Leaf Dropping

15 Feb

Manzanita bush with leaves on the groundWhat’s this?

This is the wrong time of the year.

And those leaves are the wrong color to be on the ground.

As a matter of fact, Manzanita leaves don’t fall to the ground.

They stay on the bushes all year.

And since this is the only place on my whole trails with a pile of leaves like this, I know there’s some culprit somewhere who is guilty of leaf dropping.


And it’s up to me to find out who it is.

Bongo sniffing the manzanita bush

I’m sure that leaf dropper left some evidence somewhere around this bush.

Hmmm. It’s hard to sort out the messages.

I’d better work on it though.

After all it is one of my favorite things to do.

Bongo sniffing under the manzanita bush

I bet there’s something under here.

It’s closer to the grounded leaves.

I’m sure there’s something under here that will give me a hint as to who the culprit is.

Bongo sniffing the bush with his feet near the fallen leaves

Nothing. Nada. I’m not having any luck.

I’m not finding any clues anywhere.

There’s only one thing I can tell for sure.

Those leaves have fallen and they can’t get up.


Posted by on February 15, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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16 responses to “Leaf Dropping

  1. FireBonnet

    February 15, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Those are quite a lot of leaves down there Bongo! I’m as curious as you. Do manzanitas have a strong smell? Maybe that’s why you aren’t picking up any clues. Happy Saturday!

    • Bongo

      February 15, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      FireBonnet, manzanitas don’t have much smell at all – but too many of my friends left messages and I have to sort through them.

  2. fredrieka

    February 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

    wow that is confusing. You can usually figure things out. You are so smart Bongo .. You are my hero

    • Bongo

      February 15, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks Fredrieka. You’re making me blush. I’m gonna keep working on this fallen leaves thing.

  3. Genevieve Petrillo

    February 15, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Maybe you should leave a pee mail message and see if anybody can help figure this out.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      February 15, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      Good idea Cupcake. Leaving one now.

  4. marina kanavaki

    February 15, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Poor leaves… I hope they don’t feel lonely! Have you tried asking them?! 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 15, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      Marina, I hadn’t thought of that. I bet those leaves could tell me exactly what happened.

  5. eripanwkevin

    February 16, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Whoever did it to manzanita leves, you have to give him/her what for Bongo! Grrrr……Poor leaves….I can hear them crying…..

    • Bongo

      February 16, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Kevin, those leaves must really be crying loud if you can hear them all the way in Japan. I’m for sure going to give the culprit what for.

  6. colliesofthemeadow

    February 16, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Perhaps too many messages got left on it and the leaves fell off from the repeated exchange of messages… but I would have to sniff too and leave a message to find out…. -Ginger 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Ginger, I think you’re safe leaving a message – since I can’t find any clues anyway. If there were too many messages left on these leaves then the manzanita bushes on the busier trails would all be naked.

  7. Susan C. Willett

    February 17, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Bongo, I’m sure you’ll get to the bottom of the mystery. Maybe you can go back to the bush and do some more investigatin’.

    –Woofs (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

    • Bongo

      February 17, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Susan, I’ll definitely be checking into this further. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  8. dianeskitchentable

    February 19, 2014 at 7:34 am

    I’ll bet you could hear those leaves screaming “help me, help me!”

    • Bongo

      February 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Diane and Lola, I might have to go to the rescue and put all those leaves back on the bush.


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