What Color are my Berries?

06 Nov

Juniper berriesThe berries on the juniper trees at my house are blue – well, this year they’re more like a chalky white.

And there are blue chalky white berries on some of the trees on my trails too.

But the berries on some of the trees on my trails are different.

I’ve been trying to figure it out.



Bongo sniffing the ground under a juniper tree

It must be something in the soil.

It doesn’t smell any different.

Maybe the dirt here is redder than the dirt at my house.

Juniper tree with pink berries

Yup, it looks really red around here.

Well, I thought I figured it out, but I still don’t think it makes sense.

Red, pink – they’re not the same, are they?

Maybe somebody can help me make sense out of this.

Or maybe I need to go home and get my Detective Dog hat.

Detective Dog

I just hope somebody doesn’t pick all those berries before I figure this out, or I might really be up a creek.

Did I just say creek? Maybe I should just go swimming.

Woo woo! Last one in is a rotten e…

Wait a minute! There’s no creek here, and I’ve still got a mystery to solve.

Pink juniper berries

Yup, they’re pink alright.

So now I guess what I’ve got to figure out is –

Who took the time to paint all those berries?


Posted by on November 6, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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28 responses to “What Color are my Berries?

  1. Bella

    November 6, 2013 at 10:36 am

    AWWW Bongo, you’re so cute! 🙂 xxx

    • Bongo

      November 6, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Thanks Bella.

      • Bella

        November 7, 2013 at 9:08 am

        You’re furry welcome 🙂 xxx

  2. kolytyi

    November 6, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I think it was this guy who did it: He only pretended to painting cacti but he looked very shifty!

    • Bongo

      November 6, 2013 at 11:04 am

      Kolytyi, thanks for helping me solve the mystery. I think it was around the time I saw that guy that those berries turned pink.

  3. Olessya

    November 6, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Thank you

  4. shuolessya

    November 6, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Thank you, Olessya

    • Bongo

      November 6, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Thanks for linking to this post Olessya.

  5. marina kanavaki

    November 6, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Hmmm, that’s a mystery indeed, Bongo! Unless… you started taking those painting lessons and you are testing us now! 🙂

    • Bongo

      November 6, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      Marina, I want to paint so bad – but my person still won’t let me near her paints.

  6. Genevieve Petrillo

    November 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Maybe you can get a painter’s hat and paint them all back to blue like normal.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      November 6, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      Cupcake, I might have to do that – but I kind of like them pink.

  7. Two French Bulldogs

    November 6, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Maybe you can paint them or something

    • Bongo

      November 6, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      Lily, I’m still trying to get my person to get me some paints. I’d have a painting heyday.

  8. angelswhisper2011

    November 7, 2013 at 1:21 am

    I think you have to guard that tree, Bongo, just to make sure who did the painting 🙂

    • Bongo

      November 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Little Binky, there are still a few trees that aren’t painted yet. Guess I should guard one of those. That’s probably where the painter will show up next.

  9. Dalton

    November 7, 2013 at 2:31 am

    maybe that’s what all those painters you find on your trails do when they aren’t giving you love?!

    • Bongo

      November 8, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Dalton, I bet those painters had some extra pink paint since they didn’t need it to paint the cactus – and they didn’t know what else to do with it.

  10. dianeskitchentable

    November 7, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Bongo – I’m betting birds “painted” those berries! I’ve seen them do Diane’s windshield – Lola

    • Bongo

      November 8, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      Lola, birds paint my younger person’s car when he parks it under the juniper tree. He always gets mad when they do it. He should just get them to paint the berries. The ones on our tree aren’t painted yet.

  11. Mags Corner

    November 7, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Sweet Bongo we are puzzled about the colors of the berries too. We have only ever seen blue berries on juniper trees. We hope you get this mystery solved we are very curious. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      November 8, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, to make matters more confusing, those pink berries were green before they turned pink. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  12. tylersat99

    November 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Mom thought those white berries looked like Christmas berries. Maybe they are just white a little early this year. The old tree on the picture she says looks like a tree where she would have climbed up and sat to do her writing homework a lot of years ago 🙂

    • Bongo

      November 8, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Lexie and Mica, that tree does look like a good one for kids to sit in. As for the berries, I’ll let you know if they’re Christmas berries if they’re all over our driveway on Christmas. My person says she likes the years that there aren’t many berries because they’re like little marbles and she has to keep sweeping them up.

  13. eripanwkevin

    November 7, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Hmmm….very interesting….the color of those berries is changeable….Hmmm… probably has a battery under the soil and changes the color automatically???

    • Bongo

      November 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Kevin, you are so right. And that battery must be connected to a color changer thing that turns so the color of the berries change.

  14. colliesofthemeadow

    November 25, 2013 at 10:07 am

    someone paints berries? Wow….. we never realized that!
    -the collies

    • Bongo

      November 26, 2013 at 11:50 am

      Collies, I think it might be those little elves that hang out with Santa Claus – or someone related to them.


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