Harvey and I got our feelings hurt.
Last week when I posted my list of favorite projects of 2010, I posted this photo.
Under which I said that Harvey was the cutest, fattest dog ever.
Harvey was in this whole photo shoot eating constantly as he is known to do.
I had one comment from an anonymous reader that said:
"Loving your house and decor. Doggies so cute
but please don't keep them fat -
you're killing them with kindness".
I rarely get my feelings hurt and pretty much let everything go...but this stung.
I love my dogs more than anything in this world.
They are the VERY most important thing to me.
All my dogs are at a healthy weight except Harvey.
He over eats and he doesn't move very much.
That is who he is.
I do not feed him buckets of ice cream and donuts.
It's very hard to control the eating of one when all the others are doing fine.
That said, I did buy diet food this new year.
I feed my dogs the highest quality human grade dog food I can find.
They snack on things like kidney beans, green beans and carrots.
They do get the occasional hamburger but so did my last weenie dog who lived to be 17
and was thin her whole life.
Anyway...I am perfectly aware that Harvey is overweight just as I am aware that I am overweight.
We are working on it. I didn't need someone to act like I was a bad dog Mom...because I am not.
My comment that he is the cutest, fattest weenie ever did not mean that I think he should be this size.
I just love him no matter what size he is as I would hope someone would me too.
Harvey is not fat...he's FABULOUS!
We are both working on being less fabulous in the new year.