Lizard Without a Tail

21 May

Lizard without a tailLook at this.

This is the strangest lizard.

Or a poor excuse for a lizard.

It has no tail.

Well, it kind of has a stub where its tail should be.

But I think I know why.

We have lots of lizards on my trails but my person hardly ever gets pictures of them.

All we see of them is the tail end as they scurry away.

But this lizard is hanging out for pictures.

Which means, some time ago it must have hung out long enough for somebody to catch it by the tail.

And you know what lizards do when they’re caught by the tail?

They drop their tail.

And the would be lizard eater is left with just a wriggly tail in its mouth while the lizard scurries away.

But this lizard better watch it because now it has no more tail to drop.

At least until that little stub turns into a new tail.


Get along little lizard.

Lizard on the trail running off

It’s about time you left.

Hey, I just realized something.

That lizard took over my whole blog.

Bongo sitting and smiling

Please forget that you ever saw a lizard.

This blog is supposed to be about me.

And see, I even have a tail.


Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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37 responses to “Lizard Without a Tail

  1. Oz the Terrier

    May 21, 2014 at 11:37 am

    BOL! I have lots of lizards in my back yard and for some strange reason, most do not have tails. I wonder why….*looks around innocently*

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      Do those tails taste good Oz?

  2. sueannporter1

    May 21, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Bongo! Of course it’s about you!

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Thanks Sue Ann. I guess nobody would want to read a blog about a lizard.

  3. guineapigsqueak

    May 21, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Your tail is awesome Bongo but don’t forget that whee pigs manage just fine without a tail.
    The Pigs xx

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      Pigs, you look awesome and cute without tails, but a lizard without a tail looks funny.

  4. Two French Bulldogs

    May 21, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Bet he tastes like chicken. He looks ginormous
    Lily & Edward

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      Lily & Edward, my person says I’m not allowed to eat those lizards. Something about they might make me sick.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    May 21, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Keep an eye on your tail, B. Lizard tails falling off is one thing, but we doggies need our tails to communicate!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      Cupcake, I totally agree. I’ll hold on tight to my tail. Sometimes I wind it on tighter by wagging it in circles.

  6. Kimberly M. Ringer

    May 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    What a beautiful tail it is. I have to say Mr. Bongo. That face of yours is so cute… I just want to give you lots of lovies and pets.

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      Thanks Kimberly. You’re making me blush now.

  7. philosophermouseofthehedge

    May 21, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Bongo, Molly promises she didn’t steal those lizard’s tails. All the ones she stepped on or tickled with her teeth were a different color…she thinks….maybe….if you want she’ll try to locate those detached tails and send them to you…
    Paw waves to the best lizard watching dog ever!

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      Molly, maybe I could stick one of the detached tails back onto that lizard.

      • philosophermouseofthehedge

        May 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

        Mom says spit and slobber won’t work as super glue…tried. Paw waves

      • Bongo

        May 24, 2014 at 1:42 pm

        Maybe some really slimy dog slobber would work.

  8. marina kanavaki

    May 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Lizard? What lizard? I never saw any lizard! Ah, you are such a compassionate doggy, Bongo even if this poor amputated creature took over [for very little] your blog! πŸ™‚

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks Marina for ignoring that lizard and focusing on me. I’ll have to keep the lizards away from my blog.

  9. Marty the Manx

    May 21, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Bongo the blog is ALWAYS about you πŸ™‚

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      Thanks Marty. No lizards allowed!

  10. Patricia

    May 21, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I didn’t know that about lizards. We have chameleons around here. One place I lived they would sun on my front door and when I opened the door they would drop in. They would stay awhile…until I could catch them and put them back in the yard. But there was often one on a lamp or the TV or the dresser.

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      Patricia, that’s funny about those chameleons. The lizards here hardly ever come in our house, but once we found one sitting in the middle of the living room floor. My person thought it was a piece of cardboard at first but when she saw it was a lizard she trapped it in a box and put it outside. Scratchy wanted to get it out of the box.

  11. Nel

    May 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I think this is a cool picture. πŸ™‚

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      Thanks Nel.

  12. mrsbearfoot

    May 21, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    That lizard looks HUGE!

    Bongo, are you and your humans safe from the Slide Fire? We saw it on the news here in Indiana tonight. 😦

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Thanks for your concern Lindy, and good to hear from you. My post from today has a couple pictures of the smoke, but we’re in no danger from the fire. It’s heading north toward Flagstaff and there are a couple areas south of Flagstaff that have been put on notice that they may have to evacuate. So far no injuries or loss of structures reported but we’re praying for all the firefighters and the people in its path.

      • mrsbearfoot

        May 22, 2014 at 11:17 pm

        Thanks for responding Bongo. Very relieved to hear it’s not that close to you. It always breaks my heart hearing about these fires. Bad enough when they are started by lightning, but when it’s caused by humans…grrrr! Yes, praying for the firefighters (!) and, of course, those who have their homes and businesses in the in the path of the fire.

        Take care,

  13. epicaldragon13

    May 21, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Tails are pretty cool. πŸ™‚ Poor lizard!

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Epicaldragon, at least that lizard will grow a new tail. I hope it’s wizened up and keeps it next time.

  14. Dalton

    May 22, 2014 at 1:22 am

    I hope your tail doesn’t fall of if someone holds it!

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Dalton, I hope so too because I would look funny without a tail.

  15. eripanwkevin

    May 22, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Poor lizard…..I wonder who lizard eater is….scary….Oh! Of course this blog is yours Bongo…NOT poor Mr tailless lizard’s. Besides your tail looks much much prettier than his….so please be careful not to be caught!

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      Kevin, I’ll watch out so nobody catches my tail. That lizard eater could be a dog, or a bird, or maybe even a kid trying to catch it. I guess this world is a dangerous place for lizards.

  16. angelswhisper2011

    May 22, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Hey Bongo, you look good. What you talking about a lizard…I’ve not seen a lizard…I only have eyes for you πŸ˜‰ Pawkisses πŸ™‚

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      Thanks Little Binky. Who would want to read a lizard blog anyway?

  17. colliesofthemeadow

    May 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    We don’t have lizards here.. but we got squirrels and we gave both of them what for yesterday… hehehehe

    • Bongo

      May 27, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      Collies, I wonder if those pesky squirrels drop their tails if someone grabs it. Maybe you should grab a tail and find out.


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