Tag Archives: Water

Water in the Puddle

Bongo and PuddleIt’s definitely time to put on my Detective Dog hat again. You see this puddle here? Well, we haven’t had any rain for weeks and this puddle should not be here. I have no idea where it came from or what it’s doing here.

I guess I’ll look for clues to see if I can figure out what’s going on.




Bongo Looking up the Wash above the puddle

Maybe there’s some water coming from that wash up there.

Nope, don’t see any.

Bongo at the place where a puddle used to be

Nope, this puddle’s still missing. I thought maybe my favorite puddle would give me some clues, but as you can see, it disappeared.

It’s been gone for a very long time. I sure would like to know where it goes to.

Bongo sniffing where the puddle used to be

I’ll check the missing puddle for clues anyway. Maybe some water will start gurgling up and I’ll have my puddle back again.


I give up. I’m getting nowhere with this. Puddles are so unpredictable. They’re here and then there not here. I just can’t figure them out.

Bongo watering where the puddle used to be

I might have to fill this one up myself.


Posted by on December 5, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Speak or Strike

English: Moses striking the rock

English: Moses striking the rock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hey person, after those Israelites realized they were stuck in the desert for forty years did they finally settle down and do what God said? Maybe they could find a nice oasis and settle down there for awhile.

They complained some more? I guess all that manna was getting to them.

So they complained that there was no grain or figs, grapevines or pomegranates in the terrible place they were in.

What are they complaining about? I’ve never had a pomegranate.

Yes, I’m listening person.

And then they complained that there was no water to drink.

Hey person, I’m running out of water here. I need my water dish filled up.

No I’m not complaining. And I’m really listening.

Moses and Aaron were getting pretty frustrated with the people but the glory of the Lord appeared to them and He told Moses to take the staff and gather the people together. Then He said to speak to the rock and it will pour out water.

Maybe I can speak to my water dish.

I am listening.

Moses and Aaron gathered the people and Moses was so upset with them that he said, “Listen you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?” Then he struck the rock with his staff and water came pouring out.

Maybe I can push my water dish under that rock.

God was mad at Moses and Aaron? Why? He gave them water didn’t he?

Oh. They didn’t do what He said?

God told Moses to speak to the rock and he struck the rock instead. God told Moses and Aaron that they didn’t trust Him enough to honor Him as holy. And because of it they weren’t going to get to bring Israel into the Promised Land.

Hey person, if I trust God will you fill up my water dish? This story has really made me thirsty.

And then maybe I can lead those Israelites into the Promised Land, since it looks like Moses and Aaron aren’t going to finish the job.


Posted by on November 25, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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Rock Water

c. 1540-1545

c. 1540-1545 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hey person, now that God is giving the Israelites manna to eat I bet they don’t have anything to whine about anymore.

They what?

Oh, no. I’m getting thirsty just thinking about it.

After the Lord gave the Israelites manna He told them to move to a place called Rephidim, but there was no water there for the people to drink.

God made It rain down manna. Couldn’t he make normal rain so they’d have water?

Okay, I’ll listen.

The people got really mad at Moses and told him to give them water. They accused Moses of bringing them out of Egypt so they could all die of thirst.

Hey person, didn’t Moses have a plan when he took those people out of Egypt?

Yes, I’ll listen.

So Moses cried out to the Lord and asked Him what to do because the people were ready to stone him.

Moses might get kind of flat if they did that to him.

I am listening.

The Lord told Moses to go before the people with some of the elders and take the rod that he had used to strike the river.

Is Moses going to beat the people off with the rod?

Well, if they all came after him he needed to do something.

The Lord told Moses that He would stand before him on the rock in Horeb, and that Moses should strike it.

Moses struck the rock with the elders watching, and water came out of it for the people to drink.

Hey person, we have lots of rocks on my trails. Maybe you should get one of those rods. Then you wouldn’t have to carry any water along with us.


Posted by on September 16, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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Hose Jumping

Bongo in the air jumping for the hoseMy neighbor is the best. He plays with me and runs his hose just for me so I can jump up to drink the water. This is one of my most absolute favorite things to do.

Actually, I want to put in a good word for gardens because for some reason when people have them they get their hoses out more often. I’m not sure what it is about gardens that make people get their hoses out, but I sure have great fun when they do.

Sometimes I catch all the water in my mouth when it comes out of the hose, and sometimes it’s just fun to jump after it. Someone once called me the happy jumping dog. I guess this is why – I love to jump. And when there’s water involved it’s all the more fun.

Back to my neighbor though – I’m not sure what kind of water is coming out of his hose, but there’s something really strange about it. It’s making my eyes glow.

Bongo's eyes glowing


Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Whose Dish is it Anyway?

Scratchy and Bongo at the Water DishScratchy is such a copycat. Whenever I go drink water out of my dish he’s right there waiting so he can drink water out of my dish too. He has his own, but for some reason he likes mine better.

Check this out. As soon as I leave my dish he’s right in there drinking out of it.

Bongo Leaving the Water Dish

Well, maybe not right there. He’s a little slow in the uptake sometimes.

Scratchy at the Water Dish

There, see. Right there drinking out of my water dish. It’s a good thing he doesn’t drink much. If he did I could die of thirst before my person got around to filling up my dish again.

I’m a little tired of Scratchy always doing this though. Always hanging around me. Always drinking out of my water dish. Next time he tries it I think I’m going to have a little surprise planned for him.

Bongo going after Scratchy

Hey Scratchy! You get in my water dish – I get in your face.


Posted by on April 4, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Puddle Pull

Bongo Checking Out the PuddleThere’s a really cool puddle that my person and I come across when we go out for our walks. Most of the year it’s just some sand in a low spot on a big rock. When we get rain the water stays in this low spot and a puddle forms. The puddle shrinks each day until it rains again and then it gets big.

I love this puddle because it has all kinds of interesting smells. I can smell the coyotes that go to drink there at night, and some of the smaller animals too. The only problem is that whenever we get to this puddle my person tries to get me away from it. She tells me not to drink the water. I’m not sure what’s so different about the puddle water. She lets me drink all the water I want at home, so what’s the problem? I’m sure there’s nothing wrong with that water. After all, the sand where I used to do my business is completely covered up.


Posted by on October 17, 2011 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Thirst Quencher

Bongo Drinking WaterI really like to drink water. Especially in the summer, I drink lots of it. My person says she is always having to fill up my water dish. I’m not quiet about my drinking. I’m not very neat either. When I drink water I lap it up fast and make as much noise as possible while I’m doing it. When I’m finished there is usually a good size puddle around my water dish.

Scratchy has his own water dish, but he likes mine better because it has fresher water in it. I guess he doesn’t mind putting up with a little dog slobber mixed in. He probably thinks it gives the water a little better flavor.

My favorite time to drink water is when my people are watching a movie. I usually get yelled at and told to stop, but I don’t until I’m good and ready. Usually the volume on the movie gets noticeably louder, but I can get louder too. Once I’m done though, the best thing to do is pick up a ball because I can get it really wet with all the water in my mouth, and drop it in someone’s lap. They don’t need to watch a movie.


Posted by on September 29, 2011 in Bongo, dogs, humor, pets


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