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Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Lean, Mean, Berner Machine
Ok, ok, "mean" does not fit a description of Maggie, but "lean" now does. About six months ago at agility class, it was decided that Maggie needed to lose a couple of pounds. She was not fat, but had a little more weight than she should have for a dog who participates in a high impact sport. So I cut back Maggie's food and once the cooler weather was here, she was more than happy to have an increase in exercise. I began to notice that she was less sluggish going over the jumps at agility and overall a little more spunky in class. Today I took her for a weigh-in at the vet's office. At her last checkup in June she weighed 85.5 pounds. Today . . . . . 76.5 pounds! She has lost 9 pounds in the past 6 months! I am sure Maggie wishes that she had more food, but she still gets treats everyday. She looks fit and healthy and has energy to spare.