Out the Front Door

09 Feb

Bongo Heading Out the DoorAfter those extra fence posts that I told you about yesterday were put up in my yard, I had to find another way to escape.

This time I made my move right out the front door. But I couldn’t do this just any old time. Front doors are hard and not possible for a dog to bust down. Even Super Dog can’t do it.

So I have to wait until my person opens the door.

When my person is walking out the door and I’m in the house her back is to me, and she doesn’t have a clue what I’m up to.

So now’s my chance. Quick, run right past her and out the door as fast as I can and out of her reach.

Then comes the fun part.

I have to stay just far enough away from my person so she can’t catch me. Twenty feet is usually good.

Bongo is out the door

Then when my person starts getting close I move another twenty feet away.

Most of the time I let her catch me after we’ve gone around the block. But I have gone up on my trails and made my person hike after me.

Unfortunately, my person caught on to this trick too. Now she walks out the door backwards so she can keep an eye on me. Maybe she’ll trip and I can get out anyway.

And she sometimes joins forces with my younger person when he’s around. Especially when there’s thunder and I really want out the door.

Holding Bongo from going out

Oh the life of a dog. It’s so hard to keep one step ahead of my people. Time to come up with something new.

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Posted by on February 9, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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25 responses to “Out the Front Door

  1. Genevieve Petrillo

    February 9, 2013 at 11:30 am

    NO, B.!! Don’t sneak out the front door. It’s too dangerous out there. Mom taught me to wait on my chair every time she had to open the door. I wait there, but even though it’s for my own good, when she leaves, I bark to let her know I’m not happy about it. Be careful, buddy.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Cupcake, I do that barking thing at my person when she leaves too. And anytime my person opens the door for another person she grabs me by the collar first. She knows how to spoil all my fun. I guess it’s better than being locked in another room.

  2. misswhiplash

    February 9, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Naughty you realise that escaping, whichever way. you could put your life in could get run over, dogknapped. or even lost. Last one not very likely as you are too clever, but I want you to stay safe so please stay inside your boundary

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Patrecia, my person has caught on to my tricks so I haven’t been able to escape lately.

  3. marina kanavaki

    February 9, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Oh, No Bongo!!! Why would you want to escape?!!!
    In any case do not wish for your person to trip, as that would mean less or even no walks!!!!
    You need to train her a bit better, that’s all!!!

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      Marina, mostly I want to escape when there’s thunder so I can run away from it – but sometimes I’d just like to go running free. It’s fun.

  4. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    February 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I recon that’s the favourite game for most dogs Bongo – the run away but stay close enough to be only just out of reach. It’s great fun and gives the humans some well needed exercise.

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Susan, I’m trying to convince my person that she needs the exercise, but she doesn’t seem to be going for it.

  5. Sheryl Wright Stinchcum

    February 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    You’re clever, Bongo. I’m sure you’ll come up with something new to confound your owners (or would you prefer that I call them your staff?). I look forward to reading about your shenanigans. Have fun but stay safe.

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      Sheryl, I’m working hard to come up with something new. My person seems to have caught on to all my tricks. I like that – calling them my staff. I’ll have to tell them that’s what they are now.

      • Sheryl Wright Stinchcum

        February 9, 2013 at 6:59 pm

        Oh dear! Bongo, I didn’t mean to mislead you. You must be tactful. Soften them up by calling them your “volunteer caregivers” and reminding them that you are their “best friend.” Share “the staff” or “the help” joke with your doggie chums. They’ll get a big laugh–I mean bow-wow–out of it.

      • Bongo

        February 9, 2013 at 7:54 pm

        Sheryl, I think I’ll run over and share it with my neighbor dog friend Toby right now. Hey staff volunteer caregiver I mean person, I’ve got to go visit Toby right now.

      • Sheryl Wright Stinchcum

        February 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm


  6. colliesofthemeadow

    February 9, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Muwahahahah! Kep her on her toes Bongo! When she backs out the door act like you see something and bark like crazy, then when she turns run for it! They dont like it when we are able to stay just a few feet in front of them do they? No sense of humor!! When you do escape we’ll ride the rails to Georgia!
    Ginger 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Ginger, I’ll be working on my next escape plan soon. I’m looking forward to riding those rails with you.

  7. Jen

    February 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Going out the door backwards? Now that’s clever!

    • Bongo

      February 9, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      Jen, I think my person is too clever for her own good.

  8. eripanwkevin

    February 10, 2013 at 7:11 am

    BOL! You look like our kitties who always try to sneak out from any doors and even from the windows. They follow my mom to the door without making any noises, then when she opens it, they dash to out of the house! The difference of you and our kitties is that you’re much smarter to wait for your person….ours don’t……..eventually we ended up calling police office, animal rescues and vets. *sigh*

    • Bongo

      February 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      Kevin, Scratchy used to sneak out the door when he was younger, but now if somebody leaves a door open he’ll go a little ways out and then run right back inside as soon as someone comes toward him. He doesn’t know how to have fun. Me, I’m out and running.

  9. barkandchatter

    February 10, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Don’t worry! You’ll devise a new scheme!

    • Bongo

      February 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Bark and Chatter, I’m always trying to come up with something. I just wish my person wouldn’t catch on to my tricks so fast. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  10. philosophermouseofthehedge

    February 10, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Gee Bongo – sounds like you were trying to help out and get your persons some exercise: 20 feet at a time? Here we do the back out the door with hands down low just to make sure RC isn’t trying to sneak out….Molly’s been there and done that and prefers to hang around inside this house. (but as time goes by, she may want to go out to play…so we’ll be watching!)

    • Bongo

      February 10, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      Karen, Scratchy used to sneak out the door sometimes, but now that he’s older he only goes out a little way if the door is left open and then runs right back into the house.

  11. angelswhisper2011

    February 12, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Are your people forward looking nowadays, Bongo, they know about everything you want to do 😉

    • Bongo

      February 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Angels Whisper, it sure seems that way. I’m having a lot of trouble outsmarting them any more.


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