This strange thing showed up in the wash on my trails today. A pile of rocks. It looks like a trail marker but it can’t be. The wash isn’t a trail. It’s just a cool place with lots of good smells that I like to walk in.
And sometimes when it rains the wash turns into a stream. It washes away all the cool smells and brings in new ones. But that’s why this new thing can’t be a trail marker.
Can you imagine a trail marker in the middle of a stream? Maybe if there were stepping stones and it marked the best path, but all there is in that spot are small rocks and sand .
What kind of person would put that trail marker there?
Maybe they were lost and figured if they ended up going in circles they would know it. You think they’d figure it out by the smells though.
Or maybe they put it there as a target for birds. The birds could fly right over and aim at it. As long as they’re not aiming at my head that’s okay. I guess they shouldn’t aim at my person’s head either.
Oh, wait a minute. I just figured it out. One of my friends left this here.
It’s a new message post. Now I don’t have to sniff all over to see which of my friends has been in the wash lately.
May 12, 2012 at 10:37 am
Good detective work, Bongo!
May 12, 2012 at 11:48 am
I bet Wonderbutt would enjoy my new message post too.
May 12, 2012 at 10:55 am
Aliens Bongo! I love the last picture! 🙂
May 12, 2012 at 11:49 am
Thanks Bassa. You’re right, it could be aliens. People say we have lots of aliens and UFOs hanging around here.
May 12, 2012 at 11:50 am
I think they put those stones there just to confuse you Bongo…I bet it was those kids with the bikes and they might be having a little fun with you…:-)
What do you think?
May 12, 2012 at 11:57 am
Penny, I think the people with the bikes were too busy fixing their flat tire so it must have been somebody else. If they were having fun with me I had some fun back because they won’t want to touch that message post ever again.
May 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm
I think it was just mischievous kids that thought it would be fun to build a marker in the middle of nowhere to confuse everybody.
May 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm
Lexie and Mica, there must be confused people all over Sedona. My person says these rock piles are everywhere around here.
May 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm
Bongo, very cool picture of the rocks….Peace Jaz
May 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm
May 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm
So many things belong to you, Bongo. You are a pioneer.
May 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm
Kristin, anything on my trails or nearby must be mine. Why else would it be there?
May 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm
Message post sounds good to me!
May 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm
Rumpy, come on over and leave a message. It’s the only thing that makes sense that it could be.
May 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm
LOL…… Trevor kept looking and wondering how long it would take you to leave a message on it… love your grin.. Trevor always grinned like that just before leaving a message! Great Post!!!
May 12, 2012 at 10:43 pm
Thanks Collies and Chuck. I wish Trevor could share my message post with me.
May 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm
Bongo, the dogs in Taylor’s neighborhood do the same thing with telephone line posts and concrete slabs and separate front yards from the sidewalk. I guess the dogs in our neighborhood are not very picky! 😉
May 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm
Jessica, I’m not very picky either, but it’s always special to find a message post put there just for me and my friends.
May 13, 2012 at 12:11 am
what an intelligent dog you are…who else would have thought of it as being a message post.. Is this an alternative to the cycle stand or an extra one along the trail ?
May 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm
Patreciau, now I have two special message posts. They’re in different places so it’s good to have both.
May 13, 2012 at 1:27 am
How considerate of someone to leave you a little pee post!
May 13, 2012 at 1:13 pm
Flo, it really was nice of my mystery friends to leave that. I have friends all over my trails that I haven’t even met – but at least I know what they smell like.
May 13, 2012 at 4:54 am
Push it over!
May 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm
Dianda, the next time it rains hard the water will probably push it over for me. If I find too many birds using it for a target though, I might just have to do that.
May 13, 2012 at 7:02 am
Wait a minute…Bongo…Wow! It might be a new types of “Stonehenge” and will be one of the ” Seven Wonders of the World” !!! Hmmm…it’ll be 8th…then well….not Seven…”Eight Wonders of the world”!!! Great Bongo! You’ll get lots of interview by medias from all over the world!!! 🙂
Paws To Talk
May 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm
Nice work Bongo! You should be on your town’s detective squad.
Bella and DiDi
May 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm
Thanks Bella and DiDi. I’m putting in my application for the Detective Dog Trail Special Unit.
May 14, 2012 at 12:31 am
Bongo, I think it’s art or the miniatur of Stonehedge. Maybe you’ll get the answer by message 😀
May 14, 2012 at 1:47 pm
Angels Whisper, I’ve been checking the messages when I go by. Just my friends have left them so far. I hope whoever left that rock pile leaves me a message soon.
May 14, 2012 at 2:59 am
That’s right, Bongo! A new message board!
May 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Marina, that message board is working pretty good too. I’ve been checking it every time I go by.
Zen and Genki
May 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm
Oh, Bongo, you’re such a card 🙂
May 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm
Thanks Zen and Genki. I do my best.
May 20, 2012 at 10:23 pm
I love that message post! I am just playing catch- up as my internet has been a little wonky! 😦
May 21, 2012 at 3:29 pm
I was missing you Bassetmomma – but my person is way behind in reading posts too. Our internet’s working, but she has been very busy the last couple of months.
May 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Good one Bongo! Adding lovely flavors to the trail…that’s the spirit! 🙂
May 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm
Sunshine, I found that pile of rocks knocked over and then a couple days later it was picked up again. I check for messages and leave more every time I walk by it.