Since I was small I had always wanted a dog but circumstances never allowed such an opportunity but I promised myself that if I did ever have such a companion I would call him ‘Bongo’ a name that I had read in a kids adventure book! So a few years after acquiring the land and working hard to make it habitable and transform it into the farm I decided then was the time. Ideally I wanted a pedigree Golden Labrador but after searching throughout Thailand I almost gave up hope.
Then one day Nack called me and said that he had found the perfect litter in the dog market in Chiang Mai. So I rushed into town as they were all about to be shipped down to some uncertain future in Bangkok. I would have bought them all if I could!
Our boy was easy to select as all I did was to call out ‘Bongo’ and he came running, falling over his legs as he did so! As a puppy he was the cutest I had ever seen and he had a pedigree and we all knew immediately that we could never part with him. That all happened just over 9 years ago and Bongo celebrated his birthday this 7th March. (Dang the cow is just a few months older). Bongo has since sired 37 of his own pups. Thung Dong is the only home he has ever known and Bongo makes our farm complete! I hope that you enjoy this gallery of our Bongo’s Story! Ae