Dirt Pile

14 Apr

Bongo looking at a construction zone

They made a great pile of dirt and then they put a fence around it so I can’t go digging.

Bongo looking at the top of the fence

There’s got to be a way.

Maybe I can jump over that fence.

Bongo walking along fence

I give up.

There’s no way to get into there.

My person’s right. I just can’t jump like I used to.

Bongo near a hole in the fence

Wait! What!??

Look what I found!

Now to get rid of the leash.


Posted by on April 14, 2016 in Bongo


50 responses to “Dirt Pile

  1. fredrieka

    April 15, 2016 at 3:44 am

    Dirt piles are fun to climb. Shame you can’t climb the dirt pile.

    • Bongo

      April 18, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Fredrieka, the dirt pile was even bigger today and I still don’t get to climb it. Come on over and we can break through the fence together and climb that pile.

      • fredrieka

        April 19, 2016 at 4:10 am

        Sounds like a plan

  2. marina kanavaki

    April 15, 2016 at 4:57 am

    A secret passage!!!!! i hope though you didn’t drag your person on the other end of the leash! 😉

    • Bongo

      April 18, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Marina, I was really tempted to, but my person had too tight of a hold on my leash.

  3. eripanwkevin

    April 15, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Hmmm….now I wonder what they are digging up for….? I can see cacties on the pictures….so I hope they won’t dig those cacties up……

    • Bongo

      April 18, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      Kevin, they’ve already dug up some of the cactus but those prickly pear cactus are everywhere around here and the grow back really easily. There’s a big cholla cactus that’s just inside the fence that they haven’t hurt yet. I hope they leave that one alone. There aren’t that many cholla around here.

  4. Two French Bulldogs

    April 15, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Wow can you get over there
    Lily & Edward

    • Bongo

      April 18, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Lily & Edward, if my person would only let go of my leash I’d have a blast in that dirt pile. Maybe you two could come over here and distract her for me.

  5. PhotoJacko

    April 17, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Bongo, do you still jump for thunder?

    • Bongo

      April 18, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Jackie, don’t even mention that word to me. Thunder is terrible! And we had some the other day too – and it’s not even the right time of year for it yet.

  6. philosophermouseofthehedge

    April 19, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Dirt pile privileges withheld? Cruel and unusual punishment!

    • Bongo

      April 21, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      That’s what I say Karen. And it’s even worse now because those diggers dug a hole and they won’t let me help.

      • philosophermouseofthehedge

        April 22, 2016 at 6:40 am

        Keeping all the fun to themselves. Just meanies!

      • Bongo

        May 15, 2016 at 10:13 pm

        That’s for sure.

  7. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    April 19, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    How could they put a fence around that great dirt pile. I say go for the hole, your person will let go of the leash sooner or later 😉

    • Bongo

      April 21, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      That’s what I’m thinking. She’s not going to want to crawl under so once I get far enough she’ll for sure let go of my leash.

  8. dianeskitchentable

    May 10, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Digging’s so much fun Bongo! Once you get the rhythm going you can do it all day. Seems to me they’d want your help and maybe even pay you to give them a hand … love ya Bongo, Lola

    • Bongo

      May 15, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Lola, I totally agree. They’re going about it much too slow. You’d think they’d want an expert like me around.

  9. Patrick

    June 2, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Love reading your blog, thanks for the share.

    • Bongo

      June 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks Patrick.

  10. Gloria

    July 20, 2016 at 12:14 am

    love seeing the adventurous photos and the captions that go along with it. What breed is Bongo?

    • Bongo

      August 1, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks Gloria. According to the dog jail where my people found me many years ago I’m a pointer mix. Sometime my person thinks I’m all mixed up.

  11. philosophermouseofthehedge

    August 24, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Bongo it is swamp backyard with all the rain – can you shove some of that dirt pile this way? Paw waves!

    • Bongo

      August 29, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Karen, I’ve been digging frantically in the dirt pile hoping some of it flies over to your house. It got a little muddy for awhile, but the rain has gone for now and it’s drying up so I’ll keep digging.

      • philosophermouseofthehedge

        August 29, 2016 at 2:14 pm

        Much appreciated since more thunder and sheets of rain today. Dog boredom tends to make dogs as well as people gain a few pounds. We can hardly wait for chill!


    October 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Hi Bongo,

    I really love your post. Hope that you were able to find a way in.

    • Bongo

      December 4, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      Sorry I took forever to get back to you. My person has been ignoring my blog and not helping me check my comments. The dirt pile is gone now and they paved the parking lot.

      • I LOVE PETS

        January 5, 2017 at 7:01 am

        Hi Bongo! I wasn’t paying attention to my blog either for awhile as you can see to. I really missed talking to you but just now remembered my blog and came back to it…

      • I LOVE PETS

        April 7, 2017 at 3:24 pm

        Hi Bongo. I’m messaging some people on here to see if anyone has an idea on what we could use for our 2 dogs as potty grass. Do you have any experience or do you have any idea of what we could use? Thanks so much Bongo!

      • Bongo

        April 7, 2017 at 9:07 pm

        I’m sorry I can’t help you with that Tula. All I have in my yard is dirt and lots of little rocks – and weeds. Some of those weeds taste good.

      • I LOVE PETS

        April 10, 2017 at 9:08 am

        Hi Bongo. Sorry I didn’t get back to you till just now. Grass is surely delicious! Thanks you for the recommendation! I think we have found something to suit our needs. Thanks! Tula

  13. Riley

    November 7, 2016 at 8:16 am

    I really enjoyed reading your post, Bongo. Very nice pictures of your adventure. Hope you got a chance to have a little fun:)

    • Bongo

      December 4, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks Riley. They took away the dirt pile and paved the parking lot. But at least it’s easier to get to my trails now.

  14. Seth B

    November 19, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Oh poor Bongo! I’m sure there will be more dirt for you to dig in somewhere in the future! Though that dirt pile does look like extra fun! Maybe you and your human can sneak in together for a quick dig, probably some great bones buried in there!

    Cheers! Can’t wait to see your next adventure!

    • Bongo

      December 4, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Thanks Seth. They took away that dirt pile, but my person just took the frozen tomato plants out of her garden and now there’s plenty of dirt to dig in there. Now if I can only get her to look the other way.

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    April 14, 2017 at 6:30 am

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  16. Mags Pooh and Chancy

    April 28, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Poor Bongo they have that fence right in your way…did you ever figure a way around it so you could enjoy climbing that dirt pile. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      May 31, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks Mags, Pooh, and Chancy – they finally took away the fence, but they took the dirt pile away too. A dog just can’t win.

      • Mags Pooh and Chancy

        June 3, 2017 at 12:28 pm

        Oh, no!!! Shame on them for taking away the dirt pile.

      • Bongo

        June 3, 2017 at 5:02 pm

        I’m thinking I might have to make my own dirt pile. But whenever I do it a hole shows up next to it.

  17. My Dog Store

    May 4, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Enjoyed your blog so much! More adventures please.

    • Bongo

      May 31, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed my blog. I had a really good adventure the other day. Maybe my person will help me write about it. I just haven’t been able to get through to her lately.

  18. the leather dog co

    December 7, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Enjoyed your blog so much! More adventures please.

  19. JoeHx

    February 2, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Oh no, you can’t go digging! It looks like it would’ve been a lot of fun!

  20. MuttFitters

    February 6, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Haha, this post made me laugh. My dog’s watch big construction trucks drive by daily. I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried busting into a construction site either.

  21. angelswhisper2011

    January 17, 2020 at 1:40 am

    I was just thinking of you, Bongo, so I stopped by to bring Pawkisses especially for you. Hope everything is fine🐾😽💞

    • Bongo

      January 17, 2020 at 10:40 am

      Angelswhisper, thanks for thinking of Bongo. He lived a good, long life – made it to sixteen and a half, but he passed away last September. Gizmo, the cat Bongo hung out with, still sometimes posts on Bongo’s Facebook page.

      • angelswhisper2011

        January 18, 2020 at 3:10 am

        Oh, Laura, I’m so so sorry😿

      • Bongo

        January 18, 2020 at 11:29 am

        Thank you. Bongo is definitely missed around here.


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