Pine Nuts

30 Oct

Pine Tree with ConesWhat do you mean, person? Food grows on my trails? You mean besides the running, hopping, and flying kind?

No person, I’d never eat any of those little furry or feathery things. I’m a good dog. Remember?

But what kind of food is there besides that?

It’s in those pine trees? I don’t want to eat pine cones, and pine needles would be totally yucky. You must be thinking of some other kind of tree. And those other kind don’t grow on my trails.


Pine Cones

What? There’s food in the pine cones. Pine nuts? And you can take the shells off of the nuts and eat them?

Pine Cone and Pine Nuts on the Ground

Woo woo! Look, I found some of those nuts right here on the ground. I wonder why some forest critter hasn’t eaten them yet?

Bongo checking out dried nuts

Yuck! Gross! Ptouie!

Hey person, there’s something wrong with these nuts. They’re all dried out. No wonder those forest critters left them on the ground. We’ve got to return these back to the forest for a refund.


Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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29 responses to “Pine Nuts

  1. Doggy's Style

    October 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Pine nuts are delicious, I guess you have more fun playing with the pine cone than eating them.

    • Bongo

      October 30, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Doggy’s Style, I think I’m going to have to send my person to the store for some good pine nuts. But the cones are fun to play with too.

  2. themisadventuresofmisaki

    October 30, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Hope you get your refund!!

    • Bongo

      October 30, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Misaki, that tree the pine nuts were under is not being very cooperative.

  3. chaoticscribbles

    October 30, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Hhaha you never fail to make me giggle 😛 get your money back from that crafty forest supermarket !! 😉

    • Bongo

      October 30, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      Chaotic Scribbles, I think I’m going to have to put in a complaint to the forest management.

  4. Dianda

    October 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    What if you roast them?

    • Bongo

      October 30, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      Dianda, roasted pine nuts sound really good. I’ll have to give that a try.

      • Dianda

        October 31, 2012 at 7:40 am

        Let me know how it tastes!

      • Bongo

        October 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm

        Dianda, my person says fresh pine nuts are really good, but the dried out ones don’t have much flavor at all. You can buy pine nuts in stores, but they’re usually pretty expensive.

  5. Delft

    October 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Do you remember the guy in “Best in Show” who kept enumerating nuts? And his dog?

    • Bongo

      October 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Nuts and a dog? Woo woo! I never got to see that show though. Maybe my person can put on some reruns.

  6. tylersat99

    October 30, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    We have lots of pine cones around here, but we never see any nuts in them. Mom didn’t know there were nuts either.

    • Bongo

      October 31, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      Lexie and Mica, I guess only certain kinds of pine cones have nuts in them. We have lots of pine cones in my front yard and none of those have nuts. I guess the yard would be full of pesky squirrels if they did.

  7. marina kanavaki

    October 31, 2012 at 1:03 am

    …”return back to the forest for a refund”?!!!!! What a thought, Bongo! You outsmart any human!

    • Bongo

      October 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Marina, I’m not having much luck with that refund though. I think I’m going to have to talk with forest management next.

  8. eripanwkevin

    October 31, 2012 at 1:59 am

    We see pine trees and pine corns in Japan, too but never seen pine nuts…besides the shape and the color of the pine corn seems to be a bit different from the one we have here. Mom said that she saw pine nuts sold in grocery store and she thinks they are yummy! I’m not sure if I like them though because I usually don’t eat any nuts. Do you, Bongo? 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 31, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      Kevin, the pine trees in my yard are different than the ones on my trails and they don’t have any nuts either. Sometimes my person drops an almond and I eat that, but she doesn’t give me nuts very often.

  9. Dalton

    October 31, 2012 at 2:06 am

    I’d stick to dog treats if I was you!!

    • Bongo

      October 31, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Dalton, I think you’re right. Those pine nuts are pretty little anyway.

      • Dalton

        November 1, 2012 at 2:01 am

        not worth the effort!

  10. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    October 31, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Wouldn’t that be cool – if we could get refunds from nature 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Susan, I was kind of hoping the tree would take the old nuts back and just produce a fresh crop for me.

  11. Winnie The Greyhound

    October 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Hope you get something tastier really soon

    Love and licks, Winnie

    • Bongo

      October 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Winnie, I’m eyeing the dog treats on top of my refrigerator right now.

  12. colliesofthemeadow

    October 31, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Ginger says if the tree wont give you a refund you can let it know how you feel by watering it…..

    • Bongo

      October 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      Ginger, I’ll water it anyway – refund or not.

  13. angelswhisper2011

    November 2, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Glad you tried the nuts, Bongo, now we know they’re not eatable. Maybe you water them too much 🙂

    • Bongo

      November 2, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Angels Whisper, I think I must have watered those nuts too much because my person says if you get them when they’re not dried out they’re really good.


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