They’re Gone!

18 Jul

Bongo checking out the missing puddleThis is terrible! Just terrible!

Remember how I found tadpoles in my puddle yesterday?

Well, today I went to visit them and someone had taken my puddle and the tadpoles.

Who would steal a puddle and a bunch of tadpoles?

I can’t imagine anyone doing such a thing.

But somebody did.


I’m going to have to get my Detective Dog hat on and investigate this.

Bongo looking cool with his Detective Dog hat on

Let’s see.

First clue.

That sun is trying to hide.

Sun setting behind rocks

I wonder if it’s sneaking off with my puddle and those tadpoles.

I’ll know by morning.

If the sun doesn’t show up then I’ll know it’s guilty.


Or maybe it’s this butterfly.

Yellow butterfly

Alright butterfly, fess up!

I know you did it.

You probably took off with those tadpoles one at a time and hid them somewhere.

Wherever that puddle went to. That’s where you hid them.

Oh, wait a minute.

That butterfly must have had an accomplice.

It may have been able to hide those tadpoles, but I don’t think it could move the puddle.

I’d better do some more searching.

Sniffing former tadpoles

This black stuff where my puddle used to be has an interesting smell.

It smells just like – just like…


Okay, now I’ve got something new to solve.

What do you do with a bunch of flat tadpoles?


Posted by on July 18, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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24 responses to “They’re Gone!

  1. philosophermouseofthehedge

    July 18, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Whoa – that was fast…It is really hot. Butterfly must have ratted out the swimming pool to too many and they splashed it all away. Poor tads! They shared and got this?

    • Bongo

      July 18, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Karen, it’s horrible the things that happen on my trails sometimes. I think the butterfly told the javelina that my puddle was back and they drank it all away.

  2. kolytyi

    July 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

    OMG, this is terrible! Somebody has stolen one dimension of the tadpoles and your puddle! You have to find the culprit before he steals another dimensions from them!

    • Bongo

      July 18, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      Kolytyi, I’m continuing my investigation. This is not good.

  3. scifihammy

    July 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

    How sad 😦 The transience of life.

    • Bongo

      July 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Sci Fi, last year this happened and when my puddle came back more tadpoles hatched. I hope that happens again this year.

      • scifihammy

        July 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

        I hope so too. – And I realised why you couldn’t find the answer, Bongo. You were wearing a Deerstalker hat . you need a Tadpole stalker hat 🙂

      • Bongo

        July 18, 2014 at 12:22 pm

        I guess I’m going to have to go hat shopping.

      • Bongo

        July 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm

        Sci Fi, I tried to comment on one of your posts, but WordPress has made some changes and it wouldn’t go to the comments part of your post. They usually fix those things pretty quick though.

      • scifihammy

        July 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm

        Thanks for that info. I have been having trouble with WordPress lately – comments in particular. I’ll keep an eye on it. Thanks again 🙂

  4. angelswhisper2011

    July 18, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I hope they didn’t change into that butterfly, Bongo… You work it out, Pal 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 18, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Little Binky, that would be something. Last year the tadpoles turned into toads. Maybe this year I have butterfly tadpoles.

  5. marina kanavaki

    July 18, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    ‘Flat tadpoles”?!!!! Hm, I don’t know, Bongo, but the sun sneaking off like that, did look a wee bit suspicious… 😉

    • Bongo

      July 18, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Marina, if the sun doesn’t come up in the morning I’ll know it’s hiding something.

  6. Genevieve Petrillo

    July 18, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    What a bummer for the tadpoles. I was just starting to like them.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      July 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Cupcake, those tadpoles do kind of grow on you. They were like my own little pets on my trails.

  7. dianeskitchentable

    July 18, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    I think flat tadpoles, you add water, plain water Bongo, plain ol’ drinking water.

    • Bongo

      July 18, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Diane and Lola, if I fill up on plain ol’ drinking water before I head to my trails can I use that?

  8. misswhiplash

    July 19, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Yes a drop of water might do the trick but what a mean old sun drying up all the tadpoles water…
    you look beautiful in your tective hat, anc that little gleam in the eye makes me go all swiggy

    • Bongo

      July 19, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Ooh, thanks Patrecia. I think the javelinas who hang out on my trails at night might have helped the sun along.

      • misswhiplash

        July 20, 2014 at 4:50 am

        Oh that is naughty of them

  9. eripanwkevin

    July 20, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Oh nooooo! Poor tadpoles…..they couldn’t do anything to save themselves…… sad…..I wished I would have been able to see little tads hopping on your rocks…. 😦

    • Bongo

      July 31, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Kevin, I just found more tadpoles in my puddle, but we’re not getting as much rain as we did last summer. I’m hoping there will be enough water for at least a few little toadies to show up.


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