Toy on the Trail

08 Feb

Bongo found a ballHey, check it out. Someone left their tennis ball on my trail. Cool!

I wonder why they did that. Why would anyone leave a valuable tennis ball sitting in the middle of the trail? If they took it this far, wouldn’t they want to take it all the way? I wouldn’t think they would want to lose it.

Maybe someone tossed the ball to a dog and the dog thought it went in the bushes and couldn’t find it. Or maybe the dog saw one of those pesky squirrels and dropped the ball to go chasing the squirrel – and then couldn’t find the ball again.

Or maybe that dog’s person told him to drop it. No, that couldn’t be. People don’t make their dogs drop their toys and leave them. My person only makes me drop my toys so I don’t take them outside.

Well, maybe I’ll take that ball with me. Maybe I’ll find the dog it belongs to and I can give it back. I’m sure that dog would be happy to get his ball back.

Ball left on trail

I think maybe that dog will find his ball if I leave it here.


Posted by on February 8, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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56 responses to “Toy on the Trail

  1. lolapup

    February 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I can’t imagine leaving my ball behind at the park or the beach. Unless, of course, another dog won’t give it back. Balls aren’t worth fighting over and I know my person will always get me another one.

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Lola, my person won’t let me take balls on my trails because she knows I get tired of carrying them and drop them somewhere. Maybe some dog did that with this ball.

  2. Dianda

    February 8, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I hope the dog finds his ball back. 😦

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 10:56 am

      Me too Dianda. I left it where a dog could see it.

  3. jaxart4animals

    February 8, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I think it’s a gift just for You Bongo!

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Jaxart4animals, it was kind of fun hanging on to that ball for awhile.

  4. Dexter Dog

    February 8, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Wow tennis balls are just about the bestest most special treasure you can find. Good spot Bongo

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Dexter Dog, I love tennis balls too. They’re best when my person tosses them for me to catch.

  5. thesweetkitten

    February 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I admire you, Bongo! If it was me, I would have taken the ball with me 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 11:19 am

      Sweet Kitten, I thought about it, but I got tired of carrying it.

  6. Geraldine

    February 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Gotta like that! Bongo, you do get around!! 😉

    Mr. Cheddar is blogging again if you get a chance to stop by:

    yes, I know you are a dog, but you do have feline friends, yes???

    Happy Week, G and C

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Geraldine, I have to admit that some cats are okay and Mr. Cheddar is one of my favorites. I’ll stop by and see what he’s up to.

  7. Andrea Thomson Viner @ Iowa Dog Blog

    February 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Trail treasures are so fun! That was nice of you to leave it in case its owner comes back to claim it. Gertie has more of a “finder, keeper” attitude about walk treasures.

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Andrea, I’d probably be with Gertie, but I would have had to carry that ball a long way before I could take it home.

  8. Bassetmomma

    February 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Maybe…. that dog left it for you! Maybe….. it was ghost dog!

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Bassetmomma, I never thought of that. Maybe it was Ghost Dog. I haven’t seen him lately. Maybe he appeared to leave me a ball and then disappeared again.

  9. philosophermouseofthehedge

    February 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Careful…sure it’s not an alien lifeform’s tennis ball? Maybe keep an eye on it and see…

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      Karen, I didn’t think of that, but since we live in Sedona there’s a good chance the tennis ball came from an alien. We have lots of rumors of aliens being around here.

  10. jdlarkin

    February 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Whenever I see a dropped tennis ball I wonder the same things! I wonder if this mystery of life will ever be answered!

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      Jenna, sometimes I wish I could put spy cameras on my trails to find out what’s really happening when I’m not around.

  11. Patricia

    February 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Maybe it is a gift from your trail. You know you can carry it /play with it for a while then leave it for the next dog to find. Or maybe it belongs to Ghost Dog!

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Patricia, maybe the trail likes having dogs on it, so it’s going to give us toys to make sure we stay – or maybe Ghost Dog did appear and disappear and leave me a toy.

  12. tylersat99

    February 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Maybe the dog was going up the trail an knew it would be a long walk, so he put it there where he knew he could find and get it on the way back home. I think it would be a good idea to leave it,
    and then he could pick it back up on the way home. I hope he can find it!

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      Tyler’s, I hope that dog finds his ball too. I left it where it would be easy to see.

  13. Laurie Bartolo

    February 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Bongo, it was so nice of you to leave the ball there so the dog who owns it can come back and get it. I’m sure that dog is missing his or her ball right now and wondering where the heck it is. I also wanted to let you know that I posted the photos of the animals that live with Country Dog – you (or maybe your person) had mentioned in a comment that you’d be interested in seeing them, so I did a post about it today. I hope you like the photos! 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      Laurie, I’m looking forward to seeing the animals that live with Country Dog. My person and I will stop by in a little while to see them.

  14. 2browndawgs

    February 8, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Maybe the ball belonged to Ghost Dog? 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      Brown Dawgs, I’m beginning to wonder if maybe Ghost Dog left that ball for me.

  15. colliesofthemeadow

    February 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    We agree with others it must be Ghost Dog’s ball! 🙂 Let us know if you find out!

    God Bless You!

    The Collies and Chuck 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Collies, I keep waiting for Ghost Dog to reappear so I can ask him. I’ll let you know when I see him again.

  16. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    February 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    What a treasure, I’m sure you will keep it safe until you find it’s owner and if not yippee for you 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      Misty Shores, I guess I get a ball if no one picks it up again.

  17. rumpydog

    February 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Oh Bongo…. haven’t you heard that Finders Keepers? Take the ball!

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Rumpy, I would have kept it, but I got tired of carrying it around – so I pretended to be a really good guy trying to get it back to it’s owner.

  18. For the Love of My Dogs

    February 8, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    LOL Bongo great post. You should have taken that ball! I guess it could be kind of annoying to lug it around on your walk though 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      Deanna, I carried it for a little ways, but it was really hard to get some good sniffin’ in while I was carrying it.

  19. Sunshine

    February 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Good thing your person got a memory snap shot of the ball you found Bongo! 🙂 Maybe your person will get you a (surprise) new tennis ball just for you!

    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      Sunshine, my person gave me an even better ball. It makes a really loud squeaky sound.

  20. henrythebrave

    February 9, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Bongo, when I see a tennis ball in my path, I keep it! I have a weakness for these objects and will stop at nothing to have one. 😉

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2012 at 12:56 am

      Henry, tennis balls are pretty cool and it was kind of a treat finding one. It just got in the way of getting all the good smells in.

  21. angelswhisper2011

    February 9, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Well, Bongo, you and your friends make a great team in this to find out where the tennisball is coming from lol 😀 but maby you also can consider the ball was of some kids. I remember my dog brought home tennisballs she found, but once I saw her grabbing a tennisball out of the hand of a kid…

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Angelswhisper, I wonder if that ball did belong to a kid. There’s no tennis courts near my trails, but maybe kids like tennis balls the way dogs do.

  22. Bassas Blog

    February 9, 2012 at 2:21 am

    If only balls could talk 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Bassa, I would love to hear that ball’s story from it’s own mouth – or whatever it is a ball would use to talk.

  23. marina kanavaki

    February 9, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Very altruistic of you, Bongo. Well done!

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2012 at 10:06 am

      Thanks Marina – I always like to help my fellow dogs out – well, most of them anyway.

  24. misswhiplash

    February 9, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Well done are now the safe keeper of ‘the ball’…you could leave a wee-tree-note along the trail to tell the owner where it is. If it is not claimed within a week or so I reckon that you should keep it and give it a good home.

    It would be sad to leave such a lovely ball homeless

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Patreciau, I agree. That ball might get lonely if it is left out there all by itself.

  25. bonesdiary

    February 9, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Maybe it was a lazy dog like our Jess: the dog’s mom or dad throws the ball and shouts “fetch” but the dog just looks at them and says “you want it? you fetch it!” hehehehe

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2012 at 10:08 am

      Bones, I just don’t get dogs like Jess. Catching balls is so much fun. I would think every dog would want to do it.

  26. eripanwkevin

    February 9, 2012 at 6:41 am

    I love playing with a tennis ball, too! But my mom doesn’t allow me to take it out because she is sure that I’ll leave it somewhere either…. *sniff sniff*
    I think that you can keep the ball to enjoy playing on your trail sometimes, Bongo! 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2012 at 10:09 am

      Kevin, my person doesn’t let me take my balls outside either – for the same reason. That was part of why it was so much fun finding that one.

  27. Jen

    February 9, 2012 at 8:17 am

    A tennis ball is a great find!

    We found a half deflated basketball along the sidewalk once, near a parking lot. Elka carried it for a block before she dropped it and it rolled under a car.

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2012 at 10:11 am

      Jen, that would be a real treat to find – a half deflated basketball. The bad part is having to carry the balls until we get home. Too bad all the special things we find aren’t closer to our front door.

  28. Chancy, Mumsy and Crew

    February 11, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Good thinkin’ sweet Bongo that dog may find his ball now. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      February 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

      Chancy and Mumsy, the ball was still there the next day, but the following day it was gone. I hope the owner dog got it back.


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