Mysterious Object

01 Jun

Century Plant budI found this strange object when I was out on my trails. I’ve never seen anything like it before. I guess I’d better get investigating and figure out what it is.


Time for my Detective Dog hat.

Bongo with Detective Dog hat covering his eyes

This won’t do.

Bongo looking cool with his Detective Dog hat on

That’s better.

Maybe it will help if I look at that object in its natural environment.

When I found it, it looked like this.

Century plant bud on the ground

Oh, look at this. These weeds are right near where I found this object.

Bongo checking out weeds

Maybe these will give me some clues.

Bongo turning from the weeds

I am not eating these weeds, person.

I didn’t find anything in here anyway.

What do you mean, look up?

Looking up at a Century Plant


What does that have to do with anything? Can’t you see how high it is?

This little thing I found was way down here.

Century Plant in front of Thunder Mountain

I still don’t know why you’re looking at that.

Bongo and a Century Plant

Well, yeah. It’s kind of the same color.

I’m not getting anywhere with this investigation. Let’s head on down the trail.

I’ll think about this later.


Posted by on June 1, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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30 responses to “Mysterious Object

  1. philosophermouseofthehedge

    June 1, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Humans are so difficult.If they aren’t going to help they should at least hand out treats and loves

    • Bongo

      June 1, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Molly, I totally agree with you. The way I figure it, my person is way behind on all the treats and loves she owes me. I bet yours is too.

  2. All things collie

    June 1, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Wow! Does your human know the name of that tall thing? 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 1, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      Collies, that tall thing is a century plant. The plant is really an agave and when the bloom they are called century plants. Supposedly they bloom once a century, but it’s really 10 to 25 years before a plant blooms.

  3. misswhiplash

    June 1, 2013 at 10:45 am

    possibly a seed pod from the tall flower… I shall leave it in your very capable paws Bongo…Gosh you make my heart flutter in the Detective Hat, and those eyes…..ah..if only I was a lady dog

    • Bongo

      June 1, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Patrecia, you don’t have to be a lady dog to get loves from me.


    June 1, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Well you be sure to get back with us Investigator Bongo! Almost looked like a closed tulip

    • Bongo

      June 1, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      Max, I’m still looking into this, but my person is trying to tell me it fell off that big, tall century plant. I’m not sure where she gets that idea.

  5. marina kanavaki

    June 1, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Hmm, maybe these things were picked up from the ground by birds, and then placed on those tall plants, no? 😆

    • Bongo

      June 1, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      Marina, that could be. In that case, those birds better come back and finish their job.

  6. Genevieve Petrillo

    June 1, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Lollipop tree? Yay! I’m on board with that.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      June 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Cupcake, I guess I’m really lucky having a lollipop tree on my trails. Come on over and I’ll share some lollipops with you.

  7. Gizmo

    June 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    That is a fascinating find Bongo…any clues on what kind of plant thing that is? Never have seen anything like it

    • Bongo

      June 1, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      Gizmo, that big, tall plant is a century plant. The real name is agave and supposedly they bloom once a century, but it’s really between 10 and 25 years that they bloom.

  8. Patricia

    June 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    You have intriguing trails. Always something that needs a detectives smarts.

    • Bongo

      June 1, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      Patricia, I guess that’s why I like my trails so much. They never get boring.

  9. Bassa's Blog

    June 2, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Beautiful Century plant Bongo!

    • Bongo

      June 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks Bassa.

  10. eripanwkevin

    June 2, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Wow! I’m glad that I can see this bud of century plant so close! This is a bud, isn’t it?
    Not a blossom, is it? Very interesting! Thank you for the picture, Mr Detective Bongo! 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Kevin. It is a bud. Yellow things – or sometimes red or orange – come out of them when they bloom. When there are a whole bunch together it looks really cool. I guess you’ve seen my person’s pictures of them.

  11. angelswhisper2011

    June 2, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Detective Bongo, I’m sure you figure it out what it is. It looks like a match to me 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      Little Binky, I’m working hard on this investigation.

  12. sanscera

    June 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    That detective hat is super cool.

    • Bongo

      June 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks Sanscera. And thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  13. Dalton

    June 3, 2013 at 1:49 am

    How confusing!!

    • Bongo

      June 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Dalton, sometimes my trails seem to be full of confusing mysteries. I’m still working on this one.

  14. kolytyi

    June 3, 2013 at 9:48 am

    A maraca tree? Did you try to push it away? Did it produce Latin-American rhythms?

    • Bongo

      June 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Kolytyi, I was wondering what those rhythmic sounds were. Now I know. Thanks for helping me solve the mystery.

  15. colliesofthemeadow

    June 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    ugh… humans!!!! If it werent for the great food they give us who would need them?

    • Bongo

      June 11, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Ginger, I guess we have to put up with them because they do give us some pretty good food – sometimes.


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