Hanging Out

01 Oct

Staying in the YardI’ve got my person trained pretty well. She won’t leave me alone in the yard by myself. It’s kind of a bummer on nice days. Sometimes I’d like to hang out outside, but my person is afraid I’ll jump the fence. I don’t know why. It’s not like I do it all the time. Besides, it’s a lot of work to get over that fence. I think I deserve to run free after all that work.

Anyway, back to training my person – since she won’t leave me in the yard by myself she has to have a way to get me back into the house. Most of the time I’m nice to her and I go back in on my own. Sometimes though, I really don’t feel like going in. Sometimes I want to run around the yard, sometimes I want to eat a few weeds, and sometimes I want a treat.

When I wouldn’t come in my person started coaxing me in with treats. Whoopie! I love treats. I’m never coming in again until I hear the sound of that treat ringing in my bowl. This worked for a day or two and then my person got smart. Now I get treats when I come in on my own, but if she has to make me come in I don’t get a treat. I guess I’d better head on in that door.


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Posted by on October 1, 2011 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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10 responses to “Hanging Out

  1. rumpydog

    October 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Bongo, being outside unsupervised is probably as much about predator humans as it is about you. I just read a post about a husky that was stolen from her yard. The incident was caught on video. But it’s sad that that family is missing their beloved dog.

    • BongoDogOwner

      October 1, 2011 at 1:31 pm

      Wow Rumpy – I would hate for someone to steal me. A long time ago (before I learned I could jump the fence) a neighbor took me out of my yard because I was barking too much, but she gave me back.

  2. kate

    October 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Your person is right, its just not safe outside unsupervised. We are never outside alone either

    • BongoDogOwner

      October 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      Kate, thanks for stopping by my blog. I guess I should appreciate my person more for watching out for me – but I sure like jumping the fence and running off.

  3. whatimeant2say

    October 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Wonderbutt cannot be out alone because he proceeds to eat everything in sight. And I mean EVERY THING. He thinks the world is his dinner bowl. His stomach can’t handle the normal stuff he ingests, much less sticks, rocks, and moldy plants.

    • BongoDogOwner

      October 1, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      Wonderbutt, you rock. I’ve never tried to eat rocks before. It might be the new doggie delight.

  4. Bassas Blog

    October 2, 2011 at 9:07 am

    People are very tricky Bongo. As soon as you get used to one thing they will “move the goal posts” so you must keep doing the same! 🙂

    • BongoDogOwner

      October 2, 2011 at 1:24 pm

      Bassa, I think you’re right. It seems like I have to keep changing what I’m doing to get a treat.

  5. lolapup

    October 3, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I love to be outside, but I don’t get to stay out there alone for very long. I’m not sure why. Maybe because I’ve been sprayed by a skunk four times?

    I get treats when I come inside, too.

    • BongoDogOwner

      October 3, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      Lola, my person says skunks smell bad but what do you think? Some smells that I like my person thinks are bad. We have skunks that live near here but they hardly ever come near my house so I’ve never been sprayed.


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