A New Diet

You're all too familiar with this photo. Me on the scales.

OK.  Here’s an update.  Dr. Elliott says that all I have to do is change my diet.  There’s nothing wrong with me except that there are too many calories in my food.  We kept a careful food diet and faxed it over to her and that’s what she said.  Dr. Elliott’s nice.  And knows a lot about Scotties.  In fact, she has more Scottie patients that anybody else We know!

So, I’m switching from my California Natural lamb and rice kibble to a low-fat version.  I wonder if I’ll like it?  I can still eat my string beans.  And my apples. And my cauliflower.

Wish me luck.  I’ll weigh in again in about five weeks.

Whew.  This diet thing is pretty hard.  You know, He can eat whatever He wants and never gain an ounce; She, on the other hand, has to watch every little thing She puts in Her mouth.

I’m happy to share my new food with Her.  I’ll save Her some.  Think She’ll join me in a little nosh? (Or is that “gnosh?”)

What You Learned Today:

  • Dr. Elliott was amazed at the food diary We sent over.  She said it was so comprehensive and she often comments about how she wishes more people would care as much about their pets. I can’t imagine somebody not taking care of their canine (or feline, or bovine…etc.) companion like They take care of me. Can you?
  • You know, I think if people thought about their animal friends like they do about their people friends, then things would be a lot nicer.
  • You know the saying, “wag more, talk less.”
  • Woo Hoo!  Here’s to a svelte me!

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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6 Responses to A New Diet

  1. Bonnie says:

    Yikes! I am on a diet too, but it’s defintiely NOT comprehensive or interesting. Apparently those 3 months I took care of my MR. with no exercise and lots of cookies added 6 lbs to my petite frame. (NOTE: calling me Chunky Butt is NOT nice.) The vet put me on Hills low calorie kibbie (looks like rabbit pellet food) and W/D canned food. YUCK. It stopped up both me n Puffy. Worse on Puffy. She had to start putting regular canned food in our kibbie and olive oil on Puffy’s food, but he’s still constipated. And lots walkies, that’s the only good part of the diet.

    Maybe we should start a BIGGEST LOSSER group.
    I think there are a couple of other doggies on spring training diets too.



    • OH BONNIE! How IS your Mr.???? I think you’re right about starting the biggest loser! At least we’d be in the struggle together. Try some canned pumpkin puree for that ole nasty constipation. It might help moooooove things along…. Roo Roo, Stuart

  2. Diet is such a yucky word, Stuart! Good luck to you!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. I’ve been on a weight watchers dry food for 6 months; but I’ve been scratching, so I’m going back on my raw food diet…..just not as much.

    Poor Kendra has to stay on the dry food–someone has to eat that 7 kg bag.

    Good luck….and sympathy, Daisy, Kendra and Bella

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