Have you heard about Obie?
Several people have sent me links to Obie's Facebook page.
He's a five year old 77lb standard size dachshund that is on a diet.
He is big but isn't his butt cute?
He was given up by his elderly owners so that someone could help him.
They were feeding him snacks constantly because he loved to eat.
This is Obie's new owner who is working hard on slimming him down.
She's set up a Facebook page for him
See it here....
This is Obie walking outside.
I don't know why so many people thought of me when they saw Obie's story.
Of course it's because of my Harvey.
Although, Harvey has slimmed up some since Franklin came to live with us.
Scares me that someone obviously loved Obie very much and he was taken away from them.
I would die if someone took Harvey away from me.
Granted he's not as fat as Obie...but some of you have said I was killing him with love.
My other dogs are of perfect weight.
I do not overfeed my dogs. When they get a treat...it is instead of food and it's a healthy treat.
They do not get dog treats out of a bag...because that is the equivalent of cheetos.
They just get little bites of apple or beans or rice..things like that.
Never large quantities...just a bite or two.
Harvey walks all over the yard...he runs and plays with Franklin.
This is just his body.
I had another dachshund before these that lived to be 17 and was of perfect weight her whole life.
I tried diet dog food and it made Sally sick and Harvey just ate more of it.
Anyway....Obie's story hits home with me and then I think....darn...I could have been
on the Today Show and be doing a PR tour if I'd only set up a Facebook page for Harvey.
We'd be famous. But you know what?
I would never take Harvey on long trips
on airplanes and in to TV studios surrounded by hot lights and lots of people.
I just think that is way too much stress on a dog that is making new adjustments anyway.
Obie seems like a wonderful boy. I hope he's not being exploited.
Harvey is really not that bad.
Harvey is only 30 pounds in comparison to Obie's 77.
They say Obie needs to lose 40 pounds.
Harvey needs to lose 10.
Actually, Harvey might be like 28 now. He is a little thinner.
Thanks to everyone for all your concern about Violet.
She has been battling a sinus infection for months.
The vet says she has Snuffles. A disease usually found in rabbits.
He says it is not curable just manageable.
I have no idea how she got this...he says it's probably always been in her system.
Anyway...she is doing fine. I've just been running her back and forth to the vet
every time she starts to sneeze a lot and cough.
She's good right now.
I can't find out anything about this illness in dogs on the internet.
I can only find out about it in rabbits.
In rabbits, it is NOT good.
Just worries me that it may become a very serious thing.
So I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
When on YouTube looking for video of Obie....I came across this video of dachshunds swimming.
It's quite amazing. They look like seals or otters.