My Guide Dog Is Fat!
Due to attacks from dogs off leash and my being ill, I am now breaking in my fourth guide dog. She has been with me since December 17th, which happens to be the week of the first of many big snow storms. I have ice phobia so we stayed home a lot! Now that the weather is supposed to be better, I asked my guide dog trainer to come for a home visit to regain our confidence. Well, he walked in the door and the first thing he said, “She’s gained 10 pounds at least.”
In the world of guide dogs, it is always the handler's fault if the dog is fat. I have never had a fat dog in my life and I am finding it rather humbling. Somewhere along the way I made the judgement that fat dogs go with fat owners. I know this is awful and I also know that it is not necessarily so, but there you have it. I believe that neither judgements nor excuses are useful, so I guess it is time to lose 10 pounds! It’s all about teamwork isn't it, so now we are going for the Beach Body together.
If anybody knows how to help their slightly overweight dog to lose those pounds, I am interested in tips! Post below, tweeting to @BlindAlive, or on Facebook by clicking this link!