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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.


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.


“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






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


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


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Yeshua is Born


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.



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


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Climbing the Mountain

Moses shown the Promised Land

Moses shown the Promised Land (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hey person, you’ve been telling me a lot of stories about Moses. Isn’t he getting kind of old by now?

No way! Moses was one hundred twenty years old? How old is that in dog years?

You just don’t want to do the math, do you?

I’m listening.

After Moses lifted up that bronze snake that healed the people who looked at it, he led the Israelites in a few more battles against nations that had come against them.

Did he give them what for?

I am listening. But did Moses give those nations what for?

Woo woo! My person says he did give them what for. But then God told Moses what? That he would be gathered to his people? What does that mean?

Oh. God told Moses he was going to die. That wasn’t a very nice thing to say to Moses.

Okay, I’ll listen but this is getting sad.

Moses appointed Joshua son of Nun to take his place as leader and lead the people into the Promised Land.

Then God told Moses to climb to the top of Mount Nebo where he could see all of the Promised Land. He told Moses that he would die on top of the mountain and be gathered to his people.

Why didn’t Moses just not climb the mountain then?

Moses was obedient to God? I’m not always obedient to you person. You aren’t going to make me climb up a mountain are you? I’m not going.

God told Moses he couldn’t go into the Promised Land because he had not upheld God’s holiness among the Israelites at the waters of Meribah Kadesh in the desert of Zin. That was when Moses struck the rock instead of speaking to it like God had told him to do.

I guess Moses didn’t want to disobey God twice, but that would be pretty scary climbing up that mountain.

After Moses saw the Promised Land from the top of the mountain he died. God buried him in Moab, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, but nobody knows where the grave is.

And Joshua took over as leader of Israel and the Israelites had some awesome adventures.

I’m sticking with Joshua and maybe get to watch some walls fall over. I heard that Jericho doesn’t have a chance.

What? Oh yeah, it’s almost Christmas. It’s hard to remember that when we have sunshine instead of snow. What does that have to do with Joshua?

You mean I have to wait to hear stories about Joshua? That’s okay. I can’t wait for my treats and toys. I’ll have lots of stories about my new presents.

What do you mean, Christmas isn’t about snow, treats, or toys? What else is there?

Now I’m totally confused. You mean Christmas is about someone who had the same name as Joshua, but it was different? I don’t get it.

Oh, in English – you mean Doglish I’m sure – the names are different but they mean the same thing. I’m still confused.

You’re going to make me wait to find out? This is almost as hard as waiting for my presents.


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Posted by on December 9, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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Lifted Up

The Brazen Serpent, by Benjamin West; among th...

The Brazen Serpent, by Benjamin West; among the overthrown, an unmistakable reference to the Laocoön (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hey person, were those Israelites finally happy after Moses struck that rock and got water to come out?

What do you mean, they had more problems? It seems like one thing or another is always happening to them.

They wanted to go through Edom and the king wouldn’t let them? What’s with that king? Doesn’t he know who he’s dealing with? After all, those Israelites have me on their side.

Yes, I’m listening person.

So the Israelites had to go along the route to the Red Sea in order to go around Edom, and they grew impatient and started complaining again.

Weren’t they going the wrong direction? I might start complaining too.

I am listening.

The Israelites complained that there was no bread or water, and they were really sick of that manna stuff.

I guess the Lord was sick of their complaining because He sent venomous snakes among them and some people got bit and died.

I guess it takes a lot to get those people’s attention.

The people went to Moses and admitted that they’d sinned against him and against the Lord, and asked Moses to pray to the Lord to take the snakes away.

Then the Lord told Moses to make a bronze snake and put it on a pole. When anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake he would live.

That must have been some magical snake. Maybe we should get one like that.

What do you mean we have one like that in a way?

Jesus was lifted up like the snake? Jesus isn’t a snake.

Oh. Jesus said that just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert He would be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.

But person, it’s almost Christmas time when Jesus comes as a little baby. Why would anyone lift up a little baby like that?

Jesus grew up? Really? I hope he doesn’t grow up too fast. I want to make sure to get my Christmas presents.


Oh, I almost forgot. Speaking of being lifted up, I got so excited about Christmas coming that I almost forgot that I have something to celebrate today. Today is National Mutt Day. So I thought I would show you a picture of one of my favorite mutts.


Shouldn’t I get some presents for National Mutt Day? After all, this is my special day.


Posted by on December 2, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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Mistletoe in a bushChristmas is less than a month away and I’ve got to make some plans. And I’ve noticed now that some of the leaves are falling off the bushes there’s something showing up. Something that goes really well at Christmas time, and I’m going to take advantage of it.


I think it’s been here for awhile, but that was nice of those bushes to stop covering it up so I’d notice it.

Okay person, what is it you do with mistletoe at Christmas?

Kiss the girls? They have to kiss you if you catch them under the mistletoe?

Woo woo! Check this out.

Bongo Sniffing Mistletoe

Come on girls. Over to the mistletoe. I’m waiting for my kisses.

What, person? I have to catch them under the mistletoe?

How am I going to get under this mistletoe? I mean, look at it. It’s practically on the ground.

And I for sure wouldn’t be able to get a girl under it.

What to do? What to do?

Mistletoe in a Juniper Tree

Do you think the girls will notice that mistletoe up in the tree?

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


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The Perfect Christmas

This Christmas was really great. I got lot of presents.

Bongo Unwrapping Presents

Scratchy tried to take all the presents for himself.

Scratchy under the tree with the presents

Once we sorted all the presents out and I got mine, Scratchy did get a toy that he liked.

Scratchy's Toy

My favorite toy came from some of my friends. It was my favorite because my younger person played with me.

Bongo Playing Tug O War

I got a reindeer that I really like too – because it has a loud squeak.

Bongo with his squeaky reindeer

I haven’t figured out what to do with my big bone, so I’ve been carrying it around the house. I tried to take it outside to bury it but my person made me drop it before she’d open the door.

Bongo with his rawhide bone

After we opened presents we got to go for a walk. I could have used some snow to play in but I can’t complain. It was a perfect day.


Blue skies - perfect temperature

Bongo on his Christmas walk

This has been an exciting day. I think it’s time for a nap.

Bongo taking a nap

Good night.


Posted by on December 26, 2011 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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The Shepherds See


Catena - The Adoration of the Shepherds

“I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”        Luke 2:10b – 11

What is it with my person? She keeps putting stuff on my blog that I didn’t write. Is this another Bible story? All I can say is it better be a good one – and the last one had animals, so try to beat that.

Animals and angels? No way! Okay, I’m listening.

My person told me that the night baby Jesus was born there were shepherds in some nearby fields watching their flocks. I bet it was cold and dark out there. Those shepherds must have really loved those sheep to stay out there with them. I wonder if they cuddled up with their sheep dogs to keep warm.

Okay person. You can go on with the story. I was just thinking about those animals. I love the parts with animals. Well, the shepherds were sitting around all cuddled up with their dogs and an angel appeared to them. They were really scared when they saw that angel and the angel had to tell them not to be afraid. Then that angel told the shepherds about the baby that would save them and that the baby would be lying in a manger.

When that angel finished talking a whole bunch of angels appeared and started praising God. When all those angels left, those shepherds must have been looking at each other really funny. “Did you see that?” “Pinch me please.” “Did we all see the same thing?”

Those shepherds decided to go to Bethlehem and check things out for themselves and when they got there they found Mary and Joseph, and there was a baby lying in a manger. I bet it was the first time they saw a baby in a manger – I mean, who would want to put their baby in a trough that animals ate out of?

The shepherds went out to tell everyone they could find what they had seen. They glorified and praised God and people were amazed at their story.

My person says that Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.

That must have been a special baby. For angels to choose to tell people that hung out with sheep and sheep dogs, and for the baby to be born where animals hang out? What a great way to start out in life.



Posted by on December 25, 2011 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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Posted by on December 24, 2011 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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