National Walk Your Dog Week

03 Oct

Bongo walking in a dry washWe’re right in the middle of it – and it’s one of the best weeks there is.

It means I get to go out for walks every day.

Wait a minute. I go out for walks almost every day anyway.

So what’s so special about this week?

I guess I’d better tell you what week it is.

It’s National Walk Your Dog Week.

And I’ve got to tell all you dogs out there that if you’re not taking your people for walks all the time you’re missing out on a lot of adventures.

Bongo walking out of his puddle

My person says it’s good exercise for her and for me. I guess that’s okay.

But what’s more important are the messages I find on my trails from my trail dog buddies.

Bongo sniffing a bush with little yellow flowers

And the dogs and people I get to meet and greet.

Bongo and Layla rubbing heads

By the way, I think I got a new girlfriend today. She was really cute and she wouldn’t leave me alone. Woo woo! More benefits of going out for walks.

If I didn’t go out for walks all the time my life would be boring.

I wouldn’t have adventures to tell you about.

So if I didn’t go for walks and have adventures you’d probably fall asleep when you read my blog.

It would be that boring.

It would probably be like reading a blog that Scratchy wrote.

Scratchy on the Couch

Come to think of it, maybe I should start a National Walk Your Cat Week. Scratchy might have something interesting to say then.

Oh wait, never mind. He’d probably try to steal my blog.


National Walk Your Dog Week was founded by pet Lifestyle Expert & Animal Behaviorist Colleen Paige.            Sponsored by – Animal Miracle Foundation, and can be found on the web at


Posted by on October 3, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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33 responses to “National Walk Your Dog Week

  1. selimaandthemerfolk

    October 3, 2013 at 10:58 am

    The weather looks great in those pictures. Unfortunately it’s been a clash of either really warm weather or pouring rain by me (Trinidad) these day.

    I gave Missy a bath yesterday. As usual it was a struggle. That girl don’t like to bathe at all lol.

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      Selima, October is usually our best weather month here, so it’s perfect for going on walks. And tell Missy that I’ll take all her baths. I love getting wet any way I can – swimming is best though.

  2. marina kanavaki

    October 3, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Awwww, that photo of you and your girlfriend is precious, Bongo!!!!

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks Marina. You’re not jealous though – are you?

      • marina kanavaki

        October 6, 2013 at 2:23 am

        well… just a little! But I’m happier if you’re happy!! 🙂

  3. misswhiplash

    October 3, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Cor! That Scratchy really has ‘the evil eye’
    Your new girlfriend eh? I thought that l was the only one in your life …..ha! Ha!

    Lots of love xxxx

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      Patrecia, of course you’re the only one in my life. But I have to keep the girls here occupied since you’re so far away.

  4. tylersat99

    October 3, 2013 at 11:46 am

    We of course think National Walk Your Dog Week is great since we love to walk. We would like a woods walk everyday but that is not possible, so we walk with Dad in the evening and see which friends are out too:)

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Lexie and Mica, woods walks are the best. But meeting friends is great too.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    October 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Your adventures are so fascinating, B., Scratchy couldn’t begin to compete. Your new friend looks like she wants to eat your face.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks Cupcake. Scratchy tries to steal my blog every once in awhile, but I think he would bore everyone to tears if he was on it all the time. Scratchy! Stay away from that computer!

  6. Kuruk

    October 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Woooowooooo! We go for walks three times every day! Wooooowooooooooo!

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Ku, you are so lucky. My buddy Toby gets lots of walks too, but I usually get one long one.

  7. stanze

    October 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    National Walk Your Dog Week sounds just great. And your girlfriend looks really cute. 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks Stanze. Going for walks is the best – especially when I find girlfriends on my trails.

  8. Gizmo

    October 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    It really is a great week Bongo and once of my favorites…I can use the “holiday” to guilt my Momz into an extra walk 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Great idea Gizmo. We should all get extra walks this week.

  9. Patricia

    October 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    With all the girlfriends you have how do you keep them from all showing up on your trail at the same time? That might be a very interesting blog post.

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Patricia, so far I’ve lucked out. I’ve only met one girlfriend at a time. The problem is that most of the time I don’t see any of my girlfriends.

  10. dianeskitchentable

    October 3, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    I like my walks too Bongo but Diane’s got this thing called a sciatic nerve so we haven’t been doing much walking. That’s ok though because we’ve been going on a lot of car rides lately because my Niki’s car keeps breaking and I love riding…makes me faster than any dog in town. You better watch out for that girlfriend. I think she wants your ear.
    Scratchy and Moe could do a joint blog and out everyone to sleep.

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Lola, car rides are fun – almost as good as walks, so that’s good that you’re getting those rides. I think we should give Scratchy and Moe their own blog. I bet they’d get about one view a day – if they’re lucky.

  11. Two French Bulldogs

    October 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    We like this national holiday!
    Benny & Lily

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      It’s a great holiday, isn’t it?

  12. Bassa's Blog

    October 3, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Cute picture of you and your new girlfriend Bongo! 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Thanks Bassa.

  13. Dalton

    October 4, 2013 at 1:35 am

    What a fab idea!

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Dalton, I think they have an International Walk Your Dog week too, so that would apply to you as well.

  14. eripanwkevin

    October 4, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Your walks has lots of benefits Bongo! *whispers* Especially finding new girlfriends! I’m jealous!
    Oh! I enjoy Scratchy’s post, too! 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      Kevin, I’m not going to tell Scratchy what you said – he’ll probably try to steal my blog again. But if I get too many girlfriends I’ll send one of them your way. It’s always great meeting up with girlfriends on my trails.

  15. angelswhisper2011

    October 4, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Bongo, forgive me, but I think your new friend is to close 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Little Binky, please don’t get jealous. I’ve got to have someone to get close to since all my blogging buddies are so far away.

  16. kolytyi

    October 5, 2013 at 8:09 am

    National Dog Walking Week would be even more interesting: Imagine that dogs could decide whether they want to go and have adventures alone or with their person.

    • Bongo

      October 5, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      Kolytyi, that would be so great because if my person is really busy I could still have my walks. The only problem is that then I would have to explain all about the adventures I had so my person could type them up for my blog.


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