My New Pet

31 Aug

Bongo sniffing an upside down boxMy person and I have not been able to agree on a pet and I was beginning to think I would never get one. Except for my friend Dalton who said she’d come over and be my pet – but my person said it will take her a long time to get here because she lives so far away.

But today, my pet showed up. I don’t know if I picked him, or if he picked me. He came into the house on his own. I told him to be quiet and hide so my person wouldn’t notice him until he was settled in.

But he decided to come out and show himself. He stayed in one spot and kind of blended in to the carpet.

I watched as my person looked toward him. I’d hoped she’d think I left something on the floor and she’d ignore it. At first I thought she did.

But then I saw her do a double take. She looked closer at my pet. And then she walked away.

Well pet, I guess you’re okay here. Maybe it’s time to come up with a name for you.

My person came back with a box and put it over my pet.

Scratchy tried to get the box off. I think he wants a pet too. No Scratchy, I think our person is just keeping him in a box until she can find something better to put him in.

Hey, wait a minute! My person is taking that box outside. And my new pet is in it.

What do you mean I can’t have that pet in the house?

What do you mean he’s an outdoor pet?

Next time I get a new pet I think I’m going to have to put my person outside.

Lizard in a box


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


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38 responses to “My New Pet

  1. thesweetkitten

    August 31, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Yes, I think that’s the right decision: put your person outside! 🙂

    • Bongo

      August 31, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      Sweet Kitten, I might even have to lock the door so she can’t come back in and take my pet.

  2. misswhiplash

    August 31, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Oh it’s a lizard…I don’t think that it would make a very good friend. You would not be able to cuddle it or really even play with it. It would not play ball or chase things and you could not take it for a walk…no…it is best that it went back outside and went back to its family…… you have Scratchy..isn’t he your pet?

    • Bongo

      August 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Patreciau, Scratchy doesn’t want to cuddle or play with me either.

  3. themisadventuresofmisaki

    August 31, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Hope you manage to sneak him back in!

    • Bongo

      August 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      Misaki, if I can get him back in I’ll have to make sure he stays hidden this time.

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    August 31, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    B, that pet looks delicious…. I mean fun. I hope you get to taste him… I mean play with him outside.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      August 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Cupcake, he’s just like all the other lizards I see outside. They’re always running off.

  5. Chancy and Mumsy

    August 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Oh, sweet Bong we are so sorry…here you found you a nice pet and your mom take it outside. Maybe if you get a pet too big for her to carry she will let you keep it…you think? Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      August 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, maybe I should go for a bear – or an elephant. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

      • Chancy and Mumsy

        September 1, 2012 at 11:43 am

        Might be worth a try sweet Bongo!

  6. Patricia

    August 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    That did look like an interesting pet. But you prolly would have eaten him–if you could catch him.

    • Bongo

      August 31, 2012 at 11:15 pm

      Patricia, don’t let my person know that. She’ll never let me get a pet.

    • Bongo

      September 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Patricia, my person thinks he probably would have gotten away from me by hiding under the couch. She thinks he may have even been under the couch for awhile before he decided to come out and show himself.

  7. Jen

    August 31, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Well, pets are a lot of responsibility. You have to make sure you’re prepared!

    • Bongo

      August 31, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      Jen, I could let it sleep next to me and eat some of my dog food – on second thought, I don’t want to share any of my food.

    • Bongo

      September 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Jen, I changed my mind about that pet. I wouldn’t want to have to share my dog food.

  8. Sunshine

    August 31, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Haha, Bongo…just think, your person might be doing YOU a favor. What if your pet started to eat YOUR food and Scratchy’s food that you occasionally taste to make sure it has no poison?? hmmn……….

    • Bongo

      August 31, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      Sunshine, I’ve been thinking about that. I don’t think I want a pet after all.

  9. marina kanavaki

    September 1, 2012 at 12:30 am

    What a cute pet, Bongo… you can still give him[?] a name but your person is right it’s an outdoor pet. Maybe you can hangout together outside.

    • Bongo

      September 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Marina, I’m so disappointed. My pet ran off already and I can’t seem to find him.

  10. Kat n collies

    September 1, 2012 at 5:04 am

    You need a better pet, tell your person you need a pet/friend to play with…someone who can walk in your trails with you and your person…

    • Bongo

      September 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Kat n Collies, I really think my person should get me a puppy, but she says I’m enough of a handful and she doesn’t need a puppy around. I don’t know why she’s saying that. I would take care of the puppy.

  11. eripanwkevin

    September 1, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Oh no…what a shame! I think that the lizard might have been a great pet for you as he/she is harmless and normally very quiet. Just…he/she looks a bit grotesque….! yuck!

    • Bongo

      September 1, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      Kevin, I’m not sure what kind of lizard that was. It looks different than most of the lizards we see around here.

  12. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    September 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Oh sadly poor bongo your person is right this pet will much happier outside. Don’t give up I’m sure you and your person will agree on a pet soon.

    • Bongo

      September 1, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Misty Shores, my person says she doesn’t think I would take care of a pet. All she needs to do is get me a puppy. I would keep it busy playing – but I wouldn’t want to share my food.

      • Misty Shores Chesapeakes

        September 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm

        Well that shouldn’t be a problem because the puppy would eat puppy food. I hope your person will consider getting you a puppy 🙂

  13. dianeskitchentable

    September 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Bongo I think I would have jumped straight up in the air if I saw one of those in the house. It’s a little too much like those snake things that scare me.

    • Bongo

      September 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      Lola, the lizards aren’t nearly as scary as those snake things. We see lots of them outside, but my person says it’s the first time one has come into the house. It surprised her, but she snuck it out before I had a chance to play with it. She said it probably would have hidden under the couch where I couldn’t get to it anyway.

  14. angelswhisper2011

    September 2, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Maybe the lizard is waiting outside for you, Bongo? I think he knows he can’t stay in the house, as long as Scratchy is inside 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Angels Whisper, Scratchy probably wouldn’t be very nice to that lizard. Maybe I’ll have to give Scratchy what for. I couldn’t find my lizard outside though. I think he ran off.

  15. colliesofthemeadow

    September 2, 2012 at 4:52 am

    cool!!!! Ginger wants a army of those Lizards… she says the way they climb she could have anything she wanted!!!

    • Bongo

      September 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      Ginger, I hadn’t thought of that. I could send lizards after anything I couldn’t reach myself. I’m going out now to find me some more lizards.

  16. Dianda

    September 3, 2012 at 2:55 am

    How’re you going to name the lizard, Bongo?

    • Bongo

      September 3, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Dianda, my lizard ran off so I guess he doesn’t get a name.

  17. Bassas Blog

    September 3, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Wow, great lizard! Tall person kept may lizards and snakes when he was younger.

    • Bongo

      September 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      Bassa, Tall person would like it here. We have lots of lizards and a few snakes.


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