04 Apr

Bongo in the houseSome strange things have been happening around my house lately. I’m used to strange things happening on my trails, but usually my house is pretty normal.

Well, unless Scratchy starts acting up.

I think he may have been acting up because lately, whenever my person and I go out the front door a bird or two quickly flies away.

This has never happened before – at least not on a regular basis. We have big trees in our yard and the birds that hang out in them are usually not bothered when we leave the house. They’re so much higher than us that they know they’re safe.

That’s why I’m thinking that Scratchy may be working on some kind of trap for those birds. I’d better keep an eye on him when I leave the house. I think he may be trying to sneak out with me, hoping that the birds won’t notice.

Scratchy at the open door

Scratchy! You leave those birds alone.

I was ready to give Scratchy what for when my person noticed something. She said we had some new neighbors.

And then she said they might even be planning to raise a family nearby.

I’m not sure what my person is talking about, but I sure hope if they have little ones that they’re puppies. Puppies would play with me. But I hope the little ones aren’t kittens. Scratchy would probably teach them to go after those birds.

What, person? What baby birds? I haven’t seen any baby birds around here.

Oh that? That’s what that is? The birds’ built a nest on our rafter?

Bird nest on a rafter

I just thought somebody was stuffing their spare straw up there.

Bird nest on a rafter


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


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26 responses to “Neighbors

  1. marina kanavaki

    April 4, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Oh, well, Bongo, cheeks are good too for company! They tweet pleasantly!!!

    • Bongo

      April 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      Marina, I’ve never been close to little birds before. This could be fun.

  2. Genevieve Petrillo

    April 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Sweet! Baby birds are not scary at all. I like them. Plus I also like eggs. Mom shares hers with me sometimes. Mmmm….

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      April 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Cupcake, eggs are good. I wonder if I could jump high enough to reach that nest. What, person? You’re not going to let my leash out that far? No fair!

  3. Two French Bulldogs

    April 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Ut oh! Their moving in
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      April 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Benny & Lily, I’m still not sure if I should share the front of my house with those birds. They’ve already taken over my trees.

  4. Patricia

    April 4, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    The birds won’t be there long. Before you know it they are hatched and grown and flying away. not like other kinds of babies that stick around.

    • Bongo

      April 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Patricia, you mean I’m just getting used to the idea of having baby birds and now they’re going to leave me?

      • Patricia

        April 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm

        Well, not right away.

  5. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    April 4, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Oh how fun, I can’t wait to see the progress of your new neighbors 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 4, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      Misty Shores, my person is hoping she can somehow get pictures when the little ones hatch – but they’re pretty well tucked up there. All the better to keep Scratchy away.

      • Misty Shores Chesapeakes

        April 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm

        Better to keep the predator birds away too. I had a nest of Robins in the crook of the downspout one year and caught a crow stealing the poor little hatch-lings out of the nest 😦

      • Bongo

        April 7, 2013 at 5:51 pm

        Misty Shores, our little birds have problems with predator birds too. I’m hoping they won’t be brave enough to come under our front awning though. If they try I’m going to give them what for.

  6. tylersat99

    April 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    We get a nest in our garage on top of the utility cabinet every year. It’s so cute seeing Mommy bird bring food in each year 😉

    • Bongo

      April 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      Lexie and Mica, that sounds like lots of fun. This is the first time ever that we’ve had a nest here so I’m looking forward to watching those birds. I just have to make sure Scratchy stays inside.


    April 5, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Bongo I bet you’ll like all the songs they’ll sing to you but Scratchy, well she might want a front row seat to their concert so better keep hour watchful eyes on Scratchy 😉 Enjoy your new friends!

    • Bongo

      April 5, 2013 at 9:34 am

      Max, believe me – I’m keeping a close eye on Scratchy. And I’ll make sure he’s locked in the house when I head out to listen to the music.

  8. eripanwkevin

    April 5, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Wow! You have cute neighbors! How exciting! I hope that Scratchy won’t find them! 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 5, 2013 at 9:36 am

      Kevin, I think those birds are safe from Scratchy. He’s not allowed out of the house and he doesn’t even try anymore. When he was younger he used to try to sneak out sometimes.

  9. angelswhisper2011

    April 6, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Wow, a nest of little babies. Bongo, you better watch that nest, you know how cats are 😉

    • Bongo

      April 6, 2013 at 11:01 am

      Little Binky, maybe you could give me some advice. What would it take to keep you out of a bird’s nest?

  10. BZ Dogs

    April 6, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Looks in a safe spot. Lets hope Scatchy leaves the new family be!

    • Bongo

      April 6, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      BZ, if Scratchy even tries to leave the house I’m going after him. Those are my birds now. I kind of like them there.

  11. dianeskitchentable

    April 8, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Sounds like you’re going to have to use the back door for a while. We had a bird build a nest in the wreath on our front door & couldn’t use it until all the eggs hatched & everyone flew away – now, we bring the wreath in for the spring.

    • Bongo

      April 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

      Diane and Lola, what imaginative birds – building in a wreath on your front door. At least our birds are under the overhang over the front of our house so they’re pretty safe. I think they just get startled when we open the front door.


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