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 dog 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. He would have been 12 years old in March 2018. The Scottie Chronicles is dedicated to Stuart and the joy he shared with everyone who met him or saw him from afar. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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