Thunder Ride

03 Jul

Bongo looking scared in the  carToday was a good and bad day.

It was bad because thunder season has officially begun and I am deathly afraid of thunder. It’s not good. It’s evil. I’m sure it’s some kind of monster coming out of the sky to get me.

So I was cowering in the hallway while the thunder was going on, but at least my person was in the house with me and nothing bad has ever happened with the thunder while she’s been here.

Still, it’s scary.

But then my person tried to go out the front door.

I thought I had her trained not to do that. When I’m left alone in thunder I try to escape it by any means possible.

I guess I was right. I do have her trained.

Because my person got my leash and took me out to the car.

Through the thunder.

It was pretty awful, but at least my person was with me.

So we rode in the car for awhile until it stopped and I had to get out.

In the thunder.

Person, you know I’m really brave doing this for you. We could have just stayed home.

But you know where we went to?

My person took me to church.

Bongo in church

And there were all kinds of books full of stories.

No wonder my person never runs out of stories to tell me.

I’m going to have to get her to take me to church more often.

Wait! On second thought, I’d better check first and make sure it doesn’t thunder at church all the time.


Posted by on July 3, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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41 responses to “Thunder Ride

  1. Jen

    July 3, 2013 at 11:13 am

    My grandmother told me that thunder was angels bowling. Maybe you should ask them at church if that’s what happens? 😀

    • Bongo

      July 3, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Jen, I wonder if the church could put a word in to those angels to bowl more quietly.

  2. tylersat99

    July 3, 2013 at 11:42 am

    It was great for Mom to take you with her instead of leaving you alone with that thunder. We will not even get in the car during thunder !!

    • Bongo

      July 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

      Lexie and Mica, I won’t let my person leave the house without me during thunder. But she’s also afraid of what I might do to the house if I’m left alone during thunder.

      • tylersat99

        July 3, 2013 at 11:55 am

        Lexie tries to get out and hurts herself if left alone during thunder. Are you very close to the fire?

      • Bongo

        July 3, 2013 at 11:31 pm

        The fire is about 100 miles from us. We got a little rain yesterday so hopefully we won’t get any fires starting around here.

  3. Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom

    July 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Evil, evil thunder… we know all about that monster here in our house!

    • Bongo

      July 3, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      Emily, I’m glad someone else understands me. The thunder monster is horrible!

  4. angelswhisper2011

    July 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Bongo, I’m happy you weren’t alone during the thunder. Have you purrayed in church for rain?

    • Bongo

      July 3, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      Little Binky, I was purraying almost the whole time I was in church. And you know what? It started raining about the time we had to leave the church.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    July 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    You are a lucky dog going to church. It looks very peaceful in that place. I hope the thunder goes away quickly and some rain comes quietly instead.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      July 3, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      Cupcake, we got some rain yesterday and then it stopped so my person and I went out for a walk. Then when we got out a ways on the trail it started raining and thundering. At least today there wasn’t much thunder.

  6. marina kanavaki

    July 3, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Oh, you do have her well trained! I’ll try to have a word with mr thunder, see if he can soften his sounds a bit. Maybe if we promised him some fish, he’d listen! At least take comfort from the fact that rain helps with those awful fires! Be brave! 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 3, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      Marina, I sure would appreciate it if you’d talk with Mr. Thunder. I don’t know why he has to be so loud. I think he might need more than fish though. Maybe we could stuff one of those big clouds in his mouth.

  7. Viciously Sweet

    July 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Thunder scares me too Bongo. I think we need to be thunder buddies!

    • Bongo

      July 3, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      Viciously Sweet, that sounds like a great idea. I could use a thunder buddy.

  8. Two French Bulldogs

    July 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    We are so happy we don’t get hardly any thunders here. Blast the TV
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      July 3, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      Benny & Lily, can I move to your house? We get far too much thunder this time of year here.

  9. mollieandalfie

    July 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    OMD, I hate Thunder and Fireworks, glad we don;t have much of either here.. I jump outta me furs wiff all those bangs, xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • Bongo

      July 3, 2013 at 11:44 pm

      Mollie and Alfie, at least the fireworks aren’t close enough for me to hear them here, but the thunder goes everywhere around here.

  10. susank456

    July 4, 2013 at 12:21 am

    My heart goes out to you, our lab, AJ, was terrified of storms and would shake violently. If he was alone, he wreak destruction on everything. Have you tried the Thunder Shirt? I’ve heard good things about it. AJ died before we could try it on him. Good luck to you.

    • Bongo

      July 4, 2013 at 11:58 am

      Susan, AJ and I are a lot the same when it comes to thunder. My person puts an Anxiety Vest on me, which is the same idea as the Thunder Shirt. It helps calm me some, but not enough.

  11. Dalton

    July 4, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Sending you a big hug! So pleased that you got to go with her!

    • Bongo

      July 4, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Dalton, I guess there’s some advantages to that horrible thunder. I get to go places I might not otherwise go.

      • Dalton

        July 5, 2013 at 12:55 am

        You should go to church more, typists dad used to preach and he did a brilliant sermon about how dogs behave and we should behave in the same way, and as it was aimed at kids he brought in her cairn! He got to go and meet everyone and run riot whilst he preached!

      • Bongo

        July 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm

        Dalton, that sounds like a great idea. I’m going to push for my person to preach a sermon on dogs and bring me. She teaches kids so that would be the best. All those kids to give me loves.

  12. What's Going on at Mumsy's

    July 4, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Sorry you had to walk through that thunder going to and from the car sweet Bongo. Glad you found lots of stories though and we will look forward to reading them. We love the stories and all your questions and comments. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      July 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks Chancy and Mumsy. I’m hoping one of those stories will tell me how to get rid of thunder for good.

      • What's Going on at Mumsy's

        July 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm

        If they do will you share that with us sweet Bongo?

      • Bongo

        July 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm

        I’ll for sure share it with everybody.

  13. dianeskitchentable

    July 4, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    We’ve had a lot of thunder here too Bongo & I’m with you – thunder’s scary & bad & did I say scary? Now Diane tells me that we’re going to have something that sounds like thunder tonight but it’s not really thunder! Don’t people do the craziest things Bongo – making thunder at night when you don’t have real thunder? And not only that but all the different towns are making thunder on different nights! Crazy Bongo – crazy…Lola.

    • Bongo

      July 4, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      Lola, I can never figure people out. Why would they make thunder on purpose. I’m lucky that the thunder they make isn’t close enough to our house for me to hear it. And it’s so dry here that nobody is supposed to make their own thunder.

  14. Anonymous

    July 5, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I’m jealous of you visiting Church!!! Great opportunity to join it, Bongo! 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 12, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Kevin, maybe if you come to visit you could come to church with me too. Oh, wait. I only get to go to church when there’s thunder. Never mind.

  15. eripanwkevin

    July 5, 2013 at 7:40 am

    How great that you could visit Church!!! and it’s a great opportunity to be there, Bongo!
    I’m jealous of you!

  16. kolytyi

    July 7, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Great job, Bongo! You should never let go your person alone when it is thunder-time!

    • Bongo

      July 12, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      Kolytyi, I think I may get to go lots of extra places in the next couple of months. I’m not sure if it’s worth it though – having to put up with all that thunder.

  17. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    July 9, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Face your fears, or so they say. You did great walking through that terrible thunder and you got a great ride to a great place out of the deal.

    • Bongo

      July 12, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      Misty Shores, it was really fun going to church. I just wish it didn’t have to thunder for me to get to go there.

  18. colliesofthemeadow

    July 14, 2013 at 6:31 am

    How cool! You got to go to church! You know some of us collies are afraid of thunder too. But, dad told us a story about the Thunder. He said that in the old days the Indians claimed it was the Thunderbirds and they brought the lightning and struck down evil ppl with it and the thunder was their warning to tell everyone to be good or God would send them again…. so, you are a good guy Bongo you have nothing to worry about. Now, if I Ginger can get those T-Birds on mys side….

    • Bongo

      July 14, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      Ginger, my person said sometimes the Thunderbirds appear as big jets and all you have to do is get the leader on your side and the rest will follow. She also says I’d better be good all the time.


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