Escape to Egypt

15 Jan
hills in the Judean desert

“…out of Egypt I called my son.” Hosea 11:1

Hey person, whose son is in Egypt? Are there animals in this story?

They worshipped what in Egypt? No way! They worshipped cats!? It’s a good thing that son was called out of Egypt. Who was that son anyway?

He was? How did he get there? I thought he was in…?

Okay person, I’ll let you tell the story.

My person says Jesus had his first big adventure when he was still very little. I like adventures. I’m listening person.

Okay, I’m quiet now.

My person says that after those Magi she talked about in the last Bible story gave Jesus his gifts, you know, that gold, frankincense, myrrh, and those chew toys, they were warned in a dream not to go back to that sneaky King Herod, so they went home another way.

After the Magi left, an angel came to Joseph in a dream and told him to take Jesus and Mary to Egypt because King Herod was going to look for Jesus to kill him. Sure enough when that sneaky evil King Herod realized he’d been outwitted by the Magi he got really mad and wanted to find and kill Jesus. But Jesus had already left for Egypt.

It wasn’t too long before sneaky evil King Herod died and an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream again, and told him they could go back to Israel. I hope they didn’t bring any of those cats back with them.

When they got back to Israel, without any cats, they found out that King Herod’s evil son Archelaus was ruling in Judea – the area they had been in before they went to Egypt – and they decided to go to a town called Nazareth in the district of Galilee instead. My person says that Nazareth is where Jesus grew up.

That was a pretty exciting adventure for a little kid – running away from an evil king, all the way from Israel to Egypt. I’m sure glad it ended okay. But person, I think there’s something wrong with my ears. I keep hearing this meowing sound.


Posted by on January 15, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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23 responses to “Escape to Egypt

  1. Patricia

    January 15, 2012 at 11:43 am

    It’s probably Scratchy telling you about his ancestors being worshipped by Egyptians. This is something cats won’t let you forget.

    • Bongo

      January 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      Patricia, Scratchy is probably jealous because nobody worships him.

  2. dogdaz

    January 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I am pretty sure they had dogs in Nazareth? My neighbor had one in their picture of the holy family just last Christmas. They would have never worshiped those little hairy cat things in the land of Judea, would they? – DogDaz

    • Bongo

      January 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      Dogdaz, my person said God took the Israelites out of Egypt so they’d stop worshiping those cats. It’s a good thing. In Nazareth and Judea they had sheep dogs, some houses had guard dogs, and there were a whole lot of stray dogs. Those poor stray dogs didn’t have anybody to take them in and they had to fend for themselves.

  3. 2browndawgs

    January 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Can you imagine what life would be like for us if our people worshiped cats? We like Nestle and all that, but worship her…we think not!

    the brown dawgs

    • Bongo

      January 15, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      Brown Dawgs, that would be horrible. If Scratchy were worshiped he’d probably make me bow down to him. I could never handle that.

  4. rumpydog

    January 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I think that its June Buggie says he’s Egyptian. Now I know what that means!

    • Bongo

      January 15, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Rumpy, June Buggie only thinks he’s Egyptian.

  5. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    January 15, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I think that meowing is just Scratchy just trying to psych you out 😉 Great post!!

    • Bongo

      January 15, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      Misty, sometimes Scratchy is just up to no good.

  6. angelswhisper2011

    January 16, 2012 at 1:08 am

    O, Bongo, you make this story so lovely, I mean, you insert the chew toys for Jesus, that’s so adorable, and I can’t stop laughing about Scratchy isn’t worshipped. 😀

    • Bongo

      January 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      Thanks Angelswhisper. It would be a disaster if I had to worship Scratchy – but if he wants to be worshiped I guess I could send him to Egypt.

  7. eripanwkevin

    January 16, 2012 at 7:01 am

    I’m very relieved that little Jesus could escape from the evil King Herod. Oh no…his son was also evil….Archelaus. Hmmmm…very interesting to hear that little Jesus has been to Egypt. How long did Jesus stay in Egypt? Are there still any influences of Jesus on Egyptian people?
    Thanks for telling the story, Bongo and his human! 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Kevin, King Herod died in 4 BC and it is estimated that Jesus was born somewhere between 6 and 4 BC, so he was still very young when his family was able to leave Egypt and move to Nazareth. Our calendar is supposed to be based on when Jesus was born, but there was an error in calculation when it was set up.

  8. Bassetmomma

    January 16, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Cats! They don’t even know what to do with a chew toy! LOL!

    • Bongo

      January 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      Bassetmomma, cats just don’t get it. I’m sure glad I don’t have to worship them.

  9. sandrabranum

    January 16, 2012 at 7:57 am

    I just love your and your human’s Bible story posts. Good job Bongo.

    • Bongo

      January 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks Sandra.

      • colliesofthemeadow

        January 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

        Hi Bongo!!!

        What a great story from the Bible. We collies loved it and we booed when you mentioned King Herrod, we cheered when baby Jesus got away, we booed when we found out that Egypt worshipped cats, well except Tigger who cheered, but who cares.. she is a cat! We wonder if Jesus took his dog with them….. Can you imagine being a dog in Egypt when they worshipped cats? Ugh…. We love the Bible stories… keep them coming!

        God Bless You!

        The Collies 🙂

      • Bongo

        January 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm

        Thanks Collies. I like all your boos and cheers. I think maybe Jesus took his dog along. I bet if a dog barked at a cat the Egyptians would think that was some kind of worship. We could really fool those Egyptians.

  10. Sunshine

    January 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Good, now that you are quiet…huff, puff, huff, puff…ran over here to finally bring you a gift that I carried all the way up a really big mountain. It’s the One Lovely Blogger Award and since you are sooooo lovely, here it is:
    Enjoy Bongo…and see ya. Gotta run home now!

    • Bongo

      January 17, 2012 at 12:22 am

      Thanks Sunshine. I’m honored. I just happened to read your post right before I read your comment on my blog. Good timing.


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