Sienna the Dog has been put on a diet - the vet has deemed that with her arthritis, she ought to be slightly underweight instead of slightly overweight.
The vet told me to give her green beans as a treat. Dogs just love them, she declared, they think it's the best stuff in the world.
So I gave Sienna a few of the canned green beans in her bowl. She looked at them. She looked at us. She looked at them. She sniffed. She looked back at us. She left. And she didn't touch them, not even late at night when she gets hungry and eats anything that's left in her bowl plus any tissues she can dig out of the trash.
I can't say I blame her. I wouldn't eat canned green beans either.