The Elusive Century Plant

06 Jun

Bongo on the TrailI headed out today to look for that elusive century plant. This is the third day I’ve tried and so far I haven’t had any luck. I sure hope I find it.

First, some little dog planted herself in the middle of my trail and started barking at me when I tried to get by. I managed to squeeze by, but it wasn’t easy.

Then a bigger dog, about my size, wanted to be friends. Don’t you get it dogs? I’m on a mission. I had to shove that dog aside.

Finally, I’m on my way to find that elusive century plant.

Bongo's nose in agave plant

My person said those century plants grow out of agaves. Maybe there’s a century plant in this one.

Nope, I don’t see one here.

Bongo's nose in a century plant

I don’t see one in this agave either. What does a century plant smell like anyway?

Bongo standing next to a century plant

None over here. Let’s keep looking person.

Bongo in front of a century plant

I don’t see any here either.

Bongo in front of a century plant

I give up, person. We’re not finding that century plant anywhere. It really is elusive. I guess we’ll have to come out and try again tomorrow.


Posted by on June 6, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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36 responses to “The Elusive Century Plant

  1. thesweetkitten

    June 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Come on, Bongo, don’t give up! You are Super Dog, remember?

    • Bongo

      June 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      Sweet Kitten, I’ll keep looking for that elusive century plant. After all, you’re right. I am Super Dog.

  2. To Shea

    June 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Im not sure, but is it those much taller plants growing next to the agaves????
    Your Friend,

    • Bongo

      June 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      Penny, my person says the century plant is the agave when it blooms – so yes, it’s those tall things. I just haven’t seen any yet.

  3. misswhiplash

    June 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

    they seek him here ,,they seek him there
    They seek him far and wide.
    Under bush and tree they ponder
    But cannot find the century plant yonder.

    It will be left to Bongo Dog
    To find the plant at last
    Because he has a nose that can’t
    Resist the smell of a century plant

    • Bongo

      June 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      Patreciau, I didn’t know you were a poet. That’s so cool. I’m in a poem. Thanks.

      • misswhiplash

        June 7, 2012 at 7:13 am

        I am quite clever really but not as clever as nose will not sniff out Century plants. or trails, or new smells love P

      • Bongo

        June 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

        Patreciau, so far my nose hasn’t been very good at sniffing out those century plants – but I’ll keep trying.

  4. fluffypopcorn

    June 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Hey Bongo! Don’t give up! I’m sure with some patience you’ll find that century plant! I believe in you =D

    • Bongo

      June 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm

      Popcorn, I’m going to keep looking for those things. I’ve got to find them one of these days.

  5. heyitsjethere

    June 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Hey Bongo, Jet here. Wow, never heard of that plant. We do like agave syrup though!

    • Bongo

      June 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Hey Jet, my person says the century plant is the agave when it blooms – at least in the kind of agave that live in Arizona. They got that name because they supposedly bloom only once a century, but it’s actually about every 25 years.

  6. angelswhisper2011

    June 6, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    O, you sweet, adorable dog, perhaps if you point your lovely nose into the sky, you’ll find it 😀 lol

    • Bongo

      June 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      Angels Whisper, how would that work? Plants don’t grow in the sky.

  7. Chancy and Mumsy

    June 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Hang in there sweet Bongo you are gonna find that plant yet. Wishing you all the best on your mission. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      June 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, I’m going to keep looking for those things. I’ve got to find them one of these days. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  8. philosophermouseofthehedge

    June 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Bongo – it’s like “Where’s Waldo?” for century plants! (but on trails instead of in books – much more fun for dogs!)

    • Bongo

      June 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      Karen, is Waldo hiding on my trails too? Maybe I’ll find him hanging out around the century plants.

  9. monicastangledweb

    June 6, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Bongo, silly dog. Can I come over and hug you? 😉

    • Bongo

      June 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      Monica, I’ll take all the loves I can get – and then maybe you can help me find that century plant.

  10. marina kanavaki

    June 7, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Look up Bongo, look up!!!! Or is it a human thing only… “Anthropos” [greek for human] means “the one who looks up”. I love the photographs, Bongo. You look so very very good in all of them! You are so photogenic!

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:12 am

      Marina, thanks for your compliment on my pictures, but what do I want to look at the sky for? You people are going to get blinded by the sun if you keep looking up.

  11. Alfie Entlebucher (@AlfieEntle)

    June 7, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Rooo – you’re one very patient doggie! *waggy tail*

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:13 am

      Alfie, I keep looking and looking – but at least I’m getting some nice walks on my trails.

  12. colliesofthemeadow

    June 7, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Bongo! Bongo!
    He’s our man!
    If Bongo cant find the Century Plant,
    Nobody Can!!!!

    You can do it Bongo! Ginger says when you find it rip it up so you dont have to look for it anymore! LOL…. that rotten Ginger!

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Ginger, it would be really fun ripping up that century plant if you would come help me. And thanks for the cheer collies. It is awesome.

  13. eripanwkevin

    June 7, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Please do not give up, Bongo! If you keep thinking of it without giving up, you’ll find a way to get to the Elusive Century Plant! Good luck!!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

      Kevin, I’ll keep trying.

  14. Bassetmomma

    June 7, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Look waaay up Bongo!

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Bassetmomma, it’s really blue up there.

  15. rumpydog

    June 8, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Maybe they’re just imaginary Bongo.

    • Bongo

      June 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Rumpy, I was pretty sure they were just imaginary until they finally showed up.

  16. Bassas Blog

    June 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Think Bongo – if you were a Century plant where would you hide? 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Bassa, I just can’t figure those century plants out. They must be smarter than me.


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