Arizona Mushrooms

08 Aug

Bongo standing near mushroomsCheck this out, person. What are these? They look kind of like large marshmallows.

I’m not supposed to eat these marshmallows? I bet they taste good. We could put them in s’mores.

I’ve never seen marshmallows like these on my trails before. I wonder where they came from.

They’re what? Mushrooms! We don’t have mushrooms in Arizona. It’s too dry here. I’ve never seen mushrooms on my trails before. Someone must have left these here. They weren’t here yesterday. I’d better go find that person and see if they want their mushrooms back. They’d probably be really happy with me if I helped them find their mushrooms.

You think they grew here, person? Come on. Arizona has a dry heat. I don’t think mushrooms grow in dry heat.

What kind of weather have we had lately? We’ve had that terrible, scary thunder and lots of rain.


Do you think the rain made those mushrooms grow?

There’s just one thing I want to know then.

If rain can make the mushrooms grow here, do you think it could make marshmallows grow too?



Posted by on August 8, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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48 responses to “Arizona Mushrooms

  1. dogdaz

    August 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Stay away from those scary spores! But do eat marshmellows.

    • Bongo

      August 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      Dogdaz, I think marshmallows would taste much better, but my person won’t let me eat either one.

      • dogdaz

        August 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm

        We do rice cakes instead of marshmallows so we understand – Mom said the mallows were not good for us, and we really like the rice things. – Lulu

      • Bongo

        August 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm

        Lulu, I could really go for some of those rice thingys too.

  2. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    August 8, 2012 at 10:41 am

    What an imagination you have – marshmellows indeed!

    • Bongo

      August 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      Susan, I wish they were marshmallows. These mushroom things don’t smell as good.

  3. marina kanavaki

    August 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Oh, dear… I don’t know but you can sure ask your person to grow some marshmallows for you!!!! As for those mushrooms, some are supposed to be poisonous so better leave them in peace!

    • Bongo

      August 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      Marina, my person told me not to eat those mushrooms and I didn’t, but she won’t give me any marshmallows either.

      • marina kanavaki

        August 8, 2012 at 11:47 pm

        …maybe marshmallows take very long to grow, a little treat then for being a good boy?!!

      • Bongo

        August 9, 2012 at 9:59 am

        Treats are good.

  4. Jen

    August 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Those are funny looking mushrooms!

    • Bongo

      August 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Jen, they are kind of strange looking, but my person says she thinks the brown on them is actually dirt that didn’t come off when they popped out of the ground.

  5. yashikibuta

    August 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    cool find Bongo, but i have to agree with Marina, they could be poisonous.

    • Bongo

      August 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Yashikibuta, I guess I’ll stick to marshmallows then. Now if I can just convince my person to give me some.

  6. Chancy and Mumsy

    August 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Yep, sweet Bongo we do believe you have come upon some shrooms. We are glad you didn’t eat them. Now we don’t know if the rain could cause marshmallows to grow or not…but that sounds like a great idea to us. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      August 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, I think I’ll go plant some marshmallows right now and see if any marshmallow plants come up.

      • Chancy and Mumsy

        August 9, 2012 at 10:17 am

        Keep us posted, okay?

      • Bongo

        August 9, 2012 at 10:25 am

        If any marshmallows come up I’ll definitely do a blog post about it.

  7. Genevieve Petrillo

    August 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Around here there are all sorts of mutant, freaky mushrooms, lately. Mom won’t let me eat them either. if only thunder would bring marshmallows, it would almost be worth it!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      August 8, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      Cupcake, I can’t think of anything good about thunder, but I guess if it brought marshmallows there would at least be one thing to look forward to.

  8. philosophermouseofthehedge

    August 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Those are certainly pretty little puffs. Almost like party decorations?

    • Bongo

      August 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      Karen, they would go perfect with my next dog party. Can you go get the German so she can come too?

      • philosophermouseofthehedge

        August 9, 2012 at 8:25 am

        We’ll see her in Oct…She barked maybe she can attend by video conference? (she’s becoming quite the techie…or did she say trail trekie?…must check)

      • Bongo

        August 9, 2012 at 10:22 am

        Karen, we could have a Skype dog party and all my dog blogging friends could attend.

  9. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    August 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Oh Bongo I don’t think you will find any marshmallows on your trail but maybe if your person goes to the store she can find some growing there 🙂

    • Bongo

      August 8, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      Misty Shores, marshmallows grow in the store? I’m on it. Gotta go to the store now.

  10. Patricia

    August 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Never eat anything your person tells you not to–that’s why furry four legged family members have people–to keep you safe and healthy. But I do think a marshmallow now and then would be ok.

    • Bongo

      August 8, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      Patricia, could you tell my person that it’s okay to give me marshmallows?

      • Patricia

        August 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

        Sure. But you know when I do it will be just to give you one every once in a while not every day.

  11. misswhiplash

    August 8, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Oh how I agree with Patricia…I was going to say the same thing..never ever eat anything that you find on your could be very bad for your tum, and then you might be very ill….so it’s a BIG NO NO!

    • Bongo

      August 8, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      Patreciau, those mushrooms didn’t smell very good so I didn’t even taste them.

  12. Georgia About

    August 8, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    They do look like toasted marshmallows 🙂

    • Bongo

      August 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      Bassa, I’m going after the chocolate and graham crackers now.

  13. angelswhisper2011

    August 9, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Bongo, that are giant mushrooms. Imagine how long you would chew if they were marshmallows..yummie 😀

    • Bongo

      August 9, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Angels Whisper, I’m drooling thinking about those giant marshmallows. Yummy!

  14. Dalton

    August 9, 2012 at 3:22 am

    I so want your trail!

    • Bongo

      August 9, 2012 at 10:11 am

      Dalton, you’ll have to come visit me sometime. I’ll show you around. We probably won’t find any mushrooms though. They’re pretty rare on my trails.

  15. colliesofthemeadow

    August 9, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Wow! Mushrooms where you live! We didnt know they grew there either. Ginger says to tell scratchy they grow in cat food so you had better offer to taste test scratchy’s food to be safe… heheheh

    • Bongo

      August 9, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Ginger, I taste test Scratchy’s food every chance I get, but sometimes Scratchy eats some of it before I get a chance. Do they make cat food with marshmallows in it?

  16. eripanwkevin

    August 9, 2012 at 7:00 am

    I love Mushrooms!!!!! but they might be dangerous to taste Bongo……I always wonder how humans can tell which Mushrooms are edible and which are not when they find new types of Mushrooms…..????

    • Bongo

      August 9, 2012 at 10:21 am

      Kevin, maybe they let a cat do the taste test on the new mushrooms. At least that’s what I would do. Oh oh, my person is shaking her head at me right now. I don’t think she likes that idea.

  17. monicastangledweb

    August 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Bongo, life would be so much sweeter if rain brought us nothing but marshmallows! 🙂

    • Bongo

      August 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Monica, that would be awesome wouldn’t it?

  18. tylersat99

    August 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    It mush have been raining a lit there we’ve never see mushrooms in arizona either. Mom always tells us not to eat those mushroom things. They don’t look very good so we always listen. Mom tried to let us taste a marshmallow once when she was roasting them but we didn’t like them. Maybe a different treat would be better;)

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Lexie and Mica, we had a lot of rain before those mushrooms came up. They didn’t smell very good though so I didn’t even care when my person told me not to eat them. Dog treats are much better anyway.

  19. heyitsjethere

    August 11, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.

    Dude, the same thing happens to us here… those funny mushroom thingies grow in the grass. Mom won’t let us eat them either. Hang on, I’m going to ask Mom, wearing her Kitchen Counselor hat, if marshmallows can grow near your mushrooms.

    MMOOMMM… Bongo wants to know if marshmallows can grow near his mushrooms? What? Marshmallow must come from a store? Made by humans? Really? Well, fine then.

    Dude, no luck… gotta have your person purchase them for you… and, to make matters worse, she does not think they are K9 safe. hmpf.

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      Hey Jet, I think our humans are conspiring against us because my person told me I can’t have marshmallows for the same reason. What’s a dog to do?

      • heyitsjethere

        August 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

        hmpf, if we put our paws together, we’ll think of something!


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