Slacking on the Job

23 Jan

Bongo on the trail with his leash stretched behind himYou see what’s attached to me?

No, no! Not the leash.

Well, I guess you can’t see what’s attached to my leash, but you can probably figure it out.

My person is on the other end of it.

It’s kind of a burden sometimes but it’s one of my jobs.

I’ve got to take her out so she can get her exercise.

I thought all dogs had this on their job description.


But I found one today who doesn’t seem to think so.

Brown dog hiding in the bushes

Who is that hiding in the bushes?

I wonder if she ditched her person by going places her person couldn’t follow.

Brown Dog

Here she comes.

Hey brown dog, if you’d stay on the trail like me you could be doing your dogly duty and giving your person exercise.

Brown Dog on the trail

Say what?

Don’t tell me what to do.

It’s a little late to be hitting the trail now.

Where is your person anyway?

Brown dog walking away

Fine. Be that way.

What is it with these personless brown dogs anyway?

It seems to be turning into an epidemic around here.


Posted by on January 23, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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36 responses to “Slacking on the Job

  1. The Editors of Garden Variety

    January 23, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Very cute!

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks. And thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  2. misswhiplash

    January 23, 2014 at 11:06 am

    What a beautiful dog she is..she looks so elegant. I do hope that she had just mislaid her person and was not lost or abandoned..that would be terrible. Keep your eyes and ears open.xxxxxxx

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      Patrecia, I think maybe she just wanted to go on a longer walk than her person did.

  3. Kimberly M. Ringer

    January 23, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Ohhh I hope she hasn’t lost her person or her family! That would be so so sad. She has a collar. Were you able to see if she had a tag on her to say who her people where?

    She’s very pretty.

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      Kimberly, she had tags, but she wouldn’t let my person get near enough to read them. I bet she just wanted a longer walk than her person did and probably found her way back home when she got tired.

  4. fredrieka

    January 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    she has a collar. Mom only puts me on the leash when we are not home. I am lucky she trusts me on the 17 acres we live on I love to run and she is to old and slow to run with the leash

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Fredrieka, you are so lucky to have all that space to run in. The only place I get to be off leash is in our back yard or the dog park. My person says I might run off anywhere without fences. I have no idea why she thinks that.

  5. sueannporter1

    January 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Bongo, I hope that brown dog didn’t bark too much. Bailey has a dog across the street that barks every time she comes outside, for no reason at all just bark bark bark. Bailey does not like it!

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      Sue Ann, she did bark at us a little. There are some other dogs in my neighborhood that bark if I walk by while they’re in their yards.

  6. Two French Bulldogs

    January 23, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Bend down and keep rubbing the string against a rock. It may break and you can run from your person

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      Great idea Lily. Maybe I could run off with that new dog I just met.

  7. Genevieve Petrillo

    January 23, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I bet somewhere nearby there is a frantic person, running, not walking, and carrying a leash with no dog attached. Yikes.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      Cupcake, we never found that person – but then, we never saw that dog again either. I hope they both found each other.

  8. FireBonnet

    January 23, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    She looks pretty well cared for, so I bet she just dropped her person off for a rest and will head back and pick them up soon.

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      FireBonnet, that could be it. I bet her person got tired and she wanted to go for a longer walk.

  9. Patricia

    January 23, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Maybe she just needed some alone time. Those of us that are female sometimes feel that way.

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Patricia, maybe that’s why she wouldn’t hang out with me. I thought she might need a friend, but I guess not.

  10. Dalton

    January 24, 2014 at 3:17 am

    I hope her person wasn’t too far away, you will have to keep a look out for her!

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      Dalton, I’ll keep my eyes open for a person holding a leash with no dog attached.

  11. eripanwkevin

    January 24, 2014 at 6:03 am

    OMD! Without a leash, humans get easily lost on your trails Bongo…..You have to tell them that they should bring a leash for attaching their humans!

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Kevin, you are so right. I’m always having to give people directions on my trails. I’d better tell that dog to find her people before they get seriously lost.

  12. Mags Corner

    January 24, 2014 at 10:53 am

    We think maybe she forgot to attach a leash to her person and they got lost. We hope she finds her person soon and gets them on leash. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, I hope she finds her person soon too. Otherwise I might have to get a new hat. Search and Rescue Dog.

      • Mags Corner

        January 29, 2014 at 11:01 am

        We hope her person is not lost but we know you would make a super Search and Rescue Dog sweet Bongo.

  13. angelswhisper2011

    January 25, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Bongo, maybe they show you how it is to walk in freedom…you know, without a leash. So maybe you let your person walk without it 😉

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Little Binky, I keep trying to convince my person she doesn’t need to attach herself to my leash but she won’t go for it. I think she’s scared to go for a walk by herself.

  14. colliesofthemeadow

    January 26, 2014 at 6:12 am

    I’d like to be personless… heheheheh….. just kidding old guy. But, getting away for a while would be nice! -Ginger

    • Bongo

      January 26, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Ginger, it would be great if the two of us could go for a romp in the woods together. With no leashes with people attached.

  15. dianeskitchentable

    January 27, 2014 at 10:09 am

    And you take your responsibilities very seriously Bongo. Good thing your person has you around or who knows what kind of stuff she’d be getting mixed up in. I’d bet that other dog’s person is getting more than a walk though – more like a run trying to find him. Funny he didn’t seem to want to come walk with you though – I’d walk with you…Lola

    • Bongo

      January 27, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Lola, I’d love to walk with you any day. But you’d better bring Diane because it’s our job to make sure our people get exercise.

      • dianeskitchentable

        January 27, 2014 at 1:53 pm

        Bongo, she’s soooo slow!

      • Bongo

        January 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm

        Lola, we can take our people for a short walk and then let them keep our leashes (they might need them so they feel more secure) and we can take off running.

  16. marina kanavaki

    February 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Another female conquest, Bongo? Is she really personless? If so, maybe she needs some tlc from you!

    • Bongo

      February 6, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Marina, I saw her again yesterday and she actually came up and greeted me and wanted to play. Then her person and another dog showed up. I guess she just likes to run ahead of the pack.


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