Wilma Wednesday: Fruit

Wilma extreme close-up

“I want it.”


“I want it.”

“You don’t like nectarines, Wilma.”

“I want it.”

“I’m not giving you my fruit.”

“I want it.”

“Wilma, this is people food.”

“I want it.”

“Argh! All right. Here.” I cut off a small bit of nectarine and hand it to Wilma. She takes it in her mouth without even smelling it.

“Bleacgggh.” A blob of nectarine on the floor.

“See? You don’t like nectarines.”

“Yes. More, please.”

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  1. chris - June 21, 2017 @ 04:20

    She obviously needs a second chance at spitting it out or as we all know our eyes are bigger than our taste buds..

    • Petrea - June 21, 2017 @ 08:24

      She just wants to make sure.

  2. foundpoem1 - June 21, 2017 @ 06:45

    The cruel metaphor of the parallel lure and danger of nectarines.

    • Petrea - June 21, 2017 @ 08:25

      In Wilma’s mind, if it’s in my hand it’s a lure.

  3. Jean Spitzer - June 21, 2017 @ 07:17

    Now I want it, too.

    • Petrea - June 21, 2017 @ 08:26

      The nectarines we’re getting are good this year. Go ahead!

  4. Lowell - June 21, 2017 @ 10:42

    I laughed out loud at this! So funny! And so typical! Great post!

    • Petrea - June 21, 2017 @ 10:56

      Thank you, Lowell! Wilma sends her love. And she would like some Florida oranges, please.

  5. TheChieftess - June 21, 2017 @ 11:29

    Kelly agrees with Wilma…

    • Petrea - June 21, 2017 @ 14:15

      It’s uncanny how often they agree!

  6. William Kendall - June 21, 2017 @ 13:29

    It’s the food experience rather than the consuming of food she’s interested in. Spitting it out is part of that.

    • Petrea - June 21, 2017 @ 14:15

      I’m going to try that. At home, not in a restaurant.

  7. Harding Wilkins - June 21, 2017 @ 23:27

    Projectile food.
    You have a burger, you think the puppy will not know the dif. Between burger, and bread.
    Not French, just expelled.

    • Petrea - June 22, 2017 @ 11:49

      She might go for the bread. She loves bread. But “petttouuuiiii” happens often enough. Like when she demanded I give her a piece of celery.

  8. Lowell - June 24, 2017 @ 07:36

    Hi Petrea. This is in response to your question on my blog. Yes, in fact, Chester was up for adoption by the local humane society. There are some small fees, but the humane society is fairly successful but putting some animals in the pet stores.

    • Petrea - June 24, 2017 @ 08:25

      It’s good to know that. A lot of “pet stores” are wising up to the need, and instead of selling pets from breeding mills they’re helping homeless pets. The fees are important, to cover shots and neutering, and I think also to let people know that a pet is a commitment.

  9. Shelley - July 2, 2017 @ 00:47

    That other bit of the nectarine could be completely different … Wilma sounds like a ‘where there’s manure, there’s a pony’ kinda girl.

    • Petrea - July 2, 2017 @ 11:12

      You know her so well!

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