They Came out of Hiding

07 Jun

Bongo on a Slippery SlopeMy younger person came with us on my trails today. My person wanted to show him the elusive century plant.

I’m not sure how she’s going to do that. I haven’t found that century plant anywhere. I’m starting to wonder if it even exists. Maybe my person is making it up. She does make things up sometimes.

I think she just told my younger person there was a century plant on my trails so he would come out with us. Usually he doesn’t want to come.

I guess by the time he figures out that there isn’t a century plant on my trails it’ll be too late. He’ll already have had his walk.

Come on younger person, let’s go. There’s sure to be a century plant out there somewhere.

Hey, wait a minute. This wasn’t here yesterday.

Century Plant and Red Rocks

This wasn’t here either.

Century Plant in front of Coffee Pot Rock

Century Plant Close Up

You mean there’s more?

Yellow Century Plant

Close up of Yellow Century Plant

Century Plant in Pine Trees

Century Plant in front of a Pine Tree

Century Plant Among the Pine Trees

Close up of Red Century Plant

Close up of Red and Yellow Century Plant

Century Plant in front of Coffee Pot Rock

I’d better take my younger person with me on all my walks. Somehow he got that elusive century plant to come out of hiding.


Posted by on June 7, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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60 responses to “They Came out of Hiding

  1. thesweetkitten

    June 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Super Dog is back!!!!

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      Sweet Kitten, I didn’t even have to put on my cape. I guess those century plants must have known who I was and knew they couldn’t keep hiding.

  2. misswhiplash

    June 7, 2012 at 11:10 am

    oh wow

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      Patreciau, they’re pretty cool, aren’t they.

      • misswhiplash

        June 7, 2012 at 11:16 pm

        They sure are..did not know what to expect really..why are they called century there a reason?

      • Bongo

        June 7, 2012 at 11:49 pm

        Patreciau, they are called century plants because they only bloom once a century. In reality it’s actually about 25 years. Then the plant dies and drops it’s seeds and new little agave plants grow.

  3. Kari

    June 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Those trees are amazing, we saw them recently in Mexico, Ive only seen one here in Texas that someone had planted. Your walk looks amazing!

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      Kari, my trails really are pretty amazing when things are blooming.

  4. winsomebella

    June 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Very cool!

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      Winsomebella, they are pretty cool, huh?

  5. heyitsjethere

    June 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.

    Dude, it was worth the wait, they are really cool plants! Maybe your younger person has the same “halo” my human sister has… when Mom needs a parking spot anywhere at any time, she takes my sister!

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      Hey Jet, I’m sure glad I finally found those things. I might have to give my younger person a few treats to get him to come on all my walks.

      • heyitsjethere

        June 8, 2012 at 4:35 am

        Hey Bongo,

        If that works let me know, my human sister rarely keeps us company!

      • Bongo

        June 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

        Hey Jet, I think my younger person likes those treats called hamburgers. I’ll have to get a lot though, because I’ll want to eat some too.

      • heyitsjethere

        June 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm

        Hey Bongo, Jet here.

        Dude, did you say hamburger? Oh, now I will dream of them… juicy, cheesy, burgers… I’ve only had one from outside the house… right with ya, bring extra for sure!

      • Bongo

        June 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm

        Hey Jet, I’ll bring some for you too.

  6. dianeskitchentable

    June 7, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Maybe it’s called a century plant because it’s takes a century to find it?

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      Diane, that’s got to be why they call it that.

  7. Jessica

    June 7, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I guess your younger person is your good luck charm, Bongo! The century plant is so beautiful! Would you like to have a century plant in your backyard?

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Jessica, a backyard full of century plants would be fun. Then they wouldn’t be able to hide from me.

  8. philosophermouseofthehedge

    June 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Bongo, it looks like those tall telephone pole things have party decorations stuck to them…who’s the party for?

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      Karen, the party is for me – of course! But you and the German are invited. RC can stay at my house and hang out with Scratchy.

  9. Bassetmomma

    June 7, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    They sure do get tall! They are beautiful!

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Bassetmomma, my person says we have lots of unique kinds of beauty here.

  10. Paws To Talk

    June 7, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      Thanks Bella and DiDi. I’ve never gotten that hot potato award before. I can even eat it.

  11. Bosun Dawg

    June 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Awesome! I’ve never seen that before even in a photo.

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Bosun Dawg, they are pretty unique – and beautiful.

  12. angelswhisper2011

    June 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Finally you found it, Bongo, and it’s amazing how beautiful the plant is. The plant must have known your younger person came with you on your trails and grow in size at once… that’s not creepy, not at all…. 😀

    • Bongo

      June 7, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      Angels Whisper, my person says you’re almost right about those plants growing in size at once. They get that tall in a very short time.

  13. marina kanavaki

    June 8, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Oh, I’m so glad they appeared Bongo! It is obvious that you have to take your younger person out with you, more often! That and a change of perspective can do miracles!

    • Bongo

      June 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

      Marina, for some reason my younger person doesn’t want to go with me very often. I guess I’ll have to put on the charm and change his perspective.

  14. Alfie Entlebucher (@AlfieEntle)

    June 8, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Rooo good work Bongo! Now, a serious doggie question. Did you pee on it to make it yours? *waggy tail*

    • Bongo

      June 8, 2012 at 10:26 am

      Alfie, usually I would mark something like that, but these things are right in the middle of poky agave plants so peeing on them is dangerous.

  15. Chancy and Mumsy

    June 8, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Wow, sweet Bongo we are so happy to hear that plant has finally stopped eluding you. Good job younger person. That is an amazing plant sweet Bongo and we are so happy you shared it with us. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      June 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Chancy and Mumsy, I was really excited when those plants finally showed up. Now I just have to figure how to get my younger person out with me more often. I might find more awesome things. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  16. rumpydog

    June 8, 2012 at 7:49 am

    So that’s a century plant huh? That is way cool!

    • Bongo

      June 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Rumpy, they are pretty cool.

  17. Dianda

    June 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Is that a century plant? 😮

    • Bongo

      June 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Dianda, those big, tall things are century plants. It is actually an agave that sprouts like that, drops its seeds, and then dies. They live about 25 years before they turn into century plants. The name came from the idea that they sprouted after 100 years. It’s just not quite that long.

      • Dianda

        June 8, 2012 at 10:37 am

        That sounds amazing! Thanks Bongo!

  18. eripanwkevin

    June 9, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Congratulations Bongo! You finally found the century plants with your younger person’s help!
    Thay are quite amazing!!! How may colors do they have? Pink, yellow and read? 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 9, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Kevin, I was so glad to finally find those century plants. There are some that are all yellow and there are some that start out red – or sometimes more towards pink (I even found an orange one) – and then yellow stuff grows out of the red so they become two toned.

  19. notsofancynancy

    June 9, 2012 at 10:28 am

    As it goes it is time to pass on my Reader Appreciation Award and I pass it on to you. Thanks for keeping me entertained. I really like your blog.

    If you don’t want to accept it you don’t have to, but if you do click here to see what you need to do. There is a link to your page there.

    • Bongo

      June 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      Thanks so much Nancy. I’m so glad you enjoy my blog. My person is way behind on accepting my awards but she says she’s keeping a record and will get to it when her “busy” thing goes away.

      • notsofancynancy

        June 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm

        Thanks Bongo! Your person sure does do a good job with your blog.

      • Bongo

        June 9, 2012 at 2:07 pm

        Nancy, my person says thank you but I’m not sure why. She only writes what I tell her to say.

  20. danielwalldammit

    June 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I miss Northern Arizona.

    • Bongo

      June 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      Northern Arizona is an amazing place.

  21. monicastangledweb

    June 9, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Such a beautiful plant! Photos look great, too!

    • Bongo

      June 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      Thanks Monica.

  22. Paws To Talk

    June 9, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Good work Bongo!
    Bella and DiDi

    • Bongo

      June 9, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks Bella and DiDi. I do my best.

  23. lesliepaints

    June 10, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Great educational post, Bongo. I knew nothing about this plant. Thanks!

    • Bongo

      June 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks Leslie. My person says she had never heard about it before she moved here.

  24. Bassas Blog

    June 11, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Amazing – you don’t see those very often! 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 11, 2012 at 11:58 am

      Bassa, my person says they don’t grow in very many places. They are pretty cool.

  25. colliesofthemeadow

    June 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm


    • Bongo

      June 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      Collies, they’re pretty cool, aren’t they?


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