur on his back.

Some people might feel sorry for Gizmo having knots in his fur but I think he did it on purpose.

I think he did it so he could get extra loves and attention.


Because Gizmo likes to get brushed.

Gizmo getting brushed

And Gizmo conned my younger person into brushing him until those knots were all gone.

Gizmo enjoying the brushing

With my brush!

Okay, now that Gizmo is done it’s my turn, right?

Bongo with his brush


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Posted by on June 30, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Bookworm Free Zone

Bongo with pad, pen, and glasses - ready to writeI’ve heard of bookworms.

But I’ve never seen any around my house.

The books my person has are all worm free.

So I guess Gizmo – the cat that moved in here recently – figures it’s a free for all.

He’s got no competition from worms.





So he’s going to be the world’s first book cat.

Gizmo behind books

That cat is strange.


Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Bongo on the floor - Gizmo on the bedCheck out Gizmo.

He looks like a normal cat here doesn’t he?

Sitting on the bed like cats do.

Well, don’t let him fool you.

Gizmo is strange.



Gizmo on his back on a futon

Most of the time he is not a normal cat.

I mean, how many cats do you know that sleep on their backs like this?

Yeah, I know. You’re probably saying that’s not so weird.

But wait.

Just when you think that Gizmo might be only a little abnormal…

Gizmo spread out on his back

He changes position.

There’s no doubt in my mind.

Oh, the life of a dog who has to live with cats.


Posted by on June 24, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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He Said

Gizmo and Scratchy on the back of the couchThere’s something not fair around here.

Totally not fair.

Those cats I live with are always allowed on the furniture.

Anytime and anywhere.

But if I try to get on the furniture – the nice, comfy furniture – I get yelled at and told to get down.

Is that unfair, or what?


Sometimes I sneak onto the furniture when my person isn’t looking.

But the problem is that the furniture is so comfy that I don’t always wake up when my person comes near.

It’s really embarrassing when I get kicked off the furniture and the cats get to stay.

I feel like a second class citizen around here.

And we all know that dogs rule over cats.

We all know that, right?

I didn’t hear you.

Well, never mind.

Because I figured out a way to get past the problem.

I found myself an ally.

Bongo and his younger person on the futon

Person, don’t even try to kick me off.

He said I could.


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


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Up to No Good

Bongo in his dog jail on his new bedI was hanging out in my dog jail – actually I was locked in my dog jail –

When Gizmo did what he does best.

Gizmo was up to no good.







He tried to steal my frog.

Gizmo with a toy frog and a toy snake coming after him

But Gizmo didn’t realize I’d sent my snake to get him.

There’s more than one way to skin a cat.


Posted by on June 6, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Too Busy

Bongo looking cuteI hope nobody missed me yesterday.

You see, I had some important things to do and I ran out of time to tell you about my latest adventures.

I was busy…

I was busy doing…

What was I busy doing?

Oh yeah.

I had some important things to do.

Very important stuff.



Bongo with a tennis ball in his mouth

Like playing ball.

So I hope you understand that sometimes there’s stuff that’s just more important than posting to my blog.



What do you mean, I did post on my blog yesterday?

I didn’t post anything. I’m sure of it.

I’d better check.

Gizmo sitting up with his legs out


What are you doing on my blog?

Don’t ever get on my blog again!

It’s my blog. Mine!

As soon as I catch you I’m giving you what for.

Gizmo inside a cubby

Don’t even think you can escape by hiding in that cubby.


I’m going back to guard the computer now.

Will someone please let me know when Gizmo jumps down?


Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Don’t Tell Bongo

Gizmo sitting up on the couchThis is Gizmo here.

It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to sneak on the computer when Bongo wasn’t looking.

And it’s about time I updated you on what’s going on around here.

You see, I’ve been elevated to the same status as the people.

Or maybe even a little higher.




Since I’m allowed on the couch like the people here, I thought maybe I should sit on the couch the same way they do.

Gizmo sitting up with his legs out

Bongo is relegated to the floor, or dog jail, so I know my status here is way above his.

Bongo looking as if he's waiting for something

I don’t even know what a floor dog needs a blog for.

I may have to take it over from him permanently.

Oh wait! Here comes Bongo.

I don’t want Bongo to find out what I’m up to.

This is Gizmo signing off now.


Yes, Bongo. I love you too.

Bongo kissing Gizmo

Oh, the things a cat has to put up with when he’s trying to pull something over on a dog.


Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Where there’s Smoke…

Bongo in his kennel chewing on his frogHey, how come I don’t get to go?

That’s not fair.

That big camera always wins out over me.

It’s not like I’m gonna break your camera or anything.

I won’t yank on the leash and pull you over on top of the camera.

Besides, if you fell on your camera wouldn’t it be your fault?

So what are you taking pictures of?


That’s not very interesting.

You should be taking pictures of me.

There’s a fire?


You can’t leave me in dog jail if there’s a fire.

What if I get stuck in here and I can’t get out?

Those cats would leave the house without me.

You know how they are.

Are you sure it’s not that close?


Okay, I’ll look at the pictures.

Coffeepot Rock with smoke in the distance

Yeah, I guess it is far away.

But what if it comes closer?

Smoke from fire in the distance

See, I told you this was gonna come closer.

Let me out of this dog jail and grab onto my leash!

I’ll protect you.

Oh, and leave your big camera at home.


P.S. My person says we are safe from this fire, but asks for prayer for the people who have been evacuated from their homes, and for all the firefighters who are fighting this fire. This is the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona between Sedona and Flagstaff.


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


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