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Hurry on By

Indian PaintbrushI was so hoping that after the first day of spring no more flowers would show up.

But I was wrong.

Bunches of new flowers were on my trails today.

And of course my person had to stop and take pictures of all of them.

Like this Indian paintbrush.

This is the worst kind of flower, because it stands out wherever it is.


You can’t miss it, so I’ve got no chance of walking by quickly and hoping my person doesn’t see it.

But I discovered something today.

Something good.

Whenever my person stops to take flower pictures…

Bongo eating weeds near the indian paintbrush

I can usually find some tasty weeds nearby.

And if my person doesn’t want me eating weeds she’s got to stop taking pictures.

Pretty good plan, don’t you think?

Take this white flower for example.

White flower

I had to search a little harder for the weeds.

Bongo eating weeds under the bush of white flowers

But I found them.


Wait a minute.

Bongo and something white in the bushes

I don’t see any weeds around this strange flower.

What is this flower anyway?

I’ve never seen anything like it on my trails.

My person will want to take pictures of this for sure.

I’d better hurry her along.

Golf ball in the bushes

Maybe she won’t notice it.


Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Happy Spring!

Yellow flowersSome flowers popped out on my trails today.

I tried to walk by them really fast and hope my person wouldn’t notice – but she did.

And of course she had to stop and take pictures.

She looks for any excuse to get out her camera.

So while I hung around waiting for my person to finish taking pictures I realized something.

Today is the first day of spring.

So these flowers came out to celebrate.

And tomorrow won’t be a special day anymore.

So maybe the rest of the flowers on my trails will realize they missed their chance and they won’t show up this year.

I mean, what’s a flower if it misses the first day of spring?

And if I keep my person occupied enough with walking, she won’t stop and take pictures of anything else either.

Come on, person. We’ve got places to go – trails to explore.

A trail is no place for a camera, and tomorrow I’m sure there won’t be any flowers showing up.

So happy first day of Spring!

The only day with flowers to take pictures of.


What, person?

What do you mean, these are the first of bunches of flowers on my trails?

You’re going to make me wait while you take pictures of them all spring and summer?

That’s terrible!

What am I going to do?

Bongo profile on the trail

I think I’m going to have to find some new trails for awhile.


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


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Red Things and Round Balls

Bongo and a bush with red flowersI was walking along my trails today and I noticed that things had changed. Yesterday in this spot there were a bunch of green leaves here.

Today, those green leaves have red things poking out all over. I sniffed around trying to figure out where those red things were coming from, but I couldn’t figure it out. I guess I’d better put on my detective hat.




Manzanita bush with berries

While I was still pondering all those red things I found these little round balls all over the Manzanita bushes. These are the same bushes that had flowers on them in January. Where have all the flowers gone? I’m not sure but I think those little round balls took them away.

Flowers hanging on juniper tree

Detective Dog is getting really flustered now. Red things and round balls. What next? I walked on a little way and almost stopped in my tracks. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, right on my trails. Juniper trees don’t have flowers, but this one had flowers hanging all through it. I’m not sure if I can get to the bottom of this one. I might have to climb that tree to do it. Maybe if I’m really nice to Scratchy he’ll climb it for me.

Symphony of Daisies

I was about ready to give up and go home. Too many mysteries for me. Then I saw it. A symphony of daisies with a globe mallow conductor. Maybe they can sooth my troubled brain to sleep with their music.


Posted by on April 24, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Signs of Spring

Ant HillI just saw one of the first signs of spring. Yeah, I know. Flowers have been coming out. We already have little purple ones, white ones, and yellow ones blooming. Oh yeah, those orange-red Indian Paintbrush too. Some trees have already blossomed and others are starting to get leaves on them. But that’s not what I was thinking about.

The ants have shown up again. They’ve pushed the dirt out of their holes and they’re keeping busy looking for food. I guess they sleep all winter and work really, really hard the rest of the year.

I’m not sure if I’d like that. If I slept all winter I’d miss playing in the snow – and the mud. And then I’d have to work very hard the rest of the year to make up for it. No naps – just work, work, work.

And I bet none of those ants have a person who helps them write a blog. So even if they did have fun nobody would know about it. And just think – if they tried to play ball they would get squished under it.

I’m sure glad God made me a dog.

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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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