Check me out! Do I look different? Suave and debonair in my black and white?
All summer – at least since the beginning of July – I’ve had to wear my anxiety vest almost all the time. This has been the worst thunder season I can remember. My person has been around a lot longer than me and she says it’s the worst she can remember.
But it’s over! Yippee! Check out that blue sky. Not a cloud in it. And this picture was taken in the afternoon when most of the clouds build up.
I just have one problem now. Thunder season is when I get into the most mischief – at least when I’m left alone in the house.
I’m going to have to come up with a new kind of mischief. And I’ve got the perfect thing.
Since we’ve had so much rain there are lots of green juicy weeds on my trails.
My person doesn’t like waiting around while I stop to chomp. Actually, she doesn’t even like me to eat those weeds. She says I have plenty of food at home.
I don’t agree. The more food I can find the better.
So when my person tries to get me back on the trails, I’m digging in.
How’s that for mischief?
September 17, 2012 at 11:04 am
Heh. Silly Bongo. My babies prefer duck poo to weeds. To each his own!
September 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm
FleaByte, duck poo sounds good too. We just don’t have any ducks on my trails. Maybe I can get her to take me to the creek where the ducks are.
September 17, 2012 at 11:06 am
September 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm
Marina, I smelled something really good right before that last picture but my person dragged me away too soon. I think she’s the one full of mischief.
September 17, 2012 at 11:34 am
That’s some pretty good mischief Bongo! I don’t blame you for not letting her drag you away when you haven’t even finished your salad yet. LOL!
September 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm
Bassetmomma, she dragged me away from the place with the good smells too. She’s up to more mischief than I am.
Kat n collies
September 17, 2012 at 11:39 am
Bongo not listening to your mom is mischievous and naughty!
September 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm
Kat N Collies, I don’t think my person would have let me have my own blog if I didn’t have so much mischief in me. It’s what I live for.
September 17, 2012 at 11:42 am
Lovely pics. So nice to see you without your vest!
You’re a clever dog, I’m sure you’ll find lots of new mischief to make.
September 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm
Delft, mischief is my middle name.
September 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm
LOL Bongo you silly dog…
September 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm
Jaz, I’ve got to have something good to write about in my blog.
September 17, 2012 at 5:06 pm
You always do….LOL
September 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm
Some weeds make me sick Bongo, but hey, then I barf them up & feel good all over again. But you could try what I do. Instead of digging in with your feet, roll over on your back & all 4 in the air – if your person tries to roll you back up, just keep on rollin’…works for me my friend … Lola
September 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm
Lola, I do that rolling thing in the house sometimes but I’ve never tried it on the trails. Thanks for the idea. Some weeds make me sick too, but I guess they’re not growing right now because I haven’t had any problems in awhile.
September 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm
I have seen those anxiety vests before, so they really work? I was always a skeptic about them.How do they prevent anxiety?
September 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm
Kirby, the anxiety vest helps me some. I still get really upset if there’s thunder, but not as upset as I get when I don’t have the vest on. My person says that when she read about the vests she learned that some dogs get bothered by the electricity in the air that occurs during thunderstorms just as much as with the thunder, and the vest is supposed to help with that. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
December 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm
“That makes so much sense, very good to know! Thanks for informing me and sorry for taking so long to reply back, my ma just realized tonight how to find replys she got on other’s blogs. I had to roll my eyes a lot onthat one!”
December 13, 2012 at 11:25 pm
Kirby, at least your mom finally found the replies. You might have to give her a few blogging lessons. Sometimes I have to teach my person a few things.
December 13, 2012 at 11:31 pm
“Sometimes i think she is hoplezz when it comez to these computerz….why is it so easy for us dogs!
September 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm
I am sure you will think of something, Bongo, you are a smart dog.
September 17, 2012 at 6:54 pm
Patircia, I’m an expert at coming up with mischief. The hardest part is that with so many ideas I have to decide which one to use.
September 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm
What a problem…
Misty Shores Chesapeakes
September 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm
You look so handsome without the vest Bongo bet it feels good to be rid of it for a while 🙂
That is some mischief and the photos are great but I really love the last one, looks like you are really making your person work.
September 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm
Thanks Misty Shores. It does feel good to have that vest off. I was tracking something down that smelled really good in that last picture and my person wouldn’t let me get hold of it.
September 18, 2012 at 12:17 am
I have never seen an anxiety vest…can you show it to me? Do many dogs wear these? Where do you get them from…?
Bongo ..if you eat all those nasty weeds it might give to tummy ache …then you would be sick, or even worse..Then you would really be in trouble
September 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm
Patreciau, there are lots of pictures over the last couple months where I’m wearing my anxiety vest. I don’t see other dogs wearing them very often. My person just heard about them a year ago and got me one to see if it would help calm me during thunder storms. Oh, those weeds. There are some kinds that make me sick but I haven’t been eating them lately – but for some reason my person tries to drag me away from all the weeds.
September 18, 2012 at 3:38 am
Becareful what you eat, Bongo!
September 18, 2012 at 1:49 pm
Dianda, my person keeps telling me that too. I think that’s why she keeps trying to drag me away.
September 18, 2012 at 8:04 am
Oh! I love eating weeds, too!!! 🙂
September 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm
Kevin, my person eats salad to stay healthy. Weeds are a dog’s salad. Woo woo!
September 18, 2012 at 9:10 am
B., you look so handsome and carefree without your vest. I recognize that digging in. When Mom tries to pull me away from what she calls “being naughty” and what I call “having fun” I dig in like that. Mom says I am a stubborn donkey. I think that means she wants to give me bacon.
Love and licks,
September 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Cupcake, if our people gave us bacon we’d come running instead of digging in. I think we have to convince them.
September 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm
That’s the way to do it!! As long as their not poison (listen to Mom about that) there are always some great ones to try out. I’m glad your thunder season is over, this has been the worst one we remember too. Unfortunately, we can have thunder almost every month of the year. We have even had thunder snow which is really unfair:(
September 20, 2012 at 11:13 am
Lexie and Mica, we can get thunder around the year here too, but only occasionally. This time of year we mostly get blue skies and pleasant temperatures and I’m loving it.
September 20, 2012 at 1:35 am
Finally the thunder is over. It’s great to see you without your jacket! Don’t overeat yourself, Bongo 😉
September 20, 2012 at 11:15 am
Angels Whisper, it’s so nice not to need that vest any more. Don’t worry about me and those weeds though. They’re non fattening.
September 21, 2012 at 3:39 am
Weeds are good! 🙂
September 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm
Bassa, I agree. We’ve had lots of nice, green, juicy ones this year because we’ve had so much rain.
September 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm
nom, nom, nom…. Ginger says when you eat the weeds go home and yak them up into scratchy’s bowl… then scratchy will not want the food and you can eat the weeds again and scratchy’s food also! 🙂
September 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm
Ginger, that’s the best idea yet. Second hand weeds and Scratchy’s food too.