Monday, January 20, 2014

When fruit gets personal...

As you all may remember, our Sam had quite the appreciation for fruits and vegetables.  Most of his training for agility earned him carrot slivers as a reward.  Nothing made our boy happier then a bit of lettuce or a slice of apple.

That isn't the case with Monty and Harlow.  Monty has gotten to the point he won't take anything from me without inspecting it first.  I slipped him some broccoli early on and he still hasn't forgotten...
Iz watching you, Momma.
Harlow, on the other paw, is still learning.  This morning I thought she might like to try a little banana.  She took it happily enough, but once she had it, she realized it wasn't the treat she thought it was.  She proceeded to hold it for about 15 minutes, looking the whole time like she may need to get sick...

I wish I had photos....

Eventually she spit it out and the gooey little blob landed on her front leg.

Which immediately freaked her out.

Still no photos, but I found a video that is very similar to her reaction:  (Not our pups at all - but this pup obviously has banana somewhere on his fuzzy being)
I finally had to tackle her to get her to hold still so I could get it off.

Harlow spent the rest of the day like this:
Years of therapy...
...and yes, I massaged her toes for her....


  1. I don't think Auntie Di nor my mom have stopped GRinning about this one all day!

    PeeEssWoo: I only like bananas when they are furry furm - my mom is like that too - as soon as they get the least bit soft, she khan't eat 'em - so we turn them into bonesikhle filling with yogurt and peanut butter!

  2. Yep, we gots stuff we don't like either, but we stand there looking at the food, then the peep. back and forth till THEY pick it up!

    The Mad Scots

  3. OMD....You don't like nanas??? I could eat them non stop! I like lettuce and tomato and carrots too. I like anything that won't eat me first!


  4. Nikita, our very first Siberian Husky, absolutely loved the smell of bananas. Unfortunately, she didn't like the taste.

    So, the hu-dad would peel a banana and Nikita would be at his feet begging for a bite. Hu-dad would relent and give her a piece of banana. Nikita would swirl it around in her mouth, look thoroughly disgusted, and then spit the now saliva covered, sticky banana bite onto the floor.

    And then she would start begging hu-dad for another bite because surely the NEXT bite was going to be as good as it smelled.

    This went on for years.

  5. Gotta say that I am with Harlow on this one - not a banana fan either!

  6. LOL!! I always assume Mommy is trying to poison me.

  7. BOL, I agree those fruits and veggies are nutty. I rolled a blueberry around the floor for 1/2 hour

  8. Harlow, poor Harlow! We have no doubt that your therapy will require lots of globs of peanut butter, scratchies, and catering to. How could your mother have tortured you like that?!? And Monty, I'm with you - broccoli? Blerg. We think you BOTH need to keep a VERY close eye on your Mom.

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  9. Oh My Monty :-) Lots of Golden LAUGHS on the video, Such a Golden, I can relate. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. Too funny! Lucy loves apples and carrots but her very favorite is a canned green bean. I keep them in the fridge for her and all I have to say is "bean" and she is right there.

  11. Laughing so hard! Shyla had a similar reaction to a slice of banana, carrying it around in her mouth looking like she was going to hurl. But, fortunately, when she finally spit it out, it didn't stick to her!

    Poor, poor Harlow!

  12. What Harlow you don't like bananas I love them. I hope you give them another chance maybe with some peanut butter.

    Aroo to you,

  13. Shiloh'n Diva Shasta here - oh we Beaglebratz LOVE our 'nanerz. Our mom haz one almost every mornin'an we git tue share. We love applez an'broccoli an'caulyflower an'carrotz an'green beanz an;fresh peaz.. BUTT our mom sez she woodn't x-pect nuthin'less frum dogz who r Beaglez - wunder what she meanz by that?

    Butt yes Harlow - we r shure that u will need lotz an'lotz of therapy includin'tripz tue Petsmart where YOU can pick out your OWN treatz.
    Shiloh"n Diva Shasta

    Pee Ess - tell your mom that if she ever haz sum of thoze fresh veggiez an'fruitz that she can't git rid of - we Beaglebratz wood b happee tue take care of'em fer her.

  14. What do you mean you didn't have ANY video or pictures?? What the heck kind of mom are you? lol! Would have love to have seen that, you told it too well.

  15. Yikes they do try and poison us. I have an allergy to anything green or triangular. I will eat Spring grass but it makes me sick. Meat, meat, meat I say. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  16. You poor thing, Harlow. We hope you won't be traumatized for life! Bananas really aren't that bad!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  17. We don't like bananas either. We like meat and peanut butter and cheese. Oh and green beans and carrots, but you can keep the rest.

    So far we haven't had a reaction like that, though...BOL!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  18. Traumatized by banana - poor Harlow :)

  19. Oh my dog! I don't even know if therapy is enough. But it is quite funny reading this post.
    I don't like veggies and mom knows not to give them to me. She has found a way to add more veggies in my diet. She will make broth and then give me the veggies she used to make it (not the onions though).


  20. LOL!!!! That's hilarious!!

    Blueberry is not a big fan of fruit or veggies either...however, if she sees ME eating it - she will force herself to eat it too if I offer it. Usually she'll just swallow it so she doesn't really have to taste it.

  21. Oh my! Are you OK, Harlow? What a harrowing experience!

  22. That is so absurd! Wish my dogs would eat their fruits and veggies :)

  23. Newton has the heat of Sam - he loves them all! (On account of him thinking he is human and must do what the humans do!)

  24. hello harlow its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry yoo had sutch a bad banana ekspeeryense!!! trouble yoozd to tel me in hushd tones abowt the time dada tried to giv her a peese of spagetti and it stuck to her fayse and she spent the nekst sevral minnits sprinting arownd the apartment like a loonatik trying to git it off!!! hay thank yoo for yore kind wurds dooring tuckers reesent ilness i am shoor he and sam hav bekum fast frends over the rainbo bridj!!! ok bye