Beat the Thunder

15 Jul

Bongo wandering off the trailI think I’ve got it figured out now.

My first attempt today didn’t work.

That was when my person went outside and then it thundered.

I pushed the door to the garage open and escaped through the open garage door.

I ran down the street and found one of my person’s friends driving by and he let me into his truck.

I thought he was going to drive me away from the thunder, but instead he took me to my neighbor’s house and my neighbor took me back home.

And there was still thunder there.

So later in the day when I took my person for a walk, I tried a new tactic.

I’ve heard of people running in a squiggly path to avoid being hit when someone is shooting at them.


So I decided I’d try that same thing with the thunder. I hardly stayed on the trail at all.

Bongo off the trail looking away

And it worked.

There was no thunder the whole time I was on my walk.

Gizmo lying on his back with his front paw in the air

Even though Gizmo was doing his best to evoke thunder in his sleep.

You’re going to have to do better than that Gizmo.

Bongo walking back toward the trail

Because I beat the thunder today!


Posted by on July 15, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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19 responses to “Beat the Thunder

  1. misswhiplash

    July 15, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Well done ongo. You just go on and on beating that thunder, brave lad !

    • Bongo

      July 15, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks Patrecia. That worked for awhile. Now the thunder’s back. Guess I’ve got to come up with something new.

  2. scifihammy

    July 15, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Well Done! Glad to see you looking a bit happier. And what a smart vest!

    • Bongo

      July 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks SciFi. Anything to beat that thunder. The vest helps a little, but not near enough.

  3. marina kanavaki

    July 15, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Bravo, Bongo!!!!! Well thought! 🙂 It seems that the same thunder is after your friend here too. She has another method of beating it. She goes IN the bathtub [which she utterly hates any other day]. We seriously have to drive thunder in the middle of the ocean. The fish wouldn’t mind! 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      Marina, maybe the fish would swim away from the thunder and show up where we could catch them. And I think I might have to try that bathtub idea.

      • marina kanavaki

        July 15, 2014 at 3:08 pm

        Hmmm, now why didn’t I think of that about the fish?!
        She says bathtub is strong and thunderproof! 🙂

  4. Two French Bulldogs

    July 15, 2014 at 11:46 am

    We are pretty sure there is less thunder if you stay hiding at home
    Lily & Edward

    • Bongo

      July 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      Lily & Edward, that thunder creeps in everywhere. I haven’t figured out how to get rid of it for good.

  5. dianeskitchentable

    July 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Ooooh Bongo, we have thunder here right now & I’ll bet Moe did that same trick Gizmo did. It’s just everywhere & it gets all inside your ears…don’t like that at all! I’m glad you went with a neighbor though & not a stranger – your person has to talk to you about stranger danger.

    • Bongo

      July 15, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      Lola, those cats are for sure up to no good. But my person has met some of my neighbors because of me. This time I got lucky and found someone who knew me.

  6. Genevieve Petrillo

    July 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Gah! No more running down the street, B. The zig-zag pattern seems to have confused the thunder. Stick with that. You don’t want to have to face the thunder without your person to protect you!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      July 15, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      Cupcake, I agree but sometimes my person won’t run from the thunder with me.

  7. Marty the Manx

    July 15, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Way to go Bongo! Just don’t run down the street anymore if you can help it my friend.

    • Bongo

      July 15, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      Marty, running down the street is fun when there’s not thunder – but for some reason my person disapproves.

  8. Dalton

    July 16, 2014 at 4:07 am

    I’m doing a happy dance for you!!

    • Bongo

      July 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      Yay! Thanks Dalton.

  9. eripanwkevin

    July 16, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Finally!!! You beat the thunder!!!! Oh dog! Gizmo is very unusual cat…..what a interesting posture he is doing….*giggles*

    • Bongo

      July 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      Kevin, I’m working on some permanent strategies for that thunder. But I might have to do something about Gizmo first.


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