Seeds, Treats, and the Word

24 Jun

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Landscape with the Parable of the Sower, 1557. Image via Wikipedia

Hey person, are you going to tell me one of those Pair a Bulls again so I can make up a new story to go with it?

Woo woo! Which one are you going to tell me?

I am listening. And I’m sitting too.

My person says that Jesus told a story to a large crowd about a farmer who went out to sow his seed.

Did that farmer put seeds in his sewing machine? Wouldn’t that mess it up?

I’m listening, but…

As the farmer scattered the seed some fell along the path, was trampled on, and the birds ate it.

Oh, I get it now. He didn’t even have a sewing machine.

Yes, I’m listening.

Some of the seed fell on rock and the plants withered because they had no moisture.

All of the plants are withering around here this summer.

Okay, I’ll be quiet.

Some seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants.


Other seed fell on good soil. It grew and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.

Wow! That’s a big crop.

Is that it? That’s the end of the story?

What? You mean the disciples didn’t even know what the story meant? Jesus had to tell them? What did he say?

The seed is the word of God? Really?

So those along the path heard the word, and then the devil came and took it away from their hearts so they wouldn’t believe and be saved.

Oops! What else?

The ones on the rock receive the word with joy, but they have no root. So they believe for awhile but when a time of testing comes they fall away.

What about the thorns?

Those hear the word but they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they don’t mature.

Am I mature, person? I am, aren’t I?

Okay, what’s the last one?

The seed on the good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

That’s got to be me. I could grow carrots. I like carrots. Maybe beans.

Is it my turn now, person? Do I get to make up a story?

Okay, here goes. A person took her dog out to play and tossed some treats to him. But the person was a lousy shot.

The first treat landed way past where the dog was. A crafty coyote ate the treat before the dog could get to it.

The next treat fell in the road and a car ran over it and smashed it to smithereens.

Another treat fell in the middle of a prickly pear cactus and the dog couldn’t get it because there were too many pricklers in the way.

But the person finally learned how to throw right and the dog caught the next treat, and got so many more treats after that that he shared the treats with his friends.

Hey person, that made me hungry. Can you get me a treat? Just make sure you aim right when you toss it to me.


Posted by on June 24, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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26 responses to “Seeds, Treats, and the Word

  1. misswhiplash

    June 24, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Its a wonder that your person ever gets to tell the story with all your interuptions…but you must have been listening for you learnt the lesson well

    • Bongo

      June 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      Patreciau, that’s part of listening is the interruptions. That way my person knows I’m listening.

  2. marina kanavaki

    June 24, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I always enjoy the way you listen to these stories Bongo! I can imagine your ears in full attention!

    • Bongo

      June 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      Marina, I’m on full alert when my person is telling me a story.

      • marina kanavaki

        June 24, 2012 at 11:29 pm

        I know the look. Our dog gets it on food conversations!

      • Bongo

        June 25, 2012 at 5:45 pm

        Marina, did you say food!!?

  3. Patricia

    June 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    You are so smart. You always get the Pair a Bulls. Some folks don’t.

    • Bongo

      June 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks Patricia. I guess even Jesus’ disciples didn’t get it until he explained it to them.

  4. Bobbie Rae

    June 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Sowing seeds for the heart and treats for dogs; very good pair of Par a Bulls. I so enjoy reading these!

    • Bongo

      June 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Bobbie Rae. I’m glad you enjoy them.

  5. Sunshine

    June 24, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Good one, Bongo!
    have a good week. 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      Thanks Sunshine. I hope you have a great week too.

  6. eripanwkevin

    June 25, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Bongo, I really appreciate you telling us your story! Without your story, it would be difficult for me to understand what Jesus wants to tell.
    Thanks so much for these stories that I always enjoy listening!!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      Kevin, us dogs need our own special story for everything to make sense.

  7. colliesofthemeadow

    June 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Great Post Bongo!!! I hope I am one of the crop that grows….:) Love your story… it fits perfect for it takes many a try for us humans to get it right… just ask Ginger she can tell you everytime I ever came up short… 🙂

    God Bless You and your human our friend!
    the collies and chuck 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks Collies and Chuck. Just get hold of some of that living water and you can grow – even if Ginger says it isn’t so. Ginger can have some living water too.

  8. angelswhisper2011

    June 25, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Bongo, that makes it all very clear: throw, catch and eat, but where do I put the sharing?
    Have you ever thought of publishing a book, Bongo, I think you’d be a great writer 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 26, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      Angels Whisper, I could write a Bible for dogs. That would be cool.

  9. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    June 26, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Hi Bongo, you are so clever with your Pair a Bulls – I love the stories and look forward to hearing your unique perspective. Thanks

    • Bongo

      June 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks Susan. I’m glad you enjoy the stories. I really enjoy telling them.

  10. Bassas Blog

    June 26, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I like your parable of the treats Bongo 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 27, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Bassa. Treats are always good.


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