My puddle, that disappears to who knows where sometimes, has been hanging around lately. But now I have another problem.
Other creatures have been coming and thinking it’s their puddle.
I see lots of footprints and I know someone’s been around when I’m not there to stop it. And they think they can get away with it!
Sometimes birds try to use my puddle for a bathtub. That’s pretty nervy of them. They need to find their own bathtub.
But today, I caught a butterfly trying to take over my puddle. Just hanging out there, as if that puddle belonged to him.
What am I going to do? Before I know it there will be lots of butterflies – and birds- and sneaky night creatures.
If I’m not careful that puddle will get tired of everybody hanging around and it will disappear again.
This is not good. I’ve got to think of something.
Oh, I know what I’ll do.
August 1, 2012 at 10:50 am
Better mark your puddle Bongo
August 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm
Jaz, I’m on my way to do that now.
August 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm
August 1, 2012 at 11:11 am
Smart move, B. that’ll keep those butterfly intruders at bay.
Love and licks,
August 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm
Cupcake, I bet I won’t find another butterfly around my puddle.
August 1, 2012 at 11:33 am
I bet the puddle was nice and refreshing both for you and the butterfly!
August 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm
Nala, that puddle is nice. I just don’t like sharing it. Is that selfish of me?
August 1, 2012 at 11:39 am
You Tell them Bongo….But I hope the other creatures can read.
Your Friend Penny
August 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm
Penny, I can read. Do you think those other creatures can’t? I could be in serious trouble then. They might even land on my sign.
August 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm
But it’s such a pretty butterfly!
August 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm
Dianda, my person thought that butterfly was pretty too. It can be pretty – just not in my puddle.
August 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm
I think a sign is a great idea!
Elka has a puddle at the park that’s “hers”, but I don’t know if she’d mind seeing a butterfly there. She loves watching things that fly!
August 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm
Jen, I’m more into smells than flying things and butterflies don’t have much smell.
August 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm
Perfect! Great idea Bongo…don’t want those sneaky night creatures slinking in!
August 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm
Karen, I think I may have to put a light over the sign for the night creatures though. Otherwise they won’t be able to read it.
August 1, 2012 at 10:18 pm
You’re not very good with sharing are you Bongo? 😉
August 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm
Bumpy Road, I’m afraid all those creatures will chase my puddle away again. It’s always disappearing.
August 1, 2012 at 11:29 pm
that looks a mighty big puddle and seems to be made for sharing with creatures smaller than yourself. especially butterflies, after all butterflies do not drink much and might only want to paddle their tiny feet in cool water
August 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm
Patreciau, I guess I could let one butterfly in. I don’t usually see butterflies at my puddle.
August 2, 2012 at 12:30 am
Yes, that sign will probably take care of the crowd!!!!!
August 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm
Marina, I’ll be able to splash in my puddle in peace.
August 2, 2012 at 12:30 am
Come on, Bongo, you can miss a piece of the puddle for that tiny winy butterfly, he isn’t even swimming in it!
August 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm
Angels Whisper, you don’t think that butterfly would make the puddle disappear again?
August 3, 2012 at 12:19 am
I’m sure he won’t, Bongo, he can read 😉
August 2, 2012 at 2:15 am
August 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm
Thanks Misaki. I’m glad somebody agrees with me.
August 2, 2012 at 6:01 am
Good thinking, I am sure your disappearing puddle witll stick around now!
August 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm
Dalton, I sure hope my puddle will stick around. It’s always disappearing and I haven’t been able to figure out where it goes.
August 3, 2012 at 12:50 am
You will have to put somefing heavy on it so that it don’t blow away!
August 2, 2012 at 7:05 am
That is a good idea Bongo! I think that many creatures are so envious of your life so that’s why they want to take over what you do or what you have, Bongo! 🙂
August 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm
Kevin, I bet some of those creatures are envious of me. After all, they don’t have a blog and good friends like you.
August 2, 2012 at 9:08 am
Puddles do come and go, but marking it is always a good dog move to ensure that other’s know it’s yours. It won’t hurt to let the others have a bit of mud though would it? The Butterflies actually have their babies there in the mud puddle 🙂
August 2, 2012 at 4:51 pm
Dogdaz, I didn’t know butterflies had their babies in the mud? I guess I’d better let it stay. My person says it’s a very pretty butterfly.
Misty Shores Chesapeakes
August 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm
August 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm
Misty Shores, I sure hope that sign will encourage my puddle to stick around. It’s always disappearing on me.
August 2, 2012 at 7:06 pm
Bongo, I think the little butterfly just needed a drink of water. But your have a good sign and that will keep all those others out of your puddle. I hope it doesn’t disappear!!
August 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm
Lexie and Mica, maybe I should change the sign to tell big creatures to stay out of my puddle. I think they’re the ones that scare it into disappearing.
August 4, 2012 at 4:38 am
Oh my .. butterflies or flutterbyes as the collies call them. They love chasing them around….. Ginger says have your person get a lifesize picture of you and put it on cardboard and stand it up by the puddle and have you rub on it and no one will come by your pond then! 🙂
August 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm
Ginger, you always have the greatest ideas. All those flutterbyes, birds, and other creatures will be afraid of me chasing them.
Chancy and Mumsy
August 4, 2012 at 9:27 am
Great idea sweet Bongo. Let us know if your sign works. We thing those butterflies are really pretty, you think maybe you can share your trail and pond with them? The birds would be a nice attraction too, but those night creatures now they may need to go. Hugs and nose kisses
August 4, 2012 at 4:20 pm
Chancy and Mumsy, I think I chased everyone away from my pond. The birds like the trees better and we don’t get many butterflies on my trails. I may have to go out there at night though to make sure the night creatures aren’t hanging around. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.
August 5, 2012 at 2:34 am
You have to share Bongo’s Pond – all those little creatures are thirsty! 🙂
August 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm
Bassa, I guess those creatures can hang around my pond when I’m not there.