How to Walk in Snow

20 Mar

Bongo with a Frisbee in the SnowI don’t believe it! My person let me outside Sunday morning and there was snow everywhere. And not just a little bit of that white stuff. There was bunches. Perfect for dragging my Frisbee through. It slides really well in snow. This new Frisbee I have slides so well that sometimes it slips away from me and I have to find it.

Bongo in the Snow

If you look really close you can see my Frisbee flying behind me.


After I’d had enough of the Frisbee games, I decided it was time to take my person for a walk. I’m not sure taking my person for a walk in the snow was such a good idea though.

She kept making me stop so she could take pictures, and even when she wasn’t taking pictures she wouldn’t go fast enough.

Bongo in the trail in the snow

Hurry up, person.


Cactus in Snow

Cactus Covered in Snow


Snow on the Trails

Prickly Pear in Snow

Frozen Pricklers


I kept finding all kinds of really great smells in the bushes and every time I tried to go find where the smell came from my person yanked me back to the trails. Besides, every time she took a step her feet made such a loud crunching sound in the snow that all the critters probably heard her coming and ran for it.

Bongo Sniffing in Snow

Bongo at the Stream

I didn't know there was a stream here.


Then, guess what? I found a dead mouse sitting right on top of the snow. I picked it up and started to chomp on it. And you know what my person did. She made me drop it. I tried to ignore her but she wouldn’t give up. I figured if I dropped it for a minute she’d be happy and I could go pick it up again. But no. She wouldn’t let me get back near it. I can’t figure out why she would want to waste a good tasty morsel like that.

Bongo and Mouse in the Snow

I’d had about enough after that. I took my person home. And if she keeps spoiling my fun in the snow I’m leaving her home next time.


Posted by on March 20, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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65 responses to “How to Walk in Snow

  1. thesweetkitten

    March 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Cool! So much snow, Bongo! Here, we can finally see the first signs of spring!

    • Bongo

      March 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Sweet Kitten, I think our seasons are reversed this year. We’ve been having springlike weather most of the winter.

  2. Paws To Talk

    March 20, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Bongo we’re so happy you finally got some snow! We live in Massachusetts and haven’t gotten a lot of snow in a while. Our humans said it is now Spring so there won’t be anymore snow this year. This makes us a bit sad. We love rolling around in the snow. It clumps on our fur and looks like we are wearing snow jewels.

    We enjoyed the photos of you playing in the snow! What fun!

    Bella and DiDi

    • Bongo

      March 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

      Bella and DiDi, I’m so happy to finally get some snow this year. My person was surprised because we rarely get any amount of snow this late in the year.

  3. sandrabranum

    March 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

    The snow is beautiful. I thought you jumped around in snow instead of walking in it.

    • Bongo

      March 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Sandra, jump, walk, run – I like doing all kinds of things in the snow. My person only wants to walk though.

  4. marina kanavaki

    March 20, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Snow?! Mouse?! Such fun! [nice to have her back huh?!]

    • Bongo

      March 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Marina, my person does take me on some great adventures – even if she won’t let me do everything I want.

  5. dianeskitchentable

    March 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Hard to believe! We got rid of the last of our snow about a week ago & have been in some kind of record breaking March heat wave in the Boston area. Thursday is supposed to be 85! It’s time to find Lola another little swimming pool (unfortunately we somehow go through a couple/year)

    • Bongo

      March 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Diane, we’ve had springlike weather all winter – so we’re finally getting our winter. The weather has been strange this year.

  6. Geraldine

    March 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

    we had a snowstorm last night, woohoo! I’m glad I read your advice here Bongo. I thought spring was here a couple of days ago but not yet eh? 🙂

    Ched sends a headbonk!

    • Bongo

      March 20, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Geraldine, maybe Ched and I could play in the snow together. Scratchy doesn’t want to come out with me.

  7. Alexander Brenner

    March 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Looks like you had a pretty good time in the snow…:-)
    Too bad you cound’nt have that mouse…was probably stale anyway…LOL.
    We also had a mild winter here on Long Island NY, only had snow once and then it melted in 2 days.
    I do have to say…I LOVE reading about your daily adventures in Arizona.
    you have the BEST doggy blog around.
    And Just your name “BONGO” has such a wonderful appeal, we think you guys are just great!

    Your NY Friend,

    • Bongo

      March 20, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks Penny. I love playing in the snow. We had springlike weather all winter, so now that it’s spring we get our winter weather. Next time I find a mouse though, I’m going to have to figure a way to sneak it so my person doesn’t notice.

  8. Bassetmomma

    March 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Wow! You got lots of snow! Sure looks like you had lots of fun in it too! Maybe Mr. Mouse froze to death! A mousicle! LOL!

    • Bongo

      March 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Bassetmomma, the snow is great. So was the mousicle – until my person made me drop it. I like that name for it.

  9. rumpydog

    March 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Really? You got snow? We’re having record high temps here. *sigh*

    • Bongo

      March 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Rumpy, I think the weather person is all mixed up. We had lots of warm temperatures all winter.

  10. jaxart4animals

    March 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Wow!! Arizona has snow & in the Chicago area its 86 degrees. Very Strange! Happy 1st day of Spring Bongo!!!!!

    • Bongo

      March 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      Jackie, I think I would like some snow in the summer too. My person says that’s not likely to happen though.

  11. Genevieve Petrillo

    March 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Dead mouse! Is it as yummy (NOT) as it sounds? I never tried one. I’m sticking to the yumminess of goose poop. M-m-m-m.

    You are SO lucky taking a snow walk. That’s the best!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      March 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      Cupcake, I really am lucky to get to walk in the snow. I didn’t get to taste that mouse much though – but it smelled good. I’ve never tried goose poop. The geese don’t come around here.

  12. snoopy@snoopysdogblog

    March 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    You tell her Bongo!! That’s so much Snow buddy – you’re SO lucky, I’ve never seen any!! Doh!!

    Have fun and build a Snowman for me! 🙂

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Snoopy, we don’t get much snow here but I sure love it when we do. I found a little snowman that somebody else built.

  13. For the Love of My Dogs

    March 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Great photos your person took, Bongo!! That snow looks like lots of fun 🙂 Harley would love to get to some dead mice but I am just as bad as your person: I would make him drop them too!

    • Bongo

      March 20, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks Deanna. I think Harley and I are going to have to get together though – and go snow hunting without you guys.

  14. winsomebella

    March 20, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Nothing like a roll in the snow, according to my Rosie. Love the pics, especially the snow-covered cactus 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 20, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks Winsomebella. I usually don’t roll in the snow, but I sure love playing in it. My person says it just seems ironic to have cactus covered in snow.

  15. Willow WonderBull

    March 20, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    The snow looks really fun! I’ve never seen snow but reminds me of the beach. My frisbee slides into the sand and I have to dig it out! And what’s with the Mom’s! My Mom doesn’t let me run amuck on my walks either…even if there are really good smells and crabs to chase.

    • Bongo

      March 21, 2012 at 12:08 am

      Willow, I’ve never been to a sandy beach. It sounds like as much fun as snow – and even better if you get to go swimming.

  16. angelswhisper2011

    March 21, 2012 at 1:17 am

    The environment looks wonderful with all the snow, like a fairytale, Bongo:) Are you sure the mouse was dead? Maybe he heart about your “frozen” story? 😀

    • Bongo

      March 21, 2012 at 11:09 am

      Angels Whisper, it really is special here when it snows. About that mouse – if it wasn’t dead before, it sure was when I got through with it.

  17. eripanwkevin

    March 21, 2012 at 2:55 am

    OMD! Snow in March!!! What a surprise! Besides, I’ve never seen you wearing a jacket, Bongo! So cute! Is it for keeping you warm? I love seeing the contrast of cactus and snow! 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 21, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Kevin, that jacket is my Anxiety Vest. We had thunder the first night that it snowed, so my person put it on me.

  18. Flo

    March 21, 2012 at 4:03 am

    I love the photos! It’s so wintery…

    Bongo, I hope whe you say you’re leaving your person behind if she doesn’t behave herself that you don’t mean you’re going to go back to your old escape artist self??!

    • Bongo

      March 21, 2012 at 11:11 am

      Flo, I keep thinking of escaping and running off to play, but my person knows all my tricks so I have a really hard time doing it any more.

  19. monicastangledweb

    March 21, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Bongo, Is it unusual where you live to get that much snow? I’m glad your person didn’t allow you to eat that mouse. Might be tasty, but it also might not sit well with you later. Great photos!

    • Bongo

      March 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Thanks Monica. My person says that when she first moved here over 30 years ago it was normal to get about one snow like that each winter and a few lesser snowfalls – but for the past 20 or so years there hasn’t been much snow at all. It’s really rare to get this much snow this late in the year. My person told me the same thing about that mouse. I just don’t get it.

  20. Viciously Sweet

    March 21, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Oh the snow is so beautiful!
    But you should never eat a mouse that is just lying around… it’s just not right.

    • Bongo

      March 21, 2012 at 11:16 am

      Viciously Sweet, I figured someone left that mouse there just for me.

  21. whatimeant2say

    March 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    See? That’s what I hate about living here in San Antonio. No dead mice on top of the snow to chomp on.

    • Bongo

      March 21, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Wonderbutt is so missing out on some yummy treats.

      • whatimeant2say

        March 21, 2012 at 7:03 pm

        I don’t know, Bongo. Those couch cushions are pretty tasty.

      • Bongo

        March 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm

        I’ve never tried cushions Wonderbutt. Scratchy gets his hair all over ours so I think they’d by yucky.

  22. capacina

    March 21, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    My Son lives in Flagstaff they had a lot of snow.

    • Bongo

      March 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      Capacina, Flagstaff always gets way more snow than we do. Thirty miles and 2500 feet in elevation away.

  23. Lindy MacDuff

    March 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Bongo, it looks like you got to walk through some of the snow clouds, too. Wow, that is just so beautiful up there. You think that little mouse froze to death? I’m glad your person kept you from eating it. She has better food for you at home. There’s an owl somewhere that could probably benefit from having the mouse for its meal.

    • Bongo

      March 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      Lindy, I think that mouse probably did freeze. I hope an owl found a tasty meal since I didn’t get to.

  24. Sunshine

    March 21, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Hmmn, I bet the mouse you found was like a tasty ice cube. Too bad you couldn’t finish it. Does your fashionable vest help you during the thunderstorms? It looks cute on you! 😉

    • Bongo

      March 22, 2012 at 12:22 am

      Sunshine, we had thunder when the storm first came in so my person put that vest on me. It does help calm me down some.

      • Sunshine

        March 22, 2012 at 1:12 am

        Interesting. 🙂

  25. eof737

    March 22, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Lovely post. TY! 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 22, 2012 at 10:24 am

      Thanks eof737.

  26. tylersat99

    March 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    We are finally back home and got some sleep. Wow Bongo look at all that snow in the middle of March, that looks like a lot o makes up for some you didn’t get. It looks so really beautiful we have never seen snow on the trails or mountains before. Humans are never fast enough in the snow, but you are so lucky to get some to play in. Hope you enjoy and that’s its still here tomorow 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Lexie and Mica, I’m glad you got some sleep. I sleep for about three days after I’ve been at the dog hotel. I think we got all of our snow for the winter in one day.

  27. heyitsjethere

    March 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Hey Bongo, Jet here. Wow, that white stuff looks cool, I don’t really understand what it is because I live in the tropics. You know persons, they LOVE their cameras! Your trail looks beautiful in the snow according to Mom. She said Yuk about the mouse, I’m with you.

    • Bongo

      March 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      Hey Jet, we don’t get snow very often here, but it’s sure fun when we do have it. I just wish my person would put her camera down and enjoy it more.

      • heyitsjethere

        March 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

        Hey Bongo, Jet here. It looked fun… perhaps it is your gift to show your person how to enjoy it more. 🙂

      • Bongo

        March 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

        Jet, I keep working on my person. Maybe she’ll figure it out eventually.

      • heyitsjethere

        March 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm

        Hey Bongo. She will with your help for sure… humans need reminding more than those of us of the K9 variety!

  28. 2browndawgs

    March 23, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Oh wow, look at all that snow. We have missed that this winter.

    the brown dawgs

    • Bongo

      March 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      Brown Dawgs, we thought we were going to miss the snow. This was a surprise, and now we’re back to warm spring weather.

  29. Fenris' new life

    March 26, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Bongo, you should leave your person behind next time. My mom also walks way too slow when it’s snow. I mean, who “walks” in snow when you can run! 😀
    I am jealous about all the snow. We only had rain 😦

    • Bongo

      March 26, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      Fenris, I think I’d have more fun if I left my person behind, but she knows all my escaping tricks and I have a hard time getting out the door without her.


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