Top Reads and Writes

04 Jan

BongoThis is terrible – really terrible! You see, my person was going over the annual report for my blog and not one of the top five posts was about me. Well, I guess one of them was – the last one.

The top post was one I wrote way back in October of 2011 – Adventures of a Dead Mouse. It wasn’t even about a dog. And the mouse wasn’t even alive. And all because my person wouldn’t take a picture of the mouse. So I made her draw one for my blog post. You wouldn’t believe how many people found this blog post through searches for a dead mouse.

My person noticed that a lot of people were also finding my blog with the search “Bongo Cat” and they were finding pictures of Scratchy – the cat I live with. So she made me write a post called Bongo Cat. And it became the second most popular post for 2012. Do you believe it? A mouse and a cat beat me.

When my person noticed all the searches that were finding the dead mouse drawing I started a Dead Mouse Fan Club. And that became the third most popular post for 2012. I’ve been beaten out by a cat and twice by a mouse.

Then my person seemed to be confusing me with a wolf and she drew a picture of a wolf howling. And Howling Like a Wolf became my fourth most popular post. At least a wolf is related to me. I don’t feel quite so bad about that one.

At least the fifth most popular post is about me. It’s the poem I wrote for my Gotcha Day. So I think I learned something from this. If I want lots of people to read posts about me I have to write more poetry, celebrate my Gotcha Day every day, or get my person to start drawing pictures of me.

But here’s what I really wanted to tell you about. There are some special people and dogs who read my blog and comment regularly. So I want to let you know which of my friends gave me the most comments in 2012, because all of them are really awesome.

There was a tie for first place: Marina is a wonderful artist who also loves dogs, and Kevin is a Shiba-Inu who lives in Japan.

Third place goes to Angels Whisper and I have to admit I’m kind of partial to her cat Little Binky. I think Little Binky is probably nicer than Scratchy.

Fourth place goes to all my collie friends at Collies of the Meadow. One of the collies, Ginger, gives me all kinds of great mischief ideas.

And number five goes to my buddy Jet. His mom’s been busy like my person has, so that was a lot of comments he gave me awhile back. I’ve been missing him lately, but I understand.

I’ve got a special treat for all of my top five commenters. The first one is for the people who commented. I would like to share these treats with my dog friends too, but my person says we’re not allowed to eat chocolate.

Chocolate Cookies







So I added some dog treats. Make sure your people don’t eat any of these. They get the cookies.

Chocolate Cookies and Dog Treats







I know there’s a few cats involved too. I had to ask Scratchy what cats would like. He said a mouse. I was going to refer all the cats to that dead mouse, but Scratchy donated one of his.

Cookies, dog treats, and a mouse








I want to thank everybody that has been reading my blog and leaving me comments. You are all special to me and when my person gives me some more treats I’ll share them with you too.


Posted by on January 4, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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41 responses to “Top Reads and Writes

  1. Ingrid D.

    January 4, 2013 at 10:35 am

    It’s always a pleasure to read about your adventures, Bongo!

    • Bongo

      January 4, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks Sweet Kitten. I like reading about yours too, but my person has been so busy lately we haven’t been able to read much.

  2. My life with Monti

    January 4, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I like dog blogs so I read about your dog 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Anyone who likes dog blogs is alright with me. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  3. colliesofthemeadow

    January 4, 2013 at 10:42 am

    A very successful year Bongo! Thank you for the chocolates and treats!!! Its amazing sometimes what become the top posts isnt it? Sometimes its the most off the wall titles or topics…. We love your blog and cant wait to see you give scratchy the what for… 🙂 Ginger wanted to write naughty titles for our posts for she thinks we would get more hits than ever… glad dad stopped her. Thank you for the link back and for honoring us with these treats…. 🙂
    Your friends,
    the collies, the naughty Ginger and chuck

    • Bongo

      January 4, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Collies and Chuck, you are all the best and you deserve some real life treats but I couldn’t figure out how to send them through my blog.

  4. marina kanavaki

    January 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Oh, my!!! treats for me too!!!! and what an honor being on top of your list sweet Bongo!!!
    I’m honored and this one I can brag about: naa nah na naa nah!!!!
    Thank you and your person …and Scratchy for his donation!
    I treasure your gifts and I promise I will continue to visit you and send you loves [my pleasure anyway!]
    mouah Bongo!

    • Bongo

      January 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Marina, thanks for the loves and all the comments. I always enjoy finding them when my person gets on the computer.

      • marina kanavaki

        January 5, 2013 at 2:08 am

        The credit is all yours you know! I am not a very talkative person… yet just coming in here and seeing your face and reading your stories makes me want to write. In any case you’ll always know you made a friend from the other side of the ocean! [Loretta also sends her love …I have to send you her photo one day!]

      • Bongo

        January 5, 2013 at 11:45 am

        Marina, I’m so glad I’ve inspired you to write and that we are friends across the sea. And I would love to have a photo of Loretta.

      • marina kanavaki

        January 6, 2013 at 2:15 am

        …in your mailbox!

      • Bongo

        January 6, 2013 at 7:54 pm

        Thanks for the pictures Marina. Loretta is beautiful. I’m in love!

      • marina kanavaki

        January 7, 2013 at 2:38 am

        😳 [loretta]

  5. Anonymous

    January 4, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Every single one of your posts is a treat for me Bongo! I don’t get on WP daily but I do check my emails & look forward to getting your daily posts emailed to me. 🙂 So thanks for the treats Bongo!!!!

    • Bongo

      January 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      You’re welcome Jackie. It’s always a treat when I hear from you.

  6. Anonymous

    January 4, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Every single one of your posts is a Treat for me Bongo!!! I don’t always get on WordPress but I do check my emails daily & look forward to getting your new posts emailed to me. So thanks for the treats Bongo!!

  7. Kat n collies

    January 4, 2013 at 11:58 am

    We really enjoyed your Mom’s pictures, and your poem! 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks Kat n Collies.

  8. Genevieve Petrillo

    January 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    B., I think your person should DEFINITELY draw pictures of you every day! Good plan!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      January 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Cupcake, she might get good at it if she did it every day – but she has to take me for my walks first.

  9. heyitsjethere

    January 4, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.

    Dude… thanks for your shout out and your understanding… We miss you too! We love reading about YOU and YOUR trails and YOUR investigating and YOUR mischief and YOUR family. 🙂

    Guess what? Our top search terms were all having to do with PEACOCK… hmpf. Winchester, the Arrogant, many, Jetty less… double hmpf!

    Don’t worry, dude… got your back…

    • Bongo

      January 4, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Hey Jet, my person has this really cool peacock picture that she took when she was in Florida a couple years ago. She’s been wanting to paint it. Maybe I should get her to do that and post it on my blog. I’m hoping I get time to visit you more this year, but my person is still busy with her classes. She’s on her last two right now.

  10. Sunshine

    January 4, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    congratulations Bongo and Happy New Year!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Thanks Sunshine. I hope you have an awesome 2013.

      • Sunshine

        January 5, 2013 at 10:38 pm

        YOU too, Bongo!! 😉

  11. Anonymous

    January 5, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I’ve missed Bongo!!!! The holidays are the busiest time of the year for us pet sitters…even in Hawaii. Looks like his front legs are listing slightly to the left while his body is leaning slightly to the right. Must be too much egg-nog. Best wishes for the new year!

    • Bongo

      January 5, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Glad you stopped by again. I guess even people in Hawaii have to go somewhere for vacation – or to visit family. My person had to catch my pose really fast before I ran toward the camera – so that’s my excuse for my leaning. I hope you have a wonderful 2013.

  12. kolytyi

    January 5, 2013 at 7:17 am

    As I see, ALL blog entries tell a story about you – your person seems to be totally Bongo-centered!

    • Bongo

      January 5, 2013 at 11:49 am

      Kolytyi, I guess I’m kind of hard to ignore. But every once in awhile my person doesn’t keep a close enough eye on the computer and Scratchy gets on it and steals my blog.

      • kolytyi

        January 6, 2013 at 2:34 am

        Scratchy should have his own blog – which you could steal, of course!

      • Bongo

        January 6, 2013 at 7:56 pm

        Kolytyi, Scratchy is too boring most of the time. No one would read his blog.

  13. eripanwkevin

    January 5, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Awww…Bongo…thank you very much for the treats you gave us!!! They are nommy! It is my great pleasure to visit and read your blog everyday!!! 🙂 Your posts cheer me up and give me laugh alot! I think that I’m really lucky and happy to have met you! 🙂
    Speaking of Dead Mouse, one of our kitties once brougth “Dead Mouse” who was headless at the front door …yuck! Mom ended up throwing it away……poor mom!

    • Bongo

      January 5, 2013 at 11:51 am

      Kevin, I’m so glad we’ve become friends because I really enjoy your comments every day. That headless dead mouse really does sound yucky. My person would have thrown it away too. At least the one I found was out on my trails and it had a head.

  14. Donna

    January 5, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Beat out by rats and cats! No wonder you are upset. Guess your person better get busy drawing, writing poems, and throwing you parties every day for your Gotcha Day!

    • Bongo

      January 5, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Donna, I’m working on my person to do that now – but she doesn’t seem to be moving very fast. My Gotcha Day is coming up in a month though so I hope she’s planning a really good celebration for me.

  15. misswhiplashmisswhiplash

    January 6, 2013 at 2:09 am

    you sure do know how to attract ‘blogger’ attention…..but even if you were not in the top 5…you will always be FIRST WINNER in my heart

    • Bongo

      January 6, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks Patreciau. You’re such a sweetheart.

  16. bumpyroadtobubba

    January 6, 2013 at 2:54 am

    We love the Bongo posts better than all the others – even if the dead mouse drawing was quite funny! x

    • Bongo

      January 6, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks Bumpy, Bubba, Bella, and Beary. You’re my bestest friends.

  17. angelswhisper2011

    January 9, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    I like all your adventures, all your pictures and all your person’s drawings, Bongo. You’re so talented and Binky and I are so happy we’ve met you. Thank you for the treats and Little Binky says thanks for the mousie. You really purrred her up. Thank you for being you 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 9, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      Angels Whisper, you two are pretty awesome too. I’m glad you like the treats. I was especially thinking of Little Binky when I put that mousie there.


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