Puddle Invasion

19 Jul

Bongo near a small puddleA few days ago I was walking on my trails minding my own business when I saw something that surprised me.

My puddle had come back!

Well, half my puddle anyway. But my puddle has been missing for months and months.

I don’t know where it disappears to, but it does that a lot.

It just gets up and leaves. And then it shows up again when it feels like it.


So the next day I was really curious.

Would my puddle still be there, or not?

I found the strangest thing when I got to the puddle spot.

My puddle was still there…

tadpoles in the puddle

but it had been invaded.

Dozens of tiny tadpoles filled my puddle.

Swimming, wriggling, and darting all over the place.

I tried to stomp them out…

Bongo's foot in the water with the tadpoles

but there were far too many of them.

They filled every little bit of my puddle.


I went back the next day not knowing what to expect.

And you know what I found?

Bongo and a dried up puddle

No puddle, no tadpoles, nothing.

My puddle had fled and taken the tadpoles with it.

I thought I might find one or two tadpoles wriggling around in the dirt, but there were none.


Then today when I went back I found the puddle again. Even bigger than before.

Bongo in a puddle

But the tadpoles were nowhere in sight.

I have enough trouble trying to figure out where my puddle goes when it leaves…

But where in the world would a puddle take tadpoles?


Posted by on July 19, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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23 responses to “Puddle Invasion

  1. angelswhisper2011

    July 19, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Bongo maybe the tadpoles took the puddle somewhere you can’t find them 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 19, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Little Binky, I hadn’t thought of that. I’m so used to my puddle disappearing that I didn’t even think that the tadpoles might have taken it this time. I guess the puddle didn’t want to go wherever it was taken because it came back.

  2. philosophermouseofthehedge

    July 19, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Do you think the tadpoles carried the puddle off?

    • Bongo

      July 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Karen and Molly, I’m thinking those tadpoles did carry that puddle off but it didn’t really want to go. That’s why it showed up again the next day – without the tadpoles.

  3. Gizmo

    July 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Time to get out your detective gear Bongo…you’ve got some serious mysteries to solve pee ess if you want a bigger puddle i’ll be happy to send you some of my thunderstorms 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      Yikes Gizmo. I’ve got plenty of thunderstorms here right now. They’re freaking me out!

  4. marina kanavaki

    July 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Do you think those tadpoles were holding your puddle hostage and it somehow managed to escape? I can tell you though that the way this puddle is growing, next time you’ll find fish in it!

    • Bongo

      July 19, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      Marina, we just had more rain – and thunder (yuck!). Maybe I’d better head out to my puddle and see if any fish dropped into it with the rain.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    July 19, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I wish the tadpoles came to my house. I would put them in my bed and lick them. They seem sweet.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      July 19, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      Cupcake, they were kind of tickly on my toes. This is the first time I’ve ever seen tadpoles on my trails and I’ve never even seen a frog there. Just lizards.

  6. To Shea

    July 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    We are so happy that your puddle came back for you… 🙂
    We bet you really loved seeing again!!!….Yeaaaaaaa Puddle!!!

    • Bongo

      July 19, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      Alex, Trish, and Penny, it’s really great having my puddle back. I didn’t realize how much I’d missed it. And those tadpoles couldn’t even manage to take it away again.

  7. eripanwkevin

    July 20, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    *gasps* OMD! Now I’m very worried of those tadpoles who might be washed away to somewhere….
    I hope they are fine in somewhere else…me and my mom are not fond of tadpoles though….
    Anyway I’m glad your puddle has back!!! Mysterious puddles make them look more atractive, don’t they? 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 20, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      Kevin, it’s always exciting when my puddle decides to come back. I’m kind of glad those tadpoles didn’t come back with it though. They were tickling my feet.

  8. kolytyi

    July 21, 2013 at 7:57 am

    I think those tadpoles are involved into some excavation process. During they work, sometimes they discover unrevealed underground lakes.

    • Bongo

      July 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      Kolytyi, maybe my puddle disappears into that underground lake sometimes – and then the lake gets tired of it and spits it back out. It must have liked the tadpoles though.

  9. Bassa's Blog

    July 22, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Great photos Bongo!

    • Bongo

      July 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks Bassa.

  10. Dalton

    July 22, 2013 at 1:26 am

    That is massively confusing!!

    • Bongo

      July 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Dalton, I’m always confused by my puddle’s behavior, but now that the tadpoles have been added to the picture it truly is massively confusing.

  11. colliesofthemeadow

    August 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    strange…. we collies have no answer…. wow… strange…
    -the collies

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Collies, what was even stranger was that the tadpoles showed up again a few days later – and now they’re little toadies.


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