Backyard Mysteries

20 May

Bongo looking at the fenceWhen I went out in my backyard last night I was confronted by strange smells, sights, and sounds. All coming from the other side of the fence.

This is the fence that Moe lives on the other side of. Moe likes to bark at me through the fence anytime we’re both outside.

Here’s a picture of Moe – the only time we got to meet without a fence between us.



Bongo and Moe on the trail

But this wasn’t about Moe this time. Other things were happening in Moe’s yard – and Moe wasn’t even around.

I’ve got a pretty strong sense of smell, but I didn’t even need my special Detective Dog sensory senses. Even my person smelled this one. The smell of smoke emanated (hey person, I don’t even know what that word means) from Moe’s yard.

And then I saw it – right through the cracks in the fence. Bright orange crackling flames – all contained in one little spot.

My person said it looked like a campfire, but I always thought you had to go camping to have a campfire. Is somebody camping in Moe’s backyard?

I’d better check this out.

Bongo peeking down over the short fence

Just pretend I turned on the floodlights for this picture since all this happened in the dark of night.

And then I heard the strangest sound coming from Moe’s yard. It sounded like music. Guitar music and singing. I hear music coming from the radio, or sometimes from my person’s computer, but I’ve never before heard music coming from a yard.

I wonder if they would mind if I sang along.

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Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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33 responses to “Backyard Mysteries

  1. Genevieve Petrillo

    May 20, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Maybe they’ll cook up a burger and toss it over the fence for you, B. A payment for your singing…..

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      May 20, 2013 at 11:41 am

      Cupcake, I’m off to serenade them. Flying burgers, here I come!

  2. dianeskitchentable

    May 20, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I bet they’d love to have you join in the singing! Just don’t go grabbing any flaming marshmallows.

    • Bongo

      May 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Diane and Lola, my person says you’re supposed to blow on the marshmallows first. I’m not good at blowing, but maybe I can sing over them.

  3. susank456

    May 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    A party! Orso and Charlie love parties. Think of all the people that would share their plates with you.

    • Bongo

      May 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      Orso and Charlie, come on over! We can have a great party in my backyard. And maybe we can tear down the fence to that other backyard.

  4. marina kanavaki

    May 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    You should definitely sing Bongo, then they’ll have to invite you over… What good is a gutar playing without your singing! 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 20, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Marina, maybe they’ll even offer me goodies. I wonder if they have any fish? I’m singing for sure.

      • marina kanavaki

        May 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm

        The fish, you know where to get… but I’m sure they’ll have other interesting edibles!!

  5. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    May 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    What fun, a camp fire sing along. How sad that they didn’t think of inviting you Bongo

    • Bongo

      May 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Susan, I guess I’ll have to knock on their door and tell them to put me on the invitation list for next time.


    May 20, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I’m thinking they’d be thrilled to have you over Bongo but be a good houseguest and bring over a guest bone 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 20, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      Max, I guess my buddy Moe would like it if I brought him a guest bone – but I’ll have to bring two bones. I’d get really upset if he got one and I didn’t.

  7. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    May 20, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Oh maybe they will share their goodies with you Bongo 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 20, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Misty Shore, I’m sure hoping they will.

  8. Two French Bulldogs

    May 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Hopefully they will invite you over soon
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2013 at 12:11 am

      Benny & Lily, if they’ve got anything good to eat I sure hope they invite me.

  9. misswhiplash

    May 20, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    A BBQ..and they did not invite you..Maybe they thought that you would eat everything in sight , which of course would not be so..would it?
    maybe next time you have a BBQ you can invite Moe and leave the people in their own garden…can I come when you do have bbq…I can pretend to be a lady -dog ..then you would fall in ;love with me

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2013 at 12:12 am

      Patrecia, I’m already in love with you. Of course you can come to my BBQ. Now I just have to talk my younger person into firing up the grill. He hasn’t done that in awhile.

  10. BZ Dogs

    May 21, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Mmmmm… sounds like a BBQ!

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2013 at 11:47 am

      BZ, that’s what I’m thinking. I’ve got to figure out how to get over there.

  11. Dalton

    May 21, 2013 at 2:25 am

    They had a sing along and didn’t invite you – you could have made smores!

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

      Dalton, maybe I could have a sing along in my backyard and make my own smores. You’re invited!

  12. eripanwkevin

    May 21, 2013 at 7:21 am

    *sniff sniff* mmmmm…..smells delicious…..I love BBQ, too! I wonder if Moe was not there to join?
    Oh! I can’t stop dribbling if I think of what makes the smell! 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2013 at 11:49 am

      Kevin, me too. Moe wasn’t barking at me like he usually does, so either he was inside or he was dribbling so much he couldn’t bark.

  13. FleaByte

    May 21, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Maybe they were zombies in the backyard at night around the campfire. You can’t be too careful, you know. Best if you check on Moe in the daylight.

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2013 at 11:50 am

      FleaByte, that’s really scary. Zombies back there. I’ll have to get my younger person to help. He knows how to fight zombies.

  14. kolytyi

    May 21, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I think you should invite Moe to your walks with Toby, too. Thus, he will drop you a pee-mail when there is a BBQ in his garden.

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2013 at 11:51 am

      Kolytyi, that’s a great idea. That way I can go over and get some of that juice – whatever it is they’re cooking.

  15. angelswhisper2011

    May 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Wow, Bongo, they’re having a pawty, without you. You keep on singing and let yourself hear, I’m sure you’ll be invited the next time 😉

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      Little Binky, I guess they might figure it will be a quieter party if they invite me over there.

  16. colliesofthemeadow

    May 28, 2013 at 4:35 am

    We collies love to sing…. but the old guy doesnt like it so much! He also wont let us take part in the bonfires… something about collie fur and flames dont do well together….. but Ginger promises us a hug bonfire someday… for some reason we are not too excited about that…
    -the collies

    • Bongo

      May 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Collies, you’ve just got to trust Ginger. She knows what she’s doing.


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