Where there’s Smoke…

22 May

Bongo in his kennel chewing on his frogHey, how come I don’t get to go?

That’s not fair.

That big camera always wins out over me.

It’s not like I’m gonna break your camera or anything.

I won’t yank on the leash and pull you over on top of the camera.

Besides, if you fell on your camera wouldn’t it be your fault?

So what are you taking pictures of?


That’s not very interesting.

You should be taking pictures of me.

There’s a fire?


You can’t leave me in dog jail if there’s a fire.

What if I get stuck in here and I can’t get out?

Those cats would leave the house without me.

You know how they are.

Are you sure it’s not that close?


Okay, I’ll look at the pictures.

Coffeepot Rock with smoke in the distance

Yeah, I guess it is far away.

But what if it comes closer?

Smoke from fire in the distance

See, I told you this was gonna come closer.

Let me out of this dog jail and grab onto my leash!

I’ll protect you.

Oh, and leave your big camera at home.


P.S. My person says we are safe from this fire, but asks for prayer for the people who have been evacuated from their homes, and for all the firefighters who are fighting this fire. This is the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona between Sedona and Flagstaff.


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


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26 responses to “Where there’s Smoke…

  1. misswhiplash

    May 22, 2014 at 10:47 am

    If I remember it right,you had fires last year,I can remember the photos
    Of course I will say prayers for the folk who are losing their homes and for the firefighters.
    Please stay safe

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks Patrecia. The fires last year were further away, but the smoke came over here. There was a hot shot fire crew lost in one of the fires last year, so everybody here is especially concerned for the firefighters.

      • misswhiplash

        May 23, 2014 at 6:05 am

        Yes I remember take care and I pray that the fire will not come near to you

      • Bongo

        May 24, 2014 at 1:44 pm

        No fires near us, but the smoke has come down extra thick today.

  2. Genevieve Petrillo

    May 22, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Trust your person, B. She’ll keep you safe. Mom and I always say prayers for the people faced with fires. Scary.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks Cupcake. We’re not in any danger from this fire – except for all the smoke we’re getting – but there are a lot of firefighters fighting that fire and people living in its path so your prayers are appreciated.

  3. epicaldragon13

    May 22, 2014 at 11:08 am

    As long as the people are evacuated I’m sure they’ll be OK, and the fire-fighters will also be there putting the fire out. Yes, trust your person Bongo, the fire may be far away but I’d still stay at home.

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      Epicaldragon, the smoke was really bad last night and this morning – even in our house – but it wasn’t so bad this afternoon so my person did take me for a walk on my trails. She says my trails are safe.

  4. marina kanavaki

    May 22, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Oh, No!! I hope they manage to control this fire soon! Sending my thoughts to all those people affected. Bongo, don’t worry, your person has got you covered!!! 😉

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Marina, we’re not in danger but this fire is really bad. They’re hoping to get more control of it tonight.

  5. Two French Bulldogs

    May 22, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Oh no we had so many here in San Diego! Stay away and burn out bad fire
    Lily & Edward

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 11:17 pm

      Lily & Edward, smoke actually drifted all the way over here from the San Diego fires. We’re hoping the fire here burns out soon too. This could be a bad year for fires since it’s been so dry.

  6. jaxart4animals

    May 22, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Praying for Sedona & ALL the firefighters battling this fire..

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks so much Jackie. We’re not in danger from this fire, but there are others who are. It’s been heading toward Flagstaff.

  7. angelswhisper2011

    May 22, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Bongo, please listen to your person and don’t go out without her, that fire is really scary 😦 Granny and I’ll send extra purrayers for all the people and animals and other living things. Pawkisses, LB 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      Thanks Little Binky. My person says we’re safe from this fire, but there are others living in its path and a lot of firefighters fighting it.

  8. fredrieka

    May 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    fire is scary. glad you are ok my beautiful boy

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      Thanks Fredrieka. The fire isn’t really close to us, but I hope it goes out soon and everybody near it stays safe.

  9. Nel

    May 22, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Stay safe, friends. 🙂

    And Bongo, I think the camera is quite necessary.

    • Bongo

      May 22, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      Nel, I’m trying to figure out how to make a camera that only points at me.

  10. eripanwkevin

    May 24, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I’m strongly praying for those people who have been evacuated from their homes, and for all the firefighters who are fighting the fire.

    • Bongo

      May 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you Kevin. So far the firefighters have done a good job of protecting all the structures. None have been lost and no one has been injured, but with the dryness and the rugged terrain they expect it to get much bigger before they can contain it. The smoke is really thick at my house today.

  11. capacina

    May 24, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    My son Justin is in Flagstaff. He called me last night he said he is ok but if they tell him to get out he is.

    • Bongo

      May 24, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      Capacina, the firefighters are working very hard to keep the residential areas safe. Praying that they are successful, but it sounds like they will be.

  12. colliesofthemeadow

    May 27, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    been praying for everyone , especially you all there… stay safe!

    • Bongo

      May 27, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      Thanks Collies. So far there have been no injuries and the only property lost is a fence post. Now if we can only get rid of the smoke.


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