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Just a Memory

Bongo's head looking over the washI’m taking the memory trail today before I forget.

You see, we haven’t had rain in a very long time.

I’ve almost forgotten what it’s like.

It’s been so long that the county I live in has already posted fire restrictions.

They never post fire restrictions this early in the year.

Maybe somebody should tell them it’s only April.

So anyway, before I forget what rain is like, I thought I’d look back at some pictures my person took from the last time it rained.

She doesn’t make me wait around as much when she takes rain pictures like she does when she’s taking flower pictures, so I like the rain pictures better.

Bongo looking at wet red rocks

The rocks on my trails change color when it rains.

Rain must have some magical dye in it or something that goes away the same time the rain does.

Bongo on rocks with water flowing down

Water flows down the rocks on my trails when there’s rain.

It’s fun to splash in.

Red rocks covered in clouds

Sometimes the rain has giant erasers and it starts erasing the big rocks on my trails.

The rocks always come back eventually, so they must be magic erasers.

Bongo in his puddle

My puddle!

Oh puddle, I almost forgot about you.

It’s been so long since I’ve seen you.

Where are you hiding?

I’m not sure why my puddle only shows up when it rains.

Well puddle, I guess it will be awhile longer till I see you again because…

Bongo on the trail with red rocks and blue sky in the background

I’m really enjoying all this great weather we’re having.

Guess I’ll forget about the rain.


Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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What Are They Doing Here?

Parked vehicle with kayaks on topI’ve been finding some strange things in the parking lot of my trails lately.

Take this vehicle for instance.

What in the world would anyone be bringing kayaks to my trails for?

There’s no water anywhere on my trails.

Well, sometimes my puddle is there but it’s been missing for a long time.

And sometimes the wash gets filled if it’s been raining a lot.

But even then, I don’t think I’d want to take a kayak down it.

Those kayaks would scrape bottom and probably get big holes in them – and then they’d sink.

Well no, I guess they wouldn’t sink.

The water isn’t deep enough.


I decided to give up on why those kayaks would be anywhere near my trails when I ran across another mystery.

Vehicles with words about windows

This is even worse than kayaks.

There’s not a single window on my trails.

Well, I did see a piece of broken glass – but it didn’t need washing.

I think these two vehicles are in cohorts with each other.

But that might depend on if a man or a woman is driving that car.

I might have to wait to find out who shows up because I’m not sure if the driver is a Window Man or a Wind Woman.

If it’s a Wind Woman I might never find out.

She may have blown away.


While I was busy contemplating what had happened to the Wind Woman I saw something else.

And I’ve got a serious problem with the driver of this car.

MYEARTH license plate

I guess you can claim most of the earth for yourself…

But these trails are mine!

Got it?



Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

Bongo splashing the waterDo you know what today is?

It’s one of my favorite days.

Well, it’s going to be one of my favorite days. I didn’t know about this holiday last year.

Today is Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day.

I was really looking forward to splashing…




Bongo Getting One More Swim

Or maybe even swimming and splashing.

As long as I could get my people all wet.

But here’s what happened.

I went to my favorite puddle…

Bongo at the place where a puddle used to be

And it was gone!

Without my puddle how could I celebrate this special holiday?

So I talked my people into taking me on a new trail.

Bongo and his younger person on a trail

One that I’ve never been on before.

And I heard that it ended up at a creek.

So we wandered around and up and down and finally we ended up…

Bongo standing at the top of the world

At the top of the world!

I sat there with my younger person…

Bongo and his younger person looking at the view

And it didn’t seem like he was going to move.

Bongo and younger person sitting and looking at the view

I’ve got to figure something out – because now I know where the puddle is.

Bongo getting restless

And I’m going to find a way to get there.

Bongo looking the other way

Over there looks like a good place to start.

Bongo heading down the cliff

Yup, this way’s going to get me there.

Bongo part way down the cliff

Hey guys, this is the right way. Come on down here!

Bongo being made to climb back up

What do you mean, I’ve got to climb back up?

Bongo back on top

You’re missing the whole point.

I haven’t splashed in a puddle yet.

When are my people ever going to learn?


Posted by on January 11, 2014 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Camera Adventures

Bongo in Oak CreekI think I’m developing a love/hate relationship with my person’s camera.

Sometimes I get stuck at home because that camera gets first dibs on the picture hikes.

But today I got to go somewhere I rarely get to go – because my person wanted to take pictures for her class.

And it was fun.

First we stopped at my buddy Pablo’s house to pick up Pablo and his person. And now I’m really jealous.

I found out that Pablo has a creek near his house. And he doesn’t even care.

My person made me get out of the creek, and then we all got in the car and headed to a trail.

Not one of my trails, mind you. This was a different one.

Bongo, Pablo, and Pablo's person on Bell Rock

We got to climb up on Bell Rock.

Bell Rock

Right next to Courthouse Butte.

Courthouse Butte

But my person spent so much time taking pictures…

Sunset from Bell Rock

that I had to walk her back to the car in the dark.

It’s a good thing she brought me along. She might have gotten lost without me.


Posted by on October 8, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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The Swimming Hole

Bongo in a swimming holeI found it! I found it!

No, I didn’t find that. I’m still looking for the dry wash on my trails and it hasn’t shown up anywhere.

But I found a swimming hole. Where the dry wash used to be.

I’ve never found a swimming hole on my trails before.

And now I can do one of my favorite things to do.



Bongo splashing the water

Splashing the water into the air and catching it in my mouth.

Person, they can’t tell what I’m doing in a picture.

Why didn’t you take a video? I’ve always wanted to be in the movies.

But there’s one problem with this swimming hole.

Bongo in a swimming hole that's too small to swim in

I can’t swim in my swimming hole.

It’s not big enough.

I guess it’s not enough to ask for a swimming hole.

I have to say what size I want too.

It’s not my fault.

Swimming holes are for swimming in. Doesn’t that mean they’re supposed to be big enough to swim in?

Okay, next time I ask for a swimming hole I’ll ask for one I can actually swim in.

Bongo looking like he doesn't want to get out of the water

What do you mean, I have to get out now?

This might be a too small swimming hole, but it’s still my swimming hole.

I wanna stay.


Posted by on September 12, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Missed the Swimming Hole

Bongo looking down a dry washDo you see that? Do you see it?

Right where I’m looking.

This is my wash here.

Normally it looks like this with no water in it.

You see where the grass is laying down?

Right there is a little trail that connects to the rest of my trails.

But the grass there is usually standing up tall.

That grass doesn’t normally lay down on the job.

And you know what that means?

It means that water came flowing down my wash and got so deep that it buried all that grass.

My wash turned into a regular swimming hole.

And I missed it.

I missed my chance to go swimming in my own wash.

By the time I got out here there was no water at all.

What, person? What are you trying to tell me?

What? When that water was here it was pouring down rain and thundering?

But that’s terrible!

How dare that rain and thunder be here at the same time as my swimming hole.

I bet that’s what chased my swimming hole away.

I mean, isn’t that kind of like raining on my parade?

Bongo next to a dry wash


Posted by on September 4, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Texting on the Trail

A cell phone and Bongo looking boredDo you see something wrong with this picture? Cause I sure do.

It’s hot out today. Really hot.

So what does my person do?

She dilly dallies on our walk because she’s texting.

Come on, person. I like my walks, but when it’s this hot out I just want to travel the trails and get back home where it’s cool inside.


But my person was really bad today because when she wasn’t texting she was taking pictures of really dumb things.

Fuzzy Caterpillar

Like caterpillars.

I don’t know what this caterpillar is doing in the middle of my trails anyway. Maybe turning itself into a tasty treat.

I’ve never tried fried caterpillars before.

That caterpillar didn’t look done yet, so my person found even more dumb things to take pictures of.

Red Berries


And I don’t think these berries are good for eating – even if they are cooked.

And by this time I’m just dragging.

I’m dying of thirst.

I think I’m going to drop any second now.

Bongo looking too hot

Did I do it?

Did I make you feel sorry enough for me?

I hope so, because somebody’s got to call the animal abuse people and turn my person in.

And while I’m waiting for those animal abuse people to show up I think I’ll go home to my air conditioned house and get a nice cool drink of water.

You can tell those people to look for me and my person there.

I’ll be home in about a minute.


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


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Draining Away

Bongo in the puddle looking at the drainage This is serious! Really serious! I don’t even have time to go home and get my Detective Dog hat. I’ve got to solve this mystery and do something about it immediately.

Do you see it? Do you see what’s happening? There’s a stream of water leaving my puddle and if I don’t stop it, that stream is going to take my whole puddle with it. Just when my puddle finally showed up again, it’s going to leave if I don’t do something quickly.



Bongo in the puddle looking at the water

I bet that stream is caused by the hole those boys made when they dug the dirt out of here. What can I do about it? Most of the dirt is missing now. It washed away when we had all that rain.

Bongo looking at water flowing into puddle

Wait a minute. What’s this? There’s water coming into my puddle. Where did this come from? I’d better check it out.

Bongo walking up the water flow

Look at this! This water is going to fill my puddle up more. If this keeps up I’m going to have a swimming hole here.

What, person? What are you saying?

No way person. We can’t leave yet. I’ve got to wait for my swimming hole to fill up.


Posted by on January 31, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Into the Clouds

Sugarloaf clouded overWe’re going up where, person? To the top of Sugarloaf? But person, we hardly ever go up there and it looks like it’s starting to disappear. What happens to us if we’re up there and it disappears?

I’m not going up there.




You see this? There’s water here. There’s never water on my trails except sometimes when my puddle shows up.

Bongo exploring a little stream

You go and disappear on Sugarloaf. I’ll be up a creek if you want to find me.

Wait a minute. I said I was going up this creek. Where are you taking me? We never go this way.

A path up a hill

See person, you shouldn’t have gone this way. If that cactus hadn’t been there to stop you, you would have slipped all the way down the hill in that squishy mud. You didn’t get any pricklers did you?

Do you think you can pick those pricklers out at home?

Bongo looking rather wet

I’m feeling all washed up.

What!? We’ve got to keep going?


Okay, I think I’m in the clouds now.

Bongo on top of Sugarloaf

Can you see me?

You mean I haven’t disappeared yet?

Bongo looking like he's had enough

Good, because I’m ready to go.

Bongo with his leash tangled around a large rock

What do you mean, this isn’t the right way to go?


Hey, look at my puddle! Why didn’t we just come here? I’ve never seen it this deep before. Do you think the deepness has something to do with those boys who dug the dirt out of it?

Bongo wading in a large puddle

Hey person, stop taking pictures of me when I’m exploring.

You can take pictures of this instead.

The end of Bongo coming out of the puddle

That’s not fair. You didn’t take any pictures while I was jumping on you. You’re all muddy now, you know.

Bongo near a mini waterfall

I thought this was a dry wash.

Hey person, I bet you can wash all that mud off yourself here.

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Posted by on January 28, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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The First Miracle

Jesus making wine from water in The Marriage a...

Jesus making wine from water in The Marriage at Cana, a 14th-century fresco from the Visoki Dečani monastery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hey person, that’s pretty cool that Jesus said, “Follow me” and people followed him. I’ve been trying that all week and I can’t get anyone to follow me. Well, except you that is. Because I hook you to my leash and make you follow me.

I guess Jesus was pretty special. So after he got all those disciples to follow him, what did he do with them?

He took them to a party? No way! I knew there was a reason I wanted to follow Jesus.

Yes, I’ll for sure listen, person. I want to hear about this party.


Jesus’ mother was at a wedding in Cana of Galilee and both Jesus and his disciples were invited.


If I had been following Jesus back then I could have gone to the party too.

I am listening.


While Jesus was at the wedding they ran out of wine.


That’s not so bad. I just drink water. They could do that too.

Oh. It was really embarrassing in those days to run out of wine at a wedding? So what did they do?

Jesus mother told Jesus they were out of wine? Why did she do that?

Yes, I’m listening.


Jesus told his mother his hour had not yet come, but he did what she wanted anyway.

His mother said to the servants, “Whatever he says to you, do it.”

There were six stone water pots that each contained twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus told the servants to fill them with water and the servants filled them to the brim.

Then Jesus told them to draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.

The master of the feast tasted it and called the bridegroom. He said to the bridegroom, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”

This was Jesus’ first miraculous sign and because of it his disciples believed in him.


Hey person, do you think maybe next time Jesus could turn the water into fish juice instead? I think I drank too much of that special water. I’m feeling kind of tipsy.


Posted by on January 27, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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