There is a difference between coconut milk and cream of coconut. You might not think that dogs would care about these differences, but Maggie sure does.
See this beast?
Sad-looking beast. That is the picture of a sad-looking beast after she’s had to have a bath because she was in Amy’s way while Amy was cooking last night. And Amy was cooking with what she thought was coconut milk, but was actually (and this realization happened right at the moment that the bath became necessary) cream of coconut!
See, cream of coconut is much creamier than coconut milk, and when you open the can (and if you are Amy, slice your thumb with the lid) you can really tell that there is a difference. Then you push down on the lid while the dog dances below you.
And then the dog needs a bath, because cream of coconut plus dog fur equals stickiness and matted hair and a generally sweetish (but not sweet) smelling dogginess. Fortunately, she and I both survived the bath, and we all learned lessons here. Coconut milk and cream of coconut – not the same thing. Dancing underfoot while people are cooking – a good way to need a bath. Washing the dog at 10 at night – only fun if you take sad puppydog photos after the bath.