Rocks on Rocks

09 Sep

Bongo sniffing a cairn with extra rocks on topHmm. This is strange.

For a long time there have been trail markers on my trails so people know which way to go.

They’re mostly just a big pile of rocks, but the rocks have heavy wire around them so the pile keeps its shape and the rocks don’t get knocked all over the place.

People need this kind of thing. I think they’d find it much easier if they’d learn from us dogs.

Follow the smells.

But look what I found.

This pile of rocks has another pile of rocks on top of it.

What’s that supposed to mean?

Is it for people who don’t get it the first time and need to be told twice?

Or maybe it’s for really tall people who don’t see the regular trail marker because it’s so far below them.

Or it might just be a waste of good rocks.

And look at this.

Bongo looking at a rock on a cairn

Here’s another one.

I’ve figured it out now.

This isn’t a double trail marker to help people follow the trails.

The rocks on top mean something else.

Instead of sticking to the trails these rocks are telling people to go up.

Trail cairn with an extra rock on top

I think they’re for the birds.

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Posted by on September 9, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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29 responses to “Rocks on Rocks

  1. Anonymous

    September 9, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Maybe it is to stop humans from getting lost…then you would need your sexy detective hat on to go find them

    • Bongo

      September 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      Patrecia, I was thinking I might need my Detective Dog hat to figure out what’s going on here.

  2. Kuruk

    September 9, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Silly humans! They need to learn to follow their nosies! Woooooowooooooo!

    • Bongo

      September 9, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      Ku, it’s funny how humans just don’t get it sometimes. I guess that’s why they need us to straighten them out.

  3. Anonymous

    September 9, 2013 at 10:40 am

    How strange..who put them there? We need a detective to solve the mystery of the rocks.
    Do you know where to find one? A detective with a sexy hat and a good sense of smell……..

    • Bongo

      September 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Patrecia, I think I can come up with someone who fits that description.

  4. marina kanavaki

    September 9, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Birds! Yes! Or, it could be a rock plant and you know what that means… a plant needs watering!!!

    • Bongo

      September 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Marina, I’ll get right on it.

  5. philosophermouseofthehedge

    September 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Molly says the trouble with people is that they really don’t get into trails properly – you gotta put that nose to the ground! When will they learn? Missing out on so much!

    • Bongo

      September 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Molly, I don’t even know how people can enjoy the trails if they don’t enjoy the smells like we do. That’s the best part.

  6. stanze

    September 9, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Reminds me of cairns. I thought it’s normal to put more stones on cairns.

    • Bongo

      September 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      Stanze, these things are called cairns, but normally nobody adds anything to them. Although we sometimes find unofficial cairns that someone started unrelated to the trail marker cairns.

  7. PigLove

    September 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    That is weird. I tell you, you can’t ever tell about those rocks. Some of those rocks have a mind of their own. Trust me. I know this first hand especially having Bashful. XOXO – Bacon

    • Bongo

      September 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      Bacon, I think you’re right about those rocks. Sometimes after a big rain the rocks in my wash have totally rearranged themselves.

      • PigLove

        September 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm

        See I knew it! Rocks have a mind of their own. XOXO – Bacon

  8. FleaByte

    September 9, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I saw some birds just today. I’ll send them to your trail. They’re sure to like it.

    • Bongo

      September 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      FleaByte, that would be great. When the birds see those rocks they’ll know which direction to fly.

  9. Genevieve Petrillo

    September 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    It looks like some sort of weird Stonehenge thing. Hmmmm. Are the aliens back? Does it smell like Mars?

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      September 9, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      Cupcake, it could be aliens. There’s lots of people here who think they’re aliens.

  10. Two French Bulldogs

    September 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Bet you don’t need no rocks for directions
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      September 9, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      Benny & Lily, I’ve got my trails memorized by the smells. I don’t know why people never bother to do that. They’d hardly ever get lost if they did.

  11. eripanwkevin

    September 10, 2013 at 7:35 am

    I think that whoever makes these piled rocks, he/she must been talented to pile things up, because those rocks were piled up very tidily….even with the heavy wire, it seems to be difficult to do so. 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      Kevin, there really are some talented rock pilers around here.

  12. angelswhisper2011

    September 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I thought it was a kind of Stonehenge too, Bongo, at least in miniature 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Little Binky, I’ve never gotten to go on the Stonehenge trails, but my person says it does kind of look like a miniature Stonehenge. Maybe I should name that branch of my trails the mini-Stonehenge. I bet it would bring lots of visitors who could give me loves.

  13. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    September 11, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Hey Bongo,

    I had no clue birds needed directions too! 🙂

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      September 11, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Snoopy, somebody’s got to tell those birds where to go.

  14. colliesofthemeadow

    September 13, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Boids? Fricaseed or BBQd? -Ginger

    • Bongo

      September 13, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Ginger, I’ll take my boids either way.


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