Happy Birthday Arizona

14 Feb

Arizona Flag with HeartsHappy Valentine’s Day Birthday Arizona. I know it’s Valentine’s Day today, and I think I’ll go look for some cute girls to get some loves from – but my person told me it’s also Arizona’s birthday. She says it’s Arizona’s hundredth birthday – something called a Centennial.

Okay person, I don’t know what centennial means but if you’re asking, I don’t have ten cents to give you. Maybe you should increase my allowance – at least give me more doggie treats.

My person has been really busy on her computer the last few days and not paying much attention to me. Okay, she did stop and take me out on my trails. She says she was working on a presentation for her church on the Christian history of Arizona because it’s the Centennial. Person, I told you I don’t have any money.

She told me about this town named Tombstone that she learned some new things about. Have you heard of Tombstone? It’s kind of famous but I’ve never been there. My person says she and my younger person have – before they got me. My person says they’ve made lots of movies about Tombstone. Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday lived there, and that’s where they had the shootout at the OK Corral.

Person, is this an animal story? Why are you telling me this?

Horses? They had horses? Okay. I guess that’s good enough.

My person says Tombstone had lots of miners, cowboys, and gunslingers, – and horses, but they had something else too. She says the very first Protestant church in Arizona was built there.

Person, wouldn’t all those tough guys beat up the church people?

Really? My person says the priest who oversaw the building of the church was a boxer and nobody wanted to mess with him.

What??? You mean that church was started by a dog!!!?


Posted by on February 14, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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49 responses to “Happy Birthday Arizona

  1. thesweetkitten

    February 14, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Maybe you should start your own church, Bongo?

    • Bongo

      February 14, 2012 at 10:53 am

      Sweet Kitten, I’m not sure if I would be very good at leading a church. I think all the dogs would balk at having to give up a tenth of their dog treats and toys.

  2. jaxart4animals

    February 14, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Those are some interesting facts about Arizona & Tombstone. Thanks for sharing.. Happy Feb 14th!!

    • Bongo

      February 14, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Jaxart4animals, every once in awhile I just have to do a Bongo Facts Day. Happy Valentine’s Day!

      • jaxart4animals

        February 14, 2012 at 11:12 am

        I Love fun facts.. 🙂

  3. marina kanavaki

    February 14, 2012 at 10:52 am

    What a good student you are, Bongo!

    • Bongo

      February 14, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Thanks Marina. I do my best.

  4. nalasdogdays

    February 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Happy Centennial to Arizona and Happy Valentine’s Day to ever-so-cute Bongo!

    • Bongo

      February 14, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks Nala.

  5. colliesofthemeadow

    February 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Great Post Bongo!
    The shootout at OK Corral is world famous! The first protestant church was founded by a boxer? Imagine a Minister tougher than the tough guys… We had to laugh at the Boxer comment.. too cute. Congratulations to Arizona for its hundred years! 🙂

    Your friends,
    The Collies and Chuck 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Collies and Chuck, my person says if you visit Tombstone you can see a reenactment of the shootout. She had fun when she went there a few years back. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you.

  6. 2browndawgs

    February 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I’d love to visit Tombstone some day. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Happy Birthday to Arizona.

    • Bongo

      February 14, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks Brown Dawgs. My person says Tombstone is a really fun place to visit. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too.

  7. Flo

    February 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Happy birthday Arizona… a breathtaking place. 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 14, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks Flo. Arizona really is a beautiful place.

  8. Bassetmomma

    February 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Happy Birthday Arizona and Happy Valentine’s Day Bongo!

    • Bongo

      February 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks Bassetmomma. Happy Valentine’s Day to you Freddie and Gloria too.

  9. philosophermouseofthehedge

    February 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Whoo whoo. Gotta love that Boxer guy! Happy Birthday Arizona – shine on brightly

    • Bongo

      February 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      Karen, we have some pretty interesting history in Arizona.

  10. Patricia

    February 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I’ll bet it was a great church if a boxer built it. I wonder is it still there?

    • Bongo

      February 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      Patricia, the church is still there and they still hold services every Sunday morning.

      • Patricia

        February 14, 2012 at 5:34 pm

        Wow that’s amazing!

  11. Jen

    February 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I guess some things are lost in translation 😉

    I went to Tombstone once, while visiting my grandparents in high school (they lived in Tucson for awhile). It was a pretty neat town….I drank a sarsparilla!

    • Bongo

      February 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      Jen, my person thinks it’s a pretty neat town too. I’m waiting for her to take me there. I could show those gunslingers a thing or two.

  12. Rusty

    February 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Happy birthday Arizona!! That is interesting info about that church! Hope you had a Happy Valentine’s day!

    PS i’m glad your younger person appreciates you more now that ye had been around those other dogs! I know you are a great pup!

    • Bongo

      February 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Rusty. I had a really good Valentines Day. I hope you did too. Nothing like a bad dog to make me more appreciated. It’s really nice having my younger person like me more.

  13. whatimeant2say

    February 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Wonderbutt says he will only attend a church started by bulldogs. I am trying to get him to work on his boxer bigotry.

    • Bongo

      February 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      Wonderbutt might have to start his own church. I haven’t found any bulldog preachers yet. It could be the Church of the Chewed Up Toy.

  14. Viciously Sweet

    February 14, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    What a fascinating bit of history Bongo! I wonder if any of those cowboys had horses like you?

    • Bongo

      February 14, 2012 at 11:48 pm

      Viciously Sweet, it’s sometimes fun to do a Bongo facts post. Glad you liked it.

  15. Bassas Blog

    February 15, 2012 at 12:27 am

    A double celebration! 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Bassa, it really was a pretty cool day – Arizona Centennial and Valentine’s Day.

  16. henrythebrave

    February 15, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Bongo, you have an innocence about you that is absolutely charming, my friend!

    • Bongo

      February 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks Henry – I aim to be charming.

  17. angelswhisper2011

    February 15, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Bongo, that’s a great story about Arizona especially the part of the boxer LOL. Enjoy the Centennial and a Happy (belayed) Valentine 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Angelswhisper, I thought it was pretty special that a boxer started a church. I hope you had a good Valentine’s Day.

  18. eripanwkevin

    February 15, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Ooooh! My mom saw a film “Wyatt Earp” and she knows “Gunfight at OK Corral!” but didn’t realized the place was related to where you live Bongo!!! Happy Birthday Arizona and Happy Valentine’s Day, Bongo!!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Kevin, Tombstone is at the other end of Arizona from us and takes about six hours to drive there from our house, but we are both in Arizona. I hope you got lots of loves for Valentine’s Day.

  19. pippadogblog

    February 15, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Happy birthday (for yesterday) to Arizona. My Misery found a good photoblog of somewhere in Arizona (I think). I’ll get her to send you the link, there are some cool piccies – and then your person will be like mine, and spend less time on your blog. Maybe I won’t send you the link.

    • Bongo

      February 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Pippa, my person just got on Pinterest – the new photo social media – but I told her she couldn’t get on it until she helped me take care of my blog first.

  20. sandrabranum

    February 15, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Thanks for the interesting history lesson. I especially liked the last line about the church going boxer.

    • Bongo

      February 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Sandra, I think it’s pretty cool that a boxer would start a church.

  21. Sunshine

    February 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Wow! And to think all this time I thought Tombstone was a pizza!?! Tell your persons thanks for the history lessons, Bongo! 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 15, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      Pizza? Did you say pizza Sunshine? You’re making me drool.

      • Sunshine

        February 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm

        I think you should tell your persons to drive to the supermarket and get your own Tombstone pizza (in frozen section) to celebrate the holiday. Good idea eh, Bongo? You can let her have a piece since she would have to go out and get it for you. 🙂

      • Bongo

        February 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

        Good idea Sunshine. Hey person, you need to go to the store right now!

  22. Wayside Artist

    February 15, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Bongo, thank heaven for horses. They brighten up a story anytime!

    • Bongo

      February 15, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      Nanina, those horses did make the story more exciting.


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