Oh I know.. I really feel for poor Spirit the most..I taught him to hit his bowl to tell me when he was hungry.. Now poor dog is going round licking all the bowls and hitting them Bad Mommy.. I am upping the vegs.. to fill in.. but it is so hard.. I really hope when I get back we can get them on the treadmil that would really help.. Hubby feels bad, he is a postman and walks 8 or so mile a day 6 days a week and he is beat tired when he comes home and then me with a really bad back.. Heck I can hardly go shopping sometimes.. Well, we are all really going to work on getting out more and getting the dogs more excerise.. that is all there is to it.. It is for their health and ours..