Curtailed Jumping

15 Apr

Gizmo asleep on the bedDoesn’t Gizmo look sweet sleeping on the bed?

Well, don’t you believe it for a minute.

It’s all a ruse – a clever disguise.

There’s nothing sweet about Gizmo.

Here’s what’s been going on.

You see, it’s my job to get my person up in the morning.

When it’s time for her to get out of bed I start jumping – right next to the bed.

And sometimes my front paws land right on the bed.

And it works.

Because I keep jumping till my person gets up.

I’m persistent that way.

She can’t ignore me like she ignores her alarm clock.

But a couple days ago Gizmo was sleeping on the end of my person’s bed when I started jumping.

And he took a big swipe at me – claws and all.

So when Gizmo’s on the bed I don’t dare jump anymore.


I’m taking my life in my paws if I do.

Gizmo awake on the bed

Look at him. He’s awake now.

He doesn’t look so sweet and innocent anymore, does he?

He’s probably thinking about swiping at me with those claws of his.

Bongo on the floor - Gizmo on the bed

Hey person, I think you’d better ban Gizmo from your bed.

Otherwise, I’m taking no blame if you don’t get up on time.


Note from Bongo’s person: Gizmo is staying on the bed.


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


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33 responses to “Curtailed Jumping

  1. fredrieka

    April 15, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Sometimes they look like they are sleeping, then jump up and start running, I want to chase but momwithoutpaws says “NO cat” She thinks I get to excited and would hurt poor fluffy.. Humans have swear words I would use one right now but do not remember them Woofery!

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Fredrieka, I think your mom should worry more about the cat hurting you. Cats have nasty claws.

      • fredrieka

        April 17, 2014 at 10:12 am

        I am faster woof

  2. Kimberly M. Ringer

    April 15, 2014 at 10:38 am


    Here is the thing about cats. They are going to do whatever they darn well please. Where us doggies are here to serve our people, and make them smile and just over all take care of them ( like when you take your person on a walkie and you have to be tethered to her so she doesn’t get lost…. ), cats think that our people and everyone else is here to serve THEM! They think they are royalty or something.

    Grandma’s cat Mouse, DEMANDS attention from Grandma. He shoves things off her lap, forces her give her pets, and all kinds of other things. It’s really rude actually when you think about it.

    What I’m saying is that, your person may not have a choice in the matter. I’m sorry Bongo.

    Prince Wall-E Magnifico Puppino ( someone who really is royalty.)

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

      Wall-E, there’s got to be something us dogs can do to put cats in their place. I don’t know what it is about them that they think they deserve all this special treatment.

      • Kimberly M. Ringer

        April 17, 2014 at 11:07 am

        Well we can look at it this way Bongo. Us dogs are GIVERS. We do everything we can to make our people happy. Cats… they are takers. They don’t give anyone anything but the sniffles and asthma attacks. ( At least at my house. ).

        So see we are the superior species because we want to show everyone how wonderful the world is and make everyone happy. Just remember that Bongo. We are superior to cats.

        – Wall-E

        Note from Wall-E’s Mom: The cats are just insecure about themselves. Don’t worry Bongo, I won’t bore you with all the psycho- analytical stuff.

  3. kolytyi

    April 15, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Bongo, you have fantastic instincts. Look at this:

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Kolytyi, now you really have me worried.

  4. PigLove

    April 15, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Oh snap. I’m telling you that those purr things can be vicious. The two here demand to sleep on the humans bed at night. That’s okay. I still get mom up in the morning. You ask why? It’s really hard to ignore a squealing pig that’s hungry at 6:30AM. Snorts – take note Bongo. XOXO – Bacon

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 10:06 am

      Bacon, I’m with you. Squealing pigs and jumping dogs are both hard to ignore. We’ve just got to figure out what to do with those cats.

      • PigLove

        April 17, 2014 at 10:24 am

        This is true my friend. Do you know Mouse Girl, one of the purr things here at the Hotel Thompson, stayed in the hallway last night and ‘sung’ for several hours. Give it a break. The purr thing has no talent. XOXO – Bacon

  5. marina kanavaki

    April 15, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I can’t believe this is happening, Bongo! Who’s going to be her alarm clock from now on?!
    Better do something soon or else he’s going to take over the whole house!

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 10:07 am

      Marina, I’m hoping my person will do something the first time she oversleeps. Then she’ll realize how much she needs my jumping alarm clock.

  6. Genevieve Petrillo

    April 15, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I hope your person sleeps all day. See if the precious Gizmo can make that right.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Thanks Cupcake. Maybe my person will lock Gizmo in dog jail then.

  7. Mags Corner

    April 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Oh, no sweet Bongo! Chancy says he feels for you Patches does that to him. But you know what he has figured out a way to get around her so maybe you can do that too. Your person is going to over-sleep if you can no longer be the alarm clock. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 10:09 am

      Chancy, can you tell me your secret? I’ve figured out how to deal with Scratchy – mostly – but Gizmo is a different kind of cat. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  8. Two French Bulldogs

    April 15, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I think they sharpen their nails when we’re not looking
    Lily & Edward

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Lily & Edward, that’s for sure. I wonder if I could find a way to break their nails off.

  9. FireBonnet

    April 15, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Oh dear Bongo… I’m at a loss for words. It is always a struggle on our bed between the cats and the dog so I understand the dilemma but don’t have any advice. (Have you tried whining? Jack cat hates it when Cooper whines too close to his ears.)

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 10:11 am

      FireBonnet, that’s an idea. I wonder what whining would do to Gizmo?

      • FireBonnet

        April 17, 2014 at 10:24 am

        I can guarantee it’ll annoy your mom ;).

  10. Marty the Manx

    April 15, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Sorry Bongo, things here are a mini lovefest so we don’t quite understand the struggle….

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 10:11 am

      Marty, maybe I could send Gizmo to your house.

      • Marty the Manx

        April 18, 2014 at 3:59 am

        He might like it here 🙂

  11. philosophermouseofthehedge

    April 15, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Bongo, Molly is complaining that RC Cat is on the bed just like Gizmo…except there’s sort of a truce and RC just hits if Molly’s nose get within the 3 inches of HRH nose. Lots of hissing and ugly growls..from RC. Molly, the Good, backs up and sits…so far so good…maybe Gizmo will figure out the routine soon! Meanwhile, back up, Bongo. Back up fast!

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Karen, I learned that back up routine from Scratchy, except he doesn’t do anything unless I’m chasing after him. Maybe Molly and I can work as a team and corral RC and Gizmo.

  12. Dalton

    April 16, 2014 at 1:25 am

    You pack your bags and come here – typist would love to be woken up by you every morning!!

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Dalton, I’m on my way!

  13. misswhiplash

    April 16, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Gar dawn it Bongo! A chap cannot be treated like this.! You let this cat into YOUR house, when nobody had asked your permission and now they are letting this Gizmo stay!!!! It is time for revolution, you must revolt….lick it and lick it until it gets fed up then it might leave home.
    You have been usurped, done out of a job, ….this sounds like trade union stuff to you belong to a union…? Try talking to the person at the vets that gives you lots of loves.
    One benefit..Gizmo cannot go for walks on your trail….xxxxxx

    Note to Bongo’s person…get that Gizmo off the bed! Poor Bongo is suffering, stress,

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Patrecia, you’re the bestest friend ever! I think I might have to get with all the neighbor dogs and start a union. Some of them live with cats too. And you’re right – Gizmo has never even seen my trail. I’m making sure to keep it that way.

  14. eripanwkevin

    April 17, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Gizmo semms to enjoy his new life in your house, Bongo. But I agree with you, you might want to tell him who is sperior in your house. *whisper* Scratchy goes well with Gizmo?

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2014 at 10:41 am

      Kevin, you’re right. Gizmo has made himself right at home. He’s just got to realize there was a dog here first. Gizmo doesn’t do anything to Scratchy, but I think that’s because Scratchy keeps to himself.


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