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Christmas Visitor

Ghost Dog Walking AwayYesterday I was so excited to talk about all the great Christmas presents I got that I forgot one thing. I had one more present that I didn’t mention. It was a visit from a special friend that I haven’t seen in a long time.

And that friends, is no other than Ghost Dog.

I was walking my person along my trails like I always do. Yes, even on Christmas I have to make sure to get my person out for her walk. She might get all cranky if she doesn’t get her exercise.

Anyway, we were walking along my trails when, there he was.

Ghost Dog seemed happy to see me. He started wagging his tail and came over and sniffed noses with me. But then, like he always does, he kept on walking and disappeared.

This time he did something a little different though. As he was walking down the trail Ghost Dog turned and looked back at me, as if he really wanted to stay and play.

Ghost Dog Looking Back

But there must be something about his ghostiness that won’t let him do that. Like a true Ghost Dog he vanishes every time I see him.

Next time I might have to put my Detective Dog hat on and follow him. I bet he won’t be so quick to disappear. Because if he does, I’ll find out where he goes and I’ll get a new hat to wear.

Who you gonna call? Ghost Buster Dog!

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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Bongo Ties for Christmas

Bongo with a package of Bongo TiesBoy did I have a good Christmas this year. Look at this! I even got Bongo Ties. Who would have thought someone would make something special just for me. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do with these Bongo ties – I think it might have something to do with tying up Scratchy – but that’s a whole other story.

But while I was still pondering (I was what?) what to do with those Bongo ties my person opened another present for me. She says she used to have a dog that opened his own presents, but I figure I’m paying her all those big bucks to be my secretary so she can open my presents too.

And speaking of big bucks…

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Bongo chewing an antler

I got an antler! I really needed this because I finished off my last antler awhile back.

I got some other toys too – including a squeaky squirrel.

Bongo with his squirrel and other Christmas toys

Take that, you pesky squeaky squirrel!

Bongo chewing his antler with his leg holding down the squirrel

I really like my antler.

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Scratchy must have thought that he didn’t get enough presents…

Scratchy on a pile of used wrapping paper

because I caught him searching through the torn paper for more. (I did get more presents than Scratchy, but don’t tell him.)

And just when I thought all the presents were opened and Christmas was over…

Bongo looking at a tennis ball

a ball showed up. Woo woo!

Bongo with a tennis ball in his mouth

I hope all of you had a great Christmas too.

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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Merry Christmas 2012!

Bongo's Christmas Card

 

Merry Christmas

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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Hidden Presents

Dog toy inside a mailboxThis is too good! I’m really beginning to like Christmas more and more.

When my person and I headed out for our walk today there was a package at our front door. I didn’t really think much of it. It was kind of an annoyance because I had to wait while my person put the package inside the house.

Then we went out walking. It was an ordinary kind of walk. Nothing special happened that I could write about for my blog, and then we headed back home.

My person decided we needed to check the mailbox before going into the house. We have to walk right by my neighbor dog Toby’s house to do that and I wanted to stop and say hi.

No such luck. My person has a one track mind and she was headed straight for that mailbox.

She opened the mailbox while I sat very quietly next to the post that holds it up in the air. And she said there was something inside it for me.

What? What? I can’t see anything. That mailbox is way too high for me.

Then I had to wait while my person took pictures of whatever that thing in the mailbox was.

But finally, she gave it to me. A squeaky toy just for me! Somebody loves me. Woo woo!

Bongo with Toy

Then we went back in the house and my person opened that other package. Remember that one? The annoying one?

The package was from my person’s sister and there was a present inside for me from my cousin dogs. And you know what my person did?

She hid it from me. She hid my present and the other ones too. Even the ones that smelled good.

So you know what I did?

I hid my new mailbox toy from my person.

That’ll teach her.

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Posted by on December 24, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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The Real Gift of Christmas

Bongo's presents on top of the fridgeChristmas is almost here and I’m getting really excited. Our tree is up, the lights are on, and I’m looking for the presents. I keep hearing that Santa will bring me presents, but I think I saw my person putting some good smelling things all wrapped in brightly colored paper on top of the fridge.

I’m a pretty good jumper, but I wish I could jump just a little bit higher. All the good stuff that doesn’t go into the fridge seems to go on top of it. If I could get up there I could have a treat feast.

But there’s something else I wish I could do besides jump higher. I wish I could sneak back in time – not too far back, just a little over 2000 years. That’s not asking much, is it?

And I’d like to go to a place called Bethlehem. A little baby was born there one night. Well, I guess lots of babies were born there, but this one was special. This little baby was wrapped in cloths and laid in a manger because the inn was full and his parents had nowhere else to go except for where the animals hung out.

Since there were animals there already I’m sure no one would notice one extra dog in the place. Especially when those shepherds showed up. Everybody would figure I was one of their sheepdogs. Well maybe. I could have pretended I was a sheepdog anyway.

Even if I had to change my appearance so I could pass as a sheepdog, travel back in time, and go to a faraway place, it would be all worth it to see God making his appearance on earth as a baby.

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Hey person, I think I knocked a ball onto the top of the fridge. Could you get it for me, and maybe knock some of those presents down while you’re at it?

What are you saying, person? The true gift of Christmas is Jesus? That baby in a manger is the gift? Never mind then. I guess Jesus isn’t hanging out on top of the fridge.

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“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

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Posted by on December 23, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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Stupid Santa Hat

Bongo Looking Angry in a Santa HatI don’t get it. First my person left me today. But then she came home with a bag that was sending out all kinds of good smells. I was so excited!

But then you know what my person did? She put that bag on top of the refrigerator – the one place that I can’t reach – and said something about having to wait until Christmas.

And then she put this Santa hat on me and made me pose for a picture. Well believe me you – the last thing I want to do is sit around for pictures of anything when there’s something smelling good on top of the refrigerator. I don’t want to wait for Christmas. I want it now!

I’m thinking maybe I can get my person to wrap that good smelling stuff up and put it under the tree. Sometimes people put wrapped presents under the tree before Christmas. Then when she’s not looking…

I’m not sure why my person doesn’t put wrapped presents under the tree before Christmas. Even when my package person brings a whole box full of wrapped presents they get put somewhere out of my reach until Christmas Day. Then the ones that smell the best are put out of my reach again.

Oh, wait. I think I hear my person calling me. Maybe she’s going to give me something from on top of the fridge.

What, person? Santa knows what I’m up to and he won’t bring me any presents if I don’t behave? Not even good smelling things from on top of the fridge?

You mean I have to cooperate and wear this stupid Santa hat in order to get presents? And then I still have to wait until Christmas?

This is totally not fair.

Bongo Looking Cute in a Santa Hat

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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Yeshua is Born

Yeshua

Yeshua (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay person, in the last Bible story you told me you said Moses climbed a mountain and died, and Joshua took over. But you weren’t going to tell me any stories about Joshua right now because there’s someone else you want to tell me about who has the same name, but different.

Okay, I’m waiting. Who is this person with the same name – but different?

His name is what? Yeshua? That’s a strange name. I’ve never heard of a name like that before.

And Joshua had a name like it? Wait a minute. Joshua’s name is Joshua.

Person, you are really confusing. Okay, I’ll listen.

Yeshua is a shortened version of Joshua’s Hebrew name Yehoshua? Joshua was sometimes called Yeshua. How come Joshua has so many names?

Because his Hebrew name is translated to his English name when the Bible is translated into English? Okay person, what would his name be in Doglish?

I am listening.

This story is about Yeshua, who was born in Bethlehem to Mary and Joseph, and laid in a manger because there was no room at the inn.

Wait a minute person. You told me this story last year. But it was about Jesus. There can’t be two babies who hung out in mangers.

They were the same baby? Now I’m really confused.

Yeshua is Jesus’ Hebrew name. Then how come we don’t call him Joshua like that other guy.

Because Jesus’ name was translated into Greek first (part of the Bible was written in Greek?) and then into English, so it became Jesus instead of Joshua.

Oh dog, that’s all Greek to me. What would his name be if it was translated again into Doglish?

The name Yeshua means Salvation? I know what it would be in Doglish then.

Dinner.

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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