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Strange Dog

24 Jan

Miniature Horse and PersonI saw the strangest dog when I was out on my trails today. It was a little bigger than me and it smelled like – I don’t know what it smelled like. I’ve never smelled anything like it before. I told my person to take a picture of it and she did, but it was kind of dark so the pictures didn’t turn out very well. I tried to get her to get closer but she wouldn’t. She just kept holding onto me. I wouldn’t have done anything – really.

I’m still trying to figure out what kind of dog that was. It had funny shaped feet and its person was letting it eat grass. I eat grass and weeds sometimes, but not the kind of stuff that dog was eating. And I usually don’t bother to eat stuff on the trails because I’m too busy checking out all the good smells.

Speaking of smells, I just can’t get over the way that new dog smelled. It didn’t smell like a dog at all. And it didn’t really want to hang out with me or anything. Most dogs want to check me out, the same way I want to check them out. Well, this made me want to check that dog out all the more.

Wait a minute. What are you trying to tell me person? That wasn’t a dog? Of course it was a dog. It sure wasn’t a cat and it was too big to be a javelina. What other kinds of animals are there on my trails?

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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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48 responses to “Strange Dog

  1. the 4-legged houstonian

    January 24, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I ride horses, and it’s always amusing to watch a dog meet a horse for the first time. It’s sensory overload!

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 10:57 am

      4-legged Houstonian, it certainly was sensory overload for me. I didn’t know what to make of that creature. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

       
  2. Shary Hover

    January 24, 2012 at 10:38 am

    You sure do meet interesting trail companions on your walks. I think your new friend is very cute, but I can understand why you were confused about what it was.

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

      Shary, it was one of the strangest creatures I’ve ever met – especially since I didn’t even recognize the smell. My person thinks my new friend is cute too.

       
  3. jaxart4animals

    January 24, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Awe how cute! (of course not as cute as you though, Bongo)
    But there’s something ya don’t see every day! Hahaha! 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 11:00 am

      Jaxart4animals, thanks. It was fun finding a new kind of cute animal.

       
  4. marina kanavaki

    January 24, 2012 at 10:49 am

    And if you tried speaking to him he’d probably not understand a single woof you’d say! Foreigner! [Such nice creatures though!]

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Marina, that strange dog sure did act weird. Maybe that’s why. It didn’t understand me.

       
  5. misswhiplash

    January 24, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I thought that it was another Ghost dog….how sweet …a little horse..no wonder it did not smell or behave like you.

    Love you Bongodog xxxxxx

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      Patreciau, it was so fun seeing that little horse – and it didn’t disappear like Ghost Dog does.

       
  6. Higgins

    January 24, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Wow, what strange friends that you meet on your walks! BOL!

    ~Higgins

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Higgins, it’s kind of exciting meeting such strange friends sometimes.

       
  7. rumpydog

    January 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Oh Dog! I wonder if he would play with us anyway?

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Rumpy, I really wanted to go find out if he’d play, but my person wouldn’t let me.

       
  8. capacina

    January 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Pretty!

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Capacina, it is a pretty horse, isn’t it?

       
  9. philosophermouseofthehedge

    January 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Watch out for those feet, Bongo. Bet Scratchy didn’t believe your encounter with this one.

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      Karen, those feet do seem to be harder that a dog’s feet, don’t they. You’re right about Scratchy. He thought there was something wrong with me when I tried to describe that horse to him. He’s never seen one of those out our window.

       
  10. Twinkle & the feisty4poo-mix dogs

    January 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    that is new… we don’t see such short horsey around here… i thought it’s one of those cute-ugly dogs they feature on Animal Planet – Vanilla Bean

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Vanilla Bean, we don’t often see such short horseys around here either.

       
  11. lillythecat

    January 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Was it a guide pony? I was teaching my students about them today. Maybe it was just a pet. Either way, how awesome is that!!? We don’t see that often here in Texas…

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      Lilly, my person thought it was a pony and the person with the horse corrected her and said it was a miniature horse. It seemed to be a pet. We don’t see these horses often in Arizona either. My person says on a rare occasion she’s seen full sized horses on my trails but we’ve never seen a miniature horse on the trails before.

       
  12. 2browndawgs

    January 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    We can understand why you thought it was a dog at first. Sure doesn’t look like any horse we ever saw around here.

    the brown dawgs

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Brown Dawgs, I’ve never seen one like this around here either.

       
  13. For the Love of My Dogs

    January 24, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    At first glance, even I thought that was a dog in the first photo, Bongo! What a tricky fellow– a tiny horse!! Sounds like a very exciting day– none of our pups have ever seen one of those on their walks!!!

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      Deanna, it was very exciting seeing that little horse. I hope is shows up on my trails again.

       
  14. Bassetmomma

    January 24, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Wow! A miniature horse! Bongo you meet the best friends on your trail!

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      Bassetmomma, it’s really fun going out on my trails because I never know who I’m going to meet.

       
  15. henrythebrave

    January 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I quite enjoy how you always seem to find new things, people and dogs on your trail. That sure looked like a dog, but if it doesn’t smell like one, then, I wonder…perhaps it isn’t a dog? Do keep us posted on what you find out, Bongo!

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Henry, it sure looked like a dog to me to, but my person tells me there are lots of creatures that I know nothing about.

       
  16. eof737

    January 24, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    What a hoot! A miniature horse as a pet? 😉

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      eof737, it was quite a shock to me. Who would think anyone would go walking with an animal other than a dog.

       
  17. Jen

    January 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Holy smokes, a mini pony! I would love to see a mini pony out on a walk!

    One time, while walking Elka, an older Italian gentleman came out of a door just as we were walking past. He only saw the back half of her, and at first thought I was walking a goat!

     
    • Bongo

      January 24, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      Jen, it was pretty exciting seeing that miniature horse. Imagine though being mistaken for a goat. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

       
  18. eripanwkevin

    January 24, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    How cute the horse is!!! I didn’t know that horses need a walk like doggies! Hmmm… they smell different from us? very curious. I’ve never smelled horses either! Wow! You can have a friend of horse, Bongo!!! 🙂 How cool! 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      January 25, 2012 at 12:28 am

      Kevin, this horse is much too small for a person to ride on so I guess it needs a walk just like us to get its exercise. I hope I see it on my trails again.

       
  19. angelswhisper2011

    January 25, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Wow, Bongo, that’s a cute little horse 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      January 25, 2012 at 9:56 am

      Angelswhisper, that was a cute little horse – big for a dog, but very small for a horse.

       
  20. pippadogblog

    January 25, 2012 at 1:55 am

    I like horses and donkeys, I like to rub noses with them. You should try that next time I think.

     
    • Bongo

      January 25, 2012 at 10:03 am

      Pippa, I hope my person lets me near that little horse if I see it again. I think rubbing noses with it would be fun.

       
  21. tbnranch

    January 25, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Every day is a new experience, who knows tomorrow, maybe that smelly creature will be in a bigger package!

     
    • Bongo

      January 25, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Amy, my person says she’s seen bigger horses on my trails, but not for a long time. She says our trails aren’t near any horse properties. I don’t know what I’d do with a bigger one of those things. Maybe chase it.

       
  22. Sunshine

    January 25, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Oh Bongo, you should get your person to get you one of those mini horses for your birthday! Think of the adventures and excitement you and Scratchy could have . . . imagine . . . imagine . . .

     
    • Bongo

      January 25, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Sunshine, that’s a good idea. It would be fun having one of those horses to play with. I’m not sure what Scratchy would think, but that doesn’t matter as long as he doesn’t stick his claws out.

       
  23. Chancy, Mumsy and Crew

    January 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Oh, sweet Bones you are just so funny. We love your blog and always look forward to coming to see what you have spotted on your trail…we gotta tell you that is one strange looking dog. lol Hugs and nose kisses

     
    • Bongo

      January 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, that really was a strange looking dog. I’ve never seen – or smelled – anything like it before.

       
  24. sandrabranum

    January 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    When I wrote my thesis on pet-assisted therapy, I had just missed seeing a miniature horse in one of the nursing homes. Dangit.

     
    • Bongo

      January 25, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      Sandra, my person says she’s never heard of a miniature horse being a therapy animal, but she thinks they would be very good for that. I just want to know if they’ll play with me.

       

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