Flower Unseason

25 Oct


Bongo with Indian PaintbrushI’m working on another mystery, and as usual, this one has to do with my trails. You see, a couple of days ago my person and I were trekking through a part of my trails that we don’t usually go on, and we saw something strange.

We saw flowers.

That wouldn’t be so unusual in itself, except that it isn’t flower season anymore. Of course my person had to stop and take pictures of them. At least there were some weeds to munch on next to the flowers. Otherwise I would have been upset about having to wait while my person took pictures – again.

Bongo eating weeds near Indian Paintbrush

But I’m still working on that mystery. Why were those flowers there at the wrong time of year? There’s something really suspicious going on here.

Wait! Something’s coming to me. When we saw those flowers, weren’t we on our way to see the artists who were painting on my trails?

That’s why we saw those flowers – because we went a different way so we could get to where they were.

And what were those long sticks called that those artists were using?

That’s it! Paint brushes.

And what are those flowers called?

Yup. Indian Paintbrush.

Indian Paintbrush

I’ve got it! I’ve solved the mystery.

Those artists left those flowers there. They were painting pictures of red rocks and I bet that since they were in Sedona they wanted to use Sedona paintbrushes. But then when they got all the red paint they needed, they left those Indian paintbrushes in the ground.

Woo woo! Detective Dog figures it out again.

Indian Paintbrush


Posted by on October 25, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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33 responses to “Flower Unseason

  1. Genevieve Petrillo

    October 25, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Long way to go, B., not only on the trails but in your head, too! Those paintbrushes are pretty.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      October 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks Cupcake. They are really pretty paintbrushes, aren’t they. My person says she loves the color of them.

  2. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    October 25, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Well aren’t you the very clever detective dog Bongo. So, the Indian Paintbrush still flowers in Fall?

    • Bongo

      October 25, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Susan, this is the first time either me or my person has ever seen Indian Paintbrush in the fall. Strange things are happening around here.

  3. To Shea

    October 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Good Work Bongo….I wondered that myself, you make an excellent detective…:-)
    Maybe those artists should come back to pick up their paintbrushes…:-)…BOL
    Alex and Penny

    • Bongo

      October 25, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Alex and Penny, I’m getting worried now. Those artists might be joining league with the litter bugs on my trails. At least they only left pretty litter.

  4. philosophermouseofthehedge

    October 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Excellent work. Pretty soon they will be wanting to make a TV series of Bongo, dog detective. (Bet a big audience guaranteed!)

    • Bongo

      October 25, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Karen, I might have to tell my person to go out and get me a real detective hat for that TV show.

  5. themisadventuresofmisaki

    October 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Well done Bongo!

    • Bongo

      October 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks Misaki.

  6. Delft

    October 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Well done Bongo. But you do seem to eat an awful lot of weeds. Doesn’t it upset your tummy?

    • Bongo

      October 25, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      Delft, there’s a kind of weed that grows in the summer that makes me let go as soon as I eat it, but the weeds I’ve been eating lately don’t bother me. My person still keeps trying to drag me away from them though.

  7. Dalton

    October 26, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Wow some good detectiveneess there! I think I need a sit down to help me figure it all out!

    • Bongo

      October 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Dalton, it’s pretty simple really. But maybe you have to be there for it all to make sense.

  8. marina kanavaki

    October 26, 2012 at 3:12 am

    You are such a brilliant detective Bongo!
    …is this the same flower as Indian Paintbrush which you had posted back in March?! [talk about memory of an elephant!]:
    I do prefer your current version though…

    • Bongo

      October 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      Wow Marina, you do have a good memory. This is the same flower. That picture from March was when they were first coming out and not very big yet. We were so surprised to find them in full bloom this time of year.

  9. YouKai Shinigami

    October 26, 2012 at 4:00 am

    You are pretty smart 🙂 ♥

    • Bongo

      October 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks YouKai. I do my best.

  10. misswhiplash

    October 26, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Totally unbelievable that a dog, even a Bongodog can be so brilliant…well done four legged friend and thank you Mrs two legged friend for the lovely pics. xxxxx

    • Bongo

      October 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks Patreciau. I think I’m getting better at my detective work because of all the practice I’ve had lately.

  11. eripanwkevin

    October 26, 2012 at 7:24 am

    How clever you are Bongo! You’re much smarter than Sherlick Homes! You surely could be on TV and in the film, too! 🙂

  12. onebluedog

    October 26, 2012 at 9:50 am

    That is some excellent detective work Bongo! You should start an agency to solve crime and other mysteries 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks Remy. An agency sounds like a great idea. Maybe you could be my partner.

  13. Patricia

    October 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    You are so smart! I never would have figured that out.

    • Bongo

      October 26, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks Patricia. It’s not always easy being Detective Dog.

  14. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    October 27, 2012 at 11:20 am

    You are a great detective Bongo and those are beautiful flowers 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      Thanks Misty Shores. My person says she loves seeing flowers pop up when she’s not expecting them.

  15. tylersat99

    October 27, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Love the color of the flowers Bongo! You have really had a strange year for flowers and plants. Course we gave had strange weather too. Got a beautiful fall woods walk, was in the 70’s and the next day rain and 48F. I think that was the last of our fall 😦

    • Bongo

      October 27, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      Lexie and Mica, this has been the best wildflower season I can remember. Glad you got a beautiful woods walk in before the weather turned cold. Maybe the sun will surprise you and peek out again soon.

  16. angelswhisper2011

    October 30, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Bongo, you’re a great detective. I think it’s time for a medal 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Thanks Angels Whisper. That would be great having a medal, but I hope it’s a tasty treat medal.

  17. colliesofthemeadow

    October 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Beautiful!! Gingers says paint scratchy with them…. hehehe

    • Bongo

      October 31, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Ginger, I would have to be careful. Scratchy bites if you try to tickle him.


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