What’s that Smell?

26 Mar

Bongo sniffing his favorite rockThe last few days there’s been a strange smell on the corner of my street. I smell it every time I walk by there to get to my trails.

It’s not like the smell of my favorite rock. I drag my person over to this rock every day when go near it. You see, it’s not quite on our path, but it ‘s worth going out of the way for.

No, this strange smell isn’t anything like my message spots. It’s kind of a girlie smell, but not like any girl I’d want to hang out with.

It smells sort of like perfume, but I sure hope none of my girlfriends wear perfume like that. I prefer a good old strong dog scent to that smell.

My person says the smell is coming from this tree and the tree is probably trying to attract bees.

Tree covered in white blossoms

If bees like the smell of that tree there’s got to be something wrong with them. I mean, who would want to go after that smell?

But maybe those bees are smarter than I thought.

white blossoms


I don’t see any of them hanging around this tree.

They probably found something that smelled much better.


Posted by on March 26, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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30 responses to “What’s that Smell?

  1. Genevieve Petrillo

    March 26, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I agree with you, B. Rocks and dirt smell MUCH better than some sweet tree. ….unless the tree smells like Mom’s moisturizer. That stuff smells (tastes) yummy!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      March 26, 2013 at 11:49 am

      Cupcake, maybe I should get my person to switch moisturizers. I’m not impressed with hers. But I’ll take that rock any day.

  2. Two French Bulldogs

    March 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    So do trees wear perfume? We need to figure this smell out
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      March 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Benny & Lily, some trees must use bottles and bottles of perfume.

  3. marina kanavaki

    March 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Oh, I’m afraid I love the smell of that tree, Bongo, but I do understand what you mean!!!

    • Bongo

      March 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Marina, my person likes the smell too. Sometimes I just can’t figure you people out.

  4. Will and Eko

    March 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    That’s the smell of spring! Hasn’t made it’s way to Chicago quite yet though.

    • Bongo

      March 26, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Will and Eko, I guess being in Arizona we get spring a little earlier. And then summer hits with a vengeance.

  5. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    March 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Ah that is a very nice smelling tree but I can see your point Bongo 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 26, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Misty Shores, what is it with you people? You like the strangest smells. Us dogs are the ones who knows what smells good. And can smell it the best too.

      • Misty Shores Chesapeakes

        March 27, 2013 at 8:02 pm

        Can’t argue with you about being able to smell the best but I think what smells good lies in the nose of the smeller…lol

      • Bongo

        March 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm

        Misty Shores, you mean things don’t smell the same to all of us? No wonder my person doesn’t appreciate my smells.

  6. Blueberry's human

    March 26, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I don’t believe I’ve had the pleasure of smelling that tree. It’s quite beautiful though!

    • Bongo

      March 26, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Blueberry’s human, my person thinks that tree is beautiful too. I have to drag her by it when she gets out her camera so I can get to my trails.

  7. colliesofthemeadow

    March 26, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    there is only one thing to do to that tree!!!! Stinky thing….. water time!!!!

    • Bongo

      March 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      I’m on it Ginger.

  8. BZ Dogs

    March 26, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    The boys vote for trees – the trunks of – as the best smelling things around! 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      BZ, tree trunks and bushes and low hanging branches all have great smells. Just not that flowery smell from the trees.

  9. angelswhisper2011

    March 27, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Granny likes the tree and the smell of it, Bongo, but I think you have to water it, like Ginger said, to make it more your own.

    • Bongo

      March 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Little Binky, I usually save my water for when I get to my trails, but I think I might just have to stop and get that tree.

  10. eripanwkevin

    March 27, 2013 at 6:53 am

    The tree looks like cherry blossoms… Their smell is strong?
    In Japan, many people have a picnic under the cherry blossoms this time of year and they (we, too) take their dogs, too! I’ve never noticed the smell though….

    • Bongo

      March 27, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Kevin, it does look like cherry blossoms, but I don’t think this tree has any edible fruit. Maybe that’s why it smells so strong. It’s tricky.

  11. Chancy and Mumsy

    March 27, 2013 at 6:59 am

    That is a beautiful tree sweet Bongo. Mumsy would have to stay away though or she would be sneezing. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      March 27, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Chancy, I’ll make sure to keep this tree away from Mumsy. Sneezing is no fun. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  12. kolytyi

    March 27, 2013 at 7:11 am

    I think humans’ senses are simply vestigial in comparison to dogs’ or cats’ senses.Thus, they are capable of noticing a smell, noise or visual sign only if it is excessive.

    • Bongo

      March 27, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      Kolytyi, this tree was really strong smelling this year. I had to walk by it as fast as I could.

  13. Shary Hover

    March 27, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Our morning walks are heavenly this time of year. I love the orange blossoms and jasmine! Not that there’s anything wrong with dog smells, but people do tend to like flower perfume. 🙂

    • Bongo

      March 27, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      Shary, my person says she wishes we had orange blossoms and jasmine around here too. She says they’re wonderful smells. Me, I’m sticking to my message bushes and rocks.

  14. tylersat99

    March 27, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    We don’t know how it smells Bongo, but Mom says its very pretty. It’s still way too cold for the bees to be out here yet anyway!

    • Bongo

      March 27, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Lexie and Mica, we’re having beautiful spring weather here, but we’ll pay for it when summer comes and it turns really hot.


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