The Rain Changes Everything

07 Jul

Bongo looking away from a prickly pear blossomIt rained last night.

Really hard.

For a long time.

It’s been a very long time since we had rain.

So today when I went out on my trails, everything looked different.

The first different thing I found was my girlfriend Lucy.

The rain must have brought her out, because I haven’t seen her in a very long time.

And then I saw…

Hey person, look over there.

No, not that direction.

There’s nothing for you to take pictures of that you would be interested in looking at in that direction.


There have been no flowers on my trails for awhile now.

It’s been nice.


But a late blooming prickly pear popped out after the rain and of course my person had to take a picture.

Prickly pear blossom

At least there were only two blossoms on all of my trails so I got my person moving along fairly quickly.

And then I saw it!!!

My puddle!

Bongo by his puddle

My puddle had returned!

It’s been so long since I’ve seen my puddle that I almost forgot about it.

But my person said we couldn’t stay forever – it was getting dark.

So we saw a few ho hum things on our way back from my puddle.

Javelina tracks in the mud

Javelina tracks in the mud.

Clouds lit by the setting sun

And some clouds.


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Posted by on July 7, 2014 in Bongo, humor


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37 responses to “The Rain Changes Everything

  1. fredrieka

    July 7, 2014 at 10:32 am

    my person loves flowers also.. We are prettier

    • Bongo

      July 7, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      Fredrieka, I agree. Our people should only take pictures of us. P.S. I hope you didn’t get upset about my girlfriend Lucy. She only fills in the gap when I can’t see you. I didn’t play with her very long.

  2. misswhiplash

    July 7, 2014 at 10:40 am

    You badly needed the rain so it is good that it came at last.
    before I even read your post I knew that you were going to say you had found your puddle. Can, t spell sycic so I shall say I have a mind that can know things.
    keep an eye on that puddle in case it disappears as it well might because the ground is so dry.
    lots o love P

    • Bongo

      July 7, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Patrecia, you would fit right in here because we have lots of people in Sedona who claim they are psychic. I don’t think they know when my puddle is going to appear though.

      • misswhiplash

        July 7, 2014 at 10:36 pm

        Oh that is how it is spelt….you are so clever Bongo…puddles are magic but will always appear after rain. Its a magic formular xxxx

  3. marina kanavaki

    July 7, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Grrrrreat!!! Your puddle returned! 🙂
    But, Bongo …skies and flowers are not boring! They of course are in no way more beautiful and interesting than you, but nevertheless, they are nice. Of course it could be that your person is so good with her camera that she makes them look nice… 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 7, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      Marina, I think that’s it. My person makes the boring stuff look good. Now, if she only took pictures of me she’d have it easy. She doesn’t have to work to make me look good – just give me a few treats and I’ll do anything.

  4. It's Dog or Nothing

    July 7, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Puddles are the most fun!

    • Bongo

      July 7, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      I agree Dog or Nothing. Anything with water in it is fine by me.

  5. angelswhisper2011

    July 7, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Puddle time… YIPPEE 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 7, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Little Binky, do you want to play in my puddle with me?

  6. philosophermouseofthehedge

    July 7, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Puddles! Absence does make the heart grow fonder.

    • Bongo

      July 7, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      Karen, I hope I don’t have to mark my puddle absent again for a long time.

  7. Genevieve Petrillo

    July 7, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Gah! Those tracks and clouds are not boring at all, B. The tracks gave me the shivers. The clouds gave Mom the shivers. Both for very different reasons….

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      July 7, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Cupcake, at least it’s only the tracks. Most of the time those javelina hide out during the day and only come out at night. I’ve only seen one on my trails once.

  8. Two French Bulldogs

    July 7, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    That rain better go away for awhile. At least you have your own puddle
    Lily & Edward

    • Bongo

      July 7, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      Lily & Edward, I wouldn’t mind the rain so much if it didn’t hang out with the thunder. That’s what I want to go away.

  9. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    July 7, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Hey Bongo

    I can’t even remember what rain and puddles are like, it’s been so long, and I don’t think they’ll be back until around november!

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 7, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      Snoopy, we haven’t had any for way long either, but our monsoon season just started and by the start of it, it looks like it’s going to be a wild and crazy one.

  10. Marty the Manx

    July 7, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    So glad you guys finally got some moisture 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Marty, we’re getting lots of it now. I just wish the thunder didn’t come along with it.

  11. Patricia

    July 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Good to hear you got some rain. And you got your puddle back!

    • Bongo

      July 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Patricia, I’m so happy my puddle is back. But now I’m afraid to go out to it. There’s thunder out there!

      • Patricia

        July 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm

        Sometime we gotta take the bad to get the good.

  12. Dalton

    July 8, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Nice to see your puddle is back!!

    • Bongo

      July 8, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      Dalton, I’m glad my puddle is back too. I still can’t figure out where it keeps going.

      • Dalton

        July 9, 2014 at 2:43 am

        Maybe it has a vacation?

      • Bongo

        July 9, 2014 at 1:39 pm

        I wish I could take as long of vacations as my puddle does. Or maybe not. I’d miss my trails too much.

  13. Rama's Mama

    July 8, 2014 at 7:02 am

    The humans always enjoy looking at the flowers and clouds. 😉 I am so glad you guys got some much-needed rain.

    • Bongo

      July 8, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      Rama, the rain is great – but I still can’t see what people like so much about flowers and clouds.

  14. eripanwkevin

    July 8, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Good for both you and your person! Because you had your puddle back and your person could take a picture of the precious late blooming prickly pear ! 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 8, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      Kevin, I think my person should save all her picture taking for me and my puddle.

  15. tylersat99

    July 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I’m glad you finally got some rain out there. It has been raining way too much around here and Mom has been trying to send it west. Well not really at our house, some of our grass is dying; but all around us has been getting flooded. My creek could use a little more water:(

    • Bongo

      July 8, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      Mica, now that we have rain they’re worried about the creek near here flooding because of the fire we recently had. The creek’s not close to my house though. I hope yours gets some more water.

  16. colliesofthemeadow

    July 8, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Lucy???!!!! -Ginger

    • Bongo

      July 8, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      Ginger, it’s only because you’re so far away. You know you’re my one true love.


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