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!  

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§ 25 Responses to Ananas Comosus aka Pineapple

  • herdogblog says:

    I love this post! It’s making me hungry for some juicy pineapple…

  • furfilled says:

    I’m curious – is the frozen pineapple snack to keep Maple occupied, or is it specifically related to her “embarrassing issue” … (i.e. providing certain nutrients, etc.)?

    • Thanks for your question! Well, from what I understand, pineapples (as well as bananas and pumpkin) will pass out and make the poo less palatable—it’s a natural deterrent, if you will. Maple, of course, doesn’t have a clue… she’s just happily munching away at the frozen pineapples 😉

  • TOto's mommy says:

    TOto love to eat pineapple too! But not as perverted as PINEAPPLE loving mammeee!! I can eat ONE whole pineapple BY MYSELF within 2 days!!

    I am so curious whether this ‘unorthodox’ method really work! Do followup!

    • We’re going to keep an eye on Maple and see how the pineapples are working. *crossing our fingers*

      Whoa, sounds like you have a pineapple addiction! Lol… I don’t blame you, I’m the same when it comes to mangosteens. I can eat 1 kg (no, make it 2 kg) of mangosteens at one go 😀

  • didiwright says:

    George did the same when he was a puppy, but then grew out of it. Hopefully, Maple will do the same. I’ve heard that pineapple helps with this issue, too. Please let us know if it’s true. I still love Maple, whether she’s a poop-eater or not 🙂

    • It’s very reassuring to hear that George outgrew this habit, and we hope it’ll be the same with Maple. Thank you for loving Maple just the way she is, in spite of this minor fetish of hers. You’ve made her smile 😀

  • Anna says:

    I have heard of that. And I have learned ananas while in Africa, when asking for one of my fav sorbet. Mmmmm
    Good luck with your pup and her not so lady like habit.

  • Keep us posted on the progress – what a great natural trick if it works!

    I love your shots of Maple smacking her lips. Mmmmmm!!

  • Anny says:

    Hello there Maple 🙂 Thank you so much for dropping over our side and its really nice to find another poodle blogger 🙂 Some ppl say that i don’t look like a poodle anymore as i am *shhh* FAT but i am all poodle.. regular 🙂

    Those pineapples looks delish! I wish my hooman girl will make me some soon… catch up with you again 🙂

    woofs n licks,

    • Hi Dommy! Aww, we don’t think you’re chubby at all. Fyi, Miss Maple likes poodles with a little extra meat on their bones 😀 It’s nice that you’ve come to visit us, and we hope to swing by your side again soon.

  • Kas says:

    Mmmmmmm that pineapple looks good!! Our guys don’t eat dog poop, but they will readily eat and roll in horse poop …

    • Lol, oh my gosh, that’s soooo funny! Thanks for trying to make us feel better 😀 But, you know what, if Maple had access to horse manure, I bet she’d do exactly the same thing…

  • I’ve heard that pineapple makes their poop taste terrible!

    • Hey Oscar & Pauline! We’re always happy to have new visitors come by our blog. Thanks for your comment—yes, I also heard the same about pineapples. Let’s hope they’ll work their magic 😀

  • Mmmm Pinapple sounds yummy! I’ll be interested to know if the “embarrassing problem” is solved too! Opie doesn’t do that, but we like to keep a “natural remedy file” just in case. Thanks for stopping by our blog! Have a great day! I have to go buy some good fruit now. We live in CA and actually can find a lot of exotic fruit with at one of our good local markets. I’ve seen dragon fruit and Lychee in our market, but never tried them. Now it’s time for an adventure… if they are in season? LOL 🙂

    Have a great day! 🙂

    Opie’s Mom

    • Isn’t it just amazing how we can now have access to all sorts of produce that was almost unimaginable only a few decades ago? My first taste of dragon fruit was when I came to Singapore 5 years ago, then I recently made a trip home to Canada and was surprised to find dragon fruits being sold at the local supermarket! Try the purple-fleshed dragon fruit, if you’re able to find it—they’re ultra sweet. Enjoy your food adventure!

  • Kame says:

    Eh??? I thought only turtles and fish enjoy their poop. I didn’t know dog could also enjoy it 😉

    Hope that pineapple can help her forgot about that unusual food.

    I don’t eat mine anymore,mommy trained me well…but Kroten still does it 😦 she trained her the same way but it didn’t work.

    • Yup, I’m not sure about all dogs, but our Maple certainly has a peculiar appetite… Interesting to know that turtles, too, could form this habit. I’m glad to hear that your momsy was able to train you not to gulp down your poop—that’s impressive! As for Kroten, well, maybe Kroten just needs a little more time… like Maple 😀

  • Hope the pineapple is working!! 🙂

    • Yes, we think it’s working! We came home today from work and found Maple sound asleep in her playpen. There was a piece of poop in the litter box… untouched! We’re going to keep it up with the pineapples—thank you, thank you 😀

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