Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Week 10: Jax's Biggest Loser Campaign

Intake Weight: 56 Pounds
New Weight: 35 Pounds

Jax's Campaign: Jax is on a mission to lose at least 27 pounds. 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. Jax lost another pound!! Wow, that is paw-mazing considering how hard the last few pounds are.  What is your secret, Jax?! Check out how week 10 went in his foster home!

Week 10
Mary and I had a special outing. We rode in the car to a place where there were dozens of dogs and people—and they all said hello to me—I didn’t even have to bark!  All the other dogs were hiding behind their people. Not me! I was so happy to be out meeting the world, I couldn’t stop wiggling my butt. I had a lot of fun with a strange lady while Mary was gone. However, I was smart enough to make a fuss about Mary when she came back.

Jax is not so bad. I have learned to ignore his barking. Jax barks when Bill sets the salt down on the table. Sometimes I think he was born in a barn. So was I, but I’ve grown beyond it.

I have some privileges Jax doesn’t—I get to go upstairs to Mary’s studio and chew my nylabone while she sews. This week was so cold and rainy I decided to curl up on the sofa with Jax rather go upstairs with Mary.

Jax was very outgoing at the adoption show last week. I wonder if he could get a full-time job as a greeter at Wal-Mart. Jax has also gotten way more active at home. Every couple hours he runs around the house to check on things. I originally thought his dream family would be an older quiet couple (like us). Lately I’ve sensed that he finds us a little boring and would prefer a busier household. Jax has changed so much—anyone who had adopted him three months ago as a fat, sick pup would be stunned to be living with the dynamo he is now. (I’m a little stunned myself.)

Jax is very co-operative about his meds. He’s so good about standing still for his eye drops that the bottle we just finished lasted 52 days.

Jax weighed in at 35 pounds. He and Zigg are enjoying each other more than they did at first. Zigg’s a bit disgusted that Jax gets an assist onto the sofa, but he just grumbles to himself. Both of them are secure enough to show tummy and ask for a belly rub even if the other dog is nearby. 

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