by Sweetie, Fitness Trainer and Intrepid Defender of the Home
Good morning, dear friends.
You might ask when reading the title if we are having goose for Christmas dinner this year and the answer is, No, we won't be eating goose but 2 chubby geese will be feasting with us. Who are these chubby birds? Why, they are our brothers, of course - those overweight, under-exercised, chow machines.
Once again I address the topic of exercise and fitness... and as on the other occasions I, Sweetie, am frustrated as is Grammy.
As you all know the boys are somewhat chubby. WHAT'S that, Mousie? Okay, maybe I should have said the boys are substantially chubby. They are substantial as in... they are NOT featherweights. Far from it.
Add to that that they are chubbier than a year ago despite Grammy watching their food intake and changing up the foods for various diet foods. You can read about our foray into FAT CAT brand food here. That was a bust and yet, Grammy, ever the optimist, has started to try new 'diet food' for them called Royal Canin Satiety. Rondo won't touch the wet food so he's on the kibble equivalent but Etude is on a combo of wet and dry.
And you also know that Grammy bought a harness and leash for Etude and if that is successful, then Rondo will be getting his very own harness.
Getting Etude used to this harness may be a challenge greater than Grammy realized. The goofball slinks across the floor belly to the ground when wearing it. Of course, that isn't hard since his belly is already pretty close to the floor but it is evident by the way he bends his legs that he doesn't like it. More days and weeks may be required until he adapts and accepts the harness. Then getting him out the door into the hall will be the next challenge. But, Grammy persists. Years ago we tried exercising Grammy and the boys and that was close to futile too. You can read about it here. That one almost got us evicted. *Giggles* Whiskers got the last laugh in that exercise.
Then I decided to open up my Fitness Academy and while I've done well with other clients including Whiskers and my sister Mousie those boys are another matter altogether. You may want to read about these here and part 2 here. Working with them was a major frustration that I may never recover from but I shall try. Always focus on the positive, I say. And so...
Grammy and I haven't given up. We're going to get those boys down to a respectable weight, even if it does us in. In fact, we are thinking about setting up bleachers and charging for the show. It should be good. Do we have any takers? Would you pay to watch the show?
Well, that's all for today. Grammy has a busy day ahead of her and Mousie has been feeling unwell this morning so we'll be keeping a close eye on her. Just pray it is an off day for the wee one and a visit to the vet won't be required.
We love you, dear friends.
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