Quail Talk

29 Mar

Quail in a treeI wish I understood quail talk. Today I saw a quail in a tree and it was talking to another quail. The first quail would make a sound and then the second would answer.

I wonder if they were talking about me. I sure wish I knew what they were saying. What if they were laughing at me? They were way up in the trees and I was on the ground. Maybe they thought that was funny.

Or maybe they were making fun of the way I look. I don’t think I look that bad, but I sure look different than those quail.

Maybe they took some lessons from those pesky squirrels and they just wanted to give me a bad time. I might have to take some tree climbing lessons so I can go after them. Or maybe some lessons in quail talk so they can’t talk right in front of me without me knowing what they’re saying.

What, person? You think they were calling to find a mate? They were looking for a cute girl quail so they could have fuzzy little quail babies?

You mean they weren’t talking about me at all? Come on quail. I thought I deserved more attention than that.


Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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29 responses to “Quail Talk

  1. Alexander Brenner

    March 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

    All kinds of birds are always poking fun at me Bongo.
    All I hear is all kinds of chirping EVERYTIME I walk by them.
    If you ask me…They ARE talking about us…:-)

    Your Friend,

    • Bongo

      March 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      Penny, It’s nice to know that New York birds are the same as Arizona birds. I think we should talk about them.

  2. The Love of a Dog

    March 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Oh those quail…Even if they were making fun of you, at least you don’t have that silly feather sticking off your head like they do! Silly, silly birds…You’re far cuter than they are, Bongo!
    – Anastasia

    • Bongo

      March 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Anastasia, those quail do look pretty funny with that silly feather sticking off their head. I think I’ll go out and laugh at them.

  3. rumpydog

    March 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Oh Dog! I know alot of humans that use that same line of thinking!

    • Bongo

      March 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Rumpy, I guess I’ve been around people too long. I’m starting to think like them.

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    March 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Of course they were talking about you, Bongo. They were saying, “Handsome devil…”

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      March 29, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      Cupcake, you’re making me blush. It’s a good thing you can’t see it through all my hair.

  5. Paws To Talk

    March 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Bongo if a Quail ever writes to us we’ll try to get more answers for you. They could have at least said hello. Maybe mating interferes with manners?
    Bella and DiDi

    • Bongo

      March 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Bella and DiDi, I hope you get a letter from one of those quail soon.

  6. Sunshine

    March 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Can you eat those qualls Bongo? Just wondering if they are the eating kind or just for looking kind. Oh, you probably can’t catch them without shooting them so, never mind. For your eyes only . . . 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 29, 2012 at 7:14 pm

      Sunshine, I think those quail are edible but around here no one is allowed to shoot them so they only have to worry about cats and coyotes. Mostly it’s the baby chicks who are in danger.

  7. Bailey

    March 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I think I would have a great time chasing quail. Wonder where I could find some around here…

    Woofs & hugs, ❤

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

    • Bongo

      March 29, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Bailey, come on by in the summer. There are lots of quail running around then. We can chase them together.

  8. marina kanavaki

    March 30, 2012 at 1:28 am

    I wonder too what they were talking about… How could they not be twitting about or to you?!!!

    • Bongo

      March 30, 2012 at 11:22 am

      Marina, you’d think I’d be the most important thing when they saw me on the trails.

  9. angelswhisper2011

    March 30, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Wow, Bongo, you have quails in trees. I’ve never seen them sitting on a tree. I googled the voice, and I think they have a lovely 123-sound, like they ask you to dance on their rythm, like a quick-step 😀

    • Bongo

      March 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

      Angels Whisper, I never thought of dancing to quail music. I might have to try that next time.

  10. eripanwkevin

    March 30, 2012 at 2:02 am

    I think that quails were talking about you as you are such a handsome, cool, and pawgeous dog they never seen!!! I don’t let them make fun of you!!! We have two white-eyes on the tree in our small garden and they sometimes talk each other like your quails. Me, too I wish I could understand what they are saying…. 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Thanks Kevin. I think maybe someone should start giving bird talk lessons for dogs. Then maybe we could learn to understand them.

  11. colliesofthemeadow

    March 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Quail!!! The Collies always love it when we flush up Quail on the walks. But, like you they love to go after the squirrels….. If you put feathers on and tease the quail we want pictures.. hehehe GREAT POST!!!

    • Bongo

      March 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      Collies and Chuck, I bet if I put feathers on those quail would think I was one of them.

  12. philosophermouseofthehedge

    March 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Bongo, maybe they know you hike a lot and were asking if you had seen any cute Quail chicks?

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      Karen, I hadn’t thought of that. I’m usually looking for cute dogs, but a cute quail did cross my path yesterday.

  13. creativeboys

    April 21, 2012 at 5:11 am

    I am sure they are talking about everything they saw! They are always chirping!
    So far so good for the great posts! Reading on for more! Thank you! 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks Nizam. I’m glad you’re enjoying my adventures.


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