Ananas Comosus aka Pineapple
April 25, 2011 § 25 Comments
So, Maple has this issue. An embarassing issue, which she doesn’t like to admit. MM and I are fully aware of it and, on more than one occasion, have caught her in the act. Here’s the thing, Maple has an unusual appetite for her poop. There, we said it!
We’ve been scratching our heads as to why Maple indulges in coprophragia—she gets plenty of playtime with us (sometimes too much!), she goes for daily walks, she’s eating a balanced diet (well, balanced as far as kibbles go), and she’s well-adjusted in our home now. We’re confused. In any case, bananas were something we tried and, although effective, they can be a little messy and they perish easily.
Thanks to the suggestion of fellow blogger, hairyprincess (who also has a Toy Poodle by the name of Pogo—how cute is that?), we will be trying frozen pineapples. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? I was able to pick up a beautifully ripened pineapple from my morning stroll through the Bukit Panjang market and brought it home to prepare.
After dicing the pineapple and laying the pieces out on a baking tray for the freezer, I found that we were left with an extra 1/4 chunk of the pineapple. How nice—just enough for Maple, MM, and I to share!
Here is Maple’s first encounter with this sweet and succulent fruit. Lip-smacking good!
She loves the pineapple juice as much as the fruit itself. *slurp slurp*
We’re happy to see Maple enjoying her new found treat and are hopeful that it will help discourage her from ever getting into another messy situation again!