Missing the Smell

16 Nov

Bongo climbing out of a dry washMy person and I headed out of the wash and back onto one of my regular trails.

But before we could get on the trail our path was blocked.

Three mountain bikers rolled on by.

They couldn’t see us as they approached because we were hidden behind a tree. But as they rolled on past, only a few feet away, not one of them looked and noticed that we were there.

Imagine being so close to a dog and a person and not knowing it.

People are so unaware sometimes.

I’d never miss a biker. If I didn’t see or hear the biker I would smell him.

But what if nobody smelled?

Not only would the world be a far less interesting place, but if someone was quiet enough they might be able to sneak up on you.

Or we might pass people and dogs all the time and not even know about it.

We might be lost in our own little worlds and lose out on all the greetings, and conversations (barking, I mean), and playful times.

That might make the world a lonely place to be.

It would be terrible!

Wait. If people can’t smell things very well, I bet they miss out on who’s near them all the time.

Something needs to be done about this.

There must be some kind of nose surgery to help people smell things better.

And I hope that surgery clears a few more things up for them.

For some reason people have the strangest sense about what smells good.


Posted by on November 16, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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20 responses to “Missing the Smell

  1. kolytyi

    November 16, 2013 at 10:48 am

    “We might be lost in our own little worlds and lose out on all the greetings, and conversations (barking, I mean), and playful times.” – Yes, this is a very exact description of the facts. May it be the case that children still have a perfectly functioning nose but as they grow up, they lose their smell receptors almost completely?

    • Bongo

      November 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      Kolytyi, whoever figures out how to make people have a better sense of smell is going to be rich, but I think if people got down low and sniffed like us dogs do then with practice you would improve your smelling ability.

  2. misswhiplash

    November 16, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Nose surgery for loss of smell…you do make me laugh!
    I have quite a good sniffer especially when my man human is burning my dinner….also when one of my doggy friends makes a rude smell….I wish I could miss that!

    • Bongo

      November 16, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Patrecia, that’s what I mean. People just don’t understand what a good smell is. I love it when my doggy friends make extra smells.

  3. marina kanavaki

    November 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I’m afraid, Bongo that nose surgery is not the only operation us humans need. A little fiddling with the brain might help us become better and maybe even reach your golden hearts! 😉

    • Bongo

      November 16, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      Marina, people need lots of improvement – but I figured I had to start somewhere.

  4. Oz the Terrier

    November 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Bongo, I think people are “lost in space” half the time because they cannot smell like we do. They really are missing out…and I sure wish there was something we could do to make their sense of smell better.

    • Bongo

      November 16, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      Oz, I guess that’s why people need us. We have to guide them and let them know how much they’re missing.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    November 16, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I have always wished Mom could get a dog nose installed on her face. It would work a lot better than her human nose, plus I think it would look really pretty on her.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      November 16, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      Cupcake, wouldn’t all people look much better with a dog nose.

  6. angelswhisper2011

    November 17, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Does my nose count too, Bongo? I have a very delicate smell and so has Granny. Pawkiss 🙂

    • Bongo

      November 17, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      Little Binky, I think cats do much better than people when it comes to smelling, but I haven’t figured out why you cats don’t like to go around sniffing everything like us dogs do.

  7. eripanwkevin

    November 17, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Our humans were very surprised to find out that not only dogs but also cats have very strong noses to smell things!!! Does Scratchy have a good sense of smell, too?

    • Bongo

      November 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Kevin, I’m not sure about Scratchy. He doesn’t seem to care about sniffing out good smells like I do. I’ve never been able to figure out cats.

  8. tylersat99

    November 17, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    We can smell people and everything else that is near which makes it easy to know what is going on. We however do not need to smell Bikers, we hate Bikes and start barking before they are in sight. Mom thinks its the weird noise they make.

    • Bongo

      November 17, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      Lexie and Mica, I don’t have any problem with the bikers on my trails, but my person always seems to be dragging me off the trail when one gets near. I’d prefer just standing in their way.

      • tylersat99

        November 17, 2013 at 11:22 pm

        Bongo, then you might be flat like a pancake and we wouldn’t get to see your adventures 😦

      • Bongo

        November 17, 2013 at 11:23 pm


  9. colliesofthemeadow

    November 25, 2013 at 9:46 am

    People are so unaware…. they never see the great things we do….. except your person and our old guy and some others who also have dogs, as for smells, we don’t get it. Humans don’t like dead things, smelly things and rotten things. Those have the most interesting smells.. and why dont they water trees and smell them like we do? That will end when I take over the world…

    • Bongo

      November 26, 2013 at 11:35 am

      Ginger, the world will be a better place when you take over. People will even realize how much better things are.


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