NaNoWriMo for Dogs

02 Nov

Bongo with pad, pen, and glasses - ready to writeNovember is NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. People work hard all month at writing a novel, and it’s about time us dogs did the same. I’ve been invited by my friend Rocco to take part in a joint novel writing effort. The story starts on Rocco’s site here: I’m writing the second installment and other dogs will add to the story on their blogs. There are still spots available, so if you’d like to join us stop by and let Rocco know.

So here’s the second part of the story:

Running from one end of the yard to the other, I’m becoming frantic. I bark, but nobody hears. What if my owner is calling for help and no one is coming to his assistance?

Another trip around the yard and determination grips me. There is a way out of here!

Without thinking my paws begin tearing into the hard soil near the fence. I stop to shake off snow. Large flakes are blanketing the ground now.

Back to digging, I double my speed. I feel like I’m scraping at rock. I’m getting nowhere. Maybe if I move over here.

This is much better. All I have to do is get this snow out of the way. Ouch! The ground is hard again. Maybe if I get a rhythm going: scrape, scrape, scrape, scrape, ka-chunk. There’s a hole here. Some little creature’s already been digging. Now, to make that hole bigger.


If you want to find out what happens next check out Haley and Zaphod’s blog.


Posted by on November 2, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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47 responses to “NaNoWriMo for Dogs

  1. angelswhisper2011

    November 2, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Wow, you look hot with your glasses, Bongo, just like a real NaNowriter. Pawkisses for the weekend 🙂

    • Bongo

      November 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      Thanks Little Binky. I’m working hard at this writing stuff.

  2. marina kanavaki

    November 2, 2013 at 2:03 am

    I always thought you’re very talented, Bongo, so I’m very happy to hear that you’ll be unfolding your talent there too!!!! 🙂

    • Bongo

      November 2, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks Marina. I’ve got to spread my wings and try new things.

  3. Genevieve Petrillo

    November 2, 2013 at 3:41 am

    A handsome pair of eyeglasses always helps with the writing process. You got this, B.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      November 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Cupcake, at least they make me look like I’m more serious about writing.

  4. eripanwkevin

    November 2, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Wow! Very interesting! I can’t wait for reading the rest of the story! 🙂

    • Bongo

      November 2, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Kevin, I’m looking forward to finding out where the other dogs are going to take this story.

  5. easyweimaraner

    November 2, 2013 at 8:38 am

    I wish I could help you with that hole, Bongo :o)

    • Bongo

      November 2, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      I could sure use some help with that hole. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  6. Kuruk

    November 2, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Oh pup! I want to join! Woooowooooo!

    • Bongo

      November 2, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      Ku, it will be so cool if we’re both writing part of the same book.

  7. kolytyi

    November 2, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Your pendogship is just beautiful! You have a really neat pawwriting!

    • Bongo

      November 2, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks Kolytyi. I think I need to add a few paw prints though.

  8. philosophermouseofthehedge

    November 2, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Cool idea. Perfect point of view, too!

    • Bongo

      November 2, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      Thanks Karen. My person had to help me with that – to make sure I kept the same point of view that the story started with before my part.

  9. Geraldine

    November 2, 2013 at 11:37 am

    You go Bongo, I KNOW you’ve got a best seller in ‘ya!!!

    • Bongo

      November 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks Geraldine and Mr. Ched. I’m sure the whole world will want to read this book when we’re done with it.

  10. Rebekah

    November 2, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Fun!! I am writing on the 5th!

    • Bongo

      November 2, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      Rebekah, I can’t wait to read your part of the story. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  11. sophie...^5 and ron

    November 3, 2013 at 8:17 am

    You got me all twitterpated with anticipation Bongo….I’m set for Nov 6 and have never done this before….you make it sound very easy!

    Winks Sophie Doodle here

    • Bongo

      November 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      Sophie, it’s a different kind of challenge writing with other dogs since you have to see what they wrote and then take it from there. But it’s lots of fun. I’m looking forward to seeing where your part of the story goes.

  12. Andrea

    November 3, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Great piece to the story Bongo! 😀 I can’t wait to see where this goes!

    • Bongo

      November 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Thanks Andrea. I just read today’s part of the story. This is great fun.

  13. KB

    November 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I can’t wait to read the next section!

    • Bongo

      November 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      KB, it’s really fun being surprised by what the next dog is going to write. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  14. Gizmo

    November 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Oh gee this is getting scary…I’m off to read the next chapter now…I’m adding mine next Monday…this is such a fun idea

    • Bongo

      November 4, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Gizmo, I can’t wait to read your chapter. It’s really fun seeing where this story is going.

  15. sophie...^5 and ron

    November 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Thanks for dropping by this morning, I had so much fun joining in on the mystery ~~~ I sure hope there will be enough for the entire month!!

    Sophie and Ron

    • Bongo

      November 6, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      Sophie and Ron, it really is fun being a part of that story and then seeing what the next dog comes up with. It would be really cool if thirty different dogs took part in this.

  16. dianeskitchentable

    November 7, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Bongo – are you writing with a pen? Wow, you’re good – I would have thought you’d need a pencil with an eraser.

    • Bongo

      November 8, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Diane and Lola, I just put it down on paper the way it comes out of my head. No rewrites for me. That would be far too hard.

  17. Alasandra Alawine

    November 9, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Oh we are so worried about the owner, paws you escape soon so you can go find him. ~Fenris & Tuiren

    • Bongo

      November 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      Fenris & Tuiren, I’m still working on that escape thing – but I think some of the other dogs who have carried on this story have figured it out. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  18. Sherry

    November 12, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    You look so writerly! How did that pen taste?

    • Bongo

      November 12, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      Miro, I always try to fit the part. That pen didn’t have much taste so I left it.

  19. Tenacious Little Terrier

    November 17, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Good luck getting out of the yard!

    • Bongo

      November 17, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      Tenacious, there’s got to be a way.

  20. colliesofthemeadow

    November 25, 2013 at 10:16 am

    we are our way to find out what happens…
    -the collies

    • Bongo

      November 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

      Collies, it’s a pretty exciting story. All kinds of things keep happening.


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