Tag Archives: prickly pear

What’s for Dinner?

Prickly Pear Cactus with bites out of itSomeone has been pulling mischief on my trails.

Just look at this!

They’ve been eating the prickly pear cactus.

This has got to be a real mischief maker for sure.

I mean, who would want to eat cactus?

Those things are full of pricklers.

But somebody has.


And I’m going to investigate.

Detective Dog

Detective Dog to the rescue!

Here’s more prickly pears with bites.

Prickly pear cactus with bite out of it

I don’t believe it!

And this Detective Dog hat is making me smart.

I think I know who the culprit is already.

Because right here is where I saw that culprit the other day.

And if it wasn’t him, it was one of his buddies.

Drawing of a javelina

Now all I have to do is find the javelina with cactus pricklers sticking out of his mouth.

Monday Mischief Pet Blog Hop

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Posted by on April 7, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Danger Warning

Bongo near a prickly pear cactusThey’re all over my trails.

Sometimes people we pass ask my person how she keeps me away from them.

But for the first time today someone warned us about them.

A boy who had just discovered them.

I don’t think he was attacked, but he saw the danger.

Those things have attitude.

And some of them hang out right next to my trails.


So close that you have to be careful not to brush against them.

But I think that boy might have been overly concerned.

Let me see.

Bongo sniffing a prickly pear cactus

Nope, he’s right.

Bongo backing off of the prickly pear

Away, you prickly pear! Away!

Don’t get so close to my trails.

Monday Mischief Pet Blog Hop

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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Missing Adventures

Bongo climbing onto a rockThis time of year on colder days I have to go to great lengths to find adventure.

There aren’t many people or dogs on my trails and most of my adventures start with people or dogs – or the mysteries they’ve left behind.

So I’ve been searching and searching for some kind of adventure on my trails.

No luck.

Nothing. Nada.


I hate to admit it, but I even looked for a bit of color so my person would get her camera out.

Even though I hate waiting for her to take all those pictures– unless there are some good smells in the area, that is.

But there’s not a single flower out this time of year.

Finally, I found something worth posting on my blog.

Not an adventure.

Not even a flower.

Prickly pear cactus shaped like a heart

I give you my heart.


Posted by on December 10, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Pink prickly pear cactus flowerI’m getting really bored at the dog hotel. All I can find to post is this prickly pear picture.

The prickly pear didn’t have many flowers this year, so I really had to look hard to find one.

I sure hope my person comes and gets me out of here soon.

I need to have more adventures.



Bongo laying on kitchen tiles.


Posted by on July 11, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Fitting the Clues Together

Bongo sniffing branches on the groundWhat is this? What are all these branches doing on the ground? I’d better check this out.

I’ve had so many mysteries on my trails lately. It’s been keeping Detective Dog busy.

Speaking of Detective Dog, I’d better get my hat on.





Bongo looking cool with his Detective Dog hat on

There, that’s better. Now I can delve into this mystery.

Wait a minute! There’s a tree right here that’s missing a bunch of branches.

Tree with missing branches

I wonder if – I wonder if…

No, it’s not possible.

Could all of these branches have fallen off of this tree?

No, when I look closer I see that there’s been some hacking going on.

Somebody hacked these branches off this tree.

I wonder who it could be.

Look here! Is this another clue?

This hacked tree is right next to the prickly pear cactus that I found damaged awhile back.

And over there is the other tree that lost its branches.

Damaged trees and damaged prickly pear cactus

I just realized where we are.

Right over there is the place where the Litter Bugs hang out.

Damaged tree in front of a clearing

This will make my job really easy.

All I have to do is find those Litter Bugs.

I bet they’ll be able to tell me who damaged this tree.


Posted by on June 19, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Cactus Murderers

Bongo and some smashed up cactusYesterday I told you about all those police cars and sheriff’s vehicles that were parked right by my trails. I was afraid they were after my person, even though I didn’t know what she could have done wrong.

But after a little further investigation I believe I’ve discovered who all those police officers are after – or at least why they’re after them.

You see, I ran into a bunch of prickly pear cactus that was totally smashed up, demolished, and destroyed. And now I’m sure all those police officers are looking for the cactus murderers.

I thought maybe the gophers were guilty, because I found some gopher holes right next to that cactus.

Bongo checking a gopher hole near the destroyed cactus

But those gophers are much too little to do all that damage. They probably ran back down their holes and hid.

Then I thought maybe the javelina could have done this. But when javelina eat the prickly pear they leave teeth marks and they’re not usually into total cactus destruction. After all, that would be future dinners they’d be destroying

So I’m going to keep working on my investigation …

Bongo sniffing near the damaged prickly pear

and if those police officers don’t find the cactus murderers first, then when I find them I’m really going to give them what for.

Maybe I’ll cook up a batch of this mashed up cactus and feed it to them.

Oh, did I forget to take out the pricklers? My mistake.


Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Cactus Maintenance

Bongo eating weeds near cactusHey person, don’t worry. This cactus isn’t going to attack me.

Yeah, I know my ear is getting kind of close to it. But believe me, it’s not going to attack.

I’ve got to clear out all these weeds in front of it. This cactus is really special and it doesn’t want to be covered up.

Just a little bit longer, person. You can go ahead and go if you want. Don’t worry, I’ll catch up with you.

Fine, you can wait here if you want, but I’m not quite done. Just a few more bites.

Okay, I’m just about finished.

See, I told you this cactus wouldn’t hurt me. Can’t you see? It loves me.

Prickly Pear Heart Shaped Cactus


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


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Prickly Pear Delight

Cut Prickly Pear Fruit in a ColanderHey person, what did you do with all those prickly pear fruits you had left over? I hope you made something good for me.






Prickly Pear Juice

You made juice? I don’t want juice. I want something good to eat.

Pink Juice

Pink juice!? I told you I didn’t want juice. I don’t want juice of any color. Now come on person – let’s get some treats here.

Pink Prickly Pear Sorbet in Ice Cream Maker

Ice cream!? You made ice cream? Now we’re talking. Is all that for me?

Pink Prickly Pear Sorbet in a Dish

What? I only get a little dish? What are you going to do with all the rest?

What do you mean that isn’t for me? Where’s mine?

Bongo licking up the prickly pear sorbet

Mmmm! This is good! And I like this dish even better than that other dish. I don’t have to worry about breaking it.

Bongo finishing the last of his sorbet

I’m almost done with this. Can I have some more?

Scratchy eating Sorbet

Hey, wait a minute! How come Scratchy gets some? He didn’t even help get the prickly pear fruit.


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


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This is Not a Baking Blog

Prickly Pear FruitHey person, what are you doing with those prickly pear fruits on my blog?

You’re what!? You’re making bread with them. Since when is this a cooking blog?





Cut Prickly Pear Fruit

Person, this is going a little too far. I can see if you were making dog treats maybe. That could go on my blog. But prickly pear bread? Those prickly pear fruits don’t even smell appetizing.

Throw those prickly pears in the garbage and start making me some dog treats.

Wait a minute. What’s that pink stuff you’ve got there? Did Scratchy do that? Let me have a look.

Pink Bread Dough

You’re putting that in the oven? What about the dog treats?


Hey, that stuff is starting to smell good.

Pink Prickly Pear Bread

You mean I get to eat some of this?

Bongo Getting Bread

Bongo being handed a piece of bread

Hey person, you’ve got some more prickly pear fruits left. What are you going to make next?


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


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Finding Fruit

Sugarloaf and a prickly pear patchToday my person and I went on a different kind of walk. We went on the same trails and were out about the same amount of time, but we didn’t go very far.

I can’t complain though. I had fun.

My person brought along some tongs and a bag and said she was going to pick some prickly pear fruit.



Prickly pears with fruit

Tongs on prickly pear fruit

You go right ahead, person. I think I smell something better over here.

Bongo checking out a patch of prickly pear cactus

It’s got to be here somewhere.

Bongo's head inside the prickly pear patch

Maybe it’s over here.

Bongo into the prickly pear in a new spot

Got it!

Bongo chewing on a bone

Look what I found in the bushes. I don’t even mind that I had to get stuck to do it.

Bongo with a cactus sticker in him


I have to what, person?

I’m not dropping my bone until you drop your prickly pears.


Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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