It’s funny how quickly one forgets that it’s really, really expensive to own a dog. Especially when you’re kind of a hippie dippy owner that insists on organic dog food, puppy treats, and all that stuff. There’s going to the vet, dog training, grooming, toys, replacing everything that the dog destroys. It adds up really quickly and I was already really short on cash. (That’s code for BROKE.)
On Monday, Willow had a free consult with a vet. Everything checked out fine and she’s healthy except that she’s a little chubby. I knew she was a little chunky, but thought it was just puppy fat. The doc said it was no big deal. She just needs some exercise and she’ll likely grow into it. He mainly wants me to be aware because beagles can have weight problems and if you don’t monitor it you wind up with something that looks like this:
So, we started going for longish walks since she’s just a baby. We’re doing about a mile or so twice a day when possible. As she gets older she can run as well. Beagles are super active dogs and LOVE to run and romp. Which is what makes fat beagles even sadder.
But I digress. While on our walk yesterday, I noticed that Willow already looks a bit trimmer. She’s either already dropped a couple of pounds or she grew taller. Not sure which and it really doesn’t matter. I’ve now decided that she is a pro and should have her own HLB.
She can document how she went from a fat puppy to a svelte athlete!
She will use her superior puppy knowledge to tell the world how they too can be as skinny as her by walking leisurely around the neighborhood and only eating 3/4 cup of kibble twice a day. Of course, I’ll have to get a DSL camera so she can take pictures of everything she eats. Surely pictures like this:
will be enough to get a large readership, tons of sponsors, and free shit.
Willow will then become a pro on absolutely everything. Running, writing, making organic dog treats, having babies, weddings. EVERYTHING! She will be the official authority on everything healthy. Readers will fawn over her and never tell her that she’s wrong. She will have meet-ups and conferences (at $100 per person, of course) telling people how to achieve all the greatness that she has.
We will be rich!!!
And…when rumors start to swirl that Willow might, in fact, be a dog her true fans will continue to toss money at her. Even when pics like this leak: