The Centuries are Here

24 Apr

Bongo and a century plantLast year I had to go hunting for century plants. There was only one near my regular trails and we didn’t even notice it until it was big and blooming because it was hiding in the trees. That was okay though because I got to take my person on extra long walks to go find century plants.

But I might not get those long walks this year. The centuries are here.

We found one right near my trail and we’ve been watching it grow taller every day. That plant must have been eating its Wheaties because it sure can grow fast.

After watching my century plant get taller for a few days I found another one. Hiding behind a bush.



Bongo in front of a century plant

That second century is going to have to get a bigger bush soon though. It’s growing out of the one it’s got real fast.

After we found the bush century plant I took my person on my other trail – the one we usually go back to our house on. And there it was!

Bongo in front of a newly sprouting century plant

Are three centuries a charm?

If they’re not, maybe another century will start up on my trails real soon.

But now I’m getting confused.

What year is this?


Posted by on April 24, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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38 responses to “The Centuries are Here

  1. CharlieDog and Friends

    April 24, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Bongo, this is just an adorable post. :0)

    I didn’t know what a century was, but I (sort of) do now. I just like the sound of it: “The centuries are here.”

    And now my two fellas — both elderly hikers — are taking me out for a hike. Have a great day!

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Charlie Dog, those century plants get really tall and will have flowers on top. They’re really cool. It’s the agave plant. When they bloom they’re called century plants because someone apparently thought they only bloomed once every hundred years, but actually it’s closer to ten years before they bloom. I’ll get my person to post some pictures when they bloom. Have fun on your hike.

  2. marina kanavaki

    April 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Got me too, Bongo!!!
    I think those centuries are following you!

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Marina, either we’re getting really old or those centuries are shorter than we think.

      • marina kanavaki

        April 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm

        Need l answer that? !!! 😆

  3. Gizmo

    April 24, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Bongo those are totally pawsome…Nothing at all like that here…Hope you show us pictures as they bloom

  4. Two French Bulldogs

    April 24, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Beautiful. Rarely do we get to see century plants
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      Benny & Lily, these plants will be really beautiful once they start blooming. I’ll make sure my person posts pictures.

  5. dianeskitchentable

    April 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Bongo, did your person intentionally put you in front of those century plants to make it looks like spikes coming out of your head or that you’re wearing a crown? I think you’d look great in a crown.

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      Lola, I could be king for a day – or maybe a century.

  6. philosophermouseofthehedge

    April 24, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Even the plants know there’s always a party going on with Bongo – they want to join in!

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Karen, parties on my trails are the best. Come and join us – and bring Molly too.

  7. Will and Eko

    April 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    In that second photo the century looks like a crown – one fit for the king of the trails!

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Will and Eko, I like that. King of the Trails for a century.

  8. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    April 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    The year of the century 😉 Those ate great shots your person took.

    • Misty Shores Chesapeakes

      April 24, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      Arg stupid auto correct…should be are not ate :/

      • Bongo

        April 24, 2013 at 10:57 pm

        I think I might get really full if I tried to eat one of those century plants. It might keep growing inside me.

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      Thanks Misty Shores.

  9. Genevieve Petrillo

    April 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Century plants are cool. It’s lucky they’re not trying to grow here. Mom would kill them with her black thumb. She is death to outdoor plants.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      Cupcake, I don’t think these plants care what color thumbs are around. They grow in people’s yards and they grow just as well in the wild.

  10. Chancy and Mumsy

    April 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    The century plants are very interesting and beautiful sweet Bongo. You will have to think of something else to look for so you can get in those long walks I guess. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, I can probably take my person to see the ocotillo when they bloom. We’ve only found them in one place on my trails and it’s further than we usually go.

  11. Anonymous

    April 24, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Those are very cool plants and I remember you showing us the one from last year and NOW you have 3!!!! How Cool is That!

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      Alex and Penny, maybe I’ll take my person on some other trails to see how many more century plants are coming up.

  12. BZ Dogs

    April 24, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    The more centuries the better 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      BZ, I’m all for that.

  13. angelswhisper2011

    April 25, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Bongo, it must have something to do with the century that they’re spreading around. The last photo is really cool, you look like a real warrior 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks Little Binky. Maybe I can use that century plant as my weapon.

  14. eripanwkevin

    April 25, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Wow!!! Those three century plants are amazing! I remember they have flowers in a few colours like yellow, red and pink, right? I’m so excited to see the colour of them when they bloom! 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Kevin, my person can’t wait to see what color these are too. Me, I just hope they smell good.

  15. colliesofthemeadow

    April 27, 2013 at 4:59 am

    How cool! So many cool plants there. 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      Collies, these will really be cool once they start blooming. I don’t usually like to wait for my person to take pictures, but I guess I’d better have her take pictures of these in bloom.

  16. kolytyi

    April 27, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Oh Bongo, I think you should take your person to long-long walks in order to find out which of your trails is the most ancient one 😉

    • Bongo

      April 27, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Kolyti, I keep trying to take my person the long way, but she says she’s too busy right now to go on longer walks. Sometimes I just can’t figure people out. What could be more important than a long walk – except maybe food.

  17. Bassa's Blog

    April 27, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Beautiful plants and stunning pictures of you Bongo!

    • Bongo

      April 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks Bassa.


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