The Fat Man. And I Don’t Mean Santa.

Oh me.

Oh you guys. I had a traumatic morning. First, my toenails were clipped. And I hate that. It was especially rough this time. It took Dr. Elliott and a nice helper AND my peep to hold me while they were traumatizing me. And if that wasn’t enough. I was weighed. Again.

Santa ain’t the only fat man. I’ve gained a little over a half a pound. And I’m pushing 25 lbs. total. That’s way too much for me. I’ve been doing so well. Lots and lots of my favorite – you know – my green beans. And apples. And low-cal food. Low-cal treats. Good grief.

So now I’m going to try eating two smaller meals earlier in the day. Dr. Elliott says that, like humans, when I eat my main meal at night then tawdle off to bed…well, you know what happens.

Oh me. And I was in such a good mood. The holiday spirit and all that. Gifts, giveaways, and spending lots and lots of good quality time with my peeps.

Oh me.

What You Learned Today:

  • I’m watching my weight. And checking it twice. Gonna find out how to get this naughty fat on ice.
  • Gotta try a new eating regime.
  • Do any of you have a tread mill you’re not using?
  • HEY…today’s the last day to enter my Great Gift Giveaway. Share this link with your friends. Entries close at midnight.
  • Thanks again to Edward, the Tailless Kitty, for my wonderful holiday gifts!

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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20 Responses to The Fat Man. And I Don’t Mean Santa.

  1. Duncan says:

    Hang in there, Stuart! Maybe the twice a day feeding will work for you. I eat twice a day because I have stomach problems. Dr. Elliott thought that if I keep a little food on my stomach it would help. Seems like I’m hungry ALL the time. I love those green beans, too! – Duncan

    • Well Duncan, I tried my first little lunchable meal today. Wasn’t so bad. With LOTS of green beans. I swannee…..He’s not too worried about it, but She is. AND Dr. Elliott told me a long time ago about putting some food in my stomach in the early AM. Once I started having a little nosh (or is that gnosh?), my tummy felt fine. Still does. THAT’s the problem! My tummy feels juuuuussssst fine. Thanks for writing.

      Roooo! Stuart

  2. Kyla says:

    Instead of getting traumatized with the violations of your body, you should have chosen the body scanner! What the hell, everyone sees you naked anyway unless it is Halloween and you have to wear that devil outfit.

    They’re calling you fat at 25lbs? She calls me fat a 22! Both the vet and He think I’m just right. I can’t get like Kenzie the Westie at 16-Scotties are built like cinder blocks so They just have to get used to it.

    • I’m thinking I’m a cinder block, too. Yeah…that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. My friends, the Rocky Creek Scotties, are cinder blocks. And what’s so wrong with that??? Hey…you know what? Dr. Elliott told me she body scanned somebody and found part of a turkey carcass in there. Poor dog. I’m all for the body scan. (You never know what you might find.)

      I think the scales are wrong.

      Roodles, Stuart

  3. Georgie says:

    oh no Stuart…I hate that you don’t get treats like we do. You may want to get a new best friend like my Scarlett. do you know how many calories you can burn chasing a Greyhound all over the back yard. Even more if shes chasing you. Then the Captain gets in on the chase and I have to run twice as fast cause’ Scarlet and the Captain don’t run in the same direction.
    Exercise Stuart, more exercise = more treats.
    good luck

    • Hi Georgie. I think I’ll go out now and get some exercise. I’m going to help Her put some holiday lights in the bushes in front of the house. Here’s how I do it: I find a nice spot in the sun. Sit down. Watch her. Supervise. Snooze.

      Somehow, I don’t think that’s the kind of exercise you mean.

      Roodles, Stuart

  4. Hoke says:

    Oh no!!! I only get natural treats and one meal a day which is breakfast. Doc told me that I’m alot of muscle but 25 pounds is my number to avoid! Chase that cat more is what I say!

    • Yes indeed. We’ve been trying to avoid the 25 number over at Our house, too. I haven’t blogged about my weight in a while because I thought I had it under control. It was an issue last year or so…

      Chasing a cat. Now THERE’S an idea.

      Roodles, Stuart

  5. Ahh, poor Stuart! Not the dreaded scale….yikes! It’s only temporary, the weight will go down with those green beans and apples and all. We just wanted to let you know that Mack’s Gift arrived! Hu-mom took pictures of him opening it and we’ll blog about it soon. Mack is having a hard time keeping the new toy away from me, Minnie. We loved the plaid gift wrap and awesome scottie card! So fitting! What fun to be part of a gift exchange! Thanks so much.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  6. Oh….and I love the Guard Puggle sign. Hu-mom is looking for the best place to display it!

    Minnie and Mack

  7. edgar says:

    well…we think you look great stuart! remember…big boned, not fat!

  8. Daisy says:

    Oh no! A strict eating regime just BEFORE Christmas. That’s a bummer.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

    • Yeah, geez.

      BUT, one thing I know: I’m going to get lots of exercise over the holiday. Running on the beach and all. That’s a few weeks away though. At least I’m not the only one watching my weight around Our house.

      Roo, Stuart

  9. If we told you how much Carrleigh weighed it might make you feel better about yourself.

  10. Diets at the holidays are so hard, Stuart! Good luck to you!
    Mom said something about nails being clipped tonight at our house! YIKES!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  11. Pooh – it’s probably just a little water weight, Stuart, right?

  12. Kyla says:

    I forgot to tell you. I have a wonderful way to get your weight down. When the vet tech goes to weigh me, I’m put on this rubber mat thing that weighs me. I shed a pound by piddling on it-no problem, I just lift my tail, squat and let fly. Gets rid of that awful water weight. The vet tech always wipes it up before taking a reading. It beats going on a (ugh) diet.

  13. Jazzi says:

    Oh Stuart
    You dont look fat at all. Maybe the scales are a little off!! Sorry bout those nails!!


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