But Dr. Hetzler (Woogie's vet, at Ark Animal Hospital) made some good points, too, especially concerning how Woogie's 'avoir-du-poids' (as Dad would say) is affecting his agility and making his little heart murmur worse. He needs to lose 20% of his current body weight, and we started the regimen today.
Day 1 of Woogie Watch:
Tori and Woogie each ate 1.5 oz of Wellness Senior Formula and 1 cup of Sensitive Stomachs kibble. Normally, Woogie eats the wet food and walks away, and Tori eats Woogie's kibble too. I always relent about 2 hours later and give Woogie 1 to 2 cups of kibble to snack on. And then a dental bone, and sometimes whatever is left over from my dinner too. *shame*
But tonight, I mixed the wet food into the kibble, Woogie cleaned his bowl, and then I removed the bowls from the floor.
And now, Woogie is staring holes through me, wondering why I have suddenly become so very stupid.
Before you judge me, just take a look at this stare:
Now, I'm not claiming he is shooting blue laser beams into my brain, per se, but it sure feels that way. I'm going to have a hard time maintaining my own snacking program under this kind of scrutiny.
A la prochaine, mes amis - wish me luck!!