Monday, January 6, 2014

Pudgy Puppy

I think most people have seen pictures of Gracie and realize she's slightly chunky for a two-year-old purebred German Shepherd Dog.

Her second birthday is Friday, btw.

I want to go on the record about this.

When I was her primary caregiver, she ate measured kibble in a bowl with clean water on the side. She got a dental bone one per week for her teeth, weight appropriate size. She received training treats during training. Once or twice per week she got a little cheese, meat, or a couple almonds to taste.

Now that partner feeds her, she gets...

  • Kibble
  • Cooked chicken
  • Cooked liver
  • Cooked pork shoulder
  • Leftover meat
  • Crab
  • Cheese
  • Salami
  • Doggy ice cream
  • At least five raw hide sticks
  • Dog treats
  • Butcher's bone

Yes, she can get all of that in a single day, except usually it's only two of the cooked meats, not all three.

This is why she's getting too fat. Plus, I'm having trouble taking her walking as much as I did because of the weather/season. She's over fed, over loved, sedentary dog!

Part of me wants to be in charge of her feeding again, but partner would not be amenable to kibble-only for our precious dog-daughter.

Our fat dog-daughter.

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