Day 1 – The Dog Hotel and the Imaginary Dog

11 Mar
Bongo Behind Bars

I’m stuck at the dog hotel and I take no responsibility for what’s posted here.

I can’t believe it! I’m stuck in the dog hotel again. My person went away and left me, and here I am at the dog hotel.

How am I going to have any adventures? Or fun? I won’t have anything to write about on my blog.

Wait, I know. I’ll make up a story. It’ll be a first. I’ll tell a story about some imaginary dog who is having imaginary adventures. Here goes:


Slush sprayed the half-grown puppy as a semi-truck rushed by inches from his nose. The puppy stopped still in his tracks and then turned and ran back the way he’d come.

Shaking  to rid himself of the damp, the puppy took a cautious step into the soft snow. He moved his other paw forward and tried again, inching his way into the woods and sometimes sinking to his belly.

Away from the highway everything was silent. Slowly falling snowflakes tickled the puppy’s nose as they landed. A few blades of grass grew through the snow surrounding it. The puppy nibbled on these but they didn’t satisfy his hunger. He wandered for awhile sniffing the snow in spots, or scratching at the base of a tree, hoping for something, anything, that smelled like food. But he found nothing.

Finally exhaustion overtook him. He lay down right where he was in the snow. In spite of the cold, he fell into a fitful sleep.


To be continued tomorrow.


Posted by on March 11, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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35 responses to “Day 1 – The Dog Hotel and the Imaginary Dog

  1. deardogdiary

    March 11, 2013 at 10:34 am

    The “dog hotel”…nice!

    • Bongo

      March 11, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      Dog Diary, I can’t wait till my person gets home. The dog hotel isn’t my favorite place to hang out.

      • deardogdiary

        March 12, 2013 at 6:45 am

        No of course not, but glad to see you’re making the best of it in your imagination! Looking forward to more today.

  2. marina kanavaki

    March 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Aw, Bongo, you are such a lovely story teller!
    I can’t wait to hear this pups adventures! As eager as seeing a basket full of fish [err, did I say that?

    • Bongo

      March 11, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      Thanks Marina. I’m waiting for the fish too.

  3. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    March 11, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Bongo! This is a sad, scary story – how can you just leave us hanging here????

    • Bongo

      March 11, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      Susan, I have to have something to keep me busy while I’m in the dog hotel – so I’ll tell you more of the story tomorrow.

  4. kolytyi

    March 11, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Oh, Bongo, why have you been arrested? This is scandalous!

    • Bongo

      March 11, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      Kolytyi, I don’t know what happened. I think Scratchy framed me. He gets to stay home when I go to the dog hotel.

  5. Will and Eko

    March 11, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Oh man, hope you get sprung soon! Until then, hope you get the chance to make a new friend or two. Looking forward to your imagination running wild over the next few days.

    • Bongo

      March 11, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      Thanks Will and Eko. I usually make a friend or two here, but I don’t tell my person. I want her to feel sorry for me and come and get me quick.

  6. Delft

    March 11, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Lovely, a story! I hope you’re busy writing the next installment for us. We want to hear more!

    • Bongo

      March 11, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks Delft. It’s all I have to do while I’m hanging around at the dog hotel, so more of the story will be up tomorrow.

  7. Genevieve Petrillo

    March 11, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I hope tomorrow comes right away. I am worried about that puppy. I hope he find some potato chips under the snow, like I did once.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      March 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      Cupcake, I hadn’t thought of potato chips under the snow. Maybe I should write that into the story.

  8. FleaByte

    March 11, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Oh! This is a sad story!

    • Bongo

      March 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      FleaByte, the story isn’t over yet.

  9. Two French Bulldogs

    March 11, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    We don’t like no dog hotel but we do like your story
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      March 12, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks Benny & Lily. The dog hotel is no fun.

  10. onebluedog

    March 11, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Oh, I am feeling very worried about this puppy, Bongo! I hope this story will be happy in the end…

    • Bongo

      March 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      Remy, I guess I can’t give away the ending but I’m thinking about this puppy too.

  11. angelswhisper2011

    March 12, 2013 at 2:21 am

    OMC, did I missed something? Again in jail… I mean… the Hotel, Bongo? And what’s gonna happen to that puppy, please, come back soon, we’re worried!

    • Bongo

      March 12, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Angels Whisper and Little Binky, since I’m stuck in this dog hotel I’ll be writing about the puppy every day this week. I’m hoping my person comes back home soon.

  12. eripanwkevin

    March 12, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Oh no poor Bongo….I hope you’ll be able to get out of the hotel before long….
    Hmmm….so far, the story sounds very sad…and I’m worried if the puppy might …..oh….okay…I’ll wait for you tellig more tomorrow….*keeping my paws crossed*

    • Bongo

      March 12, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      Kevin, I’m keeping my paws crossed to get out of here soon, but my person says I’ll be writing about this puppy for a few days.

  13. philosophermouseofthehedge

    March 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    As if “dog behind bars” picture sad enough…a poop puppy story. This is so cold!

    • philosophermouseofthehedge

      March 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      That’s “Poor Puppy”…although he’s probably exhausted, too!

    • Bongo

      March 12, 2013 at 5:08 pm

      Karen, I guess I was feeling so bad about being in the dog hotel that a sad story just came out.

  14. tylersat99

    March 12, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Bongo, we are sorry you are stuck at the dog hotel. We finally got out for a woods walk this weekend, so our story is happy. We will hope that your puppy has a happy story!

    • Bongo

      March 13, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Lexie and Mica, I’m so jealous that you got to go walk in the woods. I guess I’ll make it out to my trails again in a few days.

  15. Bassa's Blog

    March 13, 2013 at 4:30 am

    I read day 2 first so I know what happens! Great idea to do a story Bongo 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      Thanks Bassa. I’m having fun doing a story. I just hope my person comes and gets me soon or this story could get really long.

  16. colliesofthemeadow

    March 13, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    In the dog jail? Ginger says break out!!!! Muwahahahah

    • Bongo

      March 14, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      Ginger, I’ve been working on my break out plans, but they’re tricky here.

  17. Dalton

    March 18, 2013 at 2:40 am

    I do hope your story has a happy ending?


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