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The Hole

Bongo inspecting a holeWhat’s this?

It’s a hole.

A hole in the parking lot of my trails.

And I bet I know who did it.

Those pesky gophers.



They’re always digging holes on my trails.


Bongo checking out a gopher hole

And piling up mounds too.

Bongo sniffing a gopher mound

Normally they stay off my trails and don’t cause any hazards for anybody.

But look at this!

They’re traveling right out into the parking lot.

Building a whole network of underground tunnels.

And if they’re not careful this whole parking lot’s going to collapse.

It’s already started.

Gopher hole

What if somebody falls into this hole and disappears into a deep, dark gopher kingdom.

Or what if those gophers don’t stop at the parking lot.

What if they tunnel all the way to my house and my house falls in.

This has got to stop.

This has got to stop now!

I’m getting me some gopher traps.

Now I’ve just got to figure out how to fit into those tunnels so I can lay those traps where the gophers will find them.


Posted by on December 27, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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The Hose

Bongo examining an old fire hoseHmm. What’s going on here?

This is really strange.

This piece of hose has been hanging out in the parking lot of my trails for a long time.

It’s always been straight as an arrow and flat on the ground.

So what’s going on today? Why is this hose askew?


Did it finally give up?

The last holdout, and it doesn’t want to hold out any more?

Calling it quits?

Bongo standing over an old fire hose

Look at this poor thing. All squiggly shaped now.

There used to be bunches of these hoses. They all hung out in straight lines and there was no question about it.

The cars knew where to park.

But one by one they slithered away and left this poor last hose to try to control the cars by itself.

And it couldn’t do it.

The cars park every which way now and this hose can’t do a thing about it.

But if this last hose leaves those cars will be parking out in the street.

There won’t be anything left to keep them in the parking lot.

That could be chaos. People coming back after a nice, long hike – and where’s their car?

Panicked people will be running down my street wondering where their cars wandered off to.

I think I’d better do some investigating.

Bongo looking away from the bent up fire hose

Maybe I can find where those missing hoses went off to – what hole they crawled into.

I’ll bring them back to help this last hose out, so it will stay.

Somehow I’ve got to convince this hose to stay because if I don’t, and those cars start wandering off, I don’t want any of them parking at my front door.


Posted by on October 16, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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I Didn’t Do It

Police Car in Parking LotAs I headed to my trails today I noticed that the parking lot was full of cars. This happens a lot on my trails but today those cars looked different than the cars I usually see.

Is that a police car?

At first I thought maybe some police officers were taking a break and decided to go for a hike.

But then I started looking around at all the other vehicles in the parking lot.

I saw Sheriff’s vehicles.

Sheriff Vehicle

Several of them.

I started getting worried.

I hadn’t done anything wrong so I thought maybe my person had and they were looking for her.

I thought maybe I shouldn’t take her on my trails after all.

My person insisted we go for a walk, but I worried the whole time. What would I do if those police officers and sheriff’s deputies found her and took her away?

I’d be out on my trails alone.

Alone? Hey, that might be fun. I could run free without having to take my person on a leash.

Oh, but wait a minute. Maybe those police officers are trying to trick me into running free so they can pick me up.

I think I’ll head back home now with my person – where it’s safe.

Bongo on the bed

I didn’t do anything officer. Truly I didn’t.

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Posted by on April 29, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Missing Trails

Bongo in an empty parking lotSomething is strange here. There are no cars in the parking lot of my trails. This worries me. Yesterday there was a travelling Trails sign here in the parking lot and it’s gone. I think my fears have come true. Everybody followed that sign and now they’re walking on different trails. There’s nobody left here to give me loves. This is terrible!

Well, I’m going to go out on my trails anyway – sign or no sign. After all, they’re still my trails even if nobody else is on them.

At least, I think they’re my trails. Everything looks different today.

What happened to all the dust on my trails? It’s not here anymore. It’s vanished.

Bongo and some water across the trail

And look at this! My trails are leaking water. I don’t remember seeing water on my trails. Where’s all this water coming from? Is somebody crying? They must be very sad.

Bongo in a Puddle on the Trail

Look at this big wet spot – right in the middle of my trail. It’s cold too. Where did this come from? I don’t think this is my trail at all. Did my trails leave with that travelling sign? What am I going to do without my trails?

Cloudy Sky and Red Rocks

There’s something else missing. Where’s the blue sky? My sky is always blue. What happened to it?

Thunder Mountain with a little snow on top

Is there something strange about Thunder Mountain? Look, the color is missing on top. It looks like someone took a giant eraser and erased the color. Now it’s all white up there.

What am I going to do? What if that eraser comes down and starts erasing everything? It might even erase me!

Yikes! I’d better get out of here.

Bongo looking at a trail of water

Hey, look down there. Is that what I think I see?

Bongo in Puddle

It’s my puddle! You’re back, puddle! I think I finally figured out why my puddle leaves.

My puddle is shy. My puddle doesn’t like it when there are lots of people and dogs around.

Puddle, I think you’d better be careful though. A giant eraser is after us. If you’re not careful you might be disappearing again before you’re ready.

I’m on my way now.

Bongo sniffing muddy paw prints

Look at this! Somebody else has been here. There’s been a dog on my trails but he’s not here anymore.

I think that eraser got him.

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


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New Neighbors?

RV in the trail head parking lotI have some new neighbors. At least I think I have some new neighbors. I haven’t seen them yet, but they put their house in the parking lot of my trailhead.

I’ve never seen a house in the parking lot before, but I guess someone has moved in here because this house has been around for a few days.

I wonder where my new neighbors have gone. They never seem to be here.



Bongo and the RV

Maybe if I go over to this side of the house I’ll find something. Maybe the neighbors don’t like that side and they’re hanging around over here.

No, I don’t see anyone.

Bongo Looking at the RV

Do you think I should knock on the door? Do you think anyone would answer?

I really want to meet my new neighbors. Neighbors give loves and maybe I could give them some loves too. But nothing’s going to happen if I can’t find them.

Oh, look. Over on the other side. They’ve started decorating their windows. They must be around somewhere.

RV with a Police Sticker in the Window

What, person? The police are decorating their windows?

Now, wait a minute. Are you trying to tell me that the police want to be my neighbors too?


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


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