The Sentinel

04 Jun

Bongo in front of the bush with berriesSomebody is trying to take over my trails.

She’s posting herself in a prominent place and making all kinds of noise.

And there’s scurrying in the bushes.

She must be gathering her army around her.

What am I going to do about this?

Spies in the bushes trying to take over my trails.

I wonder what would happen if I plowed into those bushes.

I’m much bigger than that would be trail thief.

I bet I could cause some excitement in those bushes.

But then that army in the bushes might move to my trails and I’d really have problems.

Maybe I should try it anyway.

I bet there’d be feathers flying everywhere.

That might be fun.

Alright you cactus sentinel.

I’m going in after your army!

Quail on a prickly pear cactus


Posted by on June 4, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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18 responses to “The Sentinel

  1. misswhiplash

    June 4, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Oh its only a little bird. That will not do any harm on your trails, so it will not interfere with your walks…do not rush into the brush as there might be bsbies in there and they sould be very frightened

    • Bongo

      June 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Patrecia, those babies must be hiding really good this year. I haven’t even gotten a sneak peak of them. But my person says she’s seen quail babies crossing the road in other parts of town recently.

  2. marina kanavaki

    June 4, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Oh-Oh….. 🙄
    How did that go?

    • Bongo

      June 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Marina, for some reason my leash suddenly got shorter and I couldn’t get into those bushes.

  3. angelswhisper2011

    June 4, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    *whispers* Hey, Bongo..need someone to catch the sweet little bird?

    • Bongo

      June 15, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      Little Binky, I could sure use your help with this. Come on over.

  4. fredrieka

    June 4, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Bird did someone say bird, I chase birds .. woof bird grrr bird woof bird

    • Bongo

      June 15, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Fredrieka, we have lots of quail in the bushes on my trails. Come on over. We could have great fun chasing them.

  5. Rama's Mama

    June 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Oh gosh, they sit ON the cactus? Ouch!

    • Bongo

      June 15, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Rama’s Mama, I think those quail are very careful about what part of the cactus they sit on.

  6. guineapigsqueak

    June 4, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Whee reckon it would scream very loudly if you went a thundering and a bounding into the undergrowth. She’d also fly off rather quickly. Isn’t it rubbish when they don’t want to stay around and play?
    Mop, Dusty, Billy, Pip, Cupcake and Cocoa xx

    • Bongo

      June 15, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      Pigs, I’m not sure why those quail never want to play. Not very friendly I guess.

  7. Genevieve Petrillo

    June 4, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Be careful, B. If you plow in, the cactus will get you. If you make it through, the evil bird army will get you. Maybe request air support or call for backup….

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      June 15, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      Cupcake, there are some ravens flying overhead. Maybe I could call them down to help.

  8. Marty the Manx

    June 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Don’t go plowing into a cactus Bongo, a very loud commanding bark would probably suffice.

    • Bongo

      June 15, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      Marty, I’ll chase that quail away from the cactus and then go after it.

  9. eripanwkevin

    June 5, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Hmmmm..I wonder if that cactus sentinel doesn’t feel pain standing on the cactus prickles…..

    • Bongo

      June 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Kevin, I think that quail placed herself very carefully on that cactus.


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