The No Sign

30 Mar

Bongo ignoring a No Trespassing signWhen I take my person through the dry wash on my trails we come to a place that has signs on the trees. That first word on the sign is “No” and I know what that means. I have no idea what the second word means. It’s one of those big words that people use that doesn’t make sense to me.

But I already know that I don’t like that word No. I hear that word too much at home when I’d rather hear Yes. Just once I’d like to hear, “Yes, you can eat the cat food that Scratchy left,” or “Yes, it’s okay to hang out on the couch,” but no, I never hear those things.

Since I don’t like the first word on that sign, the other word is probably bad too. So I’m ignoring it.



Bongo in front of No Trespassing sign

But my person says I’m not allowed to go past those signs. She says the other side of those trees is no longer my trails and it’s someone’s private property.

I don’t get it. It looks like my trails to me. There’s a house way up on a hill, but there’s nothing down here.

Don’t those people realize that these are my trails and they’re lucky that I don’t bring all my dog friends and have a party here?

But my person seems to think I should honor those signs. She, of all people should realize that these are my trails.

Since I can’t convince my person and she won’t let me go past those signs, I’ll just handle it another way.

Bongo marking a bush below the No Trespassing sign

See who gets the last word in now.

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Posted by on March 30, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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39 responses to “The No Sign

  1. philosophermouseofthehedge

    March 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Bongo, it looks like humans don’t get you can’t really own land – just be stewards of it while it’s in your care?
    (Still, maybe a really shy little dog lives in that house and visitors make it nervous…no need to cause anything to worry if you don’t have to)

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      Karen, maybe I need to encourage that shy little dog to come out and play. I bet any dog would love my wash – signs or not.

  2. Gizmo

    March 30, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Love your response Bongo! Hoomins have such weird rules…I always used to visit the house next door and then we got new, mean neighbors who don’t like dogs (?!?) and they yelled when all I was doing was coming over to say Hello…I don’t go there anymore but I may have to stop by and respond the same way you did 😉

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Gizmo, how could anyone not like dogs? I think you’re right. You should respond the way I did.

  3. Home

    March 30, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Goods for you Bongo, exactly the way to make a protest. Such a pity humans take over places that should be left for everyone. Now you have to get your human to find yet more trails for you lol

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Susan, I keep trying to take my person on different trails and she keeps telling me we don’t have time. Maybe someday she’ll have more time and we can go exploring.

  4. kolytyi

    March 30, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Oh, Bongo, I have the opposite problem. I understand the second word: “Trespassers” is short for Trespassers William, that is, for Piglet’s grandfather’s name (Piglet is the best friend of Winnie-the-Pooh, you surely know them). But what does NO mean here? Did he move away and lives no longer in that house?

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      Kolytyi, I had to get my person to tell me who Piglet and Winnie-the-Pooh are but she says she knows them. Maybe Trespassers William did move away. I’d better go looking for him.

  5. marina kanavaki

    March 30, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Ah, you’ve handled that just right, Bongo!!!!
    I must admit that the second word is even more incomprehensible that the “No” word to me too!
    What can I say Bongo, people think they are owners …but you know better huh?!

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Marina, maybe I should go tell those people how things work.

  6. To Shea

    March 30, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Those signs should read at the bottom “except for Bongo”
    Woof Woof!!!

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      Alex and Penny, I think I’ll take my sign paint and add those words.

      • To Shea

        April 1, 2013 at 4:41 am

        Thats what we would do…Woof Woof!

  7. Genevieve Petrillo

    March 30, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    OMGoodness, Bongo! You are so naughty, but SUCH a wonderful communicator!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Cupcake. Us dogs know how to make a point.

  8. Hawk aka BrownDog

    March 30, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Y’all!

    Oh NO!!!! Poor YOU! Bongo, I’m so sorry to hear about your trails!!! Maybe your Human can talk to whoever put those signs up and get permission for you both to walk your trails…

    Enjoy your Easter.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      Hawk, I’ll sure have to work out something with those people that put up the signs. I hope you had a great Easter.

  9. colliesofthemeadow

    March 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    The collies all cheer!!!! WAY TO GO BONGO!! THAT’s Telling them!!! Ginger says…. she has a arrpeegee you can use if you really want to get a point across… muwahahaahaha
    -Ginger, the collies and a dad who is frantically looking for the item I deliberately misspelled… hehehehe

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Ginger, don’t let your dad find it. He’ll take it away from you.

  10. angelswhisper2011

    March 31, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Bongo, the dogged does it!.. lol 😀 Happy blessed Easter to you and your family!

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      Angels Whisper and Little Binky, I hope you had a wonderful Easter. Mine was very good.

  11. eripanwkevin

    March 31, 2013 at 7:30 am

    I feel very sad for you because the rude human who put the signs on the trees and stole your trails, Bongo…….He/she is very impolite……he/ she must have been so jealous of your adventurous life on your trails…

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      Kevin, those people are really missing out. I could take them on some great adventures.

  12. Two French Bulldogs

    March 31, 2013 at 8:01 am

    What do you mean no trespassing, ugh
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      Benny & Lily, that sign makes me feel kind of dejected. Like I’m not wanted or something. But those people are the ones missing out because they won’t get a visit from me.


    March 31, 2013 at 9:28 am

    You show ’em Bongo! Ha ha ha!😄!

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      Max, those people don’t even begin to know what they’re in for.

  14. dianeskitchentable

    March 31, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I don’t like the NO word as much as I don’t like the “that’s not yours” words….Lola (It’s not a concept that should apply to dogs)

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Lola, anything we want in the house is ours, right?

      • dianeskitchentable

        April 1, 2013 at 8:41 am

        That’s the way I see it…well except for when that fur ball tries to claim things LIKE MY BED!

  15. tylersat99

    March 31, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    We know what you mean Bongo, the woods is ours it always has been but Mom says other people are allowed there too. We don’t know why but we get no choice! Hope they don’t put up signs in ours too 😦

    • Bongo

      March 31, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Lexie and Mica, I think people are okay as long as they give us loves. But they should never put up signs like that.

      • tylersat99

        March 31, 2013 at 9:55 pm

        We would too Bongo, but we usually can’t walk where they are. They get afraid cause we are so big! We would just like loves too 🙂

  16. Bassa's Blog

    April 1, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Whoever put up that sign is a spoilsport 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 1, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Bassa, that’s for sure. I think I’ve got to go find them and give them what for.

  17. Bailey

    April 1, 2013 at 6:57 am

    No is all to common isn’t it?

    • Bongo

      April 1, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      Bailey, you’re right. I seem to hear No all the time.

  18. Dalton

    April 2, 2013 at 6:14 am

    That’s the way to end that!

    • Bongo

      April 2, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      I sure told them, didn’t I Dalton?


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