Cooling Down

31 May

Bongo laying on kitchen tilesIt’s that time of year again. Starting to get hot out. And I’ve got to find a cooler place to hang out.

That’s why I’m hanging out on the kitchen floor.

I used to spend more time hanging out in the bathroom in the summer – but I’ve changed my spot.

The bathroom’s nice and quiet – well, most of the time it is. But there’s something in the kitchen that never shows up in the bathroom.


So I can stay cool and at the same time be close to the food.

Bongo on the tiles looking innocent


If I can put on my best sweet innocent look, maybe somebody will toss me a treat as they walk by.

It doesn’t usually happen, but more things are spilled in the kitchen than anywhere else. And I’m right there to lick them up.

That is a dog’s job isn’t it? Cleaning the floors?

I really like feeling useful around here.

What, person?

What? I’m in the way?

I’m right in the middle of the kitchen?

Toss me a treat out into the living room and I’ll leave.

Oh wait a minute. The living room doesn’t have cool tiles to lie on.

I’ve got it!

Bongo smiling while on the tiles


Just turn the air conditioning way down low and I won’t need the cool tiles. I’ll stay out of your way.

You want me to what? Go to work to pay the air conditioning bill?

Okay fine. Throw some treats down on the floor and I’ll clean them up.

That’s what I do for a living.


Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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36 responses to “Cooling Down

  1. misswhiplash

    May 31, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Clever Bongo.You’ve got it all worked out ….
    We always take our living room carpets up during the reason is to get them cleaned but the other is so the dogs can lay on the cool tiles..just like you. However this year we cannot do that because my old dog Guido slips and slides all over the floor as his back legs are none too good. He is getting very old.
    So i am happy that you are also keeping cool this way and in a very sensible place

    • Bongo

      May 31, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      Patrecia, I’ll have to watch out that I don’t slip and slide when I’m on the tiles.

  2. marina kanavaki

    May 31, 2013 at 11:04 am

    That look Bongo alone is worth lots of electricity bills …and treats!
    😆 😆

    • Bongo

      May 31, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      Thanks Marina. Now if I can just convince my person.

  3. Two French Bulldogs

    May 31, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Bet those tiles are cool on your belly
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      May 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Benny & Lily, those tiles feel wonderful on hot days.

  4. philosophermouseofthehedge

    May 31, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Do they have classes where dogs learn the “cute-you-must-feed-me-doggy face?”
    Molly’s been observing you Bongo. She’s planting herself on the kitchen tiles by the sink…she says “well, you wanted me off the couch?

    • Bongo

      May 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Karen, maybe I should start a class. Molly could be my first student.

      • philosophermouseofthehedge

        May 31, 2013 at 1:59 pm

        Molly would be thrilled – if there’s lots of running and playing during recess

      • Bongo

        May 31, 2013 at 3:36 pm

        Recess? That happens during the whole class.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    May 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Floor cleaning is important work, B. Mom complains I’m “underfoot” sometimes. I wouldn’t be underfoot if she stepped over me!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      May 31, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      Cupcake, I bet your mom would be disappointed if you weren’t there doing your job.

  6. Gizmo

    May 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Yes indeed, summer is here…I’ve moved off the dog bed and onto the cool leather couch 🙂 Momz is nice enough to put a fan where it blows the AC across the couch so I can stay nice and cool…Walks are for very early or after dark now

    • Bongo

      May 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Gizmo, you are so lucky to have a leather couch and a fan. I think I’ll have to put in a request for those here. We’ve been waiting to take our walks until the shadows get long in the evening.

  7. susank456

    May 31, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    The floor in the middle of the room is always the best spot. That’s where Charlie and Orso always are.

    • Bongo

      May 31, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Susan, the middle of the room is the only spot to sleep. Whatever room I’m in, I always sleep in the middle.

  8. Daydreamer

    May 31, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    It’s to hot for Monti to go outside when the sun is up, so we take our walks in the evening.

    • Bongo

      May 31, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      Ours are getting towards evening now too. In a few days we’ll be taking all of them when the sun is almost set.


    May 31, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I didn’t know you and Max chose the same career path Bongo!

    • Bongo

      June 1, 2013 at 7:21 am

      I bet Max and I have lots in common.

  10. Anonymous

    May 31, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Good one Bongo. Let me know if it works.

    • Bongo

      June 1, 2013 at 7:22 am

      Sandra, it seems like it’s getting warmer in here.

  11. BZ Dogs

    May 31, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Henry’s all for tile floors! And treats. 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 1, 2013 at 7:23 am

      Henry, you’re alright. We think alike.

  12. eripanwkevin

    June 1, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Me, too! I like lying on the kitchen floor or on the hallway in summer, but in our house, the kitchen is not so big enough for me to get relaxed….and my mom also sometimes says that I should work doing something funny in public(!!!!) She wants me to be a kind of street performer(!!!!) OMD!
    Why don’t we work something together? 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 1, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      Kevin, we could be a great act together. I bet we’d be famous!

  13. Bassa's Blog

    June 2, 2013 at 4:57 am

    ::) Those tiles look very inviting Bongo. The weather is hot here too and I am draped on the cool tiles in the bathroom. It’s the coolest place in summer

    • Bongo

      June 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Bassa, I like the bathroom tiles too, but the kitchen has better food.

  14. angelswhisper2011

    June 2, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Bongo, just stay on the ground and pretend you are a carpet… she won’t notice, I’m sure 😉

    • Bongo

      June 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      Little Binky, my person steps on the carpet. What if she steps on me?

  15. Dalton

    June 3, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Sounds fair to me!!

    • Bongo

      June 3, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Dalton, I’m so glad you agree. What would our people do if they didn’t have us to clean their floors for them.

  16. kolytyi

    June 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Bongo, I’m deeply impressed by your brilliant logic! You are a supreme intellect!

    • Bongo

      June 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks Kolytyi. I do my best, but sometimes my person doesn’t appreciate it.

  17. colliesofthemeadow

    June 11, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Ah… air conditioning! We collies love air conditioning and cool floors…. what works well for us is when the fridge door is opened we stand in front of it so it cant be closed… that feels good too!
    -the collies 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Collies, I’ll have to try that fridge thing. I bet there’s some pretty good treats in there too.


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