Early Spring

27 Jan

Purple flowerI think I’m in trouble now.

This is January, right?

Isn’t January the middle of winter?

Well, it kind of doesn’t seem like that here – but the flowers should pay attention.

They’re not supposed to show up for months.

But my person found one today.

The first flower of spring – but it’s still winter.

Which means it’s already started.


Those drudgingly long waits while my person gets her camera out and takes picture after picture of flowers.

And it looks like it’s going to be a long season this year.

I don’t know why she does it.

I mean, aren’t these the same kinds of flowers that she took pictures of last year.

And the year before.

I just don’t get people sometimes.

They don’t make any sense.

Okay, I’m done with my rant until the next time my person gets her camera out.

Manzanita bush in bloom

Wait! What?

More flowers already?

I forgot about those Manzanita bushes.

They always start blooming really early.

And then when they stop blooming they have berries.

And my person takes pictures of those.

I think I’d better do something about this.

Maybe I should eat them like I did to those curly weeds the other day.

Bongo behind manzanita bushes

Oh. Ummm.

This is going to be tricky.

There are a lot of Manzanita bushes on my trails.

Does anybody want to come help?

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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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21 responses to “Early Spring

  1. Two French Bulldogs

    January 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

    The weather is so nutty no buddy knows what season it is

    • Bongo

      January 27, 2014 at 11:10 am

      Lily, some people are getting serious deep freeze winter and we haven’t gotten winter at all. I don’t want the cold, but a little snow to play in would be nice.

  2. Kimberly M. Ringer

    January 27, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Bongo. I think Mother Nature and Father Winter are mixing things up this year just to see how we react. Don’t go crazy. It will all be ok. I promise. Meanwhile, “water” the flowers on the trails. Maybe that will help.

    • Bongo

      January 27, 2014 at 11:11 am

      Kimberly, watering the flowers is a great idea. My person won’t want to take any pictures of them after I’ve watered them down.

  3. misswhiplash

    January 27, 2014 at 11:57 am

    now if those pictures were of you , spring would be worth waiting for

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Patrecia, I keep trying to convince my person that her camera is only for taking pictures of me.

  4. FireBonnet

    January 27, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I’m sorry Bongo! We don’t like that we haven’t had winter either. Where do you live? We’re in Southern California and the Santa Ana winds every few days makes playing Frisbee almost impossible. And my winter coat is way too hot!!!!! ~Cooper the Cattledog

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      Cooper, we live in Northern Arizona. My person says not to complain because our weather has been almost perfect most days. Everyone says we need the rain (and snow) but since we can’t control the weather we might as well enjoy what we have. Sorry the wind is not cooperating with your Frisbee though. That would be no fun.

      • FireBonnet

        January 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm

        Luckily it’s not that windy these past few days so we’ve been enjoying the weather (we need rain tho too). Frisbee was fun this morning!

  5. dianeskitchentable

    January 27, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I’ll come help Bongo! Maybe you could buy your person a book with pictures of flowers already in it…or show her the ones from last year. I mean a flower’s going to look the same unlike you with all of your special expressions.

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks Lola. I can sure use the help. And then I think I’ll take your advice. Now where are those flower pictures on my person’s computer?

  6. Genevieve Petrillo

    January 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Let them be for a while. Mom and I need to look at them, since all we see outside is grimy piles of snow. And all of our walks are cut short because rock salt is everywhere and it burns my little feet. Flowers. Aaaahhhh….

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Cupcake, come on over and go for a walk with me. My trails would feel good on your feet. And there’s some spots near my trails with deep dust that’s good for digging in.

  7. marquielynn

    January 27, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Stopping by from the blog hop to say hi! 🙂
    Our weather is all confused too! We want some snow, not this spring weather. Can’t spring wait until, well, spring?
    Maybe you should dig the flowers up! 😉

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Marquielynn, that’s a great idea. I’m going to start digging now. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. eripanwkevin

    January 28, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I remember that your person made “Manzanita ice cream” last year! 🙂
    Will she make it again this year too?

    • Bongo

      January 28, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Kevin, my person says it was too much work. But maybe I can get her to make more prickly pear ice cream this year. Last year there wasn’t enough prickly pear fruit. But maybe this will be a good year for it.

  9. angelswhisper2011

    January 31, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I’m on my way…..

    • Bongo

      January 31, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks Little Binky. I still need lots of help. There are manzanita bushes everywhere on my trails – and more of them are showing up with flowers every day.

  10. marina kanavaki

    February 3, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Help on the way!!!! 🙂 They are so beautiful by the way…

    • Bongo

      February 3, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      Thanks Marina. I can still use lots of help. There are so many manzanita bushes to eat. My person is putting more of them on my blog tomorrow. And I’m getting so full.


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