May the Bird of Paradise …

08 Jun

Bongo and Bird of ParadiseHey person, our house is right here. Where are we going?

The end of the street? Why would we want to go there?

You want to take more pictures? I’m about ready to smash your camera. All you want to do is take pictures anymore. We could go on much longer walks if you weren’t always stopping to take pictures.

I’m what? I’m getting a longer walk so you can take pictures? But we could have stayed on my trails and had a longer walk there.

You’re stopping here? What is this?

Bird of Paradise

Yellow Bird of Paradise? If those things are birds why aren’t they flying away? Every time I get near birds on my trails they fly away from me. Is there something wrong with these birds? Are their feet tied down or something?

Bird of Paradise with Thunder Mountain in the background

Oh, wait. I bet they are tied down. I heard a song once about the bird of paradise flying up your nose. I bet somebody didn’t like that idea so they tied those birds down to keep them from flying up their nose. I don’t think I’d like them flying up my nose either. Person, I think we’d better go home before one of them gets loose.

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

Hey person, check this out. Those birds found one of those elusive century plants and stuck it right on my street. After all the trouble I had finding those plants. Those birds really are a nuisance. Not only do they fly up noses, they gang up together and chase after plants that are hiding in the woods. We’d better make sure those birds are tied down really tight.

Century Plant


Posted by on June 8, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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33 responses to “May the Bird of Paradise …

  1. misswhiplash

    June 8, 2012 at 11:05 am

    -Birds of Paradise..I have seen these plants in the shop but they are different to yours..Maybe there are different types. according to the country.The ones I have seen have lots of blue in them

    Those century plants are amazing..thank you for information about them,,, If you collect the seeds when they are ready..could you grow them in your garden

    • Bongo

      June 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      Patreciau, there are other flowers called Bird of Paradise that are different than the ones that grow here. As far as the century plants – lots of people do have them growing in their yard. They are called agave. They hang out as agave for many years before they turn into century plants, drop their seeds, and then die.

  2. Genevieve Petrillo

    June 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Your trails are like a nature show. There are no trails here. But someone dropped a potato chip on the ground and I almost got it – till Mom snatched it away. One man’s treasure…..

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      June 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      Cupcake, that’s so disappointing that you didn’t get to eat that potato chip. Sometimes I find bones on my trails and my person won’t let me eat them either.

  3. rumpydog

    June 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Are you sure they’re tied down? Those wiry things seem to be flying around there.

    • Bongo

      June 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      Rumpy, I’m not sure but at least I haven’t gotten one up my nose yet.

  4. Jen

    June 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Tied down, flying, or not, they sure are pretty!

    • Bongo

      June 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks Jen. My person thinks they’re pretty too. Me, I just want to keep my nose protected from them.

  5. philosophermouseofthehedge

    June 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing the leashed Birds of Paradise. Quite amazing!

    • Bongo

      June 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      Karen, I just hope I don’t see them all flying down my street.

  6. Patricia

    June 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    You have amazing plants where you live. Very different than where I live.

    • Bongo

      June 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      Patricia, our plants really are different here. They have to survive with very little water, but I do give them some extra water sometimes.

  7. tylersat99

    June 8, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Mom thinks the Bird of Paradise plants are very pretty but we agree it would be terrible to have one of those up your nose so keep protecting yours. We didn’t know there were so many blooming plants by your house, we must drive too fast to see them. M & D are going to have to walk next time.

    • Bongo

      June 9, 2012 at 7:49 am

      Lexie and Mica, I’m sure you know that it’s much better to walk. You get to enjoy everything way more. I’m keeping an eye on those Birds of Paradise – making sure they’re still tied down.

  8. angelswhisper2011

    June 9, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Bongo, I think I’m gonna move house. Your plants are so beautiful, your environment is great and you have so much more sun than we have in this almost daily raining land… The Bird of Paradise is as amazing as the plant 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 9, 2012 at 7:51 am

      Angels Whisper, my person says you can send a little of your rain over here. We haven’t had any in a very long time – but we don’t want it every day. Come on over – it is beautiful here.

  9. marina kanavaki

    June 9, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Weird birds, Bongo. You better make sure they stay tied up there… you never know what they may be up to! Got to admit though, they are beautiful, aren’t they?!

    • Bongo

      June 9, 2012 at 7:52 am

      Marina, my person agrees that those birds are beautiful. I just want to make sure they don’t get into any mischief.

  10. eripanwkevin

    June 9, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Wow how gorgeous those Bird of Paradise are!!!! I think that you have lots of exotic plants on your trails that I’ve never seen here! Thanks for sharing them! 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 9, 2012 at 7:54 am

      Kevin, I know you have some beautiful plants where you live too. Ours are different than most places though, because they have to survive in a mostly dry environment.

  11. danielwalldammit

    June 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Great stuff.

    • Bongo

      June 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks Daniel, and thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  12. Chancy and Mumsy

    June 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Sweet Bongo you just crack us up…you are so funny! We love the pictures you share with us so we hope you don’t get too put out with the picture taking. That Bird of Paradise is an interesting plant. We are happy your picture was first. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      June 9, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, my person says she is teaching me patience by making me wait while she takes pictures. I guess learning patience is okay if you enjoy the pictures. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  13. Bassetmomma

    June 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Those are just amazing!

    • Bongo

      June 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks Bassetmomma. They are pretty awesome.

  14. Bassas Blog

    June 11, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Remember Bongo, if your person never took pictures we would never see these lovely photos 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 11, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Bassa, I guess I really like seeing all the pictures the tall person takes of you and things where you live. I’d better be nice and let my person share things from where I live.

  15. colliesofthemeadow

    June 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    We apologise for being behind Bongo! Something came up but we are catching up now. Beautiful Birds of Paradise…. Ginger says you should throw them your person’s camera and then mark them.. that will teach them… perhaps you can throw them scratchy… hehehe
    Your friends,
    the collies and chuck 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      Collies and Chuck, I like that – a bird of paradise flying up Scratchy’s nose. My person is way behind again too. She says she’s doing something called VBS – whatever that is. Something about Bibles and kids.

  16. heyitsjethere

    June 22, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.

    Gosh dude, those birds are sure pretty, maybe they should be set free!

    • Bongo

      June 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      Hey Jet, you can’t trust those birds. They’ll fly up your nose before you know it.


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