Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Week 9: Jax's Biggest Loser Campaign

Intake Weight: 56 Pounds
New Weight: 36 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. OMD, he has lost 20 pounds in 11 weeks. That is PAWesome! Read below for how well it went in his foster home!

Week 9

Mary, I know the food container is
right behind me. Can I please
have more?
This week the peeps ran out of my very special food. Now I get fed Zigg’s not-quite as special food. I still inhale it and race to the gate to see if Zigg has any leftovers. Nope. He just sits there waiting to see if I left anything in my bowl. Nope. 

One morning on our walk, I found a dead bird. Actually Zigg found it first, but Mary pulled him past it quickly. Bill wasn’t watching as closely, so I had time to pick up a wing. The smell was amazing.

I am sharing my people and my food and my treats and my toys and my sofa. I am being the better dog on walks. Jax worries too much. Sometimes he barks at nothing, so I let him bark alone. When I am good, and Jax is not, I get treats, and Jax doesn’t. 

Ready for a walk?
We had an eventful week. Jax switched over to Zigg’s food and his stools took on better form. No increase in itching. The more things two dogs have the same, the simpler it is to foster. Ditto for living with another human--Bill and I use the same soap, shampoo, and toothpaste. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a brand of kibble that Bill finds tasty.

One morning Jax nabbed a dead grackle. He gave it up easily—not quite a “drop it”, but no fuss having it taken out of his mouth. I replaced it with a piece of cabbage heart and subsequently declined his kisses for 48 hours.

The biggest news for the biggest loser—Jax was down to 36 pounds this Monday. This is a 20 pound loss in his 11 weeks in rescue, and twelve pounds in his eight weeks with us. Jax extra butt is gone—we now see all his tail, all the time. His hindquarters have a nice shape. He’s carrying his extra poundage on his chest. No sign of ribs yet, but we have every reason to believe they are under that fat.

#cockerspanielrescue #canineWeightLoss 

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