Doubly Insulted!

31 Jul

BongoTalk about a double insult! My person and I were heading home from my trails when we came across a lady and her dog at the trailhead. The lady pulled her dog to the side and my person made me walk on the other side. That was okay. That other dog and I were both acting polite.

But then she did it. That lady asked my person if I was an old girl. How could she even think that?

Girl??? I always thought I was a pretty manly dog. I mean, I’ve got two girlfriends (I think) and I lift my leg at every bush. Now I’m concerned about my manliness. How could somebody think I’m a girly dog?

And she called me old too! Those aren’t gray hairs lady. My snout was this color when I was born.

What, person? Some people think nine-year-old dogs are getting old?

Not me! I’m still a pup full of energy. I can run these trails and catch Frisbees with the best of them.

I’d like to challenge that lady to a contest. I bet I could outrun her and catch more Frisbees than she can. And when we’re finished with the contest I’m going to have a little talk with her.

Those aren’t gray hairs.


Posted by on July 31, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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55 responses to “Doubly Insulted!

  1. thesweetkitten

    July 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

    You still have 2 girlfriends???

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Sweet Kitten, I keep hoping. I haven’t seen either of them for a long time. Maybe they’re avoiding me.

  2. notsofancynancy

    July 31, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Oh My Dog! How could she? You are certainly very manly!

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks Nancy. I was beginning to get worried.

  3. jazfagan

    July 31, 2012 at 10:45 am

    You just don’t worry your head about that Bongo, you’re a very handsome boy!!!!!!!!!!

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks Jaz. I guess that lady just doesn’t get it.

  4. Delft

    July 31, 2012 at 10:48 am

    You’re not gray, you’re distinguished looking! You tell her!

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks Delft. I’m going back to tell her that right now.

  5. Jen

    July 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

    AW, I’m sure she was just trying to make conversation, she didn’t mean anything by it!

    I can understand not wanting to be called ‘Old’, though…

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      Jen, I’m still a young pup. I don’t know what that lady was thinking.

  6. Genevieve Petrillo

    July 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    That lady needs glasses! You are totally a young, wild, boy’s boy. Anybody can see that. I know how you feel, though. At the VA Home those old soldiers are always saying, ‘Here BOY!” and “What’s HIS name?” and that’s when I’m wearing my prettiest sundress with TWO rows of ruffles on it! Aargh.

    Love and feminine licks,

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Cupcake, maybe those soldiers at the VA are blind. You are one of the prettiest girls I know.

  7. kingsimba

    July 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    2 girlfriends eh? LOL. You’re not old at all playa, playa 😉

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      Kingsimba, I guess it does take a lot of energy to have two girlfriends. Especially since they both like to play.

  8. To Shea

    July 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Wow…I Cant believe that lady thought you were a Old Girl…The Nerve of Her.
    She just didnt know you and siince we all know you here, we ALL know you are the Most Manliness Dog we know, not to mention young at heart too…:-)
    We Love you Bongo!!!!
    Your friend Penny…Woof Woof!

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks Penny. I’m feeling much better now.

  9. Chancy and Mumsy

    July 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Sweet Bongo we think that lady needs glasses or if she has some she needs new ones. You are a very handsome and manly. How anyone could ever mistake you for a girl is puzzling. And old…oh, my there is no part of you that looks old. You don’t worry Bongo that lady just couldn’t see you very well…that has to be what happened. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks Chancy and Mumsy. I feel better now. Maybe I’ll find that lady and give her some glasses. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  10. colliesofthemeadow

    July 31, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    gasp….. Ginger says you are so handsome.. is she blind? *dad shakes head at Ginger’s rudeness*, Ginger says like her face and while you do so lift your leg on her leg… heheheeh

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      Ginger, I’m not sure about this one. That lady might insult me even more if I lifted my leg on her.

  11. rumpydog

    July 31, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    The NERVE!!!!!

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Rumpy, some people are just full of nerve.

  12. savingzeus

    July 31, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    First, I must say thank you for making me smile! I really needed a good laugh and this post accomplished that. I love that you have two girlfriends and no grey hair!
    My name is Melissa Crowley and I am a big dog lover and have two dogs of my own, Zeus and Lucky. They are so funny, loving, and snuggly! I love them with all of my heart and soul! I have started a blog for my Rottweiler Zeus called Saving Zeus. He has a rare genetic disorder and we are trying to raise funds for the medical tests and treatment that he desperately needs. Also on my blog, I have funny stories and really cute photos of both of my boys. If you would like to help us save Zeus or would just like a laugh after reading a funny story, visit my page. Since I am just getting started on my blog, there will be many more stories to come so check back every once in a while!owley and my dogs like to make new friends too. They love everybody!

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Melissa, thanks so much for stopping by, and welcome to the blogging world. I’ll send my person over to visit your site in a bit.

  13. samhenry

    July 31, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Bongo, I’m a JRT living with a Labrador retriever. I am eleven; he is only 8 months. He’s an idiot; I am a woman of the world. Do not take time on this my dear friend. There are too many other diversions in life and JRTs are easily diverted 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      Samhenry, I guess there are some advantages to age. And it must definitely be a challenge living with an 8 month old Labrador Retriever.

  14. Twinkle with the feisty furballs

    July 31, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    hi Bongo, i think ya need to tell that lady’s dog to teach her human how to be polite to others… i know how ya feel cuz i’m often mistaken as a boy (that’s why i tolerate to wear a dress in group walks) and folks often think i’m older than the other gals of my pack…it’s really annoying to hear rude comments. Anyway, i agree that those hairs are not gray…x0x0x Vanilla Bean

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks Vanilla Bean. You’re definitely a special girl.

  15. marina kanavaki

    August 1, 2012 at 12:00 am

    “Old Girl”?!!! I can’t believe my ears!!!! 1. age-wise you are at your peak! [our girl is 9 and more energetic than ever!], 2. woo you are definitely Bongo male … in fact we should change the word “male” to “Bongo”!

    • Bongo

      August 1, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks Marina. I feel much better now.

  16. angelswhisper2011

    August 1, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Bongo, you look very masculine and very youthful to me, what does that lady talking about! You don’t even behave like a woman… *whispers: besides yesterday when I first thought you were wearing a head scarf instead of a blanket* 😀

    • Bongo

      August 1, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      Angels Whisper, I’m not wearing that blanket any more. Besides, Scratchy went and sat on it yesterday.

  17. themisadventuresofmisaki

    August 1, 2012 at 2:37 am

    How rude!!!

    • Bongo

      August 1, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      Misaki, that’s what I thought.

  18. Bassas Blog

    August 1, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Bark deeper! 🙂

    • Bongo

      August 1, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      Bassa, I guess I was being too polite. Maybe if I had barked that lady would have gotten it.

  19. MyBrownNewfies

    August 1, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Leroy always gets asked if he is a girl! It makes me laugh, because he so does not look like a girl!

    • Bongo

      August 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      I guess Leroy and I will have to go out and be manly together. Some people just don’t get it.

  20. eripanwkevin

    August 1, 2012 at 6:04 am

    OMD! She is NOT polite to mention about your age and gender!!! Besides she completely made a mistake! You’re very manly dog handsome Bongo, and your fur…it doesn’t look gray hair at all!!!!!! Grrrrrrrr…..She needs to change her glasses! *snort*

    • Bongo

      August 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

      Kevin, that may be it. Maybe I should find that lady again and bring her some new glasses.

  21. Sunshine

    August 1, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Bongo, you need to get those manly aviator sunglasses and maybe a manly spiked ‘punk’ looking collar…you have seen those, right? Oh, and start practicing your John Wayne swagger walk…lol! You will NEVER be misidentified again.:)

    • Bongo

      August 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Sunshine, I’m dragging my person to the manly dog pet store right now.

  22. Dianda

    August 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    A girl? Ouch! That wasn’t very nice. 😦

    • Bongo

      August 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      Dianda, people really need to think before they make such comments. I still haven’t gotten over that one.

  23. bumpyroadtobubba

    August 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Mumma and Bella don’t have grey hairs either Bongo! And people always either call me and Bella ‘girls’ or ‘boys’. Sometimes humans are a bit silly don’t you think? Beary x

    • Bongo

      August 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      Beary, humans can be very silly sometimes.

  24. nancy schreck

    August 2, 2012 at 5:05 am

    hey bongo, after spending a few days with you, and throwing frizbee in your yard. you can run rings around any young pup. so do let people who don’t you make you feel bad.. look what you did to me when we went for a “HIKE, YIKE”

    • Bongo

      August 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Hey Nancy, I guess I did kind of run you around on our hike, didn’t I?

  25. nancy schreck

    August 2, 2012 at 5:07 am

    bongo that would be do not

  26. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    August 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Maybe she needs glasses because clearly you are a very manly young dog!

    • Bongo

      August 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      Misty Shores, I sure hope I see that lady again because I’m going to give her some glasses and make her put them on.

  27. dianeskitchentable

    August 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    My friend Bongo, just ignore silly comments like that! People always say what a big BOY I am… they obviously no nothing about plus size girls!

    • Bongo

      August 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      Lola, I guess some people just don’t get it. There must be a way for us dogs to educate them.

  28. Jessica

    August 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    You tell her, Bongo! As the old saying goes: “Age ain’t nothing but a number!” You seem to have as much energy and spunk as my doggy, Taylor, who is 1 1/2 years old! Good for you, Bongo!!

    • Bongo

      August 3, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks Jessica. My people say that most people think I’m a young pup because I have so much energy.


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