This is Bona
We got a dog. Her name is Bona.
She is a very lovely dog. She is also very clever. She does not bite, she does not bark, she does not shed, and she does not jump on you. She is also very obedient.
This is Bona and Max.
This is Bona’s father.
This is her grandmother and mother.
Would you like a dog like Bona?
We Have a Yard
We have a yard. It is fenced in. It’s good to have a fenced in yard when you have a dog. Especially when you have a big dog. When you have a yard you can let the dog out in the yard and it will run and play and it will come inside calm and it will lay down and not bother you.
Bona is a Giant Schnauzer. She’s not big.
Do you think it’s good we have a fenced in yard?
We Have Yew Trees in Our Yard
We have four yew trees in our yard. You can make a great longbow out of wood from a yew tree. Yew trees are excellent for shade. Max loves to climb our yew trees. He climbs them all the time. We have a tree house in our yew trees.
Here is a picture of a yew tree.
Aren’t the berries pretty?
Yew trees are extremely poisonous. The leaves are poisonous, the bark is poisonous, the wood is poisonous, and the dry wood is even more poisonous. The berries are not poisonous. The berries have one black seed in them that is the most poisonous part of the tree. If you eat three berries with the seeds you will die.
So will your dog.
Bona and the Yew Tree
Bona is sitting on our doorstep. The yew tree is behind her. It looks innocent.
One day I saw Bona chewing on branches from the yew tree.
Bona peed in the entryway. She peed in the living room. She peed on her bed. Then she had lunch.
Here is a video of Bona peeing.
I looked up Yew trees on the Internet. Do you know what I read?
I read that yew trees are poisonous.
Did you know that I have a PhD?
Bona and the Vet
We took Bona to the vet. He was very helpful. He told us that yew trees are very poisonous. He did blood tests and told us that Bona is poisoned. He said we should not let her chew on yew branches because they are poisonous.
The vet said Bona needs a special diet. She can only eat meat.
He said we should buy a side of beef.
He was not joking.
Do you think that’s funny?
Bona likes the vet. She likes his helpers. She has been to see them many times. She has had two sleep overs with the vet. He calls it “ho-spi-tal-i-za-tion.”
Bona is Better Now
Bona is well now. She can eat dog food. She does not pee in our house. Bona misses the vet. He is nice but I do not miss him.
Bona does not go in the yard by herself. She does not run and play in the yard alone. Someone is always with her.
We like Bona. We spend a lot of time with her. We spend more time with her than we thought we would.
We do not like Yew trees. Yew trees are protected. You cannot cut them down. They will put you in jail.
Do you think that is ironic?