Thunder Run

09 May

Bongo trying to run from thunderI think my person did it to me on purpose. Almost as soon as we went outside for a walk I heard her mumble something about lightning. Then no sooner than we got on my trails I heard it. It wasn’t loud but it was definitely there. That low rolling sound of thunder.

I immediately started running. If I go fast enough I might be able to get away from it – but my person had other ideas. Boing! I hit the end of the leash. I was attached to my person and I can’t ever seem to get her to run.

Come on, person. If we move fast enough we might be able to escape that thing. Hurry up!

My person would have nothing to do with it. I’m not sure why. She’s strange sometimes.

I decided since my person wouldn’t run with me I’d better protect her, so I stuck close by her.

Bongo staying close

When she started to turn to head back home I did everything I could to convince her not to go that way. That’s where the thunder was coming from. My person needs some serious training. She wouldn’t listen at all.

We headed back home and I couldn’t decide if I should try running ahead or stick close to my person – so I did both. I went straight home and didn’t even detour to go in my wash like I usually do.

We finally made it. That was really hard, but I got my person home safe. I really thought that thunder was going to get her.


Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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44 responses to “Thunder Run

  1. jazfagan

    May 9, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Bongo, that’s ok I am afraid of lightning and thunder too. I would have run as well…Jaz

    • Bongo

      May 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      Jaz, maybe I should go for a walk with you next time.

      • jazfagan

        May 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        Let’s go Bongo…LOL

  2. thesweetkitten

    May 9, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Count me in, I am not a big fan of thunderstorms either!

    • Bongo

      May 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      Sweet Kitten, I know who I’m taking for a walk next time.

  3. toshea

    May 9, 2012 at 11:01 am

    You did a good job getting your human safely home!!!
    I am also afraid of thunder and lightning, I start to shake and quiver like a leaf and then I start with my heavy breathing…It scares me so much. My human put on a “Thunder Shirt” on me but I dont think it helped very much….I was just as scared. Sometimes I even hide in my bathroom or under my humans bed.
    What do you do???

    Your scared friend,

    • Bongo

      May 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Penny, I shake when it’s thundering too. If my person tries to leave the house I try running out the door with her. I really don’t like being left alone when it’s thundering. I try to escape, but I haven’t managed to break through an outside door – only a bathroom door, and that didn’t get me anywhere. My person got me an Anxiety Vest (it’s like a Thunder Shirt) at the end of last thunder season. I’m still scared but it helps me some.

  4. Home

    May 9, 2012 at 11:12 am

    You brave, loving dog Bongo! I dont mind thunder and lightening – but I like to watch from the safety of the inside of the house! Good for you getting you both home safe.

    • Bongo

      May 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Susan, I don’t like thunder in any way, shape, or form – but it’s worse being outside in it.

  5. misswhiplash

    May 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

    my babies do not like the thunder either…if it happens at bedtime they all go under the bed..all four. Guido is deaf and cannot hear it and the two puppies are safe in their cage but they make a terrible noise. Nobody gets any sleep at all….It is good that you ;look after your person so well ..I am sure that she appreciates the fact that you wanted to run all the way home!!!!

    • Bongo

      May 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      Patreciau, sometimes I don’t think my person understands the danger of that awful noise called thunder.

  6. dianeskitchentable

    May 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Bongo maybe you & Lola could find a thunder shelter somewhere.

    • Bongo

      May 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Diane, I bet if Lola and I worked together we could dig a pretty good one. Then we could keep each other company during storms.

  7. philosophermouseofthehedge

    May 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    The German: “Whew, Bongo that was heart pounding. Thunder means run – persons just haven’t been taught. I’m trying to be a good example by putting my head towards home and walking really really fast when I hear anything at all that sounds boomie….practice makes perfect. Glad you are snug and safe, Bongo.”

    • Bongo

      May 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      German, I guess if we walk fast enough our people will be pulled along.

  8. Genevieve Petrillo

    May 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    You are a hero, Bongo! Good work!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      May 9, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks Cupcake. I was just doing my job though. I’m supposed to keep my people safe.

  9. Patricia

    May 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Some people just don’t have the sense of a dog!

    • Bongo

      May 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Patricia, I keep trying to put some sense into my person, but it’s really hard.

  10. whatimeant2say

    May 9, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I’m not sure what Mrs. P.I.B. would have done, Bongo, but I’m pretty sure she would not have been as brave as you!

    • Bongo

      May 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      It’s okay if Mrs. P.I.B. isn’t brave during thunder. I don’t feel very brave either. I just do what I have to do.

  11. Paws To Talk

    May 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Good workBongo! That was a close one. There should be a nationwide human training course where the humans can get the help they need and we can all hang out.

    Bella and DiDi

    • Bongo

      May 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      Bella and DiDi, we might have to start that training course because I don’t see anyone else doing it. I’m still trying to figure out the first lesson plan though.

      • Paws To Talk

        May 10, 2012 at 7:47 am

        Lesson 1: Always listen to your Canine :0

      • Bongo

        May 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

        Bella and DiDi, wouldn’t it be great if we could just get Lesson 1 through to our people?

  12. Deanna

    May 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Bongo, you are such a wonder dog! We tip our hats to you for getting your person home safe before that thunder came for her!

    • Bongo

      May 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks Deanna. I’ve always got to look out for my person.

  13. monicastangledweb

    May 9, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Bongo, you should come here to San Diego. We rarely get thunderstorms. Clouds, yes. Light rain? From time to time. But thunder? Hardly ever.

    • Bongo

      May 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Monica, I’m on my way. Anything to get away from the thunder. Besides, it would be fun hanging out with Henry.

  14. angelswhisper2011

    May 10, 2012 at 12:24 am

    O, Bongo, that was scary for both of you, but you really did a good job again by bringing your person home safe.
    The Binky’s and I don’t like thunder either, Little Binky is always sitting on the stairway, and Big Binky always runs through the house and wants to get outside, completely mixed up. Well, and I am counting the distance of the thunder from our home 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      Angels Whisper, sometimes I try to get outside and run away from the thunder. Sometimes I even get far enough away and then it’s usually safe to come back home.

  15. marina kanavaki

    May 10, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Oh, Bongo, I know! My girl hates thunders [well any kind of loud noise really!].You are a very wise dog Bongo, please don’t be afraid of thunders! As long as you stay clear of lonely tall trees, open spaces and sea [during thunderstoms] you and your person are safe. [to your person: a little sprinkle of Bach’s Rescue Remedy and a vest [Thundershirt] will certainly help anxiety!

    • Bongo

      May 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      Marina, my person got me an Anxiety Vest (like a Thundershirt) and it helps some. She says she didn’t know there was thunder when we went outside. She put it on me when we got back home. It worked really well. There wasn’t any more thunder after that. We haven’t heard of Bach’s Rescue Remedy. My person says she’ll check it out.

  16. Bassetmomma

    May 10, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Thank goodness she has you to guide her!

    • Bongo

      May 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Bassetmomma, sometimes I don’t know what my person would do without me.

  17. eof737

    May 10, 2012 at 5:38 am

    You are so devoted… Kudos! 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks eof737.

  18. eripanwkevin

    May 10, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Well done Bongo! What a brave and a good doggie you are to protect your person from the thunder even though you hate it either! I’m not frightened at thunders but my mom is, so if thunder is there, we can’t go out to walk….

    • Bongo

      May 10, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      Kevin, you’re lucky. During thunder season it seems like my person takes me out in it a lot. Sometimes I refuse to leave the house though. I’ve got to protect my person by not letting her take me for a walk out in it.

  19. colliesofthemeadow

    May 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Great job at getting your human home safely Bongo!!!! Some of the collies here do not like Thunder either…. Trevor when he was younger and lived elsewhere used to lay outsie and sleep through storms…….. Crazy ol’ boo! LOL

    Great job!!!

    • Bongo

      May 10, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      Thanks Collies and Chuck. I don’t know about Trevor. I don’t think I could ever sleep through a storm.

  20. heyitsjethere

    May 11, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.

    Totally understandable reaction, Dude… must train our persons better… must, must, must…

    • Bongo

      May 11, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      Hey Jet, do they have a Scooby Doo Academy for people. It might help if they did.

      • heyitsjethere

        May 12, 2012 at 4:03 am

        Bongo, you’re brilliant! I haven’t heard about one, perhaps our Academy has a human outreach program???


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