Open-minded about mint
30 December 2013
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I had some fresh mint. I wondered if anyone would eat it.
Mint has a rather chequered history here. Atilla & Raspy thought mint was the devil & they took to the hills as soon as they got a whiff of it. The toyboys were not impressed with it either, but were not so dramatic about it.
Perhaps they would think differently about it now?
I got a small, inoffensive leaf & decided to offer it to each boy in turn. As previously posted in 2011 (click here), Cagney was not impressed. He is still not impressed & though he approached the mint leaf, the smell was enough to tell him a nibble was out of the question. Bezukhov, as in 2011, could get past the smell & have a nibble but clearly the taste was not to his liking, then & now, & he quickly turned his back on it.
However, Phineas was excited to see some green stuff coming his way & reached out to bite it. In fact, the dear boy liked it enough to chomp through a substantial part of the leaf. Mint is popular! Mint has a friend! Mint is good!
What about Thomas? What did he think? Well he had a couple of bites but looked a little unsure. I suspect that for the time being, he may be keeping an open mind about mint.