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A Visit With Bongo

Oh Dog!  I am SUCH a slacker!  I asked my next guest here WAY over a month ago to be my guest, and then FORGOT all about it!  *slaps paw to forehead*  I would take total responsibility for this fiasco, but the truth is this is Jen’s fault.

Anyway, today I am FINALLY bringing you my interview with a WONDERFUL guest.  He is gracious, because he never even asked me what was taking so long.  He is also quite a talented blogger in his own right.  I especially love the pics he posts when he tells about his hikes.

So dogs and cats, get yourself in your comfy spot, because you’re in for a real treat.  I give you- Bongo!

Rumpy:  Oh Dog!  It’s so great to have you as a guest Bongo.  Let’s start out by you telling us a little about you.

Bongo:  I like to run, but that got me in trouble because someone found me running down the street and they put me in dog jail. I was there for a long time and then my person and my younger person came to visit me. I won their hearts by handing them balls to toss for me, and I’m good at catching them and bringing them back to toss again.

Rumpy:  That IS a talent!  DeDe loves to catch balls, but she doesn’t bring them back.

Bongo:  I was really disappointed when they left, but the next day they came back and took me home with them. That was almost six years ago. They had fenced in their yard so they could have a dog, but when they left me in the yard alone it kind of felt like being in dog jail again, so I found ways to escape. Well, they discovered what I was doing and plugged up the holes, but then I discovered I could jump over the fence, so now I’m mostly an indoor dog and that’s fine with me, except I do miss getting out and running.

Rumpy:  You are a persistent fella aren’t you?  I was like that.  I thought I should be an inside dog too, and now I am!

Bongo:  When my people brought me home I wasn’t the only animal there. I share my house with a big, black cat named Scratchy. We didn’t get along so well at first, and I have the scars on my nose to prove it, but now we tolerate each other – except when Scratchy tries to take over my blog.

Rumpy:  I have the same problem.  Especially when June Buggie goes on one of his rants *sigh*.  So tell us about your humans.  What do you like about them?

Bongo:  My person tosses Frisbees for me and takes me on lots of walks. We go on trails near our house and it’s more fun than walking on the street. I do have a complaint though. She never lets me stop and smell things as long as I want to.

Rumpy:  I can relate there too!  Humans are so alike!  What about treats?  What are your favorites?

Bongo:  I like to eat anything and everything – except olives. If someone gives me something with olives in it I spit them out and eat whatever was around them. I do like fresh tomatoes stolen from my person’s garden, but I think my favorite treat would be a nice, juicy, meaty bone.

Rumpy:  I’m with ya there!  Well, but I do like cookies too… and peanut butter…. and…. OK, back to the interview.  Now are you on Twitter or Facebook?

Bongo:  My person’s been on Facebook for awhile, but she won’t let me get on it. I keep trying to talk her into letting me have my own page, but she says she spends enough time helping me write my blog. She used to put funny things about me on Facebook and her friends started asking about me when they saw her, and telling her how much they liked reading about me, so she let me start a blog.

Rumpy:  And your blog is way cool!  You guys should check it out- Bongodogblog.  So Bongo, anything else you’d like to let the readers know?

Bongo:  I want my friends to know that laughter is good. When I’m home alone I get into trouble sometimes, but when my person helps me turn it into a funny story she’s not quite so mad at me anymore.

Rumpy:  I totally agree with you there!  Now, one more question just for fun. If you was a dinosaur, what kinda dinosaur would you be?

Bongo:  If I could be a dinosaur I think I’d be a dilophosaurus wetherilli. They used to live in Arizona near where I live so I wouldn’t have to move very far, and they’re famous because they were in the movie Jurassic Park. I could handle being famous. I’d get lots of attention from cute girls.

Rumpy:  Oh Dog Bongo, you’ll sure have the girls giving you a look after today!  Thanks so much for being my guest!  It’s been a real pleasure!

About Rumpy's Kitty Siblings

Rumpy has gone on from this plane. We, his kitty siblings,continue to blog about animal welfare- and other things- at rumpydog.com in his stead. You can follow us on Twitter - @RumpyDog. And don't forget to LIKE our Facebook page! Thanks!


60 thoughts on “A Visit With Bongo

  1. What a gorgeous dog!

    Posted by Tilly Bud | November 28, 2011, 2:24 AM
  2. Hello Bongo – well you sure are one handsome doggie. If I wasn’t engaged to Max I would like you very much!

    I am so glad that you have a really lovely home now – and I am sure that the family are really happy to have you too. You are gorgeous. Love Charlie xxx

    Posted by Charlie Homer | November 28, 2011, 2:49 AM
  3. Wow! Hi Bongo! I’m glad I could finally read your story!!! I’ve seen your name on Rumpy’s blog many times and been very interested in you! It was lovely that your humans came back to take you home from the dog jail! 🙂 Your brofur Scratch is so cute, too! ( I’m cat lover dog! ) That’s great to hear you have your blog, Bongo! I’ll visit there!!! Woof! 🙂
    and Rumpy, thanks for this wonderful post today! Woo woo!!! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | November 28, 2011, 2:59 AM
  4. Bongo looks like one happy dude (even though he has Scratchie there to torture him from time to time!!). Nice to hear happy “forever home” stories too.


    Posted by onespoiledcat | November 28, 2011, 6:21 AM
  5. My two favorite dogs! Nice interview!

    Posted by thesweetkitten | November 28, 2011, 7:03 AM
  6. What fun to read more about my pal, Bongo. Rumpy, you are an excellent interviewer.

    Posted by lolapup | November 28, 2011, 7:06 AM
  7. Aaawe, what a handsome dog!

    Posted by Dianda | November 28, 2011, 7:35 AM
  8. Dear Rumpy, how much I love you, your sharing with us, always showing us your world, and helps me to look from your side to this world. You are so nice and you are so lucky too to have a owner like dear Jenny! I just want to give a big kiss to you 🙂 Bongo seems so lucky too, what a nice story, for you both I wish the best in your life, be a good dog always… (Thank you dear Jenny, you are amazing lady, 🙂 ) with my love, nia

    Posted by niasunset | November 28, 2011, 7:49 AM
  9. Hai Bongo nice to meetcha! I lives in Arizowna too an its too hawt to be owtsides in da summertime enywayz. Maybe if you want to play owtside you can come play in mai catio. Only how larj iz you again? Owr catio iz cat size.

    Posted by Pandafur | November 28, 2011, 7:53 AM
  10. bongo is a lovely dog… I enjoy reading this…

    Posted by willofheart | November 28, 2011, 9:35 AM
  11. Rumpy, don’t worry about forgetting…we’ve all been there buddy!

    Posted by Payton | November 28, 2011, 9:54 AM
  12. Great interview Rumpy! Bongo sounds like a very cool dog, I’m going to check out his blog. 😀

    Posted by Sheri | November 28, 2011, 10:13 AM
  13. TonTon here: I need to warn you about those frisbees with the holes. When I was little i went to catch one and it fell right over my head like a collar. Everyone laughed at me! So please .. be careful.. T

    Posted by ceciliag | November 28, 2011, 11:52 AM
  14. I love these photos. They are so endearing

    Posted by countingducks | November 28, 2011, 12:24 PM
  15. what a good look’n dog you are Bongo!! (very lucky to live with a cat too)

    Posted by jimmie chew | November 28, 2011, 12:30 PM
  16. Your persistence paid off and now you are an inside dog – well, you just want to be around your family, don’t you? Better than being outside on your own! I’m so glad you found your forever home with your nice humans.
    Great interiew!

    Posted by barb19 | November 28, 2011, 2:23 PM
  17. Great interview, Rumpydog! It was nice hearing more about Bongo. I sure like the picture of him with his Frisbee. Best of all, though, I think it’s great that you both get to be inside dogs!

    Posted by Lindy MacDuff | November 28, 2011, 6:02 PM
  18. Whoa. Rumpydog and Bongo in the same spot. too cool. Rumpydog, thanks for doing the logistics to pull this off. Great fun

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | November 28, 2011, 8:15 PM
  19. Rumpy, maybe you should treat Bongo a nice meaty bone since the wait for the interview took sooooooo long. Just sayin’ 🙂 hehe

    Posted by Sunshine | November 29, 2011, 8:26 AM
  20. Hi Bongo!! Nice to know ya! 🙂

    Posted by Bites Of Sweet And Spice | November 29, 2011, 11:16 AM
  21. Great interview. I am a big fan of Bongo and was delighted to see he was interviewed by THE interviewer Rumpy! Love the picture with the Frisbee!

    Posted by Bassas Blog | November 29, 2011, 12:47 PM
  22. Bongo, you are one cool looking dude. I have visited you over at your blog several times already, great to read the background story now! And your feline friend, Ched certainly approves! 😉

    Happy Week, G

    Speaking of Mr. Cheddar, he has a new review, especially for the felines today at:


    Maybe a gift idea Bongo???

    Posted by Geraldine | November 29, 2011, 1:36 PM
  23. One of our favs interviewing another of our favs now that makes for a very fine blog. Sure enjoyed the interview. Hugs and nose kisses

    Posted by Chancy, Mumsy and Crew | November 29, 2011, 2:24 PM
  24. What a treat! Two of my favorite bloggers on one blog. Great interview! Keep up the great posting! 🙂

    Posted by colliesofthemeadow | November 29, 2011, 5:23 PM
  25. Your interviews always make me smile and Bongo is a great looking dog, will have to check out the blog. I enjoy your blog so much I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award 🙂

    Posted by twoblackdoggies | December 2, 2011, 4:50 PM


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