That’s as Far as I Go

18 Aug

Bongo resisting the leashThat does it! I’m not going any further. We’re going back.

I’m not one to shorten a walk on my trails, but enough is enough. You wouldn’t believe what my person did. We’ve been having that rumbly thunder stuff all afternoon and I’ve been curled up in my hallway hiding under my blanket. But then you know what my person did? She made me go outside and that thunder stuff was louder out there. I mean, it boomed.

I did need to go outside so I didn’t argue at first but we could have gone back in the house instead of heading out to my trails. I tried to get away from it



Stretched leash over the trail

but it was everywhere.

So I finally had to dig in and put my foot down.

And then we still had to go back through it.

Bongo hurrying down the trail

I hurried as fast as my person would let me.

Bongo checking for thunder

But I did have to stop and check where that thunder was coming from.

Once I reached my yard I pulled my person into the house.

I’m now safe and snug inside my hallway under my blanket.

Bongo in the hall under his blanket

But I still wish that thunder would leave.

P.S. I take no credit for those dings at the end of my hallway. They were all caused by old thunderstorms.

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Posted by on August 18, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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46 responses to “That’s as Far as I Go

  1. thesweetkitten

    August 18, 2012 at 10:42 am

    OMG, that’s animal abuse!!! We have to rescue you, Bongo!

    • Bongo

      August 18, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Sweet Kitten, please rescue me from all this thunder.

    • Dianda

      August 19, 2012 at 3:25 am

      I agree!!

      • Bongo

        August 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

        Thanks Dianda. I know someone’s gonna rescue me now.

  2. marina kanavaki

    August 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Oh, Bongo, I’m so sorry to hear that! Maybe your person is trying to make you get used to those horrible thunders. Have a safe sllep now under your lucky blanket! Your friend here jumps in the bathtab when she hears thunders, or the fireplace [not lit!]!

    • Bongo

      August 18, 2012 at 11:28 am

      Marina, sometimes when it thunders for a long time my person gets tired of waiting for it to quit and takes me for a walk anyway. I don’t like it but if the thunder is far enough away I’ll put up with it. I go real fast when I’m going away from it and keep trying to go the other way if I’m moving toward it. This time there was too much thunder and it was too close for me. – It’s a good thing that fireplace isn’t lit. My person says she once had a kitten who walked into a lit fireplace and lost his whiskers.

  3. To Shea

    August 18, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Sorry about the Thunder Bongo, Penny is also scrared of the thunder…Its funny, just Last Night we had a huge thunder storm and penny was hiding under eveything including the shower.
    I feel bad for you since I know what you are going through.
    The storm will pass…:-)
    Penny and Alex

    • Bongo

      August 18, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Penny and Alex, I’m counting down the days until thunder season is over. This is not my favorite time of year.

  4. Kat n Collies

    August 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    We don’t blame you one bit! Thunder is tolerable when you are INSIDE…but every pup knows you don’t go out in it!

    • Bongo

      August 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Kat n Collies, I don’t even like thunder inside – but it’s louder when I go outside and the louder it is the worse it is.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    August 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Poor Bongo! That naughty thunder scares you too much. I hope it goes away and stays away. I’m not sure your ThunderShirt is working….. It does look like your safe hallway and blanket will protect you, though. Hang in there, Buddy.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      August 18, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Cupcake, my Anxiety Vest helps some but not enough. I think we have two more weeks of thunder – maybe a month. I’m counting the days.

  6. tiny lessons blog

    August 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Just loved it! Thanks! My Bumble is not scared of thunder but knows exactly how far and what side of the street he wants to walk…

    • Bongo

      August 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      Tiny Lessons, normally I will walk on my trails for as long as my person is willing to walk with me, but thunder changes things. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  7. barb19

    August 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    You should ask your person to sing to you when the thunder is booming – it worked for our dog Benji, but only when my hub sang to him; he didn’t like me doing it (I wonder why? ) 😉 It seemed to calm him down a lot, snuggling up close to my hubby and covered with a blanket as well!

    • Bongo

      August 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      Barb, my person says I might not want her to sing to me – but maybe I’ll get her to try.

  8. Bosun Dawg

    August 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I’m with you Bongo. I got caught outside in a thunderstorm several weeks ago far from shelter and I was sure I was going to DIE.

    • Bongo

      August 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      Bosun Dawg, those thunder storms are really scary, aren’t they?

      • Bosun Dawg

        August 18, 2012 at 8:11 pm

        The veriest scariest Bongo.

  9. misswhiplash

    August 19, 2012 at 12:52 am

    You great big softie! Thunder will not hurt is only two angry clouds have an argument…they bump each other and that what make the big noise……but I know how you feel…it is a good thing that you have your safe blanket…lots of loves cuddly boy!

    • Bongo

      August 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Patreciau, what if those clouds bump each other with me in the middle. Yikes! I guess I’ll keep hiding under my blanket.

  10. eripanwkevin

    August 19, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Oh no……Bongo….*runs to Bongo and gives him huge pawhugs* I think you need to wear a headset when thunder is there….probably listening to heavy metal or hard rock music to get the sound of thunder away! Go away thunder! *kicking thunder out*

    • Bongo

      August 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks Kevin. I think it worked. There’s no thunder right now.

  11. angelswhisper2011

    August 19, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Bongo, you poor dog. Thunders are terrible. There’s a thunder coming probably tonight over here, so I won’t ask you to come on over, but you have to tell your person that she must bring you back into the house directly after you’ve done your private things, or get a -cat-dog box for you, so you don’t have to go outside during the thunder.

    • Bongo

      August 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Angels Whisper, I guess sometimes it’s a tossup between going on a walk or hiding from the thunder. This time the thunder won.

  12. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    August 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Oh Bongo, I feel so sorry for you. I used to have a dog that was terrified of thunder so I understand what you are going through. Glad you’re safe under your blankie now.

    • Bongo

      August 19, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks Susan. This time of year is really horrible for me. I think I need a whole mountain of blankies.

  13. themisadventuresofmisaki

    August 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Maybe you need some headphones so you don’t have to listen to the thunder anymore??

    • Bongo

      August 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      Misaki, that might be kind of nice to listen to some dog rock instead of thunder. Maybe I could take up dancing while I’m at it. Then I would be Dancing Dog.

  14. Chancy and Mumsy

    August 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Sweet Bongo we are so sorry you had those ole thunder boomers. We had them too, if I was close enough I would have gotten under your blanket with you…those boomer are scary. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      August 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, maybe it would be less scary if we all cuddled up together. We need a great big blanket so we can all fit. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

      • Chancy and Mumsy

        August 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm

        That would be fun and with all of us together to watch over one another we bet it would be less scary.

  15. philosophermouseofthehedge

    August 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Poor Bongo! At least you are brave enough to stand up and walk when thunder is around – the German would sink down and try to crawl along…maybe trying to look like a lig or somehing to thunder wouldn’t see her?
    Did you know that when some people weave or make blankets, the artist stitches good thoughts, positive thoughts, comforting thoughts into it as they work? Maybe that’s why you feel safer under your blanket.
    Hope tomorrow is fine weather for walking!

    • Bongo

      August 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      Karen, we got a day free of thunder but here it comes back again. I guess I’ll go hide under my blanket and soak up some of those good thoughts.

  16. Dalton

    August 20, 2012 at 2:18 am

    I is so sorry you does have so must thunder when you don’t like it!!

    • Bongo

      August 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      Dalton, this is the worst thunder season ever. I’m hiding under my blanket right now. There’s some really loud boomers right over our house.

      • Dalton

        August 21, 2012 at 12:58 am

        I am so sorry that you is having to hide!!! Send it my way, I will sort it out for you

      • Bongo

        August 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

        Dalton, I think it might be on its way to you because it finally disappeared from here – at least for now.

      • Dalton

        August 22, 2012 at 1:06 am

        I will be ready and tell it off for being mean to you

      • Bongo

        August 22, 2012 at 10:58 am

        Thanks Dalton. What a great friend you are.

  17. tylersat99

    August 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Bongo were sorry you had to go out during the thunder, we will not go out no matter how bad we need to or who’s trying to get us out. We are just too afraid and this is where weighing 130 – 150 lbs comes in handy no one can pull us out. We are glad you made it back in safely. Our thunder season was mostly suppose to be over by June, but it just keeps coming. You should alway go out when your humans tell you, but they know we are just to afraid and don’t ask.

    • Bongo

      August 21, 2012 at 9:36 am

      Lexie and Mica, I used to dig in and not go out during thunder – and if my person dragged me out I wouldn’t take care of business anyway. My person got me that anxiety vest thing, and even though I’m still afraid of thunder I’m a little more willing to go out and take care of business when I have it on.

  18. YouKai Shinigami

    August 21, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Aww, poor Bongo and that ugly thunderstorm!
    I send you so many hugs!!

    • Bongo

      August 21, 2012 at 9:43 am

      Thanks YouKai. I can use lots of hugs when there’s thunder.

  19. Jessica

    September 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I’m so glad you have your blanket to help you feel safe. I’m sure your person took you out just to show you that, overall, thunder is not a harmful thing. It’s LOUD, but it won’t hurt you. Don’t worry- your person will make sure nothing bad happens to you. 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Jessica, are you sure my person can protect me from thunder? I think it’s bigger than she is.


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