Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Week 5: Jax's Biggest Loser Campaign

Intake Weight: 56 Pounds
New Weight: 42 Pounds

Jax's Campaign: Jax is on a mission to lose at least 27 pounds in the next six to nine months. Let's cheer him on to "LOSE THAT WEIGHT!" You will hear about Jax's progress through his, his foster brother Ziggy's and his foster mom Mary's eyes. Read below for how week five went in his foster home! Looks like our Jax had a slow week - the scale said he went up a pound but those pesky scales are never right (RIGHT?!!) It's ok, Jax, you are doing AMAZING!

Week five

Jax's Laser Focus
on the Carrots!
I am getting my groove back. I hardly ever fall over as I lumber around the house. The extra rations are giving me a lot more energy. The peeps used to take me for a quick walk as soon as they got up and then go for a long walk with Ziggy. This week I got to go on the long walk with the whole pack. We see lots of dogs and people, and then we wait for Bill in a place where my barking really echoes! I can get Ziggy so wound up that he barks along with me.

I wish I had the number for animal welfare. I always have Mary on the end of my leash for the morning coffee walk, because she carries the carrots. But now Jax has her, and I have Bill. Far from the carrots. The upside is seeing the things that Jax barks at—I help. In the house I have come to accept that he is helped onto the sofa when Mary and I are reading after dinner. I get to lie on her legs with my special quilt. Jax is way at the other end of the sofa.

I’m happy for Jax that he can walk the half mile to the coffee shop in the morning. And I’m happy for me. I get back my time with Bill and Ziggy and can eliminate a couple of my times around the block with Jax. Jax weighed 42 pounds this week. However, I’ve been to Weight Watchers. I told him—it’s not just about the number on the scale—it’s also about how your harness fits. Jax has been sporting a St. Bernard harness. He needed it to get around his belly. Yesterday he fit into a harness meant for a spaniel. His chest has gone from 32 inches on arrival here to 28 inches this week!

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