What do you think I am, a secretary?
My person and I were walking along my trails today and all of a sudden she started mumbling. She started talking about the things she needed to remember to do when she got back home.
Hasn’t she learned anything from me yet? She’d be much better off if she would enjoy the moment – like dogs do. All that stuff she has to do at home – that can wait until she gets home. She shouldn’t even be thinking about it when we’re out on my trails.
She started saying something about remembering to do the laundry, and then you know what she did? She asked me to help her remember to do the laundry. Me, of all dogs!
Do you think I care if she does the laundry? I actually think she shouldn’t do the laundry. Her clothes smell better after she’s worn them– and then she washes them and takes all that good smell away.
What’s even worse is when she washes one of my toys. She practically ruins it and it takes me a long time to get the right smell back in it.
Maybe I should help her forget to do the laundry. Or maybe I can knock over the laundry detergent so she can’t do the laundry.
Or better yet, I’ll take her on a very long walk on my trails. It’ll be dark when we get back and you can’t do the laundry in the dark – can you?
May 22, 2012 at 10:36 am
Doesn’t your person know that you are Super Dog?
May 22, 2012 at 10:44 pm
Sweet Kitten, I guess my person thinks that since I am Super Dog I can do anything. Oh no, she’d better not wash my Super Dog cape! I’m shutting down that washing machine right now.
May 22, 2012 at 11:07 am
Smart thinking Bongo….Cheers Jaz…and I don’t mean the laundry detergent
May 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm
Jaz, anything to stop my person from removing all the good smells.
May 22, 2012 at 11:24 am
O, Bongo, I wish I was a dog, than I never have to do the laundry anymore and I would still smell good. You are so right, Bongo: never bring your laundry on the trails, but enjoy that special moment 🙂
May 22, 2012 at 10:47 pm
Angels Whisper, you don’t have to do any laundry. I’ll love you even more because you will smell exquisite.
May 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm
I think I might be in love with Bongo 🙂
May 22, 2012 at 10:47 pm
Winsomebella, I bet I could start a movement. No laundry forever.
May 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm
Bongo, you are so right. My person needs to learn to fully experience our walks, too. She often gets distracted by her To Do list instead of enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of our neighborhood. They have so much to learn!
May 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Lola, I’ve been working on my person for a long time. I think us dogs need to get together and start an intensive training school for our people.
May 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm
I am sure your person has learned lots of things being with you, Bongo. Maybe not about laundry and the reason not to do it. But about loyalty and friendliness and curiosity and loving unconditionally…those kind of things. Good boy!
May 22, 2012 at 10:50 pm
Patricia, you think some of my lessons are getting through to my person? I hope so because sometimes I’m afraid she’s a lost cause.
May 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm
Never give up!
May 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm
Hey Bongo, Jet here.
I can’t agree more about removing the smell by that laundering activity. Although I do like the scent of Mom’s products.
We have to keep Mom in the moment too. We usually tangle her up in leashes and that snaps her back!
May 22, 2012 at 10:52 pm
Hey Jet, I like your idea of tangling leashes. It’s harder when there’s only one of me, but sometimes I do manage to get my leash all twisted up.
May 23, 2012 at 2:42 am
Hey Bongo, Jet here.
BOL…. Oh Dude, you are a master of the trails, I have full confidence in your skill set.
May 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm
Bongo, I think you can help her remember. At least, tell her you’ll help her so she can then relax and enjoy the trails. Once you get home, you can forget and not say a word. Who’ll know the difference? It’s a dog’s life, isn’t it?
May 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm
Monica, that’s a great idea. If we both forget my person won’t remember I forgot – and if she remembers it won’t matter that I didn’t tell her.
May 22, 2012 at 10:09 pm
It’s asking too much of any dog to expect them to remember to remind their person about laundry. I do hope that you managed to make her forget!
May 22, 2012 at 10:54 pm
Patreciau, my person did the laundry, but at least she didn’t wash any of my stuff.
May 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm
Its a good thing you wrote down on that pad “Do Laundry” other wise your person might have forgotten to do the laundry…Woof…Woof!
May 22, 2012 at 10:55 pm
Penny, I’ve got to write things down or I won’t remember – or at least have my secretary write them for me.
May 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm
It’s a human thing Bongo. I’m afraid this one is very hard to break…. Yet I believe in your powers. You may succeed in the end.
May 23, 2012 at 10:45 am
Marina, I’m not sure how to get my person to appreciate good smells. She says it’s a genetic thing (whatever that means).
May 23, 2012 at 6:13 am
So right, Bongo! Laundry Day stinks, or actually takes away the stink – not in a good way. I hate it. When Mom fills the laundry basket, I climb right in there and sit on top of the dirty clothes. Undeterred, she either chases me or bribes me out and gets on with it. Ugh. It’s a no-win for us.
Love and licks,
May 23, 2012 at 10:51 am
Cupcake, I hadn’t thought of sitting on the dirty clothes. I bet they’re comfy too. As a matter of fact, sitting on the clean clothes might help put some good smells back into them.
May 23, 2012 at 6:39 am
I agree with you, Bongo!!! I don’t like the laundry things and love smelly stuff!!! I also looove smelly myself, but my mom doesn’t , so she sometimes does the laundry of meeee!!!!! Stop mom!!!
May 23, 2012 at 10:53 am
Kevin, I love being in and around water so I don’t mind the water part of being washed, but I don’t like smelling like that shampoo my person uses on me.
May 23, 2012 at 9:19 am
That’s us humans all over, Bongo, we need to keep as non smelly as possible. Yes, I know, how totally unbelieveable that is! But be greateful she didnt pick up up and try to put you in the washer or bath yourself!
May 23, 2012 at 10:54 am
Susan, I prefer going swimming for my bath. The water part of getting washed is great fun – but my person can leave that shampoo stuff in the bottle.
May 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Maybe if she has a flashlight, she can do the laundry in the dark?
May 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm
Dianda, please don’t give my person any ideas.
May 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm
I’m sure you were very helpful Bongo! Sometimes people get preoccupied with all the other things we have to do. I ‘m sure your person still takes times during your walks to appreciate the beauty of the world 🙂
May 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm
Viciously Sweet, sometimes I think my person takes too much time appreciating the beauty She’s always making me stop while she gets her camera out.
May 24, 2012 at 8:12 pm
Muwahahaha… Ginger says you got it Bongo! Muwahahahaahah
Your snickering plotting fiend of a friend,
Ginger the collie 🙂
May 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm
Ginger, I figured out that if my person does remember to do the laundry I can just jump around in the clean clothes before she gets a chance to put them away. Want to help?
May 25, 2012 at 10:10 am
soitenly, nyuk, nyuk, nyuk…
May 28, 2012 at 9:00 am
Now there’s a picture of a bright eyed dog with practical ideas! (Run and play is always tops on the list? Smart dog!)
May 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm
Karen, I bet the German would run and play with me. Want to come along with us? I’m thinking my person would come then too, and forget all about the laundry.
May 30, 2012 at 3:27 am
Way to go Bongo! You’re right, we need to remind our humans every now and then to enjoy the moment! Good plan Bongo! You’re very wise :}
May 30, 2012 at 12:38 pm
Popcorn, my person is so hard to train, but I keep trying.