What do you mean I don’t get to go for a walk? You and my younger person left me home alone all day and now I don’t even get a walk?
What does that matter? Just because I broke my leash when I ran off yesterday and got it tangled around a bush I don’t get to go for a walk? You don’t need a leash, person. I can take you for a walk without a leash.
Why didn’t you get me a new leash then? My younger person got all those big metal things and little metal things today. You could have at least gotten me a leash too.
They don’t sell leashes at the metal thingy store? I thought they had stores that sold everything.
Well, tomorrow you’d better go to the leash store person, because if you don’t bring home a leash that works I’m definitely not taking you for a walk.
June 19, 2012 at 10:44 am
I do hope that you were not a naughty boy Bongo and strained so hard on your leash that it broke. I see that it is one of those that extends and they do get a lot of wear and tear so maybe it was not your fault…
Tall person will get you another one tomorrow I am sure
June 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm
Patreciau, it was a really old leash – the one my person bought when she first got me. So I’m not taking any of the blame – but my person and I are having a disagreement on this. She did get me another leash though.
June 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm
well that is okay..just as long as you can get out on your trails.
I think that maybe you are two/three years old so the leash has lasted well. I do hope that you will enjoy having your new one. Is it the same model or have you upgraded?
June 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm
Patreciau, my person got me another retractable leash, but it’s a little different than the old one.
June 19, 2012 at 11:02 am
That face! You’ve made my day. Lots of loves to you, Bongo. Hope you get to take your person for a walk tomorrow.
June 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm
Thanks Mom. I got a new leash, so I guess I get to go on walks again.
June 19, 2012 at 12:34 pm
One thing I know for sure is Metal Things are NOT more important than leashes and walking around together. I hope your people can get their priorities straight, Bongo.
Love and licks,
June 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm
Cupcake, sometimes people seem to get their priorities mixed up, don’t they? My person did get me a new leash though so I can go on walks again.
Misty Shores Chesapeakes
June 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm
Leashes are just not what they used to be are they! I bet you will have a new one tomorrow Bongo 🙂
June 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm
Misty Shores, I did get a new leash already – now I’m ready for a walk.
June 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm
When Apollo was a hefty 30lbs puppy, he snapped his flexi leash on the first day when he bolted. I promptly returned it.
Nowadays, I DIY his leashes – I get a few feet of a nylon rope from the hardware store whenever the current version gets too worn or dirty and just reuse the snap. $1.50 for 10 feet and a couple figure-eight-on-a-bight knots. Easy and cheap. Not pretty, but it works.
June 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Coffee Zombie, I just stretched my leash out so much that it won’t retract anymore – but it was a really old leash. I think it was just worn out. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Thanks for commenting.
June 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm
Wow! We are sorry about your leash and even more sorry you did not get to go for a walk…. 😦
June 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Collies, it’s really the pits when I have to miss my walk – but my person did finally get me a new leash.
June 19, 2012 at 4:36 pm
What? You broke the leash? That stinks!
June 19, 2012 at 10:53 pm
Rumpy, I think that leash was just old and worn out. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. My person finally got me another leash though.
June 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm
Now Bongo. you knew you would have a new leash asap. Taking you walking on your trails is the best part of your persons day.
June 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm
Patricia, I guess my person does really like it when I take her on walks.
Chancy and Mumsy
June 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm
Oh, poor, sweet Bongo we hope you get a new leash real soon and get to go for a nice long walk. We have to get our nice picture fix and hear all about your adventures so tell your mom to get on with getting that new leash. Hugs and nose kisses
June 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm
Chancy and Mumsy, my person did get me a new leash. But most of the flowers on my trails are gone now, so I’m not having to wait around for my person to take pictures as much.
June 19, 2012 at 9:19 pm
Bongo, I’m glad you got a new leash. Don’t feel too bad about the old one. Over the years, every dog I ever had,since those retractable leashes came on the scene, went through at least one, usually two. Enjoy your walk! 😀
June 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm
Nanina, I think that leash was just old and worn out. And besides it kept following me around when I was running without my person on the trails. I had to give it what for.
June 19, 2012 at 9:29 pm
We are sorry your leash is broken and you cannot take a walk. No matter who’s fault it is going without a walk is very disappointing. Lexie has broken two in the last few months, one was just not strong enough so that was our fault. She was very unhappy that she had to wait for another day to get a walk. She has a much stronger one now and we are very happy to read that you have a new leash and are back to walks.
June 19, 2012 at 10:58 pm
Lexie and Mica, it really is awful when you have to miss walks. I’m glad my person didn’t wait too long to get me another leash.
June 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm
Good to see from your comment that you got a new leash Bongo – enjoy your walk and don’t run off and break it! 🙂
June 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm
Bassa, I was good today. My leash is still in one piece.
June 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm
I’m sure that your leash is very important as well as your younger person’s metal things!!!!!
I wonder why young people love metal things??? Are they a part of fashion? Then, leash is also a part of doggie fashion! Woof! 🙂
June 19, 2012 at 11:56 pm
Kevin, my younger person loves those metal things but the only reason he got so many right now is because he has to use them in the school he is starting in a couple months. I’m not sure, but I think they must call it a metal thing school.
June 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm
My dogs don’t usually break their leashes they eat them! I hope you get a new one soon!
June 20, 2012 at 12:04 am
Colby, my person didn’t get my a good tasting leash, but she did get me a new one so I can take her on walks again.
June 20, 2012 at 12:07 am
Oh, No! Maybe your person could try a different kind of leash. [we also had problems with this type]. Maybe you could make a leash by connecting your young person’s metal things together, …no?
June 20, 2012 at 12:18 am
Marina, I think I could do something with my younger person’s metal things but he would get really mad at me. My leash was really old, so I think it was time to get a new one anyway.
June 20, 2012 at 12:36 am
Bongo, thank goodness leashes are replaceable and you’re doing fine. I hope your person gets you an extra long walk today. I love your I-couldn’t-help-it-face 🙂
June 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm
Angels Whisper, I don’t know why but my person was worried about me while I was out running around. I knew where I was the whole time.
June 20, 2012 at 1:50 am
Glad to hear you got a new leash so you can take your humans out again- without one my humans would wander off and get lost! Sounds like your humans need some more lessons in walking to heel so they don’t break the leash again BOL 😀
June 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm
Misaki, humans can be so unpredictable at times, can’t they? Us dogs really have to keep them under tight reign.
June 20, 2012 at 2:28 am
Uh oh, your person better get a new leash for you!
June 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm
Dianda, my person did get me a new leash so now I can take her out for walks again.
June 20, 2012 at 9:11 am
Bongo, I see you have a collar on right? Well, quick, go run and find some string or rope and tell your person there is noooo excuse now. Attach at collar and go for your walk. 🙂 (you think dental floss would work, Bongo??)
June 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm
Sunshine, why didn’t I think of that? We have string and all kinds of things like that around here. Even some sewing thread. My person got me a new leash though. I guess she might have broken that other stuff.
June 21, 2012 at 7:10 pm
Bongo, that’s about the saddest most forlorn look I’ve ever seen on a dog. Hope you get a new leash for life!
June 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm
Karen, I got a new leash so I’m much happier now.
June 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm
Oh, I bet you’ll get a nice new heavy duty leash Bongo, so don’t worry. 🙂
June 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm
Bassetmomma, I got a new leash and I’m back to taking my person out for walks again. I was really worried for awhile though.
June 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm
Hey Bongo, Jet here.
As you know, my leash broke 2 weeks ago… Dude, do you think there is a conspiracy? Mom ordered a cool leash she’s going to tell you about soon. So far, so good… (and, here’s a scoop… it has my name on it!)
June 22, 2012 at 11:34 pm
Hey Jet, I’m jealous. I wish I had a leash with my name on it.
Zen and Genki
June 23, 2012 at 8:26 pm
Bummer, Bongo! I’m sure you’ll get a new (and better) leash in no time 🙂
June 23, 2012 at 9:51 pm
Zen and Genki, I did get a new leash so I’m able to take my person for walks again.