Don’t Check the Message

25 Apr

Bongo sniffing foxtailsWhat do you mean, I’m not supposed to sniff these things? They’re right at the beginning of my trails so they’re full of special messages.

Person, you know I’ve got to check my messages. You’re always on your computer checking your messages. You should understand more than anybody.




Bongo with his nose in the foxtails

These are foxtails?

Don’t you worry. If these foxtails become a problem I can get that fox by the tail.

What happens with these things?

You had a dog once that got a foxtail up his nose?

And he had to go to the vet to get it out?

I like the vet. They give me lots of loves and treats.


Your dog was asleep when they got the foxtail out of his nose?

But that means he couldn’t get any loves and treats.

Why would he want to go to sleep at the vet?

What do you mean, he didn’t have any choice?

I pick and choose when I want to go to sleep.

I’m not sure about that dog you used to have. I think you’re much better off with me.

But just to make sure those foxtails don’t go up my nose…

Bongo marking the foxtails

See. I told you I could get that fox by the tail.


Posted by on April 25, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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30 responses to “Don’t Check the Message

  1. Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom

    April 25, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Oh those evil foxtails, Dottie had one in her nose last summer, luckily we were able to hold her still and pull it out with tweezers.

    • Bongo

      April 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Emily, I’ve been pretty lucky and haven’t had a problem with the foxtails. Probably because my person keeps dragging me away from them.

  2. onebluedog

    April 25, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Those foxtails can be very naughty, Bongo! Maybe you can leave a message telling the other pups to leave their messages somewhere safer to sniff? 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 25, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Remy, I might just have to do that – if my person doesn’t drag me away from those things first.

  3. Two French Bulldogs

    April 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    They are just jealous they didn’t get any pee mail
    Benny & Lily

    • BaxterBiscuits

      April 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      Pee-mail 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 25, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      Benny & Lily, I wonder if foxes ever get any pee mail.

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    April 25, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    That other dog must’ve had one powerful sniffer to get that foxtail up there! Be careful, B. Hopefully, your “message” will make those tails curl up and die and not try to crawl into your nose.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      April 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      Cupcake, those foxtails are really dangerous after they turn brown. They get stuck in dog skin and do all kinds of nasty things. I guess I’m lucky my person keeps pulling me away from them.

  5. Kat n collies

    April 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    A foxtail in the nose sounds awful! Better stay away from those!

    • Bongo

      April 25, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      Kat n Collies, mostly I don’t have a choice. My person keeps dragging me away from the foxtails.


    April 25, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Bongo l can always count in you for an interesting tail 😍

    • Bongo

      April 25, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks Max. My tail’s a wagging at your comment.

  7. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    April 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    That sounds awful so you better be careful around those foxtails.

    • Bongo

      April 25, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      Misty Shores, I’d like to hang out around the foxtails a little longer and check for messages, but my person won’t let me.

  8. marina kanavaki

    April 26, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Ah, Bongo, they are tricky little things. They look so nice and smooth, but can do a lot of damage!
    I hope the message you left was a warning to other dogs too!

    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      Marina, I left a message for sure. I’ve got to warn all my dog friends that these things can be nasty.

  9. angelswhisper2011

    April 26, 2013 at 6:56 am

    I won’t check the message, Bongo, but I bring you one. You have been nominated for a few Awards and we hope you’ll join the Family. Pawkiss 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks Little Binky. My person has been so busy that she hasn’t posted any of my awards in a long time. I’m going to have to get after her. In the meantime, I’m sending a big slobbery kiss to you.

  10. eripanwkevin

    April 26, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Those faxtails are dangerous? Oh no! Please be careful Bongo….
    P.S we have some plants like foxtails in the patk, so I have to be careful when I sniff! 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      Kevin, those foxtails sure are tricky things. It looks like they’re spreading all over the world if you have something like them too.

  11. BZ Dogs

    April 26, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Things up nose = bad. 😦

    • Bongo

      April 26, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      BZ, I’ve never had anything up my nose. I guess I shouldn’t find out what it’s like.

  12. colliesofthemeadow

    April 27, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Mean Fox Tails!!! Ginger says chew it, rip it out and water the rest!!!

    • Bongo

      April 27, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Ginger, my person says I’d better not chew it either – but they’re far more dangerous once they dry out. Guess I’ll keep watering them.

  13. Bassa's Blog

    April 27, 2013 at 5:28 am

    A foxtail up his nose? I hope the fox managed to retrieve it 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      Bassa, I think that fox lost its tail for good.

  14. kolytyi

    April 27, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Certain husks of grain are very dangerous here, too. They go under dogs’ skin, into their ear or eye. They can be removed only by the vet because their tapering head goes deeper and deeper.

    • Bongo

      April 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      Kolytyi, that’s what those foxtails do. Nasty little things.


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