There’s really been a flurry of activity around my puddle lately.
First the tadpoles, then the toadies, then those mysterious tracks that I told you about yesterday. You know, the evidence of those strange creatures that took off with my puddle.
So today when we got to my puddle it had come back. Well, at least part of it was back.
I was so excited!
And you know what my person did? She tied me up again.
What now? The tadpoles are gone, and most of the toadies have hopped away.
Yeah, I know there’s still a few toadies around. I won’t step on them. I promise.
But today there was someone else near my puddle.
And not just any butterflies. We had come across the Arizona state butterfly – the Two-tailed Swallowtail.
And those butterflies seemed to be getting pretty cozy.
Something strange was happening.
I wanted to go home and get my Nature Dog hat so I could investigate – but being tied up put a cramp in my style.
My person says these butterflies are supposed to lay single eggs on plants, but one of these butterflies seemed to be laying bunches of eggs in a mud hole.
I guess the other butterfly thought it strange too.
He started dancing around. Maybe he was nervous.
But I think that butterfly beat around the bush – I mean around my puddle – a little too long.
Because the competition showed up.
And now that my puddle has a butterfly party going on in it, I’m just wondering one thing.
Am I ever going to get to play in my puddle again?
August 9, 2013 at 10:43 am
I think you should wear a butterfly-costume and join the party!
August 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm
Come on over Kolytyi. As long as you leave my little bit of puddle where it is.
August 9, 2013 at 11:01 am
Sweet Bongo we are happy to hear that at least part of your puddle is back. Maybe by the next time you go check it all of it will be back. Those butterflies are gorgeous and the pictures are outstanding! Hugs and nose kisses
August 11, 2013 at 12:11 pm
Thanks Chancy and Mag. I’m still waiting for the rest of my puddle. It’s such a mystery.
August 9, 2013 at 11:06 am
Maybe the butterflies will bring good luck and your puddle will be back tomorrow! Woooowoooooo!
August 11, 2013 at 12:12 pm
Ku, that would be so cool. Maybe the butterflies know where the puddle was taken, but they can only bring it back a little bit at a time. It is a lot bigger than those butterflies.
August 9, 2013 at 12:27 pm
Whoa. Your puddle must be a mysterious portal of magic or something…who know’s what’ll show up next? (Don’t get too close!)
August 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm
Karen, I think you’re right. If I get too close I might be pulled into who know where. Maybe that’s why my person keeps tying me up to that dead tree when we’re near the puddle.
August 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm
Cool! I’ve never seen butterflies before. They are beautiful and awesome. But you know, they need to have their little fly party somewhere away from your puddle. That’s *your* puddle. You’ll have it back soon – I’m so sure. Have an awesome weekend my friend. XOXO – Bacon
August 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm
Thanks Bacon. Butterflies are really cool. These are the biggest butterflies that we have around here. We have other kinds and some are very beautiful, but they’re all a lot smaller. I bet you’d like chasing them though.
August 11, 2013 at 11:52 pm
Oohh I bet that would be fun. Maybe they would take me to your magical puddle. XOXO – Bacon
August 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm
Those butterflies look like Japanese fans! Cool….
Love and licks,
August 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm
Cupcake, you just made me think of something. Maybe I could tie string to some of those butterflies and attach them to my collar so they cool me off on hot days.
August 9, 2013 at 3:29 pm
Sorry you got tied up bongo but your mom took some gorgeous butterfly pictures to share with us all…I’ve seen butterflies play in mud before but never was sure why they did it
August 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm
Thanks Gizmo. Sometimes we see those butterflies stopping near my puddle and I think they’re just getting a drink of water, but this time that wasn’t what they were doing.
August 9, 2013 at 3:31 pm
Sounds like everyone is enjoying your puddle but you!!! Not fair!!!
August 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm
Marina, I know. I might have to get a new puddle and hide it from everybody else.
August 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm
I’m sorry you still haven’t gotten to play in your puddle, Bongo! But those butterflies sure are beautiful 🙂
August 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm
Thanks Remy. I’m hoping those butterflies know where the rest of my puddle is and bring it back for me.
Two French Bulldogs
August 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm
He cool! That puddle is popular
Benny & Lily
August 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm
Benny & Lily, everybody seems to like my puddle. I just wish they’d leave some of it for me.
August 10, 2013 at 7:52 am
Your puddle is very popular Bongo! Those butterflies are beautiful! It’s interesting seeing butteflies on the mud….I hope that you’ll get your puddle back Bongo! 🙂
August 11, 2013 at 12:33 pm
Thanks Kevin. My person was gone all day yesterday so I didn’t get to go check on my puddle. And now she says we have to wait until later today when it cools off some. (She went away again this morning too.) I sure hope I find my puddle all the way back again.
August 10, 2013 at 11:30 am
Bongo, get some flowers to put on your nature head and maybe you can catch the butterflies -they’re beautiful by the way- if not, you call me 😀
August 11, 2013 at 12:40 pm
Little Binky, I bet you’d be good at catching those butterflies.
August 11, 2013 at 11:19 am
Wonderful capture of them!
August 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm
August 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm
Ugh… love…. it stinks!!! -Ginger
August 12, 2013 at 1:02 am
not more things playing on your puddle, um maybe you could get your person to carry a spare water bottle with you when you walk, and you could dig a whole, she could fill it and then all the insects and bug things can go and play in that puddle and you can have yours!
August 12, 2013 at 4:57 pm
Dalton, maybe my person could carry some big jugs of water so my puddle can come back full size.
August 13, 2013 at 2:05 am
I like your plan!