Danger Warning

20 Jan

Bongo near a prickly pear cactusThey’re all over my trails.

Sometimes people we pass ask my person how she keeps me away from them.

But for the first time today someone warned us about them.

A boy who had just discovered them.

I don’t think he was attacked, but he saw the danger.

Those things have attitude.

And some of them hang out right next to my trails.


So close that you have to be careful not to brush against them.

But I think that boy might have been overly concerned.

Let me see.

Bongo sniffing a prickly pear cactus

Nope, he’s right.

Bongo backing off of the prickly pear

Away, you prickly pear! Away!

Don’t get so close to my trails.

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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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32 responses to “Danger Warning

  1. Kimberly M. Ringer

    January 20, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I know a doggy who landed in one of them. Be careful Bongo. Those things are mean and nasty.

    • Bongo

      January 20, 2014 at 11:30 am

      Kimberly, I’m pretty good about staying away from those things- except one time I found a bone in the middle of a bunch of them. The bone was worth it – until my person told me to drop it, that is.

  2. fredrieka

    January 20, 2014 at 10:56 am

    My friend Cissy was porcupined once that is so much worse because she did not know she should avoid it

    • Bongo

      January 20, 2014 at 11:31 am

      Fredrieka, I’m sure glad there aren’t any porcupines on my trails. I’d probably want to play with it. But I know enough to keep away from cactus.

  3. Kari

    January 20, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Im surprised my pups did tangle with them when we lived in Vegas

    Stop on by for a visit

    • Bongo

      January 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      Kari, they’re only worth tangling with if there’s a bone buried inside a bunch of them.

  4. Oz the Terrier

    January 20, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Prickly anythings next to a trail is no good, Bongo. No good at all. You be sure to give them the “what-for” if they get to close to your trails.
    Happy Monday,

    • Bongo

      January 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      Oz, I’ll for sure give them what for. But I have to be really careful when I do it.

  5. M. K. Clinton

    January 20, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Prickly plants bite and then poke when you try to bite them back. Bongo, it’s better to pass them and allow for a wide berth.

    • Bongo

      January 20, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      M.K., I’ll be careful not to bite them – unless my person takes them home and gets the pricklers out. She did that once with the fruit and got a few pricklers in her fingers.

  6. Two French Bulldogs

    January 20, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Yep, those things are worse than bees

    • Bongo

      January 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      And it stings if one of those pricklers gets stuck in you. You’re right Lily. Worse than bees.

  7. Genevieve Petrillo

    January 20, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    That thing is a nose pincher if I ever saw one! Be careful, buddy.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      January 20, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      Cupcake, I’m watching out. Those things don’t care where they stick you.

  8. philosophermouseofthehedge

    January 20, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Pricklies are such a pest! Wish the space aliens would blast all of them and eliminate those poky spikes

    • Bongo

      January 20, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      There’s an idea Karen. Maybe I could load all those prickly things on their spaceship and send the pricklers and the aliens off together.

  9. Mark Shoultz

    January 20, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Good thing they’re not Jumping Cactus.

    • Bongo

      January 20, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Mark, I’d be in deep trouble if we had those jumping cactus here.

  10. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    January 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Take care Bongo, looks like those cactus are just waiting to get up to some mischief! 🙂

    I hope you’re having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Snoopy, maybe those cactus should have their own post on the Monday Mischief blog hop. Cactus are always full of mischief.

  11. misswhiplash

    January 20, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    You always find new things on your trails. This shows how highly observant you are. Watching out for anything strange and keeping your trails a safe place to be. These prickly pears are okay but definitely not the place to leave a message ‘ ouch!’

    • Bongo

      January 21, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Patrecia, I am very careful to not leave messages on these things. None of my friends would check the message out anyway. It’s just not a good mailbox.

  12. Dalton

    January 21, 2014 at 3:19 am

    I hope you didn’t get too prickled!

    • Bongo

      January 21, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Dalton, being an Arizona dog you learn about these things and keep your distance – unless there’s a bone hiding among them.

  13. eripanwkevin

    January 21, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Ouch! Are you okay Bongo? Didn’t you get hurt by sniffing them? Please be careful!

    • Bongo

      January 21, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Kevin, I kept just far enough away that they wouldn’t get me.

  14. dianeskitchentable

    January 22, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Careful where you sit Bongo. Don’t think you’d want to get those picked out of your posterior.

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      Lola, you sure do have to be careful around here. I guess I’m safe though because I rarely sit down on my trails.

  15. angelswhisper2011

    January 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Ouch! Bongo, watch out, before you know you’ll look like them 😀

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Little Binky, I sure hope not. Someone might mistake me for a porcupine.

  16. marina kanavaki

    February 4, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    They don’t look very friendly, do they?!!!

    • Bongo

      February 6, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      Those cacti aren’t very friendly, but they usually leave you alone if you keep your distance.


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