I’ve written up the Ollie and bananas story many times for the PSDP listserv, so I thought I’d put it in my blog so everyone can share in the funny story!
It all started when Ollie was a baby puppy. Somehow (I think he was cooperating with the cat) he got a banana off of the kitchen table, and he had eaten half of it (peel included!) before I went to investigate the surprisingly quiet puppy lol!
So he has loved bananas for a very long time. He doesn’t usually get bananas because they aren’t really a species appropriate food, plus I LOVE bananas and don’t want to have to share them with him he he he!
Anyway, I love bananas so much that I routinely buy about 15 lbs of bananas, split them up the middle into thirds, and dehydrate them using Chanda’s old and totally awesome dehydrator. They make a great dessert!
Now that we know Brad is allergic to bananas (even the particulates from dehydrating!), I have to dehydrate my bananas in the garage so he is not affected. So I was in our kitchen, prepping trays for the dehydrator. I had two trays done (each tray holds 3 lbs) and in the dehydrator, which was sitting on the floor in the garage (we can’t put a car in the garage because no room for the ramp).
After a while of prepping the third tray, I realized that doggies were unnaturally quiet and not bothering me about bananas. Well by doggies I mean Ollie. So I looked around for him, and found him in the garage with his entire head stuck inside the dehydrator, chowing down on bananas! It was so funny! I really wanted to get a picture of that poodle butt sticking out of the dehydrator, but I was so shocked I said “Ollie!” and he turned to look at me.
He had eaten almost a whole tray of bananas! He was looking very pleased with himself, and looked at me as if he were saying “I need a refill on this tray of bananas!” I was upset at him, but nothing was funnier than the pleased yet still hungry look on his face! Luckily he did not get ill, but I now have to keep the door to the garage closed when I am prepping bananas because he has tried to sneak in and steal more bananas since then! What Ollie wouldn’t do for a banana!
Video I made on how to dehydrate bananas so you have a visual if you want it!