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.

 There appears to be some validity to her claim of a GAZILLION seeds within the rather colorful but odorless orbs.
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.


stellaroselong said...

OH dang it, momma loves those also, so here I was a thinking I would get to try a new fruit.
stella rose

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Hmmmmmmmmm. Another thing pups aren't allowed to have...does it ever end?

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE think this is all TRUE.... BUTT your mums could SQUEEZE the Juicyness OFF the seeds fur you...
Of course you could go out to your yard an help YOURSELF to a BUNCH of Grrrreat foodables... and let your moms nibble and spit out seeds fur themselves, which would keep them bizzy fur about 87 hours..

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for the great warning!

Anonymous said... glad you googled that don't need to be downing something bad, now we all know.

The Mad Scots

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for sharing this information with us!

Sagira said...

Guess she will have to give you something else yummy to try. :)

Anonymous said...

Apples! Apples! We loves Apples! Forget those pommy thingies and eat the Apples!

Daisy and Scooter Pugman said...

Hi Noodles! Those sure are some purty lookin' poms! It's a real bummer to find they are on the DO NOT EAT list. I cry a little every time something gets added to that list. Good thing there are so many things NOT on the list, though!


The Vegetarian Mermaid. said...

I recently ate some and boy, are there a ton of seeds!