Our precious Fernando (FTWD) struck again yesterday. On Friday I’d posted that I potted the beautifully rooted and sprouted avocado pit that I was excited to plant and see what developed. I’d left the pot outside because it was heavy so I was a little concerned that the shrub eater would make a beeline for it and sure enough, he did.
Before we had a chance to bring it inside to safety, the big-mouthed beast took my little avocado sprout and munched on it. He left half but I didn’t see the roots or the shoot. After soccer yesterday I pulled out my CSI kit and scoured the back yard for more of the remains. The remaining half of the original avocado pit was gone and I found no other signs on the first pass. But when I came back into the yard and looked in exactly the same spot where the pot had been there was the root and shoot part lying on the ground – chewed at the top and dried out……
I put it back into the pot and watered it – hoping that if there’s some life left in there it will make a comeback. If not, I know I can get another avocado and start over but it’s just not the same……That damn dog!
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