From the title of this post you may have expected a review of a ballet. Sorry to disappoint. This post is about nuts and my role in the Georgian love affair with nuts and seeds. I have noticed that Georgians eat lots of them, especially sunflower seeds. In almost every street you will find someone sitting on a stool, under the shade of a tree, selling sunflower seeds in small paper cones. If you sit down on a park bench the chances are you will find small piles of discarded shells of sunflower seeds nearby and many happy pigeons. Eating sunflower seeds is a national obsession for Georgians of all ages and Georgian pigeons and Mr. Parrot. Mr. Parrot likes them a lot.
I don’t like sunflower seeds – they are far too small to bother with – but I do love large hard shelled nuts, especially walnuts. There is a basket of walnuts in the toy room, which was another reason I wanted to gain access to that forbidden zone. De uses the nuts in cooking. I don’t eat them – I just love to crack them open.
I am the Nutcracker.
P.S. I am also quite nimble on my paws and if there ever was a dog ballet I would considering auditioning!