I mentioned last week that Morgan has developed a fascination with my pistachios. This weekend, I discovered another fantastic use for pistachios. They serve as the ultimate wild puppy soother.
Usually, when we first let Küster out of his crate, he lives up to his nickname of The Black Tornado. He’s a whirling dervish of activity that is almost too fast for the human eye to see. He also tends to aggravate Morgan while she’s in her crate and annoy Bunny and Blueberry who continue to ask why we haven’t sold him to the gypsies yet.
Saturday morning, while Küs was playing, Morgan was being a very good girl in her crate, so I went in and got a few pistachios for her and dropped them into her crate. As luck would have it, one bounced out. Before I could retrieve it, Küster had it in his maw and was off with it.
He ran off, then laid down with it. He seemed perplexed about what to do with it. He noticed that Morgan was ever so carefully extracting her nut from the shell. The puppy wonder began to lick the shell and laid down in a state of contented bliss as he licked the shell and worked on extracting his own pistachio. He rolled around on the floor gazing at it in adoration. He carried it around the room in his mouth very carefully from place to place. For twenty minutes, there was blissful silence broken only by the sounds of cracking nutshells and the television.
Apparently, all you need to have a good puppy is a pistachio still in the shell. I didn’t think I could love pistachios any more, but I find that I do! Now I’m off to buy stock in pistachios, since I plan to keep well stocked in them at our house.
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