Trail Barricade

24 Jan

Bongo with his leash across the trailToday was a beautiful day out on my trails. The weather was warm, the birds sang,







and airplanes flew about overhead.


And lots of people passed us on the trail.

And my person kept pulling me aside so I couldn’t get any loves from them.

So I figured out a fix to that situation – but it only works when my person doesn’t see the other person first. Like when we’re going around a bend in the trail.

I’ve got to make sure I’m on the opposite side of the trail from my person. And I’ve got it.

Immediate trail barricade.

And I’m not moving until I get some loves.

One person thought I was totally innocent – that I had no idea I was blocking my trail. Little did she know that she was in my trap.

But my person is such a party poop. She yanked me over to her side of the trail and the trapped person escaped without even giving me a single love.

Somehow I’ve got to figure out how to get my person on my side.

Wait, I mean on the other side.

Now I’m confused.

Just remember to give me loves before I wrap you up in my leash.

Bongo with his leash across the trail


Posted by on January 24, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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25 responses to “Trail Barricade

  1. sueannporter1

    January 24, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Bongo, when I first saw your leash, it looked like a roll of toilet paper! LOL

    • Bongo

      January 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      Sue Ann, I bet that would stop a few people in their tracks.

  2. misswhiplash

    January 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Woof! what a situation to be in..all those people and not one love….not good Bongo. Your last sentence is the answer…go around and arouns your person with your leash, she will be all tangled up, then she will concentrate on getting untangled and you can get loves from whoever passes by. Problem solved! If I was there with you I would give you lots of loves…I give my Benjie lots of loves and kisses cos she is beautiful.She is going to the Hair Salon tomorrow to have her hair styled and shortened. It’ll probably cost an arm and a leg.(english expression meaning lots of cash)

    • Bongo

      January 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Patrecia, great idea on tangling up my person so she can’t stop me from getting loves. Oh yeah, my person says in the States we use that arm and a leg expression too. I guess that’s why she’s the one who give me my baths. Of course my hair doesn’t need trimming.

  3. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    January 24, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Well I never!! How could anybody pass you without giving you loves Bongo?

    • Bongo

      January 24, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Susan, I haven’t figured that out myself. I guess some people are just too intent on where they’re going.

  4. marina kanavaki

    January 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Now that is wise dog thinking, Bongo!!!!
    The perfect love trap!
    I’d love to “fall” in it!

    • Bongo

      January 24, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      Marina, I’ll pull my leash across the trail for you any day.

  5. philosophermouseofthehedge

    January 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Great idea Bongo!…maybe seeing you made those people realize they had left their left their dog at home and were hurrying back to them and ask for forgiveness? Well done, Bongo

    • Bongo

      January 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Karen, sometimes I do remind people that they left their dog behind. Some people on my trails are visiting from far away and they say I remind them how much they miss their dogs. I don’t know why they don’t bring their dogs. My person doesn’t take me to far away places either. It doesn’t make sense.

      • philosophermouseofthehedge

        January 24, 2013 at 4:42 pm

        Dogs tend to wiggle around and not sit still in the seat belts on airplanes?
        All those visitors are probably really glad to see a lovable dog like you! (to hug one dog is to hug them all)

  6. Two French Bulldogs

    January 24, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    those humans are so difficult to walk sometimes. They don’t listen to ours rules
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      January 24, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Benny & Lily, I’ve almost given up trying to train humans. It’s a losing battle.

  7. kolytyi

    January 25, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Oh, poor Bongo! It is a truism that dogs’ IQ is considerably higher than humans’ IQ but I think people get even less smart if they are on one end of a leash. For example, if I met a nice dog and we have eye contact from a great distance and we smile on each other, then their person on the leash usually thinks that I’m afraid of their dog and they pull him/her aside. Terrible!

    • Bongo

      January 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      Kolytyi, my person pulls my aside every time we pass someone. She won’t let me get loves from them unless they say they want to give me loves. I think my person should let me decide who gets the loves. Of course I would decide on giving loves to everybody.

  8. dianeskitchentable

    January 25, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Bongo, you’re right – totally INNOCENT. My best buddy Harry who takes care of me when Diane goes away always says I should get a lawyer. If I do, I’ll give you the name…Lola

    • Bongo

      January 25, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks Lola. I could use the name of that lawyer. I’m always getting accused of things that are totally not my fault.

  9. eripanwkevin

    January 25, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Trail barricade! What a clever idea you have, Bongo! it seems to not working sometimes though….I’m sure that everybody wants to give you loves if they see you. All you have to do is that you should not let your person know whaw you’re up to!!! hee hee 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Kevin, I’m always having to come up with new schemes because my person figures out what I’m doing. On my last walk though one person wanted to give me loves and I managed to get loves from two more people before anyone caught on to me.

  10. Bassa's Blog

    January 26, 2013 at 5:01 am

    You are lucky Bongo. We have lots of narrow lanes in my neighborhood and steps connecting the different level streets. Tall person has to be very careful because people are often afraid when they see me because of my size and we don’t want to scare or panic anyone. I prefer walks in the forest on my mountain – no people and lots of space.

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      Bassa, I can’t imagine anyone being afraid of you, but I guess some little kids are afraid of me because I’m as big as them. I like the little kids who aren’t afraid because their face is at just the right level for kissing. I wish we could go romping together in your forest or on my trails.

  11. colliesofthemeadow

    January 26, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Great plan but Ginger says if you run around your mom a couple of times till the leash ties her legs together then she cannot stop you from trapping humans and getting loves. Oh, make sure your human falls then she will be powerless….. remember you always want all the POWER!!! Muwahahahah
    Ginger and the collies and a annoyed old guy

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      Ginger, I’m on it. Running around my person now. When she falls then I can get on top of her and push her down further. You know, there’s one steep trail with loose rocks that she won’t let me go on anymore because once she slipped on the loose rocks and when she was on the ground I got on top of her. Sometimes people just don’t know how to have fun.


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