New Fruit

31 Jul

Bongo in profileI found an answer. And I didn’t even know there was a mystery.

I guess my person thought there was a mystery, but I wasn’t paying any attention.

So I didn’t even need my Detective Dog hat to find the answer.

Maybe my person should get a Detective Dog Person hat.

Here’s what happened.

Near my house, on the way to my trails, are some pine trees.

A few years ago my person noticed some blossoms peeking out from between the pines.

Pine trees don’t have blossoms and my person thought this looked pretty cool. She even made me stop while she took pictures of them.

White blossoms and pines

Every year there were a few more blossoms peeking out, and the branches they were on grew leaves.

Blossoms and Pines

But that was as far as it went. The only mystery I could find was why my person stopped and took pictures every year.

But this year something else happened.

The tree grew fruit.

Fruit growing on a tree

Green fuzzy fruit.

But we didn’t get rain and the fruit didn’t get any bigger.

I didn’t think I’d ever find out what that fruit was.

It seemed to be a new kind of fruit that I’d never heard of before.

Green, puny fruit.

But I walked by that fruit one more time and something had changed.

Almonds growing on a tree

Now that tree had green, puny, split fruit.

My person said she knew what this fruit was and she never even got her Detective Person hat.

Oh nuts. It’s not fruit at all.

It’s an almond tree.


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


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21 responses to “New Fruit

  1. marina kanavaki

    July 31, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    …and it tastes really good too when it’s fresh like that! Tasted it yet?
    Very healthy snack, Bongo! 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Marina, my person tasted some but she hasn’t given any to me. I’m still waiting for the fish.

  2. Gizmo

    July 31, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Oh my Bongo aren’t you lucky! I’ve never seen an almond tree and you have them growing free just for you…they are yours, right?

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      Gizmo, this is the first time I’ve ever seen an almond tree. I didn’t know they would grow here. It’s right on the street and my neighbor whose property it’s next to would have to walk outside of his fence and down the street so he probably doesn’t even know it’s there – so I’m claiming it as mine.

  3. Patricia

    July 31, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I say if you found it it’s yours.

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Patricia, that’s what I say too. No one else seems to be claiming it anyway.

  4. Two French Bulldogs

    July 31, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    What! A real almond tree?
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      Benny & Lily, cool, isn’t it? I didn’t even know they could grow here.

  5. Dalton

    August 1, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Fab, well done person!

    • Bongo

      August 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Dalton, my person says thanks. I’m still waiting for her to give me a sample.

  6. eripanwkevin

    August 1, 2013 at 7:05 am

    OMD! It ‘s the first time for me to see almond tree!!! Very interesting! When I saw the pictures for the first time, I thought they might be kiwis!

    • Bongo

      August 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Kevin, this is the first time we’ve seen an almond tree too. We’re thinking somebody must have dropped an almond and it sprouted and grew.

  7. Genevieve Petrillo

    August 1, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Almond tree? Wow! I am getting a real education, here, B.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      August 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Cupcake, so are we. We’ve never seen any almond trees around here before.

  8. kolytyi

    August 1, 2013 at 10:31 am

    OMG, OMG!!!! How do almond tree flowers smell?

    • Bongo

      August 1, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      Kolytyi, I didn’t notice any smell in those flowers. There’s so many other better scents around that I was paying attention to.

  9. angelswhisper2011

    August 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    We love the blossom of the Almond tree. Do you think the tree can survive in Holland, Granny likes almonds too, you know 😉

    • Bongo

      August 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      Little Binky, we didn’t even know almond trees would grow here. My person just looked online and found that they like hot, dry climates and they don’t like frost in the winter. We do get frost here, but maybe the pine tree and the fence it’s next to help keep it warm.

  10. colliesofthemeadow

    August 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Oh how lucky! Almonds are great… we collies love crunchy foods!

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Ginger, I’m still trying to figure out how to get my person to share. She’s not very good at it.


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