Precisely what petrified Stella the dog with fear is unknown and is likely to remain a mystery, but her owner Jolene Creighton said her pet, which is a cross breed mix, gets “spooked by strange things”. And evidently that includes pineapples…
Creighton posted an amazing video on YouTube showing Stella completely baffled at the sight of a lowly pineapple. Creighton, from Hattiesburgh, Mississippi, said:
I think she’s just a bit skittish. [Stella is] timid around random objects, like balloons.
The footage shows Stella barking madly at the fruit which is placed on a sideboard above her. As Creighton attempts to show her that it is nothing to be afraid of by placing the pineapple on the floor, the pit bull backs off. Creighton wrote:
Stella trusts me and I trust her. I turned the camera off when it was clear that she was not going to approach the pineapple on her own. Then I called my other dog over and showed her that it was okay. I wasn’t thrusting the pineapple at her or chasing after her with it. I am not that horrible or awful. I really don’t want to train my dog to attack everything that she is scared of. I mean, if she viciously mauled the pineapple, then I wouldn’t get a tasty fruit snack. And that would be sad.
The good news, however, is that Stella and the fruit have since “made friends”. Here is the video:
1. Peeved pit bull Stella eyes her enemy as the spiky tropical fruit sits on the counter. Her owner Jolene Creighton said she found the dog wandering the streets near her home in Hattiesburgh, Mississippi and that she isn’t familiar with day to day stuff.
2. In the hope of showing the cowardly canine that the fruit was harmless Creighton placed the pineapple on the floor, but Stella continued to bark at it. Her other dog eventually showed Stella that the fruit was harmless.
3. After Stella became a YouTube hit, Creighton showed the footage to her bemused dog, who appeared less than impressed with the outcome.
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