No More Flowers

25 May

Prickly Pear BlossomMost of the flowers on my trails are starting to fade and I’m kind of happy about it. I’m getting tired of my person stopping every few feet to take flower pictures. Aren’t we supposed to be walking when we go out on my trails? I mean, it is called a walk, isn’t it?

My person makes me stay around her when she’s taking pictures and it’s really boring. I start looking for some good weeds to munch on and she gets mad at me for it and yanks me away from them. Or I try to run off down the trail – and then, boing! I hit the end of my leash. And my person yanks me back when I do that too.

So it’s good that we’re running out of flowers for my person to take pictures of. Well, I thought we were anyway. We were walking along the trail and I saw something yellow that wasn’t there before. And then another – and another.

Oh, no! It’s the prickly pears. They’re starting to bloom. And the prickly pears are everywhere on my trails. And they all have lots of flowers. If my person tries to take pictures of all those flowers I’ll never get my walk. We’ll be stopping and going forever. Click, click, click.

It’s bad enough that I have to hang around and wait for my person while she’s taking pictures. But what if she doesn’t finish before it’s time for dinner?

Orange Prickly Pear Blossoms


Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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42 responses to “No More Flowers

  1. Genevieve Petrillo

    May 25, 2012 at 10:46 am

    These flower pictures are worth the wait, Bongo! They’re really pretty, plus they look delicious…..

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      May 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

      Cupcake, I guess those flowers are pretty, but I’m afraid to try eating any because I might get stuck with pricklers from the cactus.

  2. heyitsjethere

    May 25, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.
    I know what you mean except, gosh those pics sure are beautiful

    • Bongo

      May 25, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Hey Jet, my person says thanks for what you said about the pictures. She says she loves seeing all those flowers on my trails.

  3. Lola

    May 25, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I hope those flowers smell good. At least you’ll have something to sniff while you’re waiting to walk on.

    • Bongo

      May 25, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      Lola, I’m afraid I’ll get pricklers in my nose if I try to smell them.

  4. Patricia

    May 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the flowers…better than not being on your trail at all.

    • Bongo

      May 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      Patricia, I guess it does encourage my person to be out on my trails longer.

  5. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    May 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Hey Bongo,

    I understand your frustration buddy – but they are very pretty, plus I’m sure your Mum waits for you every time you want to sniff a tree!! 🙂

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 25, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      Snoopy, that’s the problem. My person always seems to be dragging me away from good sniffs.

  6. rumpydog

    May 25, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    They are lovely though Bongo. And some of them taste good too.

    • Bongo

      May 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      Rumpy, I’m scared I might get stuck with pricklers if I try to eat those flowers.

  7. marina kanavaki

    May 26, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Why don’t you pose next to each flower she wants to photograph?!

    • Bongo

      May 26, 2012 at 12:15 am

      Marina, sometimes my person tells me to stay out of the picture. I guess I’ll have to push my way in anyway.

      • marina kanavaki

        May 26, 2012 at 12:20 am

        maybe if you explain to her that you don’t intend to leave a message… I’m sure she’d love to have two beauties in the frame!

      • Bongo

        May 26, 2012 at 8:45 am

        Marina, I guess I did almost leave a message on my person yesterday.

  8. misswhiplash

    May 26, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Never mind about the flowers bongo darling…do not cock your leg on a prickly pear plant..ouch!

    and do not eat them!

    • Bongo

      May 26, 2012 at 12:16 am

      Patreciau, I learned to stay away from those prickly pears a long time ago. But my person says you can eat them – as long as someone removes the pricklers first.

  9. Willow WonderBull

    May 26, 2012 at 4:19 am

    I’m right there with you! My mama does the same thing! She takes pictures of live things,too…..Deer, Squrriels and Alligators! Really!! I have to stand really still for the alligator….I say” Let’s get far away from him!” She gave up on the Dragon flies and went back to the park by herself.
    My Mama wants your Mama to know,” The Pictures are Stunning!” Sorry, Bongo I don’t know how to make them stop either. :0/

    • Bongo

      May 26, 2012 at 8:50 am

      Willow, my person says thanks. My person sometimes tries to take pictures of live things too, but the birds, squirrels, and rabbits usually don’t stick around long when I’m with her and the larger creatures around here mostly come out at night.

  10. eripanwkevin

    May 26, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Those prickly pears are very beautiful Bongo!!! How many colors do they have for flowers?
    I’m jealous of you as you have many pretty flowers on your trail 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 26, 2012 at 8:55 am

      Kevin, most of the prickly pear flowers on my trails are yellow, and a few are a peachy shade. My person was surprised to find the orange ones on my trials although we sometimes see orange flowers on prickly pears that people have in their yards. This year has been a very good year for wildflowers. Last year there were hardly any.

  11. Dianda

    May 26, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I’d take pictures of flowers that beautiful too!

    • Bongo

      May 26, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Dianda, I guess your cats wouldn’t care if you stopped and took pictures, but you’re not supposed to side with my person.

  12. Chancy and Mumsy

    May 26, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Hey, sweet Bongo those are some pretty prickly pear blooms, ours aren’t blooming yet. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      May 26, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Chancy and Mumsy, my person says we’re having a very good year here for wildflowers. She hopes your is just as good. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  13. Hawk (@browndogcbr)

    May 26, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Y’all,

    How y’all doin’? Just stoppin’ by to wish y’all a wonderful Memorial Day holiday weekend.

    No wonder your person keeps stoppin’ to take pictures. What beautiful flowers you have to sniff!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    • Bongo

      May 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      Hawk, we do have a lot of beautiful flowers this year. I’m just trying to figure out how to make toys or tasty treats out of them.

  14. Paws To Talk

    May 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    We hope you got home for dinner time! *paws crossed*
    Bella and DiDi

    • Bongo

      May 26, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      Bella and DiDi, dinner might have been a little late, but at least I got it. I had a rumbly tummy for awhile though.

      • Paws To Talk

        May 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm

        Oh no, we hate when our tummies rumble.

  15. tylersat99

    May 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Bongo, the flowers are so pretty and we all love to see them. But you are right, it is a walk and you should get plenty of time for sniffing and exploring too!!

    • Bongo

      May 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      Lexie and Mica, I’m trying to figure out how to get my person to forget her camera, but I think the flowers will be gone soon anyway.

  16. monicastangledweb

    May 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Bongo, those are beautiful photos. I love taking pictures of flowers, but it’s hard to do when I’m with Henry. He gets so testy.

    • Bongo

      May 26, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      Monica, I just chew on a few weeds while my person is busy.

  17. angelswhisper2011

    May 26, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Sweet Bongo, don’t worry, it’s only temporary… but I must admit the flowers are tremendous 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 26, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Angels Whisper, I keep thinking the flowers are going away, then more come out.

  18. colliesofthemeadow

    May 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    They are very pretty Bongo! Trevor says war them all and they will disappear quickly.. heheh

    • Bongo

      May 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      Trevor, there are so many flowers this year I guess I’ll have to bring extra water along to drink – I keep running out.

  19. colliesofthemeadow

    May 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    make that water them all… 🙂

  20. philosophermouseofthehedge

    May 28, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Bongo don’t get any ideas about jumping in and shoving those yellow and orange flowers out of the way – Ouchy! (So unfair those flowers get so much attention…bet no one even gives you any prickly pear candy either.)

    • Bongo

      May 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      Karen, they make candy out of those flowers? Oh, my person just said I have to wait until the fruit is ripe, but she says not to hold my breath on getting any candy. No fair.


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