Monday, November 10, 2014
My Latest Nemesis
I get a long with nearly everyone and everything. Especially something called FOOD. I pride myself with being able to identify it, LOCATE it, and eventually SCARF it down. In fact, it is not uncommon for the human side of the family to spot me HARVESTING strawberries from our many planters.
So it is with no small amount of puzzlement that the other day I came across these "beauties," as Mommy #1 deemed them -
She said they were (are?) POMEGRANATES and they are a particularly DELICIOUS fruit. So, I said. Gimme some! If it's food then I need to TASTE it and approve it. No, Mommy quickly said. While the fruit itself is fine for DELICATE FLOWERS like myself, the seeds are not and each globe has GAZILLIONS of seeds. I didn't believe her so I immediately went to GOOGLE to verify her claim.
I was about to protest loudly that she was over-exaggerating when I cam across this photo of JUST THE KERNALS.
Look closely - see the seeds?
Not willing to admit defeat, I GOOGLED whether or not DOGS, like Molly, and PUGS, like myself, could possibly eat the delicious looking kernals.
What I found out is that the antioxidant in pomegranates is very very good for pets BUT the seeds can cause intestinal distress. So the advice from GOOGLE is to not give your pet POMEGRANATE to eat.
Sigh. I was so looking forward to the delicious sweet taste of the juice as the kernals BURST between my canines. Oh well. I guess I will have to make do with the PLETHORA of fruit still found in our yard - strawberries, cherry tomatoes and apples.