Strange Visitors

21 May

Bongo with Toy SnakeWe had some visitors yesterday. Actually we had one visitor and then another visitor came over to see the first visitor. And they both stayed in the yard and didn’t come in the house to see me.

And my person didn’t let me out of the house to see them. I was not pleased.

At first I couldn’t figure out what my person was doing outside. She usually comes right in the house when she gets home from somewhere, but this time she hung around outside. I think she got her camera out, but I couldn’t see for sure. What could be so interesting outside our garage?

Then the neighbor came over. I don’t know this neighbor, but my person does. He comes up on weekends sometimes and stays at my friend Timmy’s house – the dog that lives across the street – but he doesn’t go for walks with Timmy so I just know Timmy’s regular people.

When a person that I don’t know comes in the yard I bark. I have to protect my house after all. So when this neighbor came over I jumped up and down on the couch in front of the window and barked.

You know what happened? My person ignored me. And I still didn’t know what they were doing out there.

My person finally came in the house and I found out what was going on. Someone had come up to the house to visit me and my person wouldn’t let my visitor inside the house. I am so bummed.

Bull Snake

Bull Snake

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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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50 responses to “Strange Visitors

  1. misswhiplash

    May 21, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Oh Oh Oh..My Goodness a bloody great snake! How awful!!! I HATE SNAKES…..they make me shiver, I have been told that some snakes are nice but as far as I am concerned all snakes are like boa constrictors.
    It was a good thing that you stayed inside Bongo my may have eaten you for breakfast

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Patreciau, the snake at my house won’t squeeze you like a boa constrictor. It prefers little rodents.

      • misswhiplash

        May 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm

        well that is ok then but I still don’t like snakes..they have beady eyes and a flicky tongue

      • Bongo

        May 21, 2012 at 11:17 pm

        Patreciau, my person says that snake did flick its tongue a lot.

      • misswhiplash

        May 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm

        well that is ok then but I still don’t like snakes..they have beady eyes and a flicky tongue

  2. toshea

    May 21, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Be careful Bongo…although that snake is not poisonous….It is still VERY Dangerous, Avoid them if you can…We love you Bongo, so we would not want to see you get hurt!
    You Friend,

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      Penny, I’ll be careful. The snake got mad and hissed at my person. I guess it was saying to stay away.

  3. notsofancynancy

    May 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Oh dear Bongo you might want to send your person over to read my post “Snake Season.” It is how I handle the not welcome visitors!

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Nancy, my person had a great time reading Snake Season. I’ll come over and take care of all those snakes for you.

      • notsofancynancy

        May 21, 2012 at 4:19 pm

        Thanks Bongo but I really would rather scream like a girl and hop around all crazy than think that you may get hurt!

  4. Flo

    May 21, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Wow. Lucky your person is so vigilant… what sort of snake is it?

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      Flo, it’s a bull snake. It is actually a snake that is good to have around because they get rid of rodents.

  5. Bassetmomma

    May 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Okay, Bongo! That’s just freaky!!

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Bassetmomma, my person says she’s surprised we don’t see snakes more often. They hardly ever find their way into our yard.

  6. barb19

    May 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Oh my gosh, no wonder your person was acting freaky! I hate snakes – stay away from them Bongo, don’t even try to sniff them, they may be dangerous ones.

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 4:17 pm

      Barb, my person says this snake tried to look scary by hissing at her but it’s really a harmless bull snake.

  7. ckmorita

    May 21, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Yikes! I’m not so sure you wanted to say hello to your visitor. I’m glad it was a harmless bull snake, but still I’d be scared to death! I’m glad everything turned out well.

    Happy Monday!

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      Colby, my person said that snake got mad and left. I was kind of disappointed though because I’m sure that snake came to see me.

  8. Viciously Sweet

    May 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    He looks like a dangerous dude, Bongo. I’d be wary of him!

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Viciously Sweet, I think his bark is bigger than his bite.

  9. Patricia

    May 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I don’t think you would want a snake in your house. You have your paws full with Scratchy.

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      Patricia, maybe that snake will keep Scratchy occupied.

  10. Lola

    May 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    We used to have a racer that visited our yard. I scared him off and we haven’t seen him for a long time. My person said it would have caught the rats for her, but that’s my job.

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Lola, it makes sense to chase the snake off if it’s going to take over your job. After all, us dogs need job security.

  11. tylersat99

    May 21, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Maybe its a good idea that she didn’t let that visitor in. Bongo sometimes Mom does know better!

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      Lexi and Mica, I guess my person could have let me outside to play.

  12. monicastangledweb

    May 21, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    My biggest fear each time Henry and I go out for a walk is that we’re going to run in to a rattlesnake, especially when Henry pokes his head in the bushes. It’s been known to happen. But so far, not to us. Still, I remain fearful of such an encounter. Yikes!

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      Monica, we could run into one here too, but so far we never have.

  13. angelswhisper2011

    May 22, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Your snake looks a lot like the outdoor snake, Bongo. I really thought you’ve teached him a lesson. I can send Little Binky over, so she can hiss the snake out of your yard.. or they just could hissing together 😀

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Angels Whisper, that would be fun to watch Little Binky and the snake hiss at each other.

  14. marina kanavaki

    May 22, 2012 at 2:30 am

    This looks like what we call here “house snakes”. In some villages people have them in their homes as family pets. As you say, they get rid of rodents etc But I’m not sure I could get used to a creature like that sitting on the sofa next to me! Still I think your person did well not letting you out…

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      Marina, a few people have snakes for pets here but they usually keep them in glass aquariums. Most people here don’t want a snake anywhere near their house, but I don’t mind.

  15. Paws To Talk

    May 22, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Bongo we’re glad your person wouldn’t let you visit this guest. It looks dangerous.
    Bella and DiDi

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      Bella and DiDi, I bet I could get that snake really hissing.

  16. Genevieve Petrillo

    May 22, 2012 at 3:51 am

    That visitor didn’t look friendly, Bongo. You were best to stay in and bark out the window. I have a toy snake, and even though he’s just stuffed, he’s not very friendly….

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      Cupcake, my toy snake is really friendly. He likes to squeak. My person said the snake outside probably wouldn’t squeak though.

  17. jazfagan

    May 22, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Bongo, very cool visitors, wish I could have seen them, all we have here is a bunch of silly squirrels and birds. We don’t get anything cool like snakes that pay us visits….Jaz

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Jaz, we have those silly squirrels and birds here too, but snakes are much more interesting and they don’t chatter all the time.

  18. eripanwkevin

    May 22, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Oh noo…..Bongo…it gave me goose bumps!!!!! I really don’t like snakes! Especially their skins….
    Are they venomous?

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      Kevin, we have rattle snakes here that are venomous, but this snake is a bull snake and is not. My person says it’s good to have around because it gets rid of rodents.

  19. Zen and Genki

    May 22, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Hi there! I think your blog is wonderful, and have nominated you for both the Very Inspiring Blog Award and the One Lovely Blog Award. The details are in my post here:
    If you’d like to accept these awards, that’s great! Congratulations! If you’d rather not, no worries – just know that I think you have a terrific site. Thank you for making it such a pleasure to visit 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks so much Anne. I’m really honored that you enjoy my blog so much.

  20. Nel

    May 23, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Whoa, a snake. I infer (from the comments) that it’s not the venomous sort. They’re quite fascinating, aren’t they? We once (or maybe that was twice) had a cousin of your visitor hanging around in our college university hall – they like cool corridor floors during the summer months.

    Coincidentally, I came to read your blog (and this post) just after I finished reading an article about what to do when bitten by a venomous snake if you’re out on a hike. As a safety precaution though, just steer clear of them at all costs.

    Stay safe Bongo and Bongo Dog Owner.

    • Bongo

      May 23, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Thanks Nel. My person will only let me play with my stuffed snake. At least it squeaks, which makes it fun. My person says your comment about the snake in your university hall reminds her of a time there was a snake in the building where she worked – also on a cool floor. She had to pick it up and take it outside. She says it was much smaller than the one at our house though – and also not a venomous one.

  21. dianeskitchentable

    May 25, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Whoa Bongo, I had a snake in my back yard just this weekend. Didn’t even know it was there until I almost stepped on it & it slithered…yuucks & YIKES!!! I just a foot high – straight up. Have I mentioned I hate snakes? Lola

    • Bongo

      May 25, 2012 at 11:51 am

      Lola, I guess that would be pretty scary when something started slithering that you hadn’t even seen. I’ve never even had a chance to check out a snake. The rare times I’ve seen one on my trails they’ve been more scared of me and they left really fast. One of them left and climbed up a tree.

  22. fluffypopcorn

    May 30, 2012 at 3:23 am

    oh dog! two snakes?!? Your person is really brave to hang around with the snakes! Mom would have totally flipped and called the cops or spca or the neighborhood police! We don’t often see snakes where we lived! There was once though! Mom saw a Python in her backyard. And 30 minutes later it disappeared!

    • Bongo

      May 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      Popcorn, my person says she might be scared if she saw a python. The snake in our yard is harmless and is actually good to have around because it keeps rodents under control. Even though we have snakes around here it’s really rare that we see them. My person has a friend that removes snakes when the police or forest service gets called, so if we find a rattler she can call her friend. So far we’ve never seen one here.

  23. Sunshine

    June 14, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Hey Bongo, Your person got some good photos of the snake. My first post was on a snake and, well, let’s just say it lost its life but I do feel bad because it was like your Bull snake–a rodent control type–I did give it a proper burial with flowers on its grave.
    Have a great weekend!

    • Bongo

      June 15, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      Sunshine, I’m glad the snake at least got flowers. I hope you have a great weekend too.


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