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Dog Hotel Paintings – Day 1

Bongo behind barsDo you believe it?

I got all excited when my person told me to get in the car this morning.

I should have suspected something when I saw the suitcases.

I was hoping to end up somewhere adventurous and fun – but here I am at the dog hotel.

And I can’t even tell you about my adventures here, because if my person finds out that I have fun sometimes she might make me stay longer.


And I don’t like it here that much.

So here’s the deal.

A couple weeks ago my person went to a camera meeting and they had a drawing for some photo programs.

And my person won!

She won a program called Snap Art that makes photos look like paintings or drawings.

So you get to see me in art all week.

It looks like my person spent hours with her brushes, but she really only spent a few minutes on the computer.

So here’s the first one.

Bongo photo looking like a painting

This is me in impasto (a technique where the paint is laid on thickly).


Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Where’s My Adventure?

Dirt road, mountains, and skyMy person took off on an adventure this morning and left me at home with Scratchy.

This is really getting bad. I’m supposed to be the one having adventures, not my person.

And definitely not her camera.





Backlit clouds

It will be a bright day for sure when my person finally gets tired of that camera and takes me on adventures instead.

Red rocks and sky

Finally my person came back home and took me out on my trails.

Bongo in the wash

I looked all over my trails for some kind of adventure.

No luck.

No adventures anywhere.

I think my person used up all the adventures of the day.

This guy we found on my trails didn’t look like he was having any adventures either.

Plein Air artist

He was just standing there painting the cactus.

Maybe we can go find an adventure together.


Posted by on October 25, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Plain Air

Tom Lynch painting plein airIt happened around this time last year too. Something about the air.

The air gets plain.

It doesn’t feel plain to me. Unless maybe that means there aren’t any storms in the air.

If that’s it I’ll go for plain air all the time.

There are some other people who must like plain air too, because they show up in Sedona just for the air at this time of year.

I find them on my trails doing strange things.

I thought my person took a long time getting pictures with her camera, but these people take forever.

They don’t even use a camera, they bring all their paints with them.

And when they finally get finished, they don’t even have to put a little card in their computer – their picture is already there.

Wait a minute. What, person?

What do you mean, it’s not plain air, it’s plein air?

What’s the difference. It sounds the same to me.

Plein air is when artists paint outside? Oh.

And I met an artist who is way more famous than me?

I’m a pretty famous dog. He must be really famous.

He has his own website, and it’s better than my blog? No way!

I need some votes here. Check out Tom Lynch’s website at and tell me my blog is better.

I guess it really doesn’t matter anyway. What’s more important is that…

Bongo and Tom Lynch

my new friend Tom gave me loves.

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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Thunder Mountain

Painting of Thunder MountainFinally, here’s a painting that I was a part of. I tried to talk my person into painting me into it, but she would have nothing to do with that. She said the painting was a present and people usually only like paintings of their own dogs.

I thought everyone would want a painting of me.

Anyway, I was with my person when she took the picture that she did the painting from. We were on a really long walk that day – so this painting is from my trails, but further away than we usually go.

We have a good view of Thunder Mountain from the trailhead near my house, but this painting is from a different side of it.

When my person gets back home I’m telling her we need to go back there. Maybe I can help her do another painting of this mountain. Or maybe we can go to a different side of the mountain – one I haven’t seen before.

Hey person, I hope you don’t have anything to do when you get back home, because I have all kinds of plans for you.


Posted by on March 15, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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How Plain is Your Air?

Painting of Coffee Pot RockMy person might not have any paintings of dogs, but at least this one is a view from my trails. I was kind of mad at my person when she painted it though.

You know what she did? She put all her paints and brushes and stuff in a back pack and headed out to the trails without me. She made some excuse that her art teacher said she had to do a plein air painting.

Come on, person. I don’t care if the air is plain or not. I still want to go with you. You can paint while I’m with you. If I get bored I’ll just chase squirrels or coyotes or something.

Well, nothing I said would convince her to take me with her. She finally came back a couple hours later with this painting.

At least she took me out on my trails after that, but we didn’t stay out as long as she stayed out there by herself. I think she should buy me my own paints. Then we could go out and paint in the plain air together. I wouldn’t even mind painting with rain in the air.


Posted by on March 14, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Horses at Church

Painting of Horses on the ReservationMore horses person? Don’t you ever do paintings of dogs? What about painting one of me? I’m famous you know.

What? You’re no good at drawing dogs? Well, you’d better get some practice in person. I want a dog picture.

Okay, I’ll tell them about this picture. My person goes to this place where the horses are and leaves me behind. Usually I have to stay home with my younger person. I wish she’d take me along.

But person, you said there are horses and cows and lots of dogs running around where you go. Why can’t I go running around with all those dogs? I know those dogs would like me.

What? I wouldn’t be allowed to sleep inside with you? And you’re afraid I’d run after the coyotes? Coyotes are dogs, aren’t they? So what’s wrong with running after them?

Okay person, I’ll tell them where you go. These horses were outside of a church that my person sometimes visits to help the people out. She says that most of the time there are more animals around that church than people. It’s out in the middle of nowhere on the Navajo Reservation in Northern Arizona.

Hey, we live in Northern Arizona, person. Are we in the middle of nowhere?

My person says this church is way more isolated than we are. There are lots of dirt roads that you have to drive on to get there and there are no street signs so you have to go with someone who knows the way. At the church there is no running water and you have to go about a mile away to get it. The horses and cows go there to drink too. Can I go there to drink, person? What about those dogs? Do they drink there?

My person says the church has no electricity either and they have to use a generator. But she says what they do have are some great people and lots of them have become her friends.

Okay, there’s something I don’t get though. My person didn’t go there this week, but she says she is with some people who have been there with her. Okay person – who are you really with? And what are you doing? If you can’t come straight with me you’d better come home.


Posted by on March 13, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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