Continuing in the VeGducating Thomas series, I am happy to report that Thomas is also partial to a beetroot stalk.
I class beetroot as a hard-core vegetable. It is a reddish, purple colour. That alone puts it into the high-risk category. I pegged an innocent, though scary-looking stalk in Thomas & Phinny’s cage & sat back to watch events unfold. It did not take Thomas long to investigate this strange thing. In fact, the brave boy went ahead & tasted it. I believe he liked what he tasted. Later on, when he was out & about, he discovered another piece on top of the cage & had to try that too.
This bravery was undertaken before seeing the others try it. I was pretty impressed.
Phineas did have a brief lick but did not embrace the stalk like Thomas did. It has been awhile since I have offered beetroot to Cagney & Bezukhov (see post All Things Pink) but once presented with the stalk I was pleased it did not take them too long to remember that they used to like sucking the juice out of it.