Bonkers for Basil

An interesting episode took place at Pug Slope HQ the other night, although the bulk of the action destruction took place while I was out to dinner. I think it might be time to resurrect the Sid Cam.

A day prior, I had picked up a new basil plant from Trader Joe’s and plunked it on my window sill so it could bask in the summer sun.

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The photo above isn’t my actual plant (image is from couponconnections.com), and although mine didn’t look as lush as this particular plant, it still had a good amount of healthy green leaves on it.

Earlier in the evening, Sid kept paying excessive attention to the Basil plant. I thought it was pretty funny because normally he pays no mind to all the houseplants I have strewn around the apartment. Well, in hindsight this should have been  a warning sign because later that night I came home to find the apartment floor and all the dog beds covered in clumps of dirt.

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Scattered amongst the soil clumps were a couple remaining basil leaves – partially-chewed of course. As for where the rest of all the leaves, the stems, and the roots all went, there is only one logical explanation:

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Yep. Don’t let that sweet, tilted face fool you. Sid is one cold-hearted basil killer.

*** FOOTNOTE:  Of course the first thing I did was search the internet to be sure basil is not toxic to dogs and I was relieved to find it was not. In fact, basil can supply them with “positive mood altering effects” – well whoopee! Too bad sweeping up an apartment full of dirt clumps at midnight on a weeknight didn’t produce any positive mood effects for this human.

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7 Responses to “Bonkers for Basil”

  1. avatar Alex Says:

    Sid, your basil habit is hurting you and hurting those around you. You need to get help so you can stop.

  2. avatar Noodles Says:

    Don’t tell Noodles. . . it is the one plant she has not tried.
    Love Noodles’s mommy

  3. avatar Payton's mom Says:

    At Christmas, you’ll have to bring home one of those small rosemary “trees”. I’ve known a few pugs that like to brush up against them. It’s hilarious. 🙂
    Sid, next time maybe make some spaghetti sauce with that basil and your dad won’t be so out of sorts.
    Love,
    Christy

  4. avatar Idaho PugRanch Says:

    were you going to make some pesto Sid? I do want to thank you for your appreciation of my – uh my spark as you say! I make life interesting for sure! Also glad you like our new header, it has only been up since Monday, and mom says to tell you that photo shop is a wonderful thing when you are trying to get 3 pugs together BOL!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  5. avatar tweedles Says:

    Oh Sid,,, well- do you feel more mellow now!
    lovw
    tweedles

  6. avatar Meredith LeBlanc ૐ (@MeredithLeBlanc) Says:

    Fresh basil is wonderful with mozzarella cheese and tomatoes, for future reference. Are you part Italian, Handsome Sid?

    ♥♥♥
    Meredith & Scarlet

  7. avatar Southern Fried Pugs Says:

    Haha! And basil is great for heartburn. Maybe you should have saved a leaf or two for your dad!

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