Which Gopher Wins?

04 Mar

Bongo checking out a gopher holeWe’ve had lots of rain and some snow lately and it really soaked into our normally dry ground – so now that the weather is clear again the gophers around here are having a heyday.

Mounds and holes are everywhere on my trails. One day I even found a hole right in the middle of the trail. Pretty nervy of that little guy.

But usually the digging evidence is off to the side of the trails where the ground is softer and those little guys don’t have to work so hard to get through.


Bongo checking out a gopher hole

I’ve never, ever seen one of those gophers on my trails. I think because I’m such a big, manly kind of dog I must make the earth shake as I walk. Those little guys sense it before I ever get near and run back down their little holes in sheer fright.

Not that I’d ever hurt a gopher. I’d just like to play with one for a little while. Or chase it into the woods. If it would only run on solid ground.

But I finally found the cleverest gopher of all. This gopher doesn’t need to run back down his hole anytime someone big comes near. This gopher really knows how to dig a hole.

This gopher has his own entrance with special armored protection.

Gopher Hole surrounded by cactus

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


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31 responses to “Which Gopher Wins?

  1. Will and Eko

    March 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Gopher #2 picked some smart real estate to keep most wandering noses away!

    • Bongo

      March 4, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      Will and Eko, I know my nose didn’t go near that hole.

  2. marina kanavaki

    March 4, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Well, that second gopher may be clever for guarding his entrance so well, but it’s his loss for not meeting you!!!

    • Bongo

      March 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      Marina, those gophers just run and hide in their holes anyway. They’re no fun.

  3. Blueberry's human

    March 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I had one of those holes in my yard! I had to put a huge rock over the hole because I was certain Blueberry’s head would get stuck in there – she kept jamming her head into the hole and then she’d come up and have a dirt face. 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 4, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      Blueberry’s human, those gophers are everywhere. Too bad Blueberry couldn’t get that gopher to come out and show himself.

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    March 4, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    If I ever saw a hole like that, my bony little nose would go right inside. Then the gopher might kiss it. Or bite it off.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      March 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Unless you got that gopher first, Cupcake.

  5. Adventureweiner (@Adventureweiner)

    March 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Too bad the gophers don’t come out to play. We were walking in the park today and the squirrels were teasing us. They can run safe up into the trees like your gophers could into their holes so I don’t know why they don’t come out and and give you at least a little peek 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 4, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      Those pesky squirrels. They’re worse than the gophers. At least the gophers are quiet and you don’t see them – but those squirrels do the same thing here. They hang out in trees and tease or sometimes they run along the phone wires.

  6. angelswhisper2011

    March 5, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Bongo, I like to play and chase gophers’ too.. lol 😀

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

      Little Binky, I bet you’re really good at going after those gophers.

  7. eripanwkevin

    March 5, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Ouch!!! The gopher has to be very careful to enter his hole or the prickle might stick him!

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2013 at 10:20 am

      Kevin, I wonder if that gopher looked at what was outside his hole and then went back down and found another way out.

  8. FleaByte

    March 5, 2013 at 9:50 am

    That is one smart gopher! My brother had a bad mole problem in his pretty yard. It was like Bill Murray in CaddyShack, watching him try and get rid of those moles.

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2013 at 10:22 am

      FleaByte, my person is laughing just thinking about your brother and the moles. At least gophers are cute – well, that’s what my person says anyway. I don’t know since I’ve never seen one. My person says moles are ugly, but we don’t have any of those around here. Just the gophers.

  9. kolytyi

    March 5, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I think you should involve your snake into these investigations!

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2013 at 11:24 am

      Kolytyi, great idea! Now to sneak the snake out of the house when my person isn’t looking.

  10. My life with Monti

    March 5, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    looks so much like a swedish elkhound 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Don’t know if I have any elkhound in me, but I’m definitely a mixture.

  11. onebluedog

    March 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    That is a clever gopher, Bongo! I bet all the other gophers are pretty jealous 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Remy, those other gophers will especially be jealous when that one doesn’t have to worry about being chased.

  12. dianeskitchentable

    March 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I don’t know if gophers are the same as groundhogs but we have the groundhogs here. Sometimes this guy comes right down to MY porch. I don’t know what to make of him though because he looks like a loaf of brown bread (and Diane tells me my butt’s big!).

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      Lola, my person says they must be different because our gophers don’t have big butts. She says they’re really little and kind of look like squirrels. My person laughed out loud about the big butt thing.

      • dianeskitchentable

        March 5, 2013 at 2:47 pm

        Well Diane says she notices mine because it’s always in her face. How else am I supposed to let her know it needs a scratch?

  13. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    March 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    That’s pretty impressive Bongo, but I sure hope the Gopher is super careful getting in and out!

    I hope you’re having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      Snoopy, I’d love to see that gopher get out of there. I think maybe I’ll hide in the bushes and check it out.

  14. colliesofthemeadow

    March 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    What a intelligent Gopher! Ginger says throw scratchy into the second hole then she can live up to her name.. muwahahahaha

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      Ginger, I don’t think Scratchy would fit in the gopher hole. He’s kind of a fat cat.

  15. tylersat99

    March 5, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    That was a very smart gopher, I don’t think anyone is going after him!

    • Bongo

      March 5, 2013 at 11:25 pm

      Lexie and Mica, I’m looking for that gopher’s back door.


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