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YOJULEZ
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3/25/13 12:10 P

While I'm all about adopting pets, it's not for everyone and is not a cure all. Pets are a lot of work. Plus feeding pets "people" food is often harmful to them. Instead of using a pet as a "trick" to lose weight...try putting less food on your plate to begin with.



BARBWMS
Posts: 1,238
3/25/13 12:01 P

For MyUtmost4Him.. rest assured, our dog is ALWAYS on a leash and is kept well away from anyone who does not ask to approach.... I do understand that fear. And we keep him on the lead ALSO for his protection.. cars, coyotes, javelinas, rattlesnakes......

But I am sorry for your fear. I was pretty much traumatized by a dog when I was four and it did take time to recover.

And for the other comments.. I'd agree.. we do not give table food nor do we allow him to beg as we eat.... but he recognizes the scoop and the spoon that feed him!



SUGAR0814
Posts: 3,127
3/25/13 11:58 A

Good for you to be able to find a friend at the pound. I have a dog but I don't feed him table food. He does keep me company when I exercise some times (he'll sit and watch me while I'm on the Wii). Good times!



I_HEART_MY_FAM
Posts: 1,809
3/25/13 11:52 A

Well that surely would not happen for me as I cook almost everything with onion, and onions are deadly to dogs..



MYUTMOST4HIM
Posts: 11,440
3/25/13 11:48 A

I am not a pet person at all - and in fact have a fear of dogs (bitten when young) and really hate it when I am out for a walk and owners don't have their furry friend on a leash. I don't care how friendly you think your dog is - it sends me into a panic attack and their is a leash law.
Sorry about the venting - emoticon



BARBWMS
Posts: 1,238
3/25/13 11:24 A

As long as your furry friends don't get overweight!

But you are so right. We adopted "Sparky" from the pound last summer.. my husband takes him for a good hike daily... at least 3 miles, sometimes as much as 8 (one time a week). I go with them on weekends or later on when it is is still light when they walk. Sparky is the picture of health; my husband has trimmed from 230 to 185 and I've lost over 75 pounds. Life is good.

And now we're looking for the right companion dog for Sparky......



COUNTESSCHAN
Posts: 95
3/25/13 10:09 A

Head down to your local animal shelter and find the companion best suited to your home. Any one there will gladly be your new best friend for life. Next, make sure all of your meals are eaten someplace your new friend can see you. S/he will use the power of cute to make sure you never eat a full plate again! I couldn't even begin to guess how many calories I've pawned off on my furry little friends, and we are all happier for it!



 
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