OK. You might remember I mentioned I went to see Dr. Elliott yesterday.
Here’s the thing. Sometimes I don’t think my peeps are the sharpest knives in the drawer. Know what I mean?
See, you might also remember that I eat lots and lots and lots of green beans. To help me lose weight. I’m still pushing 25 pounds and I’m up 4 tenths of a pound since December.
Now, if you’re a big dog, that may not matter. But I’m not a big dog. I’m a big dog in a small, stocky package.
The conversation at the vet yesterday went something like this:
“Yes, I see Stuart’s weight is up a bit since last time.”
“Oh Dr. Elliott, what are we going to do? Nothing we’re doing is working. He eats the right amount of dry kibble that we’ve talked about. Very few treats and good treats like rice cakes and beans when we do give him treats. And, you know, the green beans he eats all the time.”
“That sounds like a good diet, as we’ve discussed. Huumm…… Did you say ‘all the time’?”
“Well, yeah, he eats green beans all the time.”
“Just how many green beans is he getting?”
“Um, he goes through around six to ten pounds of beans in a week.”
“So, you’re saying he eats almost a pound of beans in a DAY??”
“Yeah.” Sheepish silence.
“Labs don’t eat that many green beans!!!!”
“Really?” Sheepish facial expressions.
“When does he eat these beans?”
“Well, he eats a little breakfast, then lunch of kibble and beans, then dinner with beans, then there’s his night cap of beans before he goes to bed and dinner is a couple of plates of beans in addition to the dry food and, then, in the summertime he really loves his frozen green beans as treats…………….”
“That’s way too many beans. Too many carbs. Like humans, belly fat is bad.”
I can’t bring myself to talk about my own belly fat. So, you get the gist of the rest of the office visit. There was lots of discussion, my nails were trimmed and We went home.
And I went to see my Sniglet. She doesn’t care about my belly fat.
That’s the truth about green beans. Too many is too much.
What You Learned Today:
- My peeps are a sandwich short of a picnic.
- But, I’m afraid I created Them that way.
- See, They do whatever I want.
- Like give me all the green beans I want to eat. Anytime. Even before I go to bed.
- Ah me. I created a monster situation.
- Now, I have to retrain Them to be reasonable with the beans.
- At least I get to shift my bean treats to more rice cakes. Flavored ones, too!
- I’ll keep you posted.
- I’m sure I’ll be OK. ‘Cause I’m a stocky kind of guy anyway.