Back Yard Neighbor

05 Jan

Bongo jumping on the fenceI have a new neighbor dog who lives behind me – on the other side of my backyard fence. This dog isn’t calm and gentle like Toby, my new across the street neighbor dog. This dog likes to bark. But only when I come out in my backyard.

If he’s out in his yard when I come out he makes such a ruckus that I’ve got to see what’s going on. What’s he getting so excited about?

I can’t jump the fence to get over to him. At least not the fence that goes to his yard. I can only jump the part where the gate is.

Bongo facing the fence with his ears and tail out

There’s got to be another way to get over there.

Bongo peeking down over the short fence

Maybe there’s a way to go under that fence.

Bongo looking at the fence

Or maybe through it?

Bongo looking through a hole in the fence

Oh wait. Here’s a hole in the fence. At least now I can get a look at that dog.

Bongo running along the fence

I don’t believe it. Just when I almost get face to face with that dog he runs down to the other side of the yard.

Next time I’m barking back.

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Posted by on January 5, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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38 responses to “Back Yard Neighbor

  1. philosophermouseofthehedge

    January 5, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Bongo, Molly here. That dog sounds as excitable as the one on the side of my yard. He’s wild and has no manners, is ugly aggressive, and his owner lets him run loose a lot.
    I get my revenge, though – when he’s put in his backyard he goes nuts barking and lunging at the fence…I just stand there quietly not woo wooing at all, but grinning. Pretty soon he is yelled at and jerked back inside for being a nuisance – and the bird and I have our peace and quiet.
    The spaniel behind me used to bark, but now we touch noses between fence boards. This is a nice dog – but shy when we meet on dog walks….maybe I don’t look so big between fence boards? Hope your neighbor dog calms down.

    • Bongo

      January 5, 2013 at 11:55 am

      Molly, neighbor dogs can be great fun – or a total nuisance. This one only barks when I come out in the yard so I think maybe he wants to play. I hope I get a chance to meet him without a fence between us someday. It’s also where Ghost Dog lives – but Ghost Dog doesn’t bark at me.

      • philosophermouseofthehedge

        January 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm

        Maybe that dog had a sad puppyhood or bad neighbor experience – bet you can win him over!

      • Bongo

        January 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm

        Karen, I think all we need to do is get rid of that fence between us. I bet we could be good buddies then.

      • philosophermouseofthehedge

        January 5, 2013 at 6:19 pm

        there is something to be said about chainlink fences vs wooden ones…dogs always fret when they can see things clearly. (besides it’s so much more fun racing up and down if you can see the competition. )

      • Bongo

        January 5, 2013 at 7:58 pm

        Karen, I think maybe I should get my person to switch to a chainlink fence with an open gate in it.

      • philosophermouseofthehedge

        January 6, 2013 at 11:58 am

        Your fences look pretty formidable, but many subdivisions have rules. The chainlink weathers hurricanes better and last longer, but newer areas don’t like them. They are also make it easier to talk to your neighbors…but some smart doggies learn to climb them – no gate needed for visiting! (dogs know a good thing when they see it!)

      • Bongo

        January 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm

        Karen, our fence is a hodgepodge from different neighbors. The neighbors in back – where that dog lives – put up a fence with a big opening on the bottom, so my people put up the little short fence so they could get a dog – me – and I wouldn’t be able to escape. But I fooled them. I found other ways to escape, although my person is onto me now and it keeps getting harder and harder to get away with it.

  2. marina kanavaki

    January 5, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Got to show him some manners, Bongo!

    • Bongo

      January 5, 2013 at 11:58 am

      Marina, I’m thinking if we could get rid of that fence between us we could play.

      • marina kanavaki

        January 6, 2013 at 2:14 am

        hmm, I think you’re right!

  3. heyitsjethere

    January 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.

    Bet if the neighbor agreed to go on a trail walk with you, you both would be fast friends and the barking would diminish.

    • Bongo

      January 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      Hey Jet, good idea. I’ll have to send my person around to the next street where their front door is to talk to them about a trail walk. Maybe Ghost Dog could come too. That’s where my person says he hangs out when he’s not appearing and disappearing on my trails.

  4. themisadventuresofmisaki

    January 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Hope you guys manage to become friends. Maybe he’s barking cos he wants to get through the fence and play with you??

    • Bongo

      January 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Misaki, that’s what I’m thinking too. Now to figure out how to get rid of that fence.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    January 5, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Barking dogs scare me (unless I’m the one doing the barking). Sometimes I hear them inside their apartments when I walk by. I hide behind Mom. When I finally meet them face to face, I am not afraid anymore. I can’t wait till you meet this noisy guy!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      January 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Cupcake, I think we could be great friends if we could just figure out how to get rid of that fence.

  6. kirbysdawgblog

    January 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    oh bongo,, you know your an escape artist when your humans have to build two fences to keep your wild spirit in! hee hee

    • Bongo

      January 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Kirby, my people put those fences there before they got me, but I still figured out how to escape.

  7. BunkThePug

    January 5, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I wish I had a back yard like that! I would dig a hole pack to China so that I could be with my pug ancestors.

    • Bongo

      January 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Bunk, around here you have to wait for a good soaking of rain before the ground’s soft enough to dig holes – and it doesn’t happen very often. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  8. barb19

    January 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    You should ask your person to ask your next door person to introduce you to their dog, then he might stop barking every time you go out into your yard. In fact, you could become best buddies!

    • Bongo

      January 5, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Barb, I think that’s a great idea because I think he just wants to play anyway.

  9. bumpyroadtobubba

    January 6, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Bongo, don’t do it! Trust us, if you bark back all the other neighbours will blame you and you’ll be the one who has to wear a silly citronella necklace. Just because you *may* have barked before and people naturally assume you’re the one who started the neighbourhood barking choir!! Bella & Beary xo

    • Bongo

      January 6, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      Bella and Beary, thanks for the warning. I’ll just keep working on finding a way through the fence and forget about barking. I sure wouldn’t want to be the one that got stuck with the blame.

  10. misswhiplash

    January 6, 2013 at 2:17 am

    some good sound advice in the other comments but it would be nice for you to be friends with this barking dog. It must be so frustrating to hear him but not be able to see him/her. Maybe a hole in the fence just big enough for an eye and a sniff could be arranged

    • Bongo

      January 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      Patreciau, I’m hoping for a hole in the fence big enough for me to get through.

      • misswhiplash

        January 7, 2013 at 1:50 am

        he might not like you going onto his territory…maybe a nose hole would be the first precaution…please don’t get hurt!

      • Bongo

        January 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

        I’ll be careful. I promise.

  11. kolytyi

    January 6, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Is it a real dog or only a voice, a huge barking in itself?

    • Bongo

      January 6, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Kolytyi, my person says she peaked through the hole in the fence once and saw a real dog over there. I’ve got to figure out how to make that hole bigger so I can get through.

  12. angelswhisper2011

    January 6, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Bongo, what’s the matter with that dog, doesn’t he like you, or does he only wants to let you know who’s the boss? You better teach that dog some manners 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      Angels Whisper, if I could get through the fence I could figure out what that dog wants. I’m hoping he just wants to play.

  13. eripanwkevin

    January 6, 2013 at 6:16 am

    I hope that you and the back yard neighbor dog will be friends someday soon! It’s always good to have new friends! Hmmm….why he barks so crazily??? Oh! I know why now! He might be very little pup who tries to sound strong and big! hee hee… 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 6, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Kevin, my person peeked through the fence and she says I’m bigger than that dog. I’m hoping I can get through that fence though and that that dog will want to play with me.

  14. dianeskitchentable

    January 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Well the way I see it Bongo, you’ve got seniority in your neighborhood so somebody needs to have that explained….

    • Bongo

      January 7, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      Diane and Lola, I certainly do have seniority over that dog. I may have to tear a hole in the fence so I can go over and talk to him.


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