Where’s My Trail?

28 Jul

Bongo at a blocked trailHey, what is this? This used to be my trail. Yesterday it was my trail. It’s always been my trail. It still smells like my trail. But now it’s got branches in the way, and freshly planted prickly pear cactus, and some square thing sticking out of the ground.

I guess I’ll have to go on my other trail. It’s a good trail too, but I like having options.

Oh, now I know why the first trail is blocked.

Somebody wanted me to go on the other trail because the dogs are out in the yard near the trail. And they like to bark at me. I think I’ll ignore them. That makes them bark even more.

But I’m still confused. How am I going to go on a trail when there’s cactus growing in the middle of it? It wasn’t there yesterday. Maybe it will be gone again tomorrow. My person says there’s been a trail there forever and it even has trail signs on it.

I guess someone needed to plant some cactus and wasn’t sure where to put it.

Healing in Process Sign

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Posted by on July 28, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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34 responses to “Where’s My Trail?

  1. Lindy MacDuff

    July 28, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Bongo, I’m confused, too. I don’t understand why they would plant cactus right on the designated trail and post a sign to stay on the trail? I’m scratchin’ my head on this one…

    • Bongo

      July 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Lindy, there were two trails that met back up together. I guess someone figured we only needed one – or maybe they were just trying to justify their jobs.

  2. jazfagan

    July 28, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Oh no, Bongo, someone stole your trail…Bummer!

    • Bongo

      July 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Jaz, I’m really bummed about this. I might have to go tromping through that cactus – but I have to be careful of pricklers.

      • jazfagan

        July 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm

        Do ber careful Bongo, taking cactus needles out of your nose is no fun, I had to do it to my dog Chico once

      • Bongo

        July 28, 2012 at 3:53 pm

        Jaz, I haven’t gotten the pricklers in my nose, but I’ve had them in my feet. Not fun.

  3. Patricia

    July 28, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Like Lindy I don’t understand the sign.

    • Bongo

      July 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      Patricia, I guess somebody thinks that after all these years we no longer need two trails that go to the same place. The only problem is that one of my other trails exits into the area where they planted the cactus and I have to tromp through it anyway.

  4. philosophermouseofthehedge

    July 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Bongo – what is really going on down there? Seen any strange lights in the sky recently?

    • Bongo

      July 28, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      Karen, maybe that’s it. Aliens landed on that trail and they don’t want anybody to find them.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    July 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Don’tcha hate when the things you’re used to get changed? That bugs me! Somebody needs to bring back the trail you know and love.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      July 28, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Cupcake, I so agree. The last time they tried to block a trail people moved all the stuff they blocked it with. This time they really got serious.

  6. Jen

    July 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Hah, this kind of goes along with my “people have signs and motives that dogs totally don’t understand” post from the other day. What does Bongo care about cacti? Seriously!

    • Bongo

      July 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Jen, people put strange things up sometimes. Most of them are only good for marking on. I have to be careful walking over that cacti though. I know about pricklers.

  7. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    July 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Oh no Bongo I hope it gets straightened out soon!

    • Bongo

      July 28, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Misty Shores, I think we’re all supposed to squeeze onto the skinny little trail that goes the same place – sort of.

  8. Erika

    July 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Hummm, I thought I commented but I don’t think it went through!

    Anyhow, big hikers over here too. Looks like you had lots of fun.

    Erika and Sebastian

    • Bongo

      July 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Erika and Sebastian, thanks for stopping by and commenting. We have trails near my house that my person and I are on almost every day. This time someone messed with one of the trails though.

  9. rumpydog

    July 28, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    That’s odd…. I hope it heals up though.

    • Bongo

      July 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      Rumpy, it’s kind of a natural path for water when it rains – which would keep things from growing on it, so it might stay a trail whether it likes it or not.

  10. tylersat99

    July 28, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    That is really strange that someone would plant cactus right in the middle of a trail. The cactus could not grow very well and someone will get stuck (pricked) by them if the accidentally stepped there. I hope they go away soon so everyone and especially you can enjoy the trail again.

    • Bongo

      July 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Lexie and Mica, sometimes people plant cactus when they’re trying to make a trail go away. The biggest problem is we have to go through that area to get back to the trailhead from another trail we go on. I guess we’re not supposed to use that other trail either.

  11. eripanwkevin

    July 29, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Oh no….it doesn’t seem to be nice….who did it? Surely must be someone who is really mean! They might be jealous of you having some trails…. I hope that this trail comes back to you soon. *hugs*

    • Bongo

      July 29, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      Kevin, it’s actually the Forest Service that did it. Sometimes they think we only need a few trails to walk on.

  12. jazfagan

    July 29, 2012 at 5:54 am

    This is just for you Bongo, congratulations and as always, Peace Jaz

    • Bongo

      July 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks Jaz. What a surprise from a special friend!

  13. marina kanavaki

    July 29, 2012 at 10:12 am

    There must be an explanation to this… I think this calls for the detective Bongo hat!

    • Bongo

      July 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Marina, Detective Dog is going to get on it. I’m trying to get my person to get me a new detective hat to wear when I’m on the job.

  14. Dalton

    July 30, 2012 at 12:49 am

    I’d go for a lie down if I was you, trying to figure this one out is making my head hurt!

    • Bongo

      July 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Dalton, I am getting confused as to where I’m supposed to walk now.

      • Dalton

        August 2, 2012 at 5:50 am

        I can understand that!

  15. Bassas Blog

    July 30, 2012 at 10:28 am

    That is such a lovely sign Bongo.

    • Bongo

      July 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      Thanks Bassa. I wish they’d put it somewhere else though.


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