For opening day of my new shop, my very sweet sisters sent me flowers and a fruit basket! You can see the flowers in the photo below, aren’t they beautiful?
I took the fruit basket home for hubby and I to enjoy (and as it turns out someone else in the family). As we took it apart to refrigerate some of it, we set the one pear in there aside since neither of us like pears. The Dadz commented that maybe Luke would like it, but I said more likely the farm birds would.
Who do you think was right?
Well, as soon as we turned our backs, a certain black and white dog jumped up on the counter and gave that pear a sniff! (Surprisingly he didn’t just take it!). Long time readers have seen our Luke eat many fruits and vegetables over the years, but since pears are never in the house, he had not tried one yet. It was obvious he wanted to though, so I gave it to him.
As I scrambled to consult google and make sure it was OK for dogs to eat pears, he romped down the hall with it.
My research said it was OK (but like apples they should not have too many of the seeds), and you can see in the photos below what happened.
Yup, he ate the whole thing!
I guess I’ll have to add pears to my shopping list every once in a while (whenever I get back to shopping again!). 🙂
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Melissa K. Clinton says
I don’t like pears so the boys have never had one but they LOVE apples!
The Dadz shares an apple just about every day with Luke!
Is it a ball? Is it a food? It’s both! And then it’s gone.
joann stancer says
Enjoy your fruits Luke. The flowers are beautiful and look great in your new shop.
They really brightened things up! Then I took them home so I could enjoy them there. 🙂
Edith Chase says
Your shop looks great!
Thank you, Edie!
Brian Frum says
You sure scored with the pear Luke! Your store looks really, really nice!
Ellen Pilch says
That is funny. Good job Luke!
He knows what’s good for him!
The Island Cats says
We never knew dogs liked fruits…we knew about veggies…but not fruits. 🙂
It’s amazing the things some dogs will eat, it always surprises me too!
Caren Gittleman says
yum!! And…. your shop looks BEAUTIFUL!!! And…I always have read NO APPLE SEEDS AT ALL….or the core….Dakota loves apples but we never, ever let him eat any of the seeds or the core. That part contains cyanide xoxo
Thank you, Caren! But our dogs used to get whole apples that fell off the trees, and we never had an issue, I think because they were so small. But it’s always better to be safe than sorry. ♥
Gosh, we used to feed our dogs grapes before we knew better! They loved them, and thank goodness we never had an issue!
LLB in Our Backyard says
Go Luke!! Rosy is also a big fan of Pears(along with other fruits and veggies!
Luke says Rosy is a smart girl!
Ducky's Mom says
Aw, what sweet sisters you have! I’m glad Luke liked the pears! I’ll have to buy one or two and see if Ducky will like them.
Puppy kisses and belly rubs to Luke from Ducky and me!! 😘🐾😘🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾
Luke says the trick is to give them the whole thing (but be careful of them getting too many seeds). I think next time I’d cut it in half and take the seeds out first. I think he’d still have fun with it. 🙂
Bell Fur Zoo says
Your store looks beautiful and that is so funny he like Pears. Matt has only tried apples sliced with peanut butter. Not sure if he would eat them plain.
Jenny @ Bell Fur Zoo
Luke will eat plain apples too, though he’s not always too excited about it (maybe if he got the whole thing instead of just the pieces Dad gives him, he’d enjoy it more). But now he wants to try it with peanut butter on it too! 🙂
Tails Around the Ranch says
That is adorably cute. As is your shop!! Love it. Loads of success.
Thank you! ♥
The flowers are beautiful. What a wonderful thing to do.
Luke is so handsome and it’s good to see that he likes pears. I like them too. Tell Luke I love him and give him a big smooch and a hug from me.
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Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug to your mom. ♥
My sisters are so thoughtful that way!
Luke said he would have saved a bite of the pear just for you. 🙂
Your shop is so pretty, what I can see of it – you’ll have to give us a photo tour one day. I have never seen a dog eat a pear, and he does it so neatly – wow!
I’ve been working on taking photos, so they’ll be coming soon! 🙂
your flowers look beautiful and your store too!!! we don’t est pears, but we play with it… they become shakes-pears LOL
Luke likes the playing part too, but it doesn’t last too long with him! 🙂
He is a real health foodie pup. I don’t think any of us would touch a pear. We eat some fruit once and a while, but other than Bailie and Olivia eating bananas, we are not wild about it. Your store looks cute from that one photo. Hope it continues to do well.
Luke is definitely into healthy foods – he amazes me sometimes with the fruits and veggies he will eat (our girls never did either)!
Pear are so yummy. I”m glad you got to eat the whole thing, Luke! Mom is always stingy when she shares with me.
Dad is like that with his apples, I barely get a piece or two! It was fun to actually get a whole fruit!