MaggieMoose: Let’s Walk The Talk

Maggie’s pawsability thought for the day:

“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.”

  Maggie and I lived life large around the holidays. Last week she went to see Dr. Karen Blount, her Veterinarian at Mid-Peninsula Animal Hospital for her almost two year old annual check-up. She stepped on the scales and WHOA it read 54 lbs! She gained four pounds since her last weigh-in. OK, my fault. Not enough walks. I confess I didn’t feel like walking her in our daily deluge of rain over the holidays. And company was here…. Omigosh, I have a million excuses. Maybe it was grandma’s fault? She’s the one who kept saying let her have another, it’s Christmas…. One too many treats Maggie. We check in at the counter after the surprising weigh-in. Maggie’s buddy Yarrow greeted her. What a sweetheart, Yarrow remembers Maggie since she was a puppy. Then Angelo, the gentle giant (football player comes to mind) lowers himself to give Maggie a little healthy heart biscuit. Maggie’s in love. We go into the room and the door closes. Maggie is looking all around. Memories? In between becoming a blur, she pants.

And continues to pant while waiting for what? Meanwhile there’s talking outside the door. Maggie stops panting to listen while staring at the door. On high alert she listens to the talking. All panting ceases. Maggie’s eyes remain focused on the door we came through. Eavesdropping Maggie?

Back to panting. Now Maggie hears rumblings towards the other door to her left. She switches focus.

In walks Dr. Karen Blount her Vet, with someone to shadow besides her. The news is Maggie’s healthy, but the ideal weight recommended is between 48-50 lbs. OK, we have a prescription for a little reduction in the daily kibble and on my end a major decrease in the treat rations. Life happened on the large size. Since it is the New Year Maggie, let’s get physical and start walking the talk. WOOF WOOF


4 comments to MaggieMoose: Let’s Walk The Talk

  • Animalcouriers  says:

    Perhaps her tongue has got longer and increased her weight 😉

  • cravesadventure  says:

    Now I have Olivia Newton John playing in my head “Lets Get Physical” – ha! Maggie will be back to her sleek self in no time and Spring is just around the corner too:) Happy Monday!

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    I am going to add that to my list of excuses! Extra long tongue caused extra poundage! LOL :) :)

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    Day One of cutting back on the treats and more walking! 😉

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