I guess I've been lying to myself. Telling myself that he's not fat, he's just tall and muscular.
Unfortunately, our vet set me straight yesterday. Yes, that's right. My chocolate lab Jackson isn't fluffy. He's fat. He weighed in at a whopping 122 pounds. Now I should qualify that and say that he actually IS an extremely tall dog, but he still needs to lose about 10 pounds.
So, just in time for the holiday treats, Jackson is on a diet.
However, I'm not sure what the vet meant when she gently said "I know that when I have a few extra pounds, so does my dog."
Okay - I do know what she meant. I choose to ignore it.
Friday, November 14, 2008