The Case of the Boots

10 Aug

Bongo and a BootI think it’s time to put on my Detective Dog hat. I haven’t worn it in awhile. But today I saw the strangest thing on my trails – or actually at the trailhead before I got to my trails.






A pair of boots in the dirt

A pair of boots.

Why would anybody leave a pair of boots here? I mean, boots are made for walking aren’t they? My person wears boots whenever she takes me out on my trails.

Yeah I know, I don’t need boots, and neither do any of my dog friends. But people are different. They’re wimps. They get out there with their soft little feet and go ooch, ouch, this is hot – or this is too prickly – or a snake might bite me.

Something must be seriously wrong for a person to leave a pair of boots here.

I’d better check them out. Maybe I can get some clues.

Bongo sniffing a boot

Maybe there’s a suspicious odor around these boots.

Bongo sniffing near a boot

Not much here, but at least now if I see a person on my trails without any boots – especially one that’s gimping along and complaining about pricklers and things – I’ll be able to smell their feet and I’ll know if that person belongs to these boots.


Posted by on August 10, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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46 responses to “The Case of the Boots

  1. Delft

    August 10, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Those heels look pretty fearsome. Maybe someone realized they weren’t good to wear on a trail?

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Delft, I think someone must have realized those heels weren’t good for anything.

  2. misswhiplash

    August 10, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Sherlock really are a super ‘tec, what a wonder you are and so clever.What will you come up with next…….

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Patreciau, there always seems to be some mystery on my trails that needs solving.

  3. jazfagan

    August 10, 2012 at 11:54 am

    That’s where those boots went. You know that hole that sucks up boots and socks, well I swear those boots are mine and must have been sucked into that vortex and sent to Arizona….No wait, on second thought those aren’t the right size….

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      Jaz, are you sure they aren’t the right size. I could go check for you. If there yours that would mean that Detective Dog – me – has solved another mystery.

      • jazfagan

        August 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

        When you find out the size let me know Bongo!

  4. Dianda

    August 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Really, who would leave a pair of boots there?

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      Dianda, I haven’t been able to figure that out either. People leave some strange things on my trails.

      • Dianda

        August 12, 2012 at 2:04 am

        I noticed, Bongo!

  5. Alfie Entlebucher (@AlfieEntle)

    August 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Roo, here’s an idea Bongo. Perhaps the boots were left for you to find, from someone wanting to give you a nice chew toy? *waggy tail*

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      Alfie, I hadn’t thought of that since my person won’t let me chew on shoes and boots. I bet that’s what they did. I’d better go back and get them and start chewing.

  6. philosophermouseofthehedge

    August 10, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Those boots weren’t made for walkin’? Bongo, you live in the most mysterious world!

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      Karen, my person said it was something about a song. I don’t know what she’s talking about though.

  7. rumpydog

    August 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Boots on a trail? That does seem pretty weird!!!!

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Rumpy, most of the people on my trails seem pretty nice, but sometimes there are some weird ones who do weird things – or maybe they were thinking of me and knew I needed something to write about on my blog.

  8. Patricia

    August 10, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    That really is odd. What happens to this stuff you find? Does it disappear just as mysteriously as it appears?

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      Patricia, some stuff hangs around for a few days, but it all disappears mysteriously eventually.

  9. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    August 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Hmmm weird thing to find on a trail, especially those kind of boots, not good for hiking around on trails. You find the most interesting things on your trails Bongo!

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      Misty Shores, I guess interesting trails attract interesting things. All the better for Detective Dog.

  10. marina kanavaki

    August 10, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Looks like Mary Poppins got a new pair of shoes and dumped her old ones! …or she lost them on her flight to find you and grant your wishes!!!!

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      Marina, my person says she wishes Mary Poppins would help her clean her room.

  11. dogdaz

    August 11, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Look like good chew toys to us!

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      Dogdaz, if nobody claims those boots that’s what they’re going to be.

  12. eripanwkevin

    August 11, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Very strange…..besides the boots look still useful to wear, so there is no need to throw away…
    *whispers* I like sniffing humans old shoes….heeheehee…. 🙂

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      Kevin, humans old shoes have some pretty good smells, don’t they?

  13. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    August 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Once again, I am amazed at the things you find on your trail. And yes, us people are wimps.

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      Susan, I think some people might leave things on purpose – because they know I need something to write about for my blog.

  14. heyitsjethere

    August 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.

    A fine job of detecting, Scooby Doo Academy would be proud!

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Hey Jet, with enough detecting practice maybe I could actually teach a class at the Scooby Doo Academy.

      • heyitsjethere

        August 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

        I would write a recommendation for you any time, Dude.

      • Bongo

        August 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm

        Hey thanks Jet.

      • heyitsjethere

        August 12, 2012 at 9:03 am

        That’s what buddies are for!

  15. Chancy and Mumsy

    August 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Yep, sweet Bongo we say something is terrible wrong when somebody walks outta their boots while walking on your trail. We know you will have your sniffer working on high looking for the feet that go in those boots. Maybe there will be a fine lookin’ lady that lost them…you know like Cinderella. lol Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, if I find Cinderella without her boots I’ll have to kiss her feet before I help her put her boots back on. Woo woo!

      • Chancy and Mumsy

        August 11, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        Good for you Bongo…you go sweet boy!!!

  16. Bassas Blog

    August 11, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    They look totally unsuitable for trail walking Bongo. Did you notice any bare feet footprints?

    • Bongo

      August 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      Bassa, I saw lots of bare feet footprints, but they all belonged to dogs.

  17. themisadventuresofmisaki

    August 12, 2012 at 3:39 am

    maybe aliens left them there!

    • Bongo

      August 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      Misaki, I think you’re right. Those aliens might not have known how rough and rocky my trails are until they got here. They probably were watching city people and thought they were ready to fit right in anywhere on the planet.

  18. tylersat99

    August 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    That is a strange place to leave your boots. I think you would want to wear them on the trail. She might have a more comfortable pair to walk trails, but then she should have left that pair in the car or house?!

    • Bongo

      August 13, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Lexie and Mica, I couldn’t figure out why they were left there either. They were in good shape, you’d think someone would want to keep them – or maybe they thought it would be nice to leave them out as chew toys for all of us dogs on the trails.

  19. angelswhisper2011

    August 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    That’s weird, Bongo, but she must have had a lot of guts, going on barefooted. I’m sure you’ll figure it out, Mr. Holmes 🙂

    • Bongo

      August 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      Angels Whisper, people don’t like to go barefoot around here. The ground is hot and it’s full of prickly things. I’m still looking for that barefoot person though.

  20. colliesofthemeadow

    August 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Oh, one of my favorite things.. going barefoot! That is till Ginger steps on my foot… LOL…. You may not want to know why they took those boots off….. ppl do lots of strange things…

    • Bongo

      August 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Collies, my person says she used to like going barefoot in Seattle where she grew up, but she says it’s not a good idea for people to do that in Arizona.


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