Good news..in a way…people aren’t the only ones getting larger in size. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention says that out pets are fat!
- An Estimated 54% of Dogs and Cats in the United States are Overweight or Obese
- An Estimated 93 million US Dogs and Cats are Overweight or Obese
- An Estimated 21% of US Dogs and Cats are Obese
- An Estimated 36 million US Pets are Obese
- An Estimated 55.6% of US Dogs are Overweight or Obese (BCS 4-5)
- An Estimated 20% of US Dogs are Obese (BCS 5)
- 43 million US Dogs are estimated to be Overweight or Obese
- 16 million US Dogs are estimated to be Obese
- An Estimated 54% of US Cats are Overweight or Obese (BCS 4-5)
- An Estimated 22% of US Cats are Obese (BCS 5)
- 50 million US Cats are estimated to be Overweight or Obese
- 20 million US Cats are estimated to be Obese
And you know what…they may have a point.
My schnauzer weighs around 20lbs (depending on how much junk my freeloaders are sneaking to her). According to the APOP, she should weigh 12-15 lbs. In her defense, or just an easy excuse, she is a bigger than average dog for her breed. And she does have on her winter coat still. Not sure if she had her collar on when she was last weighed.
My Mutt should weigh anywhere from 50–75 (boxer) 55–65 (pit) 65–80(lab) and who knows what else is in his mix. He really has a lab body, weighing it at around 85 lbs.
Aloha friends- do you have a pet?
Is your pet ‘presently built’?
1. Dream On “Every time that I look in the mirror, All these lines in my face getting clearer. The past is gone. It went by like dusk to dawn. Isn’t that the way. Everybody’s got their dues in life to pay” Do you pay dues or something such as a membership in a union, church, civic group, gang, etc?
A gang. The mommies on blogland….
2. Angel “Without your love, I’m nothing but a beggar. Without your love, a dog without a bone…” What is your favorite dog breed? Cuddly
3. Sweet Emotion “You stand in the front just a shakin your ass. I’ll take you backstage you can drink from my glass…” Have you ever been backstage at a concert to meet the band? If not, what band would you like to meet backstage?
Any band not doing drugs and waiting for slutty chicks while I’m there.
4. Walk This Way “So I took a big chance at the high school dance with a missy who was ready to play…” What was the first song you ever danced to at a school dance? I’ll let you know when I get there.
5. Crazy “You’re packin up your stuff and talkin like it’s tough. And tryin to tell me that it’s time to go, yeah. But I know you ain’t wearin nothing underneath that overcoat. And it’s all a show, yeah.” Ever worn your PJs in public? nah…I don’t even know if I own any. I wear FL #1’s old t shirts
6. Cryin “I was cryin when I met you. Now I’m tryin to forget you. Your love is sweet misery.” What is the worst film you went to see in the past 5 years? Boy is that a hard one to narrow down!
7. Draw The Line “Checkmate honey beat you at your own damn game. No dice honey I’m livin on the astral plane. Feet’s on the ground and your head’s goin down the drain. Oh heads I win tails you lose….” What is your favorite board game?
Wii anything…when I’m board, I play Wii.
8. Big Ten Inch Record “My girl don’t go for smoking, and liquor just makes her flinch. Seems she’ll go for nuthin, ‘cept for my big ten inch… Record of a band that plays the blues…” What was your favorite record (or CD) when you were 18 years old?
Probably Foreigner or Eagles
9. Janie’s Got A Gun “It’s Janies last IOU She had to take him down easy and put a bullet in his brain…” What was the last IOU written for that you either gave or received? Mean like the IRS?
10. Jaded “My my baby blue. Yeah I’ve been thinkin bout you. My my baby blue, yeah you’re so jaded. And I’m the one that jaded you” Are you jaded on a subject or issue? I live in a state that just raised it’s taxes.Bigtime.
11. I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing “I don’t wanna close my eyes. I don’t wanna fall asleep cause I’d miss you baby And I don’t wanna miss a thing….” What was the last event that you missed that you regret? Lunch with my galpals
12. Rag Doll “Yes I’m movin, I’m really movin. Sloe Gin fizzy, do it til you’re dizzy. Give it all you got until your put out of your misery” What is the most miserable thing that happened to you recently?
Got the bill for my new crown.
13. Love In An Elevator “Love in an elevator, lovin it up when I’m goin down. Love in an elevator. Livin it up when I hit the ground…” What is the most unusual place that you have made love?
On the internet with George Clooney.