Et Tu, Brute?

09 Nov

Bongo looking at gray skies while on the trailSomething is really strange out on my trails today. I can’t quite put my paws on it – but something is different. I think I’ll stay close to my person. Things just don’t feel quite right.








Thunder Mountain and gray skies

I think I’ve got it. The sky isn’t the same. It’s been blue for a long time now. I’d almost forgotten it could ever be any other color. But it isn’t blue today. Look how gray it is.

My person says all this gray is coming from a storm called Brutus that’s on its way.

Brutus! What kind of a name is that for a storm?

The Weather Channel named it that?

I’ve heard of thunderstorms, and snowstorms, and rainstorms, and hailstorms. I’ve even heard of windstorms. But Brutus storms? This could be really dangerous. Is Brutus going to be falling out of the sky? What would that be like? Or maybe there will be lots of Brutuses falling.

Faint hills in the background

Hey person, I can barely see those hills. I think Brutus is on its way. We’d better get out of here.

Storm covering Thunder Mountain

Oh, no! It’s covering up Thunder Mountain now. We’re surrounded!

Wait a minute. I think I’m getting wet. These little Brutuses that are hitting me seem a lot like rain. Do you think the Weather Channel knew what they were talking about when they named this storm Brutus?


Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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44 responses to “Et Tu, Brute?

  1. marina kanavaki

    November 9, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Oh, Bongo! I hope it is not as “Brutus” as the name suggests! Get thee under shelter and in your vest asap! 🙂
    Stay safe!

    • Bongo

      November 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Marina, no thunder so far – we don’t get much this time of year – but I don’t really like the sound when the rain starts coming down hard. It’s been stopping and starting. At least at the moment it’s stopped. Kind of windy out there though.

  2. jaspersdoggyworld

    November 9, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Brutus sounds scary. You’d better get home and have a snooze on you favourite place. Love Nellie and Jasper.

    • Bongo

      November 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      Nellie and Jasper, that’s exactly what I’m doing. I’m hanging out in the hallway – it’s the furthest away place from the wind and the rain. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  3. philosophermouseofthehedge

    November 9, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Brutal Brutus – sounds too heavy to fall without notice. Take cover!

    • Bongo

      November 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Karen, I’m hiding in my hallway – although I’m worried my person might try to drag me out in it. And I can’t refuse a walk – well, as long as it’s not thundering anyway.

  4. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    November 9, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Oh my word – not more named storms! You keep safe there Bongo and definitely get out of the rain.

    • Bongo

      November 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      Susan, I think those weather guys don’t have anything better to do than make up names. So far this storm’s not too bad here – kind of windy and rain off and on. My person says this storm is bringing snow in colder places. Snow? I want snow.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    November 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    The rain won’t hurt you, B. I just hope there’s no thunder….

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      November 9, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Cupcake, I keep thinking there’s going to be thunder – but so far there’s just some wind and rain off and on. My person even made me go for a walk just now. At least we saw a bunny that was out braving the storm. I couldn’t catch it though.

  6. dogdaz

    November 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I think naming snowstorms is silly, especially naming one Brutus. Et tu, Bong!

    • Bongo

      November 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      Dogdaz, I guess the life of a weatherman must not be very exciting. They have to think of something to do.

  7. misswhiplash

    November 10, 2012 at 1:46 am

    everything seems to have a name nowadays….but whatever it is stay in your house , keep warm and stay safe

    • Bongo

      November 10, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Patreciau, my person took me out in it again yesterday – but we made it between rainstorms and it was just a bit windy.

  8. angelswhisper2011

    November 10, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Bongo, a lot of dogs in Holland are named Brutus. Maybe dogs will falling out of the sky. Keep safe 🙂

    • Bongo

      November 10, 2012 at 11:53 am

      Angels Whisper, I’d better be careful. I wouldn’t want any dogs falling on me. And I sure hope those dogs don’t get hurt when the fall.

  9. heyitsjethere

    November 10, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.

    Dude, stay safe… strange, they used to only name Hurricanes…

    • Bongo

      November 10, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Hey Jet, I think those weathermen needed something to do to pass the time.

      • heyitsjethere

        November 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm

        Brilliant deduction, dude.

  10. Hawk aka BrownDog

    November 10, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Hi Y’all!

    I think they’ve taken this storm naming too far! Too much! When a real storm comes, how will we recognize it? and will we know it in time?

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    • Bongo

      November 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      H Hawk, maybe the weather people think they will get more viewers on the Weather Channel if they have a name to go with the storm. We rarely get bad storms where I live so the naming does seem kind of silly.

  11. Lola

    November 10, 2012 at 7:15 am

    I got wet on my walk yesterday, too. I don’t really mind, but I guess my person got cold because we cut it short and came home. Now she tells me it’s snowing in our mountains. Brutus or not, I’d love to go play in it!

    • Bongo

      November 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Lola, I’m with you. I love playing in snow. I don’t know if our mountains got any, but it didn’t get all that cold here – just wet and windy. The blue sky is out again today.

  12. colliesofthemeadow

    November 10, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Brutus? Interesting… here dad just calls them another #$%$@%@ storm… he has such a way with word… sort of like a Brutus…
    In fun,
    The Collies and Ginger who wants to create a brutus in our house just to see dad react…

    • Bongo

      November 10, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Ginger, it won’t take much to create a Brutus like we got. We just got some rain and wind and it didn’t even get very cold. But I guess some other places got a lot of snow from it – so have at it.

  13. sagechronicles

    November 10, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Silly of the Weather Channel to start naming winter storms. Hopefully it won’t catch on and insurance companies start including them in their ‘higher-deductible’ claims….

    • Bongo

      November 10, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Sage, do you think the Weather Channel and the insurance companies are conspiring together? Yikes!

  14. Loy Cerf

    November 10, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Hey Bongo, if Brutus gets too scary move to an empty bathtub then close the shower curtain! (Just don’t turn on the tap!!!)

    • Bongo

      November 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Loy, that might be a good idea – but I could turn on the tap. I love water. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  15. Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom

    November 10, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Never heard of Brutus weather before… certainly sounds interesting… I hope everything is OK!

    • Bongo

      November 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      Emily, I hadn’t either. I guess the Weather Channel just started naming winter storms. I guess other areas got snow from this one but where we are most of our storms are pretty mild. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  16. eripanwkevin

    November 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Brutus? *gasps!* Run Bongo! Ruuuunnnnnn!!!! hmmmm….wait a second? It starts raining? Hmmm…..that brutus might not be so dangerous…..just please put your raincoat on Bongo! 🙂

    • Bongo

      November 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      Kevin, I did get a little wet from Brutus because the rain started before we expected it and caught us. I don’t mind we though as long as I’m not too cold. But Brutus left and the sun has returned – except I don’t think its heater is working today. Brrr

  17. tylersat99

    November 11, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Bongo nothing named “Brutus” with black clouds could possibly be a good thing:(

    • Bongo

      November 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      Lexie and Mica I agree with you. It’s a good thing the sun chased that nasty Brutus away. Except I think Brutus stole the sun’s heater.

      • tylersat99

        November 11, 2012 at 6:13 pm

        You getting colder out there?

      • Bongo

        November 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

        Yes, it was nice and sunny today, but very chilly – for us at least.

  18. Bassas Blog

    November 12, 2012 at 2:33 am

    We’ve lost our blue sky too Bongo 😦

    • Bongo

      November 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Bassa, our blue sky finally came back, but someone must have turned off the sun’s heater.

  19. onebluedog

    November 12, 2012 at 11:59 am

    A Brutus storm sounds like a very dangerous thing Bongo! Be careful!

    • Bongo

      November 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      Remy, that Brutus storm wasn’t very bad here but I guess it dropped some Brutus snow in other places. The sun had chased it away though – but I think Brutus stole the sun’s heater.

      • onebluedog

        November 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm


  20. Brook

    November 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Your blog is so warm and inventive! “My person”…I love that! (Is Brutus really on the way?)

    • Bongo

      November 15, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks Brook. I’m glad you enjoy my blog. Brutus already passed through. We just got some rain and wind here. Nothing serious. I guess Brutus dropped some snow on other areas as it passed through.


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