This is wrong. This is totally wrong. Someone knocked down the trail marker. Now people are going to get lost on the trails. They’ll go the wrong way.
I’d better investigate. Maybe I can find some clues.
No unusual smells here.
This one here is still standing, but there’s something strange about it.
Look. A clue. What is it person?
A tent bag? You mean the guilty culprit camped out here?
This one’s still standing, but it’s starting to lean over.
Oh look! Another one down.
I think they went that a way.
Hey person. I think I found something. I’ve never seen tracks like this on my trails before.
I think this is it. Now I’ve just got to figure out what kind of creature has feet like this.
I know one thing for sure. If I find a creature that went the wrong way, has strange looking feet, and is hanging out inside a dome tent, he’s the guilty one for sure.
February 21, 2012 at 11:42 am
You are such a clever dog, Bongo!
February 21, 2012 at 11:55 am
Thanks Sweet Kitten. I think maybe I should add Detective Dog to my list of titles.
February 21, 2012 at 11:58 am
Yes, you should! By the way, we really appreciate all your comments on our blog!
February 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm
Likewise, Sweet Kitten.
February 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm
good luck finding the culprit Bongo! I hope you can teach them a lesson..
February 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm
Jaxart4animals, I’m thinking the culprits might get lost because they can’t follow the trail markers any more and teach themselves a lesson.
February 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm
HaHa!! Yeah, that’ll teach them.. 🙂
February 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm
Hmmm….seems like you’ve always got a mystery on your hands! You’d make a pretty good sleuth!
February 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm
Bassetmomma, just call me Detective Dog.
February 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm
With you on the case it surely will be solved before anyone gets seriously lost.
February 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm
Patricia, I think when I find those culprits I’ll show them how to find the trails again and then make them put the trail markers up right again.
February 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm
February 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm
We hope you catch them Bongo! Bad people who did this!
The Collies and Chuck:)
February 21, 2012 at 4:03 pm
Collies and Chuck, when I catch them I might need your help getting those bad people back in line. What do you think? Are you ready for a ruckus?
February 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm
Yes! Collies love being in a Ruckus…. Lassie spent her life in a ruckus! 🙂
February 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm
Hey Bongo…They could be imprints from a horse (hoof prints). maybe someone on a horse rode by and accidently knocked over the markers. Although the markers looked pretty heavy. I hope you find out who did it.
Your friend Penny…Woof Woof!
February 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Penny, the only horse I’ve seen on my trails was a miniature horse – not much bigger than me. My person says there are very large horses and she has occasionally seen one on my trails, but I think that horse would have to be pretty klutzy to knock over several trail markers. I’ll keep looking. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
February 21, 2012 at 3:21 pm
Hi Bongo… I don’t know, those prints look a little paranatural to me. I hope you don’t get tangled up with some mythical varmint who may be lost, or just sort of clumsy. Best of luck, Bongo.
Oh, before I forget, you have been “tagged” Bongo – details can be found here. Should you choose to accept this mission, your person is certainly welcome to play too. TTFN, Bongo.
February 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm
BuddhaKat, maybe I will find a confused mythical varmint and help straighten it out. That might be exciting. My person and I will stop by in awhile and check out the tagging thing. It sounds like a new adventure.
February 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm
Whatever it was, I think it must have been drunk to knock all that down!
February 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm
Rumpy, you’re probably right – or my person says maybe kids thinking they’re cool. If I find them I’ll have to growl at them – which might be hard for me. I’m used to putting on my charm for everyone.
February 21, 2012 at 5:06 pm
Hey D.D. (Detective Dog), do you think it might’ve been Big Foot looking for chow?
February 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm
Sandra, I hope it’s not Big Foot because if that’s who it is he’s really lost.
February 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm
Definitely horse tracks Bongo. I think it’s a red herring. Stick to the humans. They do dumb stuff like that.
February 21, 2012 at 6:46 pm
Nanina, you must be right. That horse would have to be awfully mad to kick over all those heavy trail markers.
Misty Shores Chesapeakes
February 21, 2012 at 7:27 pm
I hope you find the culprit Bongo, does look like hoof prints 🙂
February 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm
Misty Shores, I’ve been looking every time I hit the trails. So far no luck, but I’ll keep trying.
February 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm
Hmmm, here’s a clue… Iron on the feet!
February 21, 2012 at 11:44 pm
Amy, I guess that iron could kick those things over – but my person says that’s probably not what happened.
February 22, 2012 at 12:43 am
Bongo, you never cease to amaze me. Clever dog! Or should I call you, Sherlock Bongo?
February 22, 2012 at 10:42 am
Henry, I’m going for Detective Dog for my new name.
February 22, 2012 at 1:05 am
It looks a little mysterious to me, Detective Bongo Holmes, but I’m sure you will figure it out 🙂
February 22, 2012 at 10:43 am
Angelswhisper, I’m still working on it, but I haven’t smelled any new clues lately.
February 22, 2012 at 2:05 am
Hercule Bongo Poirot! I’m sure you’ll solve this one too…
February 22, 2012 at 10:45 am
Marina, I keep trying to sniff more clues out.
February 22, 2012 at 5:43 am
Hasn’t the devil got hooves? Do you think it’s Old Nick?
February 22, 2012 at 10:46 am
Bones, I sure hope that’s not who’s on my trails. Maybe I’d better proceed with caution.
February 22, 2012 at 6:21 am
Hmmmm….mystery again….your trail is full of mysteries, Bongo! I wonder what footprints they are….
You have to tell us if you found out! 🙂
February 22, 2012 at 10:49 am
Kevin, my person says they belong to a horse. The only horse I’ve ever seen on my trails is a miniature horse – not much bigger than me. My person says the horse that belongs to these footprints is probably much bigger. But she says it probably wasn’t the horse who did it – so I have to keep searching.
February 22, 2012 at 7:33 am
Keep on the case Bongo. Knocking down trail markers is irresponsible and the culprit needs to be apprehended – though without the markers he/she is probably lost! Search and find detective Bongo!
February 22, 2012 at 10:51 am
Bassa, I think I might have to go off trail and see if I can find their tent. I’ll keep working on it. Those people really did spoil it for a lot more people – and dogs.
February 22, 2012 at 8:48 am
Power to you Detective Bongo! 🙂 Those culprits better watch out with you on their trail!
February 22, 2012 at 10:52 am
Sunshine, those culprits really are in trouble if they get found out. A bunch of us trail dogs will be after them.
February 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm
That’s the spirit Bongo!! You the Dog!!
February 22, 2012 at 9:20 am
Sherlock Bongo Holmes is on the trail…watch out you naughty guilty person whom knocked down the trail guides..
With big feet like that he should be easy to find …neigh!
February 22, 2012 at 10:55 am
Patreciau, my person says I was barking up a tree with that clue. We found more of those prints on another part of the trails, but none where the markers were knocked down. Oh, oh – maybe they swept away their prints where they knocked down the trail markers.
For the Love of My Dogs
February 22, 2012 at 4:52 pm
Look at you Bongo aka Top Detective! We hope you find that guilty vandal!
Great photos with the story, too 🙂
February 22, 2012 at 6:44 pm
Thanks Deanna. I’m still looking for that vandal. No luck yet but I’ll keep trying.
February 22, 2012 at 8:19 pm
Those appear to be the prints of the Three Leaf Clover Monster, Bongo. You better be careful. It is a very angry creature, frustrated that he got gypped that fourth leaf.
February 22, 2012 at 8:50 pm
Wonderbutt’s person, yikes! That Three Leaf Clover Monster’s holiday is coming up soon. I may have to find a fourth leaf for him before then or he’ll be really angry.
February 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm
Another mystery. We were thinking it was those guys chopping the trees, but now we don’t think so…
the brown dawgs
February 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm
Brown Dawgs, those tree chopping guys took too many breaks. These culprits should take more.
February 24, 2012 at 7:22 pm
I’m sorry Bongo Somehow I accidentally hit don’t follow and have been missing you. I agree those prints look like a horse, but I don’t think he knocked down the markers. Those were some big markers. Who ever knocked them down I don’t think was very nice, they lead the way and were very pretty. I hope you find whoever did that. BTW those are beautiful pictures.
Lexie, Mica and Mom
February 24, 2012 at 8:11 pm
Lexie, Mica and Mom, my person agrees that the horse probably didn’t knock down the markers. I’m still looking for the culprits, but so far with no luck. Thanks for realizing you missed me and coming back.