My people left the house this morning and said they would be gone all day.
This is not good. I’d better not drink my water or I’ll be squeezing my legs together before they get home.
At least I can get Scratchy’s food off the counter. Oh, no! They remembered to put it on top of the fridge where I can’t reach it.
Hey Scratchy, can you jump up on top of the fridge and knock your food down?
What? I ate it the last time you did that? I won’t eat it. I promise.
Well, I’ll leave a little bit for you.
Are you done in the litter box Scratchy?
My turn to check it out now.
Now I’m really thirsty. Just a little bit of water. Nope, I’d better not. I’m squeezing my legs together already. I hope my people come home soon.
Oh, thank goodness. Here comes my friend to let me out. I can’t figure how she knows just the right time to come over. She must be psychic or something. She picks up my thoughts that I really need to go out and comes over when I need it the most. I bet she could make a fortune telling dog’s fortunes, the way she reads my mind like that.
What, you’re leaving already!?
I take that back about my friend. If she was so good at reading my mind she would have fed me too – and put Scratchy’s food back on the counter where I can reach it.
Come on back friend. I’ve got to give you some more lessons in reading my mind.
May 23, 2012 at 10:57 am
Most people have limitations Bongo – hard as you try, they just don’t pick up all the “subtle” cues.
May 23, 2012 at 11:00 am
Diane, I guess that’s why I’m not very subtle most of the time. If I want something from my person I jump right next to her and keep jumping until I get it. She has a hard time ignoring me.
May 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm
Now that I can believe & I always admire the direct approach. Lola tends to bounce off me, which is why I’m always picking myself up.
May 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm
Diane, I think Lola and I would make a good pair.
Missy Mock Lower
May 23, 2012 at 11:16 am
I’m sorry, Bongo! I have to take care of all my persons and animals at home also or I would have stayed longer! But glad I came over just in time!
May 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm
I forgive you Missy. My people finally came home and fed me. Except they were watching me so I couldn’t steal Scratchy’s food and he got to eat it. Thanks for coming over and letting me out.
May 23, 2012 at 11:30 am
I know just how you feel Bongo being left at home by yourself but with me it is the otherway round.I leave 5 dogs in the house and the two puppies in their cages and I worry that they will need to go to the loo but I do not have a friend nearby who can just pop in… so far we have not had any mishaps, but if they did , I would not be cross with them…
You are such a clever dog and you show such care and attention to the comfort of Scratchy especially that he should not miss his food!!!
May 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm
Patreciau, my people don’t get mad at me either if I have accidents after I’ve been left in the house real long – but I still feel kind of bad about it. I like it when my friend comes over to let me out.
May 23, 2012 at 11:54 am
Aren’t there any plants you can pee in? 😮
Water the plants!
May 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm
Dianda, all my person has in the house are some cactus, and they don’t like the extra water.
May 24, 2012 at 12:01 am
May 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm
I’m sure you’d never mean to eat all of Scratchy’s food… I’m positive he must just offer it to you because you are such a happening dog!
May 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm
Viciously Sweet, that’s it! Scratchy pushes his food dish over to where I can get to it because he loves me so much.
May 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm
Bongo, please tell me you just checked out Scratchy’s litter box and didn’t eat any cat crunchies :).
May 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm
Bobbie Rae, I can’t tell you that.
May 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm
Bongo, thank you for the inside look on what dogs are feeling and thinking when their owners go away.
May 23, 2012 at 11:58 pm
Monica, some people think we just pass the time by sleeping.
May 24, 2012 at 12:06 am
I’ve seen a dog use a stool to climb up and reach something he found “interesting” [I think it was a steak!] …any chairs, stools around you could put by the fridge to help you reach Scratchy’s food? A word of caution: PUT IT BACK so you don’t leave traces! When we leave the house we “hide” small biscuits in many places… just an idea for your person.
May 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm
Marina, there is a table next to the fridge. I wouldn’t even have to move it. I might knock some stuff off of it though, but I can blame Scratchy for that. I like that idea of hiding the biscuits. I’ll have to tell my person to do that for me.
May 24, 2012 at 12:42 am
Bongo, you poor dog, staying home alone again 😦 but I think it will make you much more inventive by figuring out how you can do all the Home-Alone-thinks you mentioned. Good luck 😀
May 24, 2012 at 12:03 pm
Angels Whisper, I would get very bored if I didn’t stay inventive. But I’d rather have my people stay home with me.
May 24, 2012 at 7:07 am
Oh no poor Bongo!!!! When I imagined you squeezing your legs together….oh..dear…*sniff sniff*
How about having a diaper while your person is out next time? No???
OMD! Please do not eat something from Scratchy’s litter box!!!!
May 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Kevin, I really didn’t have to squeeze my legs together too much because my friend stopped by to let me out. My person tells me not to eat from Scratchy’s litter box too, but you know how much trouble I have listening sometimes.
Chancy and Mumsy
May 24, 2012 at 9:06 am
Sweet Bongo we are happy you got relief and could stop squeezing your legs together. That was just not fair the friend didn’t help you with Scratchy’s bowl so you could eat.Practice high jumping sweet Bongo so you can get up there and get that food the next time. Hugs and nose kisses
May 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm
Chancy and Mumsy, I’m pretty good at high jumping, but the top of the fridge is just too high. I like it when my person forgets to move Scratchy’s food dish because I can reach it when it’s at the back of the counter. Hugs and Nose Kisses back to you.
May 24, 2012 at 8:10 pm
What a long day eh? Ginger says the next time this happens hold the bowl in your mouth and give a big sad look… ppl are suckers for that she says! hmmmm…. I’ll have to remember that when I feed you Ginger.. LOL
God Bless You!
the collies and chuck 🙂
May 24, 2012 at 8:26 pm
Collies and Chuck, today I just pulled a strainer out of the sink – twice. I was hoping there’d be some better stuff in it the second time, but that time it just tasted like my slobber. God Bless You too.
May 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm
I have a feeling both Scratchy and your person have figured out your clever ways, Bongo! 😉 And thank goodness for kind friends that take care of you when your person is away…Taylor has one herself: our neighbor named Wendy, who is also a dog owner. Does this friend of yours have a doggy as well?
May 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm
Jessica, my friend has a new puppy that I haven’t met yet but I know what she smells like.
May 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm
Luckily our back yard is fenced with nothing (except some digging) they can get into. So we have a dog door they can get out to go anytime. It’s locked at night but always open during the day. Glad she got there in time for you Bongo 🙂
May 27, 2012 at 10:00 pm
Lexie and Mica, my person says she won’t put in a dog door for me because I sometimes jump the fence in the backyard. When she put the fence in she thought it would keep any dog inside, but I proved her wrong.