Personality of a doornob...*mean* Rosemary tsk tsk. Maybe if she wasn't so heavy she could bounce around a little. LOL. I see heavy dogs all the time, it makes me nuts. It really, really shortens their life and ruins drive and even fun. Ticks me off!!
Yeah, I've seen so many dullard Dobermans who have no spark, no life, no sign of drive at all.
It's because their bodies and brains are sick from obesity.
Lighten 'em up, get 'em fit, and they are entirely different dogs.
You cant change those people.
My moms Yorkie, who should weigh 7lbs was at 12lbs last year. It took her needing surgery for patellar luxation and a torn ACL for my Mom to finally realize that she needed to lose some weight even though I had been nagging her for YEARS.
She finally switched her to a good food, she is down to 9.5lbs but she will never get down to her goal weight because my mom is still over feeding and too many treats.
Even after $3k and recovery she still cant stop over feeding her "out of love"
Even after seeing her dog go from a blob that can hardly walk to a running crazy dog.
And then has the nerve to say my dog is too skinny
I absolutely know I've caused some tension with rescue friends who way, way, way overfeed their dogs (and other species).
It makes me feel so bad, but I hate it worse that their animals are not feeling their best and will not likely live as long, or be as healthy in their later years. I just can't entirely keep my mouth shut. I feel like there has got to be some way to reach some of these owners.
I've had comments flung at me about my "skinny-ass dogs" and I just look at my kids flying over the ridgelines, bursting thru the woods, and zooming in the sheer joy of running thru the meadows...and I smile and shake my head and go on.