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August 04, 2009

Cocoa and Bartholomew.

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Cocoa. The Coconut. The Cocoanator.

Notice the tilt of her head, the wrinkles on her brow, the spot of drool on her lower lip.

All I had to say to get this freeze-frame reaction is: BANANA.

This dog will do anything to have a banana. A little tip for anyone visiting our house, if you plan on eating a banana, you had best do it when the dog is outside and can’t hear you break one off the bunch or smell it when you begin to peel. She has risen from a dead sleep in another room just at the sound/smell of a banana.

And after I snapped this picture we went inside and shared a banana and all was right in the world.

I heart my banana loving doggies and of course I heart ‘Bartholomew.’ He is the quietest creature we have. And he does not require bananas. (you can’t see it well, but his ‘greenery’ is coming in very nice)

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is a great picture! What a pretty, shiny coat. The golden retrievers next door love it when I share a banana with them too.

Unknown said...

How funny that Cocoa likes bananas! I love Bart...and I'm wondering if Ozzie might be a bit jealous of him.

Unknown said...

One of my favorite vacation memories as a kid is of the time when we were driving home from Oregon. My brother was asleep in the back seat of the car, and someone opened a banana in the front. He woke up, asked, "Do I smell a banana?" and we all cracked up. He would get along beautifully with Cocoa...but they'd have to share.

ChiTown Girl said...

How cute! Buster is like that over bread. I swear! It's so weird. If I get anywhere near the breadbox when he's around, he instantly is at my side, hoping for a yummy slice of soft, chewy wheat bread. Ironically, that's how I give him his medicine (wrapped in bread!) He's so weird!

I Am Woody said...

I love it! Dixie is lover of bread. She can hear the crinkle of a bread bag from a mile away. She always shares a piece of bread in the am when I make toast. If I'm not up early enough, she will wake me;)

King of New York Hacks said...

That is one great pic.

Pam said...

Too funny! Bananas... at my house it's cereal or toast. The cat perches nearby so she can swat at the crumbs or lick the bowl. And yes we let her.. but she has to wait until we're finished! lol I can see how the greenery is coming in nicely. I love it! : )

Bea said...

Cocoa is beautiful. Never tried giving our boxers a banana. Quade would eat it. He eats anything. I think Bart is looking very nice.

Technodoll said...

LOL that would go down well here... one dog likes olives and cheese while the other one likes jellybeans and licorice. The bananas are still up for grabs :-D

Beautiful pic AND GARDEN, Busy Bee!!

bernthis said...

here your dog loves bananas and my human friend finds them repulsing. Hmmmmm

Anonymous said...

great photo, i don't have any dogs, so can't share any doggy stories :) the greenery on bart is coming along nicely!

Brittany said...

Soooooo cute :) I love that he loves bananas :) what a silly puppy!

Kelly said...

Hahaha...you do have a funny way with words. Love that banana-loving pup! My kitty, Bip, rises from the dead also when I crack a can of tuna. Sometimes we open one just to see him run (then, of course, we give him some...).

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My dogs are carrot lovers.

Tara said...

That picture is cracking me up! I cannot get my boys to pose that good for a picture. No dogs, just a guinea pig that loves carrots. So much that we grew them in our garden this year!

The Running Girl said...

What a great picture!!!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Gorgeous picture. Reminded me of our Boxer-Ocean, who passed though away! We have now a beatiful labrador-Buddie!!

Dawn said...

that is funny!
i got a quick look at bart while we were driving by the other day. i thought it was a real doggie for a second!

Stephanie said...

It always amazes me to find out there are other dogs out there that love bananas! Great great picture:)

Big Hair Envy said...

My dog's human food of choice? Cheese
Go figure!

Stephanie Faris said...

A dog that likes bananas... I've never known of one but we don't have bananas around our house. I need to get our dog to try one and see!

Unknown said...

This is the cutest thing I have seen all day. All stinking day : ) I love bannanas too. Maybe I am part boxer.

Janie said...

Both doggies are cute!
Daisy will eat bananas but she doesn't crave them. Apples, though, are a different story. She'll do just about anything for a bit of apple.

Shelley said...

That is so darn cute that your dog likes bananas!! I think you need to indulge in a banana split for the 2 of you too! :-)

suz Broughton said...

When I had a boxer all I had to say was "wallet." I don't know why. But the word "wallet" would make her freeze and tilt her head. Maybe she was a thief in another life.

The Girl Next Door said...

This is an awesome photo! And for my dog? It's lettuce. Seriously. Lettuce. Break off a head and you had better be dressed as a Gladiator because she's coming for the leaves....

C said...

so cute, suz! banana, eh? i will try that with bella. your cocoa is so frikking cute. whatta face!

c

Cheffie-Mom said...

Oh, he is a cutie! Bananas? Really? My friend's dog loves carrots! How funny is that!?

Unknown said...

I prayed for you on your trip today.

Caution/Lisa said...

I had no idea that dogs ate bananas. See what an accomplished dog owner I am? Travel safely :)

Technodoll said...

Busy Bee, where aaare yoooouuu!

Rebecca Foster said...

Bananas are my favorite thing too. Me and Cocoa would be BFF!