Walking Without Me

05 Sep

Cholla fruitI have a real complaint.

My person got a new camera.

And now she leaves me home alone once a week.

She says she has to learn how to use her new camera – so she’s taking a class.

Please don’t tell her that I go on walks with my neighbor dog Toby while she’s gone.

But that’s not really what my complaint is.

Now that my person is taking a class she says she has to do her homework.

I always thought homework was called that because you do it at home.

I think my person’s confused because she thinks she has to do her homework out on my trails.

And she doesn’t take me.

Person, I promise I won’t mess up your pictures.

I might yank on my leash a little, but the thing you’re taking a picture of is still there.

Just try again.

Oh, come on. It’s been a very long time since I’ve pulled you over because I wanted to get at a coyote.

I won’t wreck your camera.

But no – I can’t convince my person.

So now she takes two walks on my trails.

One with me.

Thunder Mountain with mist

And one to do her homework.

Coffeepot Rock

But here’s what’s really bad.

While my person was out on one of her homework walks…

Sugarloaf and dark clouds

she saw my girlfriend Layla.

And she left me at home.


Posted by on September 5, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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35 responses to “Walking Without Me

  1. sueannporter1

    September 5, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Poor Bongo!! your person will soon be able to use the camera and invite you again, I’m sure!

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Sue Ann, my person says I can come when someone else comes too so they can hold my leash. I don’t know why I always need to walk someone on a leash.

  2. Geraldine

    September 5, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Oh Bongo, say it ain’t so!!! I’m sure you would be a big help with that new camera. Get her to take you along to provide pointers next time. 😉

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      Geraldine and Mr. Ched, that’s a great idea. After all, I’m part Pointer so I should be able to give my person lots of pointers. I can point things out too.

  3. Kuruk

    September 5, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Oh dear, you should insist that she take you! Maybe steal the house key! Wooooowooooo!

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      Ku, that’s an idea. That way she has to take me along if she wants to get back in the house.

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    September 5, 2013 at 10:59 am

    GAH! This whole walking-without-you thing is absolutely scandalous. Once, Mom took the garbage to the dumpster and left me home! She knows how much I enjoy checking the ground around the dumpster for rancid food, deadly chicken bones, and poison!! Ugh!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Cupcake, that’s terrible. How could your mom go to the dumpster without you? The things our people do to us.

  5. hutchagoodlife

    September 5, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Whee suggest sneaking out and following her!

    Nacho, Buddy & Basil

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      Nacho, Buddy, & Basil, maybe if I distract her while she’s leaving the house she’ll forget to close the door and I can follow her. Once she forgot to close the door and I got to go on a walk by myself.

  6. misswhiplash

    September 5, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Poor Bongo…how cruel can your person be..leaving you at home alone, desolate, miserable and lonely..come to can come walkies with Neville, me and three dogs

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      Patrecia, I’m on my way! Walkies with you, Neville, and the dogs sounds like great fun.

  7. marina kanavaki

    September 5, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Bongo, I am reading but not believing!!!!
    She did take beautiful pictures BUT I’m sure they would be even better with the presence of a paw!!!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      Marina, that’s what I say. She needs to put me in those pictures. I’m sure her instructor would like them better with me in them.

  8. jack joseph's mom

    September 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Oh no! Poor Bongo. As an amateur photographer myself, I love taking pictures of my dogs (amongst other things) – but feel it would be better served if I had someone to handle the dogs and then I can just take the pictures. Maybe you could suggest someone else to go along and hold your leash? Then you would be sure not to miss another opportunity to see Layla and maybe your mom could get a few shots of the two of you together so that you can look at them whenever you want to.

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      My person says that sometimes we’ll go with someone else who can hold my leash – but that won’t work every time. At least I still get my regular walk and she takes her little camera when I go.

  9. Mags Corner

    September 5, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Oh, no!! Now that is just not fair sweet Bongo. You know your trails very well and you could help your person with her homework. Keep trying maybe you can sway her on over to your way of thinking. Those are some beautiful pictures and we hope she gets a good grade on her homework. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Chancy and Mumsy. I’ll keep working on my person. After all, the pictures would be much better with me in them.

  10. To Shea

    September 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Poor Bongo, We feel sorry for you…:-(
    But soon your person will take even more FANTASTIC photos of YOU Bongo and it will be worth the wait….;-)

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Alex, Trish, and Penny, I’m ready to pose right now. I hope my person decides she’s ready to focus on me soon.

  11. Patricia

    September 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    It seems terribly unfair but maybe you will win in the long run. The pictures of you will be that much more handsome because of the homework your person is doing now.

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Patricia, maybe I can even make it on a magazine cover or something. Ooo! I’d be famous!

      • Patricia

        September 6, 2013 at 9:27 pm

        Maybe more famous than you are now.

  12. Ruby

    September 5, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Sorry you’re being left at home Bongo, hopefully you’re back out with her soon! But I can feel for your mom…trying to do your camera homework with a dog is too unpredictable!!

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Ruby, one of my person’s classmates saw a bear when he had his dogs with him and all he got were blurry bear pictures. I’m sure I could help my person get good bear pictures.

  13. eripanwkevin

    September 6, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Wow! Your person is a very good student who does her homework seriously! I like the first picture which the cactus looks impressive! I enjoy looking at the pictures she took, so can’t wait for more pictures she will take with her new camera, but Bongo….I feel sorry for you who has to be patient for her new camera, too.

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Kevin, my person says thanks. I just hope I get to be in some of those pictures soon.

  14. Two French Bulldogs

    September 6, 2013 at 9:15 am

    And more pictures of you doing anything and everything
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Benny & Lily, I agree. My person should only get cameras so she can take more pictures of me.

  15. philosophermouseofthehedge

    September 6, 2013 at 11:52 am

    So unfair. Besides that new camera has a stabilizer gadget doesn’t it…
    leash tugs are polite ones, I’m sure.

    • Bongo

      September 6, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Karen, you’re so right. I’d be gentle with my leash tugs. It’s my person that’s always pulling it hard. She never wants to let me finish smelling all the good smells.

  16. angelswhisper2011

    September 8, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    OMC, did she at least took a picture of her 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 8, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      Little Binky, the only pictures my person has taken of me with her new camera were when she first got it out and wanted to see if it worked.

  17. colliesofthemeadow

    September 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    girlfriend? Her name is not…
    -Ginger the vengeful… 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 13, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Ginger, I stayed home from that walk because I didn’t want to have to see Layla. I knew it would upset you and I’d never want to see you upset. You are my one and only true love.


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