Hungry all the time
I’m hungry all the time. I only get two meals a day. In the afternoon, I do get two Kongs that are stuffed with peanut butter. But I never get them on a regular schedule. So, I’m always on the look-out for the first and then the second Kong. It is very annoying. It takes a lot of my time, that could be much better spent, if you’re asking me, watching the squirrels and napping on the couch. What I don’t get, is why can’t my human just give me the jumbo jar of peanut butter and let me eat what I want, when I want?
Your human, as you call her, thinks she is your mother. I keep telling all you canines that parenting is the most competitive sport in America. She needs you to look good, so people will admire her for how well she takes care of you.
Typically, I don’t write about personal matters, but I’m going to make an exception in this case. Over the last few years, I have put on a few extra pounds. When I went for my annual physical, the vet was furious with my Mom for my weight gain.
By the time we got back to the car, she was hysterical and a total wreck. The next day she started taking me to the dog park, but after a week of body shaming from a Greyhound and another scrawny type breed, it was more than I could take. I became seriously depressed and had to be dragged by my collar to go out. The next thing you know, she hired a dog walker. Now I have to walk 40 minutes a day, in all kinds of weather, with a three-year-old hyperactive lab.
I suggest you take this as a lesson learned. If I were you, I would stick to improving your skills in your agility class and less on beefing up your diet.
© 2021, Geneva Woodruff
Frankie is an eight-year-old schna1uzer poodle and a rescue. She is a certified emotional support animal for a single retired educator.
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