Floor Competition

01 Jul

Bongo on the kitchen floor ignoring an oliveThis is so ridiculous! It’s dog abuse. Of the worst kind.

Here’s what happened.

I was minding my own business, taking a nap in the hall, when my people called me over to do my dogly duty.

Taking care of something that was spilled on the floor.

I understand it’s a dog’s job to clean up spills and usually I appreciate the work.

But this time there was only one thing spilled.

And you know what it was? An olive.

I hate olives!

How could my people abuse me so much by telling me to clean up something so disgusting?

So after I refused to do my dogly duty Scratchy decided to get into the act.

He came over to my person and started begging.

Scratchy never begs. He hardly likes anything but cat food.

And you know what my person did?

She gave Scratchy some of the tuna out of her sandwich.

And then a piece of lettuce dropped out of her sandwich.

Scratchy ate it.

Scratchy eating food off the floor

Scratchy doesn’t like lettuce. He’s never eaten a piece of lettuce in his life.

I like lettuce.

There is not room in this house for two spill cleaners. Something’s got to be done.

By the way, if you think Scratchy is going to win out on the spill cleaning duties…

Scratchy didn’t eat the olive either.

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


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36 responses to “Floor Competition

  1. slimdoggy

    July 1, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Uh oh Bongo…give them an inch and they’ll take a mile. I too am the owner of the spill cleaning in my house…luckily Maggie, my only competition is kind of a picky eater.

    • Bongo

      July 1, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      Slimdoggy, I thought Scratchy was a picky eater but it looks like he’s changing his ways. I’ll have to get on him. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  2. Gizmo

    July 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Olives? eeeew! but it was wrong for Scratchy to get the toona and not you…time to sit down for some collective bargaining

    • Bongo

      July 1, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      Gizmo, Scratchy always gets the tuna juice too whenever my person opens a can of tuna. Something’s not right around here.

  3. usoncloud9

    July 1, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    That’s a dog tease that your people did to you! Beamer hates olives too, but he’s a pretty good spill cleaner!

    • Bongo

      July 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      My people sure did tease me. They know I don’t like olive. They should never spill them. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  4. marina kanavaki

    July 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    What, you mean no fish, or even a piece of carot, but an olive? Disgraceful!
    As for Scratchy, at least we’ve found something he’s interested in!!!

    • Bongo

      July 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      Marina, Scratchy likes fish too and for some reason he always gets all the tuna juice whenever my person opens a can. I sure didn’t know he would eat lettuce though.

  5. angelswhisper2011

    July 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Olives are to play with, Bongo. It’s my birthday, maybe you like to come over to pawty? I have lots of fish, lobster and cake 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 1, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      Little Binky, I’m on my way!

  6. Two French Bulldogs

    July 1, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    They need to be more selective in cleaning duties!
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      July 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      Benny & Lily, my people need to be more selective in who they let clean. Cats should never be allowed to do that job if there’s a dog around to do it.

  7. Genevieve Petrillo

    July 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I’ve heard of too many cooks in the kitchen, but not too many cleaners on the kitchen floor. Sadly, it looks like that was exactly the case here. I think whoever is bigger gets first dibs on everything! Once Mom called me to clean up some cabbage strips that fell. Cabbage – really?? I brought it into the living room, chewed it up and spit it out.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      July 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Cupcake, when will our people learn. They’re only allowed to drop good food on the floor.

  8. philosophermouseofthehedge

    July 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Two spill cleaners. Ah, let the competition begin: I bet on You Bongo!

    • Bongo

      July 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      Scratchy doesn’t have a chance.

  9. eripanwkevin

    July 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    OMD! lettuce!!! Scratchy ate lettuce ??? One of our kitties eats mushrooms, too! She is so greedy!
    I don’t like most of the vegetables except cabbage. Do you like cabbage, Bongo?

    • Bongo

      July 1, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      Kevin, I don’t think I’ve ever tried cabbage. It’s not my person’s favorite vegetable so she hardly ever has it. I’m sure I’d like it though. I like most kinds of vegetables. Except olives. Cats are so strange though. Who ever heard of a cat eating mushrooms – or lettuce?

  10. Jen

    July 1, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Elka doesn’t like olives either. Or lettuce! 😉

    • Bongo

      July 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Elka, we’ve got something in common. I do like lettuce though. The other day I even ate some wilty lettuce that my person was going to throw away.

  11. Dalton

    July 2, 2013 at 1:12 am

    I hope you got tuna and lettuce??

    • Bongo

      July 2, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      Dalton, I didn’t get any – but I got part of my younger person’s turkey sandwich later.

  12. Holly @ A Pet's Life

    July 2, 2013 at 6:24 am

    We’d make a good team – I LOVE olives and would never let them fall on the floor 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 2, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Holly, I like you already. I hate making a trip across the room only to find something as disgusting as an olive. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  13. Kris, Neighbor Chick

    July 2, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Poor Bongo. Around here, Mr. Cool and the Little Weirdo refuse to eat popcorn, probably the most commonly dropped thing in our house. And Kitty Baby gets to eat out of my oatmeal bowl. Kitties are spoiled! I hope you have a tuna-filled day! Neighbors About Town Blog

    • Bongo

      July 2, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      Kris, that sure is true about kitties being spoiled. But I’ll come over and eat your popcorn. We hardly ever have any around here to get spilled. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  14. lesliepaints

    July 2, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Good story, Bongo. My dog friends won’t eat them either.

    • Bongo

      July 2, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      Thanks Leslie. Sounds like you’re dog friends know what’s good for them.

  15. dianeskitchentable

    July 2, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I’m surprised Scratchy didn’t use it for a cat toy. Sometimes I beg for stuff that Diane’s eating & just want to try it. Usually it’s pretty good but sometimes people eat really weird stuff – like banana! Why would anyone invent, never mind eat banana? But Diane says – if you take it, you gotta eat it so the next time, do what I do – take it & hide it behind the couch. Then because you’re such a good cleaner upper, you might get a decent treat!

    • Bongo

      July 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      Lola, great idea – hiding yucky stuff behind the couch. My person hasn’t ever given me any banana though. I’ll have to bug her for some so I can decide if I want to eat it or hide it.

  16. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    July 9, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    How could they, don’t they know doggies first kitties second 😉

    • Bongo

      July 12, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      Misty Shores, sometimes my person gets things totally confused. Scratchy should never get treats unless I’ve had the first chance.

  17. colliesofthemeadow

    July 14, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Ginger says sounds like Scratchy needs to go for a one way ride… muwahahahah

    • Bongo

      July 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Ginger, I’m thinking of dumping Scratchy into a pile of old olives. They’re the same color so no one would ever find him.

      • colliesofthemeadow

        July 14, 2013 at 4:34 pm

        do it! do it! do it!! here comes tho old guy I am outta here..-Ginger

      • Bongo

        July 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

        Scratchy, there’s a big pile of olives – I mean pieces of fish – over there.


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