Found and Lost

07 Sep

Bongo checking out a long wire on the groundSomeone’s at it again – leaving strange things on my trails. But this time they left something, and then they took something away.

I found a wire today – a very long wire. It kind of looks like a big crack in the rock, but if you look really hard you can see that wire going over my paw – not under it.

I don’t know if I’ll ever figure out how that wire got there. My person says since it’s in a wash the water probably brought it there last time it rained.

Okay – so what was it doing further up the wash. There’s nothing there but trees, bushes, and more wash.

I wonder what I could do with that wire.

I could string it across the trail so it would trip the javelina when they came to eat the prickly pears.

I could form it into a cage and put Scratchy in it.

I wonder if I could capture the thunder in it and then throw it away.

While I was figuring out what to do my person made me leave that wire where I found it. How am I going to do anything with it if I can’t take it with me?

As we headed down the trail I came across another mystery. A tree that we pass almost every day was missing a branch. I know that branch was there yesterday.

I looked everywhere for it and I never did find it. I guess maybe the rain sent it down the wash.

Bongo near a tree with a small branch on his back


Posted by on September 7, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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43 responses to “Found and Lost

  1. Genevieve Petrillo

    September 7, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Do you feel anything ticklish on your back? Just wondering…..

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      September 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      What do you mean, Cupcake?

      • Genevieve Petrillo

        September 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

        … a wooden snake crawling on you???? I can see it!

      • Bongo

        September 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm

        Wooden snake huh? I’ll have to check that out.

  2. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    September 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I think using the wire to catch the thunder was a very clever idea. Mom’s, they never let you do what you want to – tut, tut.

    • Bongo

      September 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Susan, sometimes my person just doesn’t recognize my genius.

  3. philosophermouseofthehedge

    September 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Whoa! Wait! (Get those paws off!)
    Sorry, RC was rushing to the washing machine to see if there was something in her wash.
    If your wire or branch shows up there, I won’t let RC keep it.
    Happy trails, Bongo!

    • Bongo

      September 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Karen, that wire is a potential cat cage so RC would be better off not keeping it. Besides, I don’t want to trap too many cats. Then I’d have to figure out what to do with them.

  4. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    September 7, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I think you need a full length mirror to find the branch Bongo 😉

    • Bongo

      September 7, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Misty Shores, I wonder if my person would be willing to carry a mirror with her when we go on my trails.

  5. Bites and Tales

    September 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    What an observant dog you are, Bongo! I wonder what other mysteries you will find next time. Maybe you should write a detective novel??

    • Bongo

      September 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      Thanks Bites and Tales. One of my official titles is Detective Dog because I’m always finding mysteries on my trails that have to be solved. I’m still waiting for my person to get me a detective hat though. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  6. marina kanavaki

    September 8, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Must have been quite a rain!!! I suppose you could use that wire to catch the thunder, as long as you keep the other end grounded and away from those lovely paws, or else we’d have a charcoaled version of you! If only that branch had a voice…

    • Bongo

      September 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Marina, maybe I should stay away from that wire. I don’t think I’d look good in charcoal. Did you find the branch?

      • marina kanavaki

        September 9, 2012 at 9:54 am

        …it’s a mystery!!!

  7. misswhiplash

    September 8, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Maybe the branch fell off in the wind and someone took it home to chop it up………you did not tell me what those white things were that you found……and now you’ve found a wire…good thing it did not trip your person up xxxxx

    • Bongo

      September 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      Patreciau, I guess I protected my person from getting tripped up by that wire. Those white things – you mean those little round balls? My person says they’re airsoft pellets that people – mostly boys – shoot out of airsoft guns. They used to be all over my house.

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  9. Hawk (@browndogcbr)

    September 8, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Hi Y’all!

    Just hoppin’ by to say “hi”.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    • Bongo

      September 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Hawk.

  10. eripanwkevin

    September 8, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Oh no…the wire was brought there by rain?? It’s your lovely trail and nobody can disturb it! I hope that it’ll be washed away by next rain to somewhere else! 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Kevin, I’m hoping the rain washes that wire away too, but big enough rain to do that usually has thunder with it so I’m all confused. I want it and I don’t want it.

  11. Dawn

    September 8, 2012 at 9:47 am

    That’s funny! With the branch that is. Not so funny that people leave trash around. Sometimes when we go on nature walks, we not only take small bags for poo, but bigger grocery-size bags for the trash that other people leave.

    • Bongo

      September 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Dawn, that’s a good idea taking trash bags. We don’t find much trash on my trails, but every once in awhile something strange shows up.

  12. Chancy and Mumsy

    September 8, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Well, sweet Bongo that is a mystery about the wire and how it got on your trail. We think you may be looking in the wrong place for that tree branch though…we think we see it on your back…wonder how it ever got up on your back? Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      September 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, it’s on my back? What? I don’t see anything on my back. Do you mean in the back of this tree?

  13. colliesofthemeadow

    September 9, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Ginger votes for making a cage for scratchy……. hehehehe

    • Bongo

      September 9, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Ginger, if I have any wire left over I’ll give it to you so you can make a cage for Tigger.

  14. heyitsjethere

    September 9, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.

    I’m partial to your making a cage for Scratchy idea. Or, you could make an art project and raise $ for your favorite shelter???

    • Bongo

      September 9, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      Hey Jet, I hadn’t thought of that art project idea. I bet I could get really creative with that wire.

      • heyitsjethere

        September 10, 2012 at 12:37 am

        Dude, I have full confidence in your creative abilities… after all, your blog rocks!

      • Bongo

        September 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm

        Thanks Jet.

      • heyitsjethere

        September 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        🙂 Most welcome, us Dudes have to stick together!

  15. Bassas Blog

    September 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I hope the wire was cleared away Bongo. It might be dangerous if an animal got caught in it.

    • Bongo

      September 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Bassa, the wire is stiff and very long so I don’t think it would hurt anyone. I’ll have to check and see if the rain washed it away. My person says it’s too long to carry back with us.

  16. philosophermouseofthehedge

    September 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Bongo! Wires are really scary after this weekend (shiver) will explain shortly. Hope a spaceship zapped it safely away!

    • Bongo

      September 10, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      Karen, my person says some wires are really dangerous, but this wire was not. I hope everyone at your end is okay. I think a spaceship did zap my wire.

      • philosophermouseofthehedge

        September 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm

        The German is fine. It’s another dog – outcome OK now – more soon

      • Bongo

        September 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm

        I’m glad it turned out okay.

      • philosophermouseofthehedge

        September 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

        Just FYI. the wired incident that bothered us is on the blog today. Sometimes people are so mean

      • Bongo

        September 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm

        Thanks for letting me know. I stopped on my and now I know Molly.

  17. angelswhisper2011

    September 11, 2012 at 12:32 am

    I don’t know either where the branch is, Bongo, maybe the wire took it when it felt down. I think you have to do another investigation on it, in the meantime I’ll take a closer look at the photo 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      Angels Whisper, I guess I can blame the wire for taking that branch since I never did find it.


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