Does This Make Me Look Fat?

Am I getting too stout?

Am I getting too stout?

Does sitting this way make me look fat? Be honest.

Yeah, that’s it. I just look fat. I’m not putting on weight. Even though that’s what the scales at my doctor’s office say. I think I’m pretty handsome the way I am, but They are in a tizzy over my weight.

See, We’ve been dealing with this for over a year now. Last summer, my doctor (I just love Dr. Lori Elliott, by the way – and she loves me) said that I weighed about 2-3 lbs. more than I should. She told Them that my little feet were beginning show signs of supporting too much weight. GET OUT! That’s a terrible thing to say!

So, They put me on a diet. The amount of dry food I get every day has been reduced and I get steamed string beans whenever I want. String beans (that’s “green beans” to those non-Southern U.S. readers) make me feel full and they have no calories. They’re great.

I lost a couple of pounds, but then gained them back. Lost some more, but gained them back. Frankly, I think something’s wrong with Dr. Elliott’s scales. Don’t you? That’s it. It’s the scales.

I’m going to the doctor’s today to be weighed. Wish me luck.

What You Learned Today:

  • An ideal weight for a Scottie is around 21 – 23 pounds. Any more than that and it strains our feet, legs and heart. Imagine carrying around a couple of bags of sugar all the time. That’s a lot.
  • Work with your doctor to help get weight under control sooner rather than later in life.
  • Lay off the treats, but if you must treat, make sure they’re healthy things. I LOVE string beans. They’re high in fiber and low in calories. I can eat as much as I want!
  • As much as I love going through the drive-thru at the bank to get a treat, those little dog bones that come in the box are just too fatty for me.
  • Apples, rice cakes, string beans, pumpkin – all make nice things to eat that aren’t too bad for me. But, as with anything, moderation is critical.
  • LEAN TREATS, those things in the purple bags, they make me crazy. I LOVE THEM! And they’re good for me. But not too many at a time.
  • I hope She buys some LEAN TREATS when we’re at the doctor’s today. (Don’t I need a treat at the doctor’s office? Yeah. I do.)
  • Please wish me luck today. I don’t want to grow into a fat old man with heart trouble.

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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