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Enough Already

Bongo and a hedgehog cactus in bloomWhat is going on here?

These hedgehog cactus should have been done blooming a long time ago.

They’re torturing me, because my person won’t stop taking pictures of them.

Why don’t they just go away?

I keep thinking they’re gone and then some more of this colorful stuff pops up on my trails.

C’mon person. Haven’t you taken enough pictures of these cacti?



Hedgehog cactus in bloomThere she goes again.

Hedgehog cactus blossom

And again.

Okay person, that’s enough.

I’m taking you home now.

You’re going to wear out your camera.


Hey person, what are you doing?

You are so misbehaved.

You’ve got to stop wandering off like that.

Oh no, look at this!

My person is so obsessed with her camera…

Prickly pear blossoms with an ant inside

…that she’s started taking pictures of ants.

Person, wouldn’t it have made more sense to wait until you had that ant in full view before you took the picture of it?


Posted by on June 5, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Too Many Flowers

Bongo in front of hedgehog cactus blossomsThey’re everywhere this year.

Spots of magenta peeking out from the browns and greens of my trails.






It’s kind of like an Easter egg hunt.

Hedgehog cactus blossoms hidden in the woods

Little spots of color popping up when you least expect it.

But I’m going to have to practice my photobombing.

Because my person has to get her camera out every time we pass one of those things.

Hedgehog cactus blossoms

Hedgehog blossom close up

I don’t know what she sees in those things.

They don’t even smell good.

And none of my friends leave messages on them.

That could be disastrous.

All I can hope for is that their blooming season is over very soon.


Wait! What?

This is terrible!

The hedgehogs are still in full bloom and the prickly pear are already starting up?

Prickly Pear blossom

Prickly pear blossom

What am I going to do?

Two kinds of cacti blooming at the same time.

I think I’ve got a lot of boring walks to look forward to.

Time for another photobomb.

Bongo in front of blooming prickly pear


Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Colorful Trouble

Bongo and some hedgehog cacti in bloomWhat’s this?

This splash of color here.

What is it?

Is it what I think it is?

Because if it is I’m really in trouble.

It means my walks are going to take forever the next couple of weeks.

Didn’t this just happen last year?

How come it has to happen again so soon?


I think I’m going to protest.

Hedgehog cactus in bloom

Yup. The hedgehog cacti are all starting to bloom again.

Hedgehog cactus blossom

And my person has to stop and take pictures of every one of them.

Hedgehog cactus blossoms

I might as well roll over and play dead.


Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Weather Mischief

Hedgehog cactus in bloomThere has definitely been some mischief around here this weekend.

Weather mischief.

First, I saw my first cactus flower of the year.

I think that’s supposed to mean spring is here.

At least I guess so. We never did have winter this year.

Until this weekend, that is.

Because a little while after I saw this flower it snowed.

I don’t know what the weather’s up to.

No good, I think.

And these prickly pear cacti must have thought so too, because they decided to protect this lonely little flower.

Cactus flower surrounded by prickly pear cacti

And then my mischievous puddle finally decided to show up.

Bongo in his puddle

I was really happy to see it, but the way it’s been lately it’ll probably go off and hide somewhere again tomorrow.

It hasn’t been hanging around much lately.


But then my person had to add to the mischief.

She knows how much I don’t like waiting while she takes flower pictures.

So now she’s getting even worse.

She’s taking pictures of flowers before they even turn into flowers.

Hedgehog cacti getting ready to bloom

Prickly pear cactus getting ready to bloom

This is getting really serious.

All this mischief surrounding me.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do.

I think what I need is one of these.

Bongo in front of a license plate that says MIRAKLS

I did spell that right, didn’t I?

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Click here to find more mischievous pets.


Posted by on April 28, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Hidden Hedgehogs

Bongo under a bush looking at cactus blossomsLast year there were tons of little hedgehog cacti blooming on my trails. This year they are blooming again, but not as many.

Maybe that’s why they seem to be hiding themselves. They must think they need protection, and since there’s no protection in numbers they’re looking for other ways.

Check out this one that I’m trying to get at.

It’s hiding under a catclaw bush. There’s a reason these bushes are called what they’re called.

But if I can brave Scratchy’s claws I can brave anything. This bush ain’t got nothing on me.

Hedgehog cactus blooming under prickly pear


Here’s another one trying to use prickly things for protection. I know what those prickly things do. I’m staying out of there.

Hedgehog cactus blooming under a bush


This one really tucked itself away. If it hadn’t been for its bright color we never would have seen it.

Hedgehog cactus blossoms


My person will crawl under anything for a good picture. It’s a good thing that bush didn’t have pricklers. I would have had to take the tweezers to her when we got home.

Hedgehog cactus blooming under bush


It seems that all the cacti are hiding under bushes.

Hedgehog cactus flowerss


I think my person was brushing dirt off her knees after taking this picture.

Hedgehog cactus flowers surrounded by a bush


This cactus used a different approach. Instead of blooming under a bush it decided to bloom in a bush.

But this next cactus is very brave indeed.

Hedgehog cactus appears to be holding out two flowers


Standing right out in the open and holding up an offering.


Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Plump Prickly Pears

Skinny Prickly PearWe didn’t have rain here for weeks and weeks. The prickly pear cacti were getting skinny. So skinny that you could hardly see them if you looked at them from the edge. They had to come at you flat on, but don’t try to shake their hand. You’ll be sorry.

The last few days we have had lots and lots of rain. And now we have plump prickly pears. Even the fruits that were looking like scrawny little things have plumped out. The prickly pears are so plump now that even when they try to hide they can’t.


Plump Prickly Pear

Where did this hedgehog cactus come from? I think I remember it from when it was blooming, but it must have walked away and just now come back. Or maybe it was a skinny little thing like those prickly pears. My my, look how plump you’ve gotten little cactus. You’re lucky you have pricklers or I might want to eat you.

Bongo sniffing near the hedgehog cactus

I think all the cacti on my trails have become happy campers. I bet they think they found their cloud with the silver lining.

Cloud with a Silver Lining


Posted by on July 17, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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