Confused Cactus

06 May

Bongo and prickly pear cactus in the sunThere is a lot of prickly pear cactus on my trails.

Most of the time if you stay away from the cactus, it will stay away from you.

That’s how we get along, that cactus and I.

All winter that cactus sits around and doesn’t do much of anything – except maybe get eaten by javelina.

But in the spring the prickly pear has blossoms.

They’re not quite here yet.



Prickly pear cactus with buds

And it will be bad when they do come out because my person will stop and take all kinds of pictures of them.

Pink flowers next to a prickly pear cactus

Hey wait a minute!

The prickly pear around here don’t have pink blossoms.

What’s going on?

If I were a pink flower I would not be growing there.

They must be stuck.


But back to the prickly pear.

In the fall they have fruit.

Big, red, juicy fruit.

Like pears with prickles.

But I found this one prickly pear that doesn’t seem to know what time of year it is.

Prickly pear cactus with one fruit

Or maybe this prickly pear is trying to be my friend.

No flower pictures.

This one cut right to the fruit.


Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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25 responses to “Confused Cactus

  1. epicaldragon13

    May 6, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I still wouldn’t get too close to that cacti Bongo, it might be in a bad mood and spike you! But that is one confused, but friendly pear. 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Epicaldragon, as long as that cactus doesn’t have flowers on it for my person to take pictures of, it’s alright in my book.

  2. marina kanavaki

    May 6, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I believe it is trying to be your friend… but better keep your distance. You can exchange letters with it – much safer! 😉

    • Bongo

      May 8, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Marina, good idea. I don’t even leave messages on those things.

  3. misswhiplash

    May 6, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Those prickly pears may have flowers and they may have fruit but sure as heck they definitely got big prickles. Now do yourself a favor and don, t try leaving messages to your friends on these pears.

    • Bongo

      May 8, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Patrecia, my friends and I have a deal with those cacti. Nobody leaves messages there and they don’t stick us.

      • misswhiplash

        May 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm

        Very wise I would say, otherwise you could prickle your nose

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    May 6, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Those things look wicked sharp, B. Don’t try licking the fruit unless your tongue has a really good aim….

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      May 8, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Cupcake, the fruit has pricklers too. I’m staying away from it all.

  5. Two French Bulldogs

    May 6, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    We love cactus but they could get ya!
    Lily & Edward

    • Bongo

      May 8, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Lily & Edward, cactus is good from a distance.

  6. guineapigsqueak

    May 6, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Ooh, pointy!
    The Pigs xx

    • Bongo

      May 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Pigs, you’ve definitely got to watch those points.

  7. dianeskitchentable

    May 6, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Good advice there Bongo – you keep your distance from that friend & he will be a good friend to you.

    • Bongo

      May 8, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Diane, now I’ve just got to convince my person to keep her camera at a distance from them.

      • dianeskitchentable

        May 9, 2014 at 9:47 am

        Oh yeah, she wouldn’t like a needle in the yea!

  8. FireBonnet

    May 6, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Great last line there Bongo! Excellent play on words.

    • Bongo

      May 8, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Thanks FireBonnet.

  9. Dalton

    May 7, 2014 at 2:22 am

    I love that the cactus understand the problems with your humum and are going out of their way to help you!

    • Bongo

      May 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Dalton, as long as you keep your distance, the cacti around here can be pretty cool.

  10. fredrieka

    May 7, 2014 at 4:33 am

    those things look dangerous

    • Bongo

      May 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Fredrieka, you’ve definitely got to keep your distance.

  11. eripanwkevin

    May 7, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Poor cactus….because these days, the weather over the world is very strange… the prickly pear must have been not sure when he/she comes out…

    • Bongo

      May 8, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Kevin, I think a lot of stuff around here is confused. While most of the world was getting extra winter this year, we weren’t getting any.


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