I was hanging out in the wash on my trails and I’d found some really good smells. I sniffed around and was really enjoying myself when out of the tree next to me came a big whoosh. A large bird went flying off.
That is pretty nervy of that bird to disturb my sniffing. After all, I was just really getting into it. And to make matters worse, my person got out her camera and drug me away from my smelly spot toward the tree that bird had landed in.
Not only had the bird disturbed me but my person had totally ruined my sniffing. I don’t even know why my person got out her camera. There’s no way she’s going to get close enough to get a good picture.
Hey bird! Shoo! Go fly away. Then I can go back to my sniffing.
I guess that bird decided it would side with me because it flew off again when we started getting close. Now I can get back to my sniffing.
Hey person, that’s the wrong way. My sniffing spot’s back that way. The way we came from before that bird flew off.
Next time I’m going to glue that bird’s feet to the tree.
April 20, 2012 at 10:56 am
Hey Bongo…I think that bird is a falcon….VERY COOL.
Sorry he disturbed your sniffing.
What were you sniffing?
Maybe you sniffed out the Falcon.
April 20, 2012 at 11:38 am
Penny, you’re probably right that it’s a falcon. My person wasn’t sure between a hawk and a falcon. We have both here and she’s not a bird expert. We mostly see them flying at a distance. I find all kinds of interesting smells in the wash – things like coyotes and stuff.
April 20, 2012 at 11:09 am
Bongo, you do have the bestest adventures! Mr. Cheddar wishes he could go along with you on one of them. 😉
April 20, 2012 at 11:39 am
Geraldine, I bet Mr. Cheddar would have loved that bird. He could have climbed up the tree after it.
April 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm
Great job sniffing out that big bird Bongo! At least your human did get a shot of it!
April 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm
Bassetmomma, it was pretty exciting seeing that bird so close – even if it did mess up my sniffing.
Paws To Talk
April 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm
Bongo you could just glue your person’s feet to your sniffing area. We hate when our sniffing is ruined!
Bella and DiDi
April 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm
Bella and DiDi, that’s the best idea yet. My person is always dragging me away from good sniffs.
April 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm
Hey Bongo, Jet here.
JJ and I can’t stand when that happens… ugh…
April 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm
Hey Jet, I’m so glad I’m not the only one who feels this way.
April 20, 2012 at 3:03 pm
Hey Bongo, JJ and I are with you all the way!
April 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm
Being moved away from a sniffing spot is the worst. Sniffous-Interruptous. So rude!
April 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm
Cupcake, I think we’ve got to train our people. As least my person – she never lets me sniff as long as I want to.
April 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm
Ooo! How exciting. I drag Flo away from what she’s doing to take photos of wildlife all the time… 🙂 I’m sure she thinks the same as you Bongo. That photo is pretty good – you can really see the bar across the tail – I think it’s a hawk rather than a falcon – I don’t know for sure because I don’t have an identification guide for Arizona birds!
April 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm
Flo, you reminded my person that she has a guide stashed away for North American birds. She’s still not sure what kind it is – apparently lots of hawks and a few falcons find their home in Arizona. She tried looking online but that didn’t help either. I guess she just needs to find a bird expert.
April 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm
Thank you, Bongo, for vebalizing what my dog, Taylor, might be saying as I prematurely move her along on our walks when all she wants to do is backtrack to her favorite smell spot. I should be more symathetic to her olfactory needs! 😉 Do you think you will get another opportunity to go back to that ultimate smell spot soon?
April 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm
Jessica, we just came back from a walk and I found that spot again, but it wasn’t as fresh. It’s a new adventure every day – new spots to smell.
April 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm
That bird might be warning you away from that big ‘ole bug!
April 20, 2012 at 6:09 pm
Rumpy, I bet that bird wanted to eat that bug.
April 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm
Maybe one day you should just go bird-watching. It’s fun!
April 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm
Monica, it seems like all the birds I see are trying to get away from me. I haven’t been able to figure that out.
April 21, 2012 at 4:02 am
Oh poor Bongo….not only the bird disturbed you sniffing but also your person did it to you….
I hope next time you could enjoy sniffing as long as you want!!! 🙂
April 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm
Kevin, I really need to train my person better. She’s always dragging me away from my sniffing.
April 21, 2012 at 6:02 am
Or try ducktape!
April 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Dianda, that’s a great idea. Ducktape it is!
April 21, 2012 at 7:50 am
Thank You so much for all your posts Ii catch up so far, Bongo! I will come again soon enough for another catch up! 🙂
April 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm
Nizam, glad you stopped by. Looking forward to your next visit.
April 22, 2012 at 6:20 am
I will soon! Keep it up Bongo! 🙂
April 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm
cool bird!!! The collies love sniffing too….. perhaps tomorrow you can check out the sniffing spot again… 🙂
the collies and chuck 🙂
April 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm
Collies and Chuck, I hope that bird doesn’t come back again to mess up my good sniffs.
April 23, 2012 at 12:18 am
Wow, Bongo, you have falkons and hawks over there. Ok, they might been disturbing your sniffing thing, but it’s amazing to have them around in free nature, don’t you think so? Let’s hope the falkonhawk will keep himself busy with his own things next time, instead of disturbing you again. 😀
April 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm
Angels Whisper, I startled that bird again when I was off sniffing in the bushes. My person thinks it’s cool to see the bird so close. Mostly we see them flying up high.
April 23, 2012 at 12:52 am
glueing its feet sounds good!
April 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm
Marina, gluing that bird’s feet would sure solve the problem of my sniffs being disturbed. Now I just have to figure out how to get the glue up in the tree.
April 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm
Don’t mess with the bird Bongo or he will leave his droppings on your head while you are sniffing:(
April 23, 2012 at 10:51 pm
Lexi and Mica, that would be horrible – bird droppings on my head. My person says that happened to her niece once when they were at the ocean. A seagull left its droppings on her.