The Real Gift of Christmas

23 Dec

Bongo's presents on top of the fridgeChristmas is almost here and I’m getting really excited. Our tree is up, the lights are on, and I’m looking for the presents. I keep hearing that Santa will bring me presents, but I think I saw my person putting some good smelling things all wrapped in brightly colored paper on top of the fridge.

I’m a pretty good jumper, but I wish I could jump just a little bit higher. All the good stuff that doesn’t go into the fridge seems to go on top of it. If I could get up there I could have a treat feast.

But there’s something else I wish I could do besides jump higher. I wish I could sneak back in time – not too far back, just a little over 2000 years. That’s not asking much, is it?

And I’d like to go to a place called Bethlehem. A little baby was born there one night. Well, I guess lots of babies were born there, but this one was special. This little baby was wrapped in cloths and laid in a manger because the inn was full and his parents had nowhere else to go except for where the animals hung out.

Since there were animals there already I’m sure no one would notice one extra dog in the place. Especially when those shepherds showed up. Everybody would figure I was one of their sheepdogs. Well maybe. I could have pretended I was a sheepdog anyway.

Even if I had to change my appearance so I could pass as a sheepdog, travel back in time, and go to a faraway place, it would be all worth it to see God making his appearance on earth as a baby.


Hey person, I think I knocked a ball onto the top of the fridge. Could you get it for me, and maybe knock some of those presents down while you’re at it?

What are you saying, person? The true gift of Christmas is Jesus? That baby in a manger is the gift? Never mind then. I guess Jesus isn’t hanging out on top of the fridge.


“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16






Posted by on December 23, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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20 responses to “The Real Gift of Christmas

  1. colliesofthemeadow

    December 23, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Hi Bongo! Merry Christmas!!!! Jesus is the greatest gift of all. The collies always tell me their ancestors were there with the Shepherds…. they say Ginger’s ancestor was trying to become a King even then.. heehhehe…. enjoy your treats and presents and remember that the collies here are thinking of you as they eat theirs… 🙂

    • Bongo

      December 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Thanks Collies and Chuck. Merry Christmas to you too. The collies are so lucky. They wouldn’t even have to disguise themselves. They already look the part. And I’m sure that somewhere back there Ginger has an ancestor that was King of the Collies.

  2. marina kanavaki

    December 23, 2012 at 11:57 am

    …don’t worry sweet Bongo, he is everywhere!
    Are all those treats for you?
    Wow! What a lucky doggy!!!!!!!!

    • Bongo

      December 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      Marina, I think one or two of those treats might be for Scratchy – unless I get hold of them first.

  3. Two French Bulldogs

    December 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    that is not fair hiding those presents up so high

    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      December 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      Benny and Lily, I totally agree. My person is always doing unfair things like that. Have a Merry Christmas.

  4. Roberta

    December 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Yes, Jesus is the best gift ever…Bongo, patience, patience :). Have a wonderful, smelly Christmas.

    • Bongo

      December 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      Thanks Roberta. I think maybe I’ll get some treats while my person reads The Christmas Story.

  5. kirbysdawgblog

    December 23, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    You know your dog is intelligent when….. you have to put the presents on top of the fridge! Bongo your going to have a awesome christmas!!! So excited for you!

    • Bongo

      December 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks Kirby. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too.

  6. Loy Cerf

    December 24, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Happy Christmas, Bongo, to you and your family!

    • Bongo

      December 25, 2012 at 12:28 am

      Thanks Loy. Merry Christmas to you too.

  7. eripanwkevin

    December 24, 2012 at 7:25 am

    What a lovely wish you asked for Christmas Bongo! It would be fabulous if you would have been in that period when the little baby was born. This year’s Christmas means different from last Christmas to me, because you and your person have tought me lots of things about Bible. I feel much happier to celebrate the day of Christmas this year! Thanks so much!
    Have a Happy Merry Christmas, Bongo and his family! 🙂

    • Bongo

      December 25, 2012 at 12:30 am

      Thank you so much Kevin. You don’t know how much of a blessing it is to me and my person to know that Christmas has a little more meaning to you this year. Merry Christmas to you and all your family.

  8. Jen@MyBrownNewfies

    December 24, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Bongo!

    • Bongo

      December 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks Jen – and Merry Christmas to all of you too.

  9. rumpydog

    December 24, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Have a wonderful Christmas holiday!!!! woo woo woo!

    • Bongo

      December 25, 2012 at 12:31 am

      Rumpy, Merry Christmas to you and Jen and all the rest of your family – even June Buggie.

  10. angelswhisper2011

    December 31, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Bongo, Jezus is the greatest gift of all, surrounded with lovely people and animals. Have a wonderful New Years Eve 🙂

    • Bongo

      December 31, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      Angels Whisper, I totally agree. And you and Little Binky are some of those wonderful people and animals.


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