My Century is Best

23 May

Bongo and a century plantYesterday, when my person took her big camera and wouldn’t take me she said she was looking for smoke.

Well yeah, she found that smoke, but that wasn’t the only thing she was looking for.

She went scouting for century plants.

The place where she went to find smoke is also the area where we find lots of century plants this time of year.

But I think my person was being punished for not taking me along.

Because she hardly found any century plants there.

And the best one of all is the one right next to my trail.

The one we’ve been watching grow every day.

My person needs to learn that the best things show up when I’m there with her.


So just to prove it, I actually let her take some pictures of my century plant.

Century plant next to Bongo's trail

Century plant

Century plant with red rocks in the background

But these better be the last pictures she takes – of something that’s not me.


Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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27 responses to “My Century is Best

  1. Ingrid D.

    May 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Beautiful pictures!

    • Bongo

      May 24, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks Ingrid.

  2. fredrieka

    May 23, 2014 at 11:16 am

    very interesting plants and blooms

    • Bongo

      May 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      Fredrieka, lots of interesting things grow around here that you don’t see anywhere else.

  3. Genevieve Petrillo

    May 23, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Cool century plant, but you’re right, B. You are a lucky charm In so many ways…

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      May 24, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      Cupcake, I wish I could convince my person of that. Then she’d never leave me home in dog jail.

  4. misswhiplash

    May 23, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    That is indeed a lovely Century tree plant..
    you know Bongo that I love you dearly and you are my favourite American, especially when you have a twinkle in your eye and that detective hat on…..oooh I could just cuddle you so much….but in your post today I noticed a streak of jealousy, or maybe possessiveness, . It seems that you do not like person taking photos of anything but you, isn, t that a bit naughty.
    it won, t of course stop me from loving you but I just thought that I would mention it in passing

    • Bongo

      May 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Patrecia, I know you like looking at photos of me better than the other things my person takes pictures of. I’m just thinking of you. Oh, and I put up one of my Detective Dog pictures just for you.

      • misswhiplash

        May 24, 2014 at 8:23 pm

        You are so sweet

  5. philosophermouseofthehedge

    May 23, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    That’s your century plant all right – it seems to be as happy with life and as smilie as you Bongo

    • Bongo

      May 24, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Karen, I guess me and that century plant make a good pair.

  6. marina kanavaki

    May 23, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Indeed, Bongo only your Century plant could ever look so nice. It’s obvious that it’s caught some of your charm every time you go out there! 😉 Bongo’s person: I love your pictures!

    • Bongo

      May 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      Marina, my person says thanks. We were thinking of you because we heard there was an earthquake near you – but we also heard there were no injuries and not much damage.

      • marina kanavaki

        May 24, 2014 at 2:21 pm

        Ah, thank you for thinking of us here, Bongo. We didn’t feel that one much here in the mainland. The epicenter was at the North Aegean. Fortunately, because we are on the edge of the European plate, earthquake hazard is high so our houses are built with that in mind. Still, it’s not nice when the earth shakes! It is very sad though that there were many injured in Turkey which is already suffering from another great disaster with the miners.

      • Bongo

        May 24, 2014 at 6:33 pm

        It seems like Turkey is quite often suffering from disasters.

  7. guineapigsqueak

    May 23, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Heheh, what a pawesome, odd, beautiful looking-plant, eh?
    The Pigs xx

    • Bongo

      May 24, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      Pigs, we have some strange, but beautiful plants around here.

  8. Marty the Manx

    May 24, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Yes Bongo that Century plant would have looked much better with you in front of it, but you must admit it is quite beautiful and your mom took wonderful pictures.

    • Bongo

      May 24, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Marty, my person says thanks. But I agree, my person could have at least let me pose in front of the plant – and then given me treats afterward for posing.

  9. eripanwkevin

    May 24, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Ooooh! This is already time of year for century plants! Time flies so fast! I like looking at pictures of them because they go well with the places like Sedona! 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 24, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Kevin, this century plant is early this year. They usually don’t bloom until June, but I think with all the warm, dry weather we had this winter it got confused.

  10. angelswhisper2011

    May 24, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I don’t see a century plant. I’m breath taking by you, Bongo 🙂 Pawkiss 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 24, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks Little Binky. You’re the best!

  11. kolytyi

    May 25, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I think your person should take pics of your watering technique so that other doggies can grow such beautiful century plants, too.

    • Bongo

      May 25, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      Kolytyi, I tried demonstrating that, but my person wouldn’t click her camera.

  12. colliesofthemeadow

    May 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    if you dig a big hole on one side it will fall over… then she will not have that to take picutres of anymore… muwahahahah -Ginger

    • Bongo

      May 27, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Ginger, that’s a great idea. But I’ve still got to figure out what to do with the prickly pear cacti that are in bloom now.


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