Trekking with Toby

16 May

Toby and Bongo on the TrailWhat perfect timing!

Today when I headed out my front door to go for a walk on my trails Toby, my neighbor dog was heading out his front door too. To go for a walk on my trails.

Toby’s my friend so I always let him use my trails, but we don’t often use them at the same time. Today would be a special treat.

Toby always smells really good so I give him a few sniffs every time we meet.


Bongo and Toby

Then off we headed to the trails.

We were walking along enjoying each other’s company and checking out a smell or two, when I looked back (I’m usually in the lead) and Toby was going the wrong way.

Toby was taking the trail that headed back home!

Toby, wait! We’ve barely gotten started.

Come back Toby! There are more trails to explore. More adventures to be had.

More smells to sniff.

Toby missed it all. I had to trek on the trails without him.

And what’s more disappointing is that I had hoped he could help me with my Detective Dog work – you know, kind of like Dr. Watson was to Sherlock Holmes.

Because I’ve got another mystery to solve.

I’ve got to figure out what this giant asparagus is doing poking out of this spiky ball.

Yucca with a shoot coming out

Maybe I should go bark at Toby’s door.


Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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33 responses to “Trekking with Toby

  1. Ingrid D.

    May 16, 2013 at 10:40 am

    It is clear that you are a lot more intelligent than Toby!

    • Bongo

      May 16, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Ingrid, I think Toby just isn’t as adventurous as me. I need to teach him how to have fun.

  2. marina kanavaki

    May 16, 2013 at 11:02 am

    …and tell him: “Elementary my dear Watson”!
    I think Toby couldn’t keep up with the grand master of trails!
    I wonder too, by the way [about that asparagus]!

    • Bongo

      May 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Marina, if that asparagus wasn’t protected by all those spiky things I might taste it and see if it is any good. My person says it’s a yucca plant. When the asparagus gets taller it will blossom

      • marina kanavaki

        May 17, 2013 at 1:36 am

        Ah, a yucca plant! When they blossom they’re beautiful!

  3. dianeskitchentable

    May 16, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Ah well Bongo, I can relate to Toby. We’re just not walking dudes. I like my walks, don’t get me wrong but they have to be short walks or else I have to roll onto my back w/my feet sticking up in the air to let Diane know when I’m done…Lola

    • Bongo

      May 16, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      Lola, you and Toby would probably get along well.

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    May 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    That spikey asparagus holder looks pinchy and deadly. Be careful of your bits and pieces around that thing, B.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      May 16, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Cupcake, I do have to be very careful around those things. We have some in my yard too and if I get too close I get poked.

  5. susank456

    May 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Maybe Toby is more of an inside dog

    • Bongo

      May 16, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Susan, Toby usually goes on lots of short walks, but I guess he hangs out in his house the rest of the time.

  6. philosophermouseofthehedge

    May 16, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Maybe Toby has to break into the detective business slowly? Having a sidekick detective could be a lot of fun

    • Bongo

      May 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      Karen, I’ll have to work at teaching Toby the ropes. It would be fun to hang out and solve mysteries with him.

  7. To Shea

    May 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Maybe Toby became too shy or became scared of something and that why he left. We hope he is ok.
    Alex, Trish and Penny

    • Bongo

      May 16, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      Alex, Trish, and Penny, I think Toby just likes to take lots of little short walks and I take one long walk. Long walks are better because you can have more adventures. I’ve just got to convince Toby of that.

  8. Two French Bulldogs

    May 16, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Your friend is very cute and so nice of you to share your trail
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      May 16, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      Benny & Lily, Toby is a pretty cool dog. I just wish he’d go on some longer adventures with me.

  9. tylersat99

    May 16, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Wonder why Toby turned around and went home. He missed so much of the fun sniffing. Maybe he will come walk with you again and go all the way on your trail 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 16, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Lexie and Mica, Toby usually just takes short walks on my trails. I’m going to have to convince him that longer walks are more adventurous.

  10. Dalton

    May 17, 2013 at 2:27 am

    I wonder why he left so early?!

    • Bongo

      May 17, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Dalton, Toby likes to do lots of little short walks. I’m going to have to convince him that longer walks are more adventurous.

  11. eripanwkevin

    May 17, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Like you Bongo, I prefer taking one long walk to lots of little short ones. What a shame that Toby didn’t keep company with you until the end….That asparagus plant is very interesting! You have lots of mysterious plants on your trails, Bongo! 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Kevin, I’m disappointed too that Toby didn’t stick with me. He could have helped me get to that big asparagus. My person says it’s a yucca and it will have blossoms pretty soon.

  12. angelswhisper2011

    May 17, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Toby is lovely Bongo. Did he have tuna for dinner 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Little Binky, I hope Toby didn’t have tuna for dinner because he didn’t invite me.

  13. Jane Doiron

    May 18, 2013 at 6:27 am

    You’re so lucky to have a nice trail like that!

    • Bongo

      May 18, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks Jane. I am really lucky to have a great trail so near my house. And thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  14. kolytyi

    May 18, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I think you should introduce the art of taking long walks to Toby. You should go first on shorter walks and increase the distance every day. I’m sure he would be a very talented pupil and you were a big master!

    • Bongo

      May 18, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Kolytyi, maybe I should bark at Toby’s door when I’m going for a walk. Then I’ll just keep after him every day until he sticks with me for the whole walk. We could have the best adventures together.

  15. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    May 20, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Oh yes you need a Watson!

    • Bongo

      May 20, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Misty Shores, I’m going across the street to get Toby right now.

  16. colliesofthemeadow

    May 28, 2013 at 4:42 am

    We collies would love to walk where you walk. So interesting and so different from where we live….
    -the collies

    • Bongo

      May 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Collies, come on over. It would be so much fun to walk on my trails with you.


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