it has taken me almost a full year to partially rehab shyla....with great time and effort we have finally conquered popcorn.
vinny and rocket helped me with this.
shyla used to very cautiously remove the offered single piece of popcorn gently from my fingers by the edge of her very front teeth. it was like she thought it might sting her or something..then she would drop it on the floor and walk away in disgust. she eventually got tired of rocket or vinny rushing in to gobble what she thought was beneath her. to prevent this she started taking the offending popcorn as delicately as she could and then burying it in a blanket but her roomies still found it which pissed her right off. just because she didn't want to eat it didn't mean she wanted them to eat it so we entered a stage of popcorn stale mate.
so for awhile i had to put popcorn rehab on hold because i really didn't want rocket or vinny to be injured.
but today i decided to try once again and lo and behold shyla got it.
first i hand shyla one single piece which she cautiously takes and very slowly eats. then i give rocket his half a dozen pieces and vinny his full handful and viola..they all finish at the very same time, ready for the next go around...safely.
apparently rehab is a bit of a process that needs time and patience and sometimes a few months of a break.
but now hurray! i can eat popcorn again!!
saints warmly welcomes three old and broken newbies...
all three of them are lovely and we are in love with them all and i doubt any of them are in need of prolonged popcorn rehab.