Who’s the Boss?

23 Apr

Drawing of Little Dog BarkingI hope none of my blogging friends who are little dogs get offended by this, but today I was minding my business on my trails when a little dog walked by. And you know what that little dog did? That dog barked and barked at me as if he was the boss and he could take me on.

Well, I finished putting my scent on a bush and then I decided I was going to show that little dog who was really the boss. After all, I could walk right over that dog and not even notice he was there – except for the barking, that is.

So I decided not to waste any time and headed for that little dog full speed. I didn’t make it. Boing! I hit the end of my leash. And all this time that little dog kept barking at me.

Okay person, I guess you’re the boss today – but your arm is going to be sore tomorrow.

Oh, and person, we need to have a talk about not humiliating me in front of little dogs. This could really spoil my reputation.

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Posted by on April 23, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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59 responses to “Who’s the Boss?

  1. thesweetkitten

    April 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

    We all know that you are the boss, Bongo! Super dog! By the way, thanks for the comment on my blog. Tell your person to take her time 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks Sweet Kitten. My person says that one of these days she’ll get caught up and we can get back to reading all my friend’s blogs again regularly.

  2. tbnranch

    April 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

    lol 🙂

  3. Paws To Talk

    April 23, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Next time Bongo see if you can suck it in and slip out of your collar/leash then you can show that dog who is boss. Of course, your person will probably still show you that she is the boss. We need to start a seminar entitled “How to Train Your Human/Person.”

    Bella and DiDi

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Bella and DiDi, I’m all in on that seminar.

  4. Dianda

    April 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    You’re always the boss!

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks Dianda. Now if I could just convince my person of that.

  5. Higgins

    April 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Okay Bongo…I am a little dog, but I have way to much class to bark at you!! I am way to mantastic for that!! BOL!! I agree with Paws to Talk, we need to be training our humans!!


    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      Higgins, if you don’t bark at me we can be great friends. A very little dog came by my house the other day and we had a great time playing. He didn’t bark.

  6. toshea

    April 23, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    As far as we are concerned Bongo…You are KING of the Trails….That little dog should show you respect, respect that you deserve!
    It may take a couple of times, but I’m sure that little dog will be nice to you…:-)

    Your Friend,

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Penny, that little dog better be nice to me – or else. Don’t tell my person I said that – she’ll keep me on a very tight leash.

  7. Jen

    April 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Little dogs bark at Elka a lot. Judging from their body language, it’s because they’re scared and don’t know what else to do. I wish their people would pick up on that!

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      Jen, I guess us big dogs can be pretty scary looking to a little tyke.

  8. Cee Neuner

    April 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I so enjoy your blog. I smiled big time today!

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks Cee.

  9. dianeskitchentable

    April 23, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Oh Bongo, little pip squeak dogs, always in your face aren’t they? I think they’re just jealous of our plus size beauty… Lola

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Lola, I bet those little dogs do wish they were big like us.

  10. Genevieve Petrillo

    April 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Little dogs are like that sometimes…. *gulp* We like to sound bigger than we look. Sometimes when I see a big strong dog like you I turn to a statue and when he gets close enough, I jump on his head. Cupcake Ambush!!!

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Cupcake, you can ambush me anytime. That’s really funny.

  11. Viciously Sweet

    April 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Oh My Bongo… I didn’t realize you were such a tough guy!

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Viciously Sweet, little dogs are cool if they’ll play with me. I just don’t like them barking at me.

  12. Lola

    April 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Your person probably didn’t understand what the little dog was saying or she’d have let you go remind him of his size.

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Lola, I guess I need to give my person some training in dog talk.

  13. 2browndawgs

    April 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    On no the old clothes lined by the leash thing. At least you tried to tell that dog!

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Brown Dawgs, I’m gonna get me person trained – and then next time I’ll tell that little dog for sure.

  14. rumpydog

    April 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Oh Dog! Those little guys are ALWAYS causing trouble!

    Did your mama draw that picture of the dog?

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      You said it Rumpy. Trouble, trouble, trouble. Yes, I made my person draw that picture because she couldn’t get one with her camera in the middle of all that ruckus.

  15. colliesofthemeadow

    April 23, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Hi Bongo!
    LOL.. Trevor used to get that and he would look at them and yawn and turn and walk away. LOL…. Laddie would walk up and lifft his leg.. hehehe…. Ginger says just eat them….. Branwen would bark ten times louded and then strut off… LOL…. Love the picture.. your human has a lot of talent. Mine would be a stick figure… ehehheehe

    Your friends,
    the collies and chuck 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Collies, you all sound like little dog experts. I’m going to have to take some of your ideas and run with them.

  16. philosophermouseofthehedge

    April 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Hi Bongo, the German here. On yesterday’s walk we ran across 2 little dogs running wild and free by themselves. The little black Scotty puppy loved me and trotted along side for a long time. I was sad when my person found their person who put them back in their yard. It was great.
    Apparently Scotties are my friends – but not Dachshunds. The Dachshund next door runs over and nips my toes every time he sees me – then yelps and runs behind his owner. He’s a trouble maker! So watch out for that little dog on the trail until you know whether he’s toe nipper or not!

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm

      German, I’m the same way. We found Houdini on the trails the other day. He’s a chihuahua. He came home with us and we had a great time playing together until my person found his person. I guess some little dogs are lots of fun and others – well, I won’t say.

  17. heyitsjethere

    April 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.

    I hate when that leash thing happens. JJ has a leash like a mountain climber with some spring in it. She really bounces back! Mine is an old fashioned, so, Mom says it feels like I’m pulling her elbow out…

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Hey Jet, I wish we could get our people trained to LET GO OF THE LEASH. Mine is the retractable kind that can get long or short. Sometimes when it’s been long my person suddenly makes it short and I come to the end of it before I expect to.

      • heyitsjethere

        April 23, 2012 at 8:23 pm

        Hey Bongo, I know what you mean. There’s nothing like the thrill of chasing a feline through the neighbors’ yards across streets filled with those car thingies… imagine, I take off and then boom, I do a wheelie!

      • Bongo

        April 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

        It’s such a drag, isn’t it Jet.

  18. monicastangledweb

    April 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Bongo, that little upstart of a dog had no right to bark at you. Someone needs to tell it to show a little respect. You deserve it!

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      Monica, I’m so glad you know how I feel. I think my person should put that dog in its place if she won’t let me do it.

  19. tylersat99

    April 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Little dogs always bark at Lexie and Mica I think they feel threatened We always tell the newfs to just keep walking and don’t pay attention that everything is OK so they keep walking 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 23, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Lexie and Mica have more self control than I do. But then, they’re even bigger than I am.

      • tylersat99

        April 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm

        Not to mention that they want to get teats for walking on and ignoring the barking.

  20. Flo

    April 24, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Don’t sweat Bongo, remember, you can pee higher. 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      Flo, I hadn’t thought of that – right over his head.

  21. marina kanavaki

    April 24, 2012 at 3:15 am

    This little dog obviously had no idea with who he was messing with! But -as I often tell you- you are a superior dog, so you shouldn’t pay any attention. [and always take care of your person’s well being first… a person with an aching arm may mean less walks!]

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      Marina, I try to think of my person first, but sometimes I just do something and then think about it later.

  22. eripanwkevin

    April 24, 2012 at 6:21 am

    There is a saying that “A barking dog never bites” , so the little dog might be a coward! So you are Boss, Bongo!!! 🙂
    P.S. the picture of the little dog is lovely!!! (OOps…sorry Bongo!)

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Kevin, I bet that little dog is a coward. And it’s okay to say good things about that little dog’s picture – it’s only an artist’s rendition. Thanks.

  23. Rama's Mama

    April 24, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Oh boy, do we know about those little dogs! We have some here and they are pretty mouthy!

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      Rama’s Mama, some little dogs just don’t know when to keep their mouth’s shut, do they?

  24. megtraveling

    April 24, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I never thought about how a dog would feel. You’re so articulate – you could teach a class on this!

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Thanks Meg. I never thought of myself as articulate. Is that like being late to an art class?

      • megtraveling

        April 25, 2012 at 4:57 am

        And you’re witty, too… 🙂

  25. Jessica

    April 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Bongo, I have to remind myself sometimes that I am the boss…and to not succumb the the cuteness of my stubborn dog and let her get her way! 😉

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      Jessica, I’m trying to convince my person that I’m the boss, but she keeps telling me she is.

  26. Bassetmomma

    April 24, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    O dear! I can’t believe your human did and that in front of a little dog too! That must have been pretty embarrassing Bongo! I hope you had a good talk with her when you got home. 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      Bassetmomma, I put my foot down with my person – as soon as she took off my leash.

  27. angelswhisper2011

    April 25, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Bongo, you really have to teach the little dog a lesson, he has to stop barking at you. Doesn’t he know who you are? Give him a little growl next time.. but don’t forget to say ‘sorry’ to your person afterwards 😉

    • Bongo

      April 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Angels Whisper, obviously that little dog doesn’t know who I am or he’d be too impressed to bark. Maybe I should wear a sign.

  28. Sunshine

    May 1, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Little dogs are like that it seems, you know, barking and barking! Maybe you should give it a real roar the next time and maybe you can show who is boss! Go Bongo!!

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      Woo woo, Sunshine. Do you think that would do it?


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