Friday, November 30, 2012

Fat Dogs

Botero, Perros, 1966
Fernando Botero, Perros, 1966

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Wat Arun grounds

The fattest dog EVAH!

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Fat dog :)


Teckel - gorduchinho II - Big Fat Dog

Fat Dog

Fattest Dog EVER

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Traveling Fat Dog

The Fattest Dog

Hey Fatty

Obese Dog


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The fattest dog in the world?

I used to housesit for a couple that had an Australian Shepherd named Digger. Digger was the fattest dog I have ever seen. And it was no wonder, as every night his dinner consisted of a chicken breast sitting atop a bowl of egg noodles, topped with a pat of butter.

Digger also got a spoon of vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice-cream for dessert each night if he was a good boy. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I COULD NOT BELIEVE HIS DIET.  Appalling! That dog ate better than most people! But he was SO FAT! Fat and happy, but still. He JIGGLED when he walked! And when I would try and take him for a walk he would peter out and just refuse to move after we walked ONE BLOCK. Argh!

Sadly I do not have a picture of Digger, and I am sure he died of a heart attack long ago.  But these pics above will give you some indication of how he looked.

Full disclosure: I am of the chunky variety, so it isn't exactly fair of me to be judgemental on this issue!  I also have a 19 lb. kitty (he is a big boy, but he really isn't FAT fat), so clearly I feed my own little monsters more than they probably need!


Kathy said...

eeek! those are some big dogs! i bet their vets aren't too happy.

Annabelle Archer said...

They all look so miserable.

Annabelle Archer said...

They all look so miserable.

Dancing Branflake said...

This just makes me feel uncomfortable. Appropriately timed for right after Thanksgiving.

Kathryn said...

These dogs are a bit over-loved for their own good and to this extent, it has to give them health problems.

A treat once in awhile like what Digger got, but every night is almost criminal.

tulpen said...

I sort of hate my dog. But I won't feed her crappy people food.

Mostly because I don't want to clean up her puke.

Emily said...

And I thought MY dogs were chubby. This makes them seem like twigs in comparison.

May the force be with you.

DWei said...

No Corgis? Well, I guess that's not such a bad thing.

Lorena said...

I feel for those dogs.
Dogs should be running and full of energy.
I find there is a relation between my dogs getting fat and me getting fat.
Right now we are both in need of a good run.

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Maegan Tintari said...

lol.. hilarious but sad... if we let him, LeRoy would eat until his belly hit the floor FOR SURE... my grandma had a fatty german shepherd when I was young. My grandpa would make a sandwich and give her half of it every time! lol

Alisa said...

Poor pups! It is so odd to see an obese dog, it's not in their nature. My dog is always starving. I'm sure we give her more food than we should. Though, she would rather go for a walk than eat. Wish I was like that.

Kristine said...

I love fat animals, not going to lie. Perhaps I am so smitten because I know that like a dog I could eat myself to death if someone didn't take the food away from me. One of my husband's worst fears is that one day I will die at a buffet. That or fall asleep drunk in the bathtub and drown.

E said...

My parents' dog is teetering on the hefty side and the entire family openly shamed her at a Thanksgiving gathering (my dad got really defensive). Probably doesn't help that her name is Moo...

feathermar said...

I just took my dog for two walks. Thank God I don't have human children. I think I gained five pounds just READING about Digger's dinner.

I'm hungry.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oooh, that's painful - poor things! But speaking of... If we don't totally restrict our cats' diet they soon would be rolling around similarly. They're RAVENOUS since the weather turned cold.

Trissta {Living on the Chic} said...

Man, some people just need to chill on the food/emotional overfeeding of pets. Sometimes it just freaks me out. However, I do think little pudgy dogs are ridiculously crazy.

Much Love,

Jen said...

@ Tulpen. That was a disturbing comment. Was it a joke? A really-really bad one? God I hope so. Hate your dog? Even "sort of"? That's fucked up.

Kitty Stampede said...

Poor poochies. They are still cute and kinda funny to look at, but yah, not cool!!! Some people spoil their animals to a ridiculous degree.

melifaif said...

Now. Isn't that just sad in a way? I think so. And I, too, am of the chunky variety. LOVE!!! Bwahahaha