Swami River

22 Feb

Bongo next to a license plate that says SWAMIWay down upon the Swami River

Far, far away…


What do you mean, that’s not the way the song goes?

Of course it is.

And I bet if I wait for the people to come back to their car they’ll let me get in and they’ll take me there.

Then I can go swimming.

What do you mean, they wouldn’t want to put up with me in their car for that long?

It can’t be that far away?

It is?

I’d have to go where?

Swamis are all the way in India?

Where’s that? It can’t be that far. We have Indians living all over Arizona.

What do you mean, not the Native American kind of Indians?

There’s other kinds?

I’m totally confused.


The song I was singing is about the Suwannee River in Florida?

Now, that’s more like it.

Florida can’t be that far away.

It’s in the same country, after all.


Posted by on February 22, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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21 responses to “Swami River

  1. colliesofthemeadow

    February 22, 2014 at 11:17 am

    The Suwannee rivah is just south of Georgee where I was born…. I want to go there someday after I am world dictator and water the river and rename if youwannabemeginger river… hehehe -Ginger 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 23, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      Ginger, then we could sing a duet together.

  2. misswhiplash

    February 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    One confused pooch eh ,Bongo

    • Bongo

      February 23, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      Patrecia, I’ve got my songs straight. I think it’s my person who is confused.

  3. dogdaz

    February 22, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Hehehe. It’s all in the words,isn’t it?

    • Bongo

      February 23, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      Dogdaz, sometimes it’s between a woof and a yip.

  4. petzoup

    February 22, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Love your story, made me smile!

    • Bongo

      February 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      Thanks Petzoup. And thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  5. dianeskitchentable

    February 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Sing it Bongo, let ‘er rip….well you know what I mean – with your mouth.

    • Bongo

      February 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      Diane and Lola, I’m singing away – but my person is threatening to lock me up. I’m not sure why.

  6. Genevieve Petrillo

    February 22, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I think a Swami is a fortune teller. Maybe he can tell your future, B. Or at least where the cookies are hidden….

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      February 23, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Cookies? Did you say cookies Cupcake? I’m going to find that Swami right now.

  7. marina kanavaki

    February 22, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    You’ve got a beautiful voice too!!! Wow – you are full of surprises, Bongo! 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 23, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      Thanks Marina. I think I kind of sound like Pete Seeger, don’t I?

  8. eripanwkevin

    February 23, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Ooooohhh!!! I’ve heard it! Oops! I mean my mom said that she learned the song with Japanese lyrics when she was in a school!!! It’s been a long time since she listened to it the last time, she said. She didn’t know that the song was from Florida and where the river is, so what a surprise!
    Besides, the song on the video above is so sweet! Thank you very much for posting this song! We’re so touched! 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 23, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the song Kevin. My person used to sing this song when she was a kid, but she just found out that the song and the river are in Florida – so we all learned something.

  9. Sun

    February 23, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    i like your way of singing the song, Bongo…Swami River. ha-ha!! i see you picked out a nice red car to go on your river adventure. nice! 😛

    • Bongo

      February 23, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks Sun. Yes, only the best for my adventures.

  10. Mags Corner

    February 24, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Sweet Bongo we have never seen the river but Mumsy knows that song and remembers it well from her younger days. Maybe you will get to visit Florida some day and take a swim in the river. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      February 24, 2014 at 11:23 am

      Chancy and Mumsy, I’m saving my extra treats for the trip. I’ll have to eat them all before I go swimming though. Otherwise they might get soggy.


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