Obie – Obese Dachshund Media Star Locked in

Obie – Obese Dachshund Media Star Locked in Custody Battle – Obie a 5-year-old dachshund who weighed 77 pounds when his elderly owners gave Obie up for adoption, made headlines after his foster owner Nora Vanatta put Obie on a weight-loss plan and publicized his efforts on a Facebook page titled, “Biggest Loser, Doxie Edition.” Vanatta, a certified veterinary technician, told the New York Daily News that she initially agreed to care for the Obie  — who came to her with the name AJ — for a short time.

On the ”Biggest Loser: Doxie Edition” Facebook page – the one Vanatta set up for supporting Obie through his weight loss — she says the lawyer’s claims are simply untrue.

“I made it clear that this was a positive thing and that it wasn’t about bashing the previous owners or exploiting a fat dog,” she wrote on Wednesday. “Obie has a story and a mission to share and help other people.” Obie certainly has a lot to share. At just 5-years-old, the dumpy dachshund is twice the size of a normal doxie. Obie is currently undergoing a low-fat, high-protein diet, as well as a special hydrotherapy regime, Oregon Live reported.

I myself am a dachshund lover and I know how hard it is to resist those eyes when I am eating – my little Annie is such a beggar for my breakfast, lunch, and supper and it would be so easy to keep on feeding her but after reading Obie’s story I have to resist those eyes for Annie’s well-being J Many are not able to properly care for a dachshund for various reasons…

The Dachshund Rescue Web Page is a strong believer in spay and neuter programs. There is absolutely no reason for a pet not to be sterilized and several very good reasons why they should. Consider these sobering facts from the Humane Society of the United States website:

  • Estimated number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year: 6-8 million (HSUS estimate)
  • Estimated number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters each year: 3-4 million (HSUS estimate)
  • Estimated number of cats and dogs reclaimed by owners from shelters each year: 30 percent of dogs and 2-5 percent of cats entering shelters (HSUS estimate)
  • Estimated number of animal shelters in the United States: 3,500 (HSUS estimate)
  • Estimated percent of dogs in shelters who are purebred: 25 percent (HSUS estimate)

I strongly urge you to consider clicking the link to their website above, to read more.Image


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Be Positive

Focus on the positive. To be a better wife, stop focusing so much on the negative and the things he doesn’t do, or that he does wrong (more on that in a minute). Put energy into expressing your positive feelings about him, not griping about his faults

The world is not black and white. There are as many ways to do things as there are people, and just because you’d prefer he does it your way doesn’t mean he’s wrong. Let him do it his way, or if you must say something, show your appreciation for his skills, and then give a positive suggestion. Don’t start by pointing out what you would have done differently.

We can’t read minds. At least I can’t, not yet. So if there’s something bugging you, tell your husband about it. Don’t let it sit and fester inside you and then complain that he just doesn’t get it. And don’t just talk around the subject – be clear and to the point, not hinting at what you really want to say.

Belated Happy Easter…and Sign Language

As we were traveling all day Easter I was not able to get on a wish ALL a Happy Easter. Hope your’s was great 🙂 So happy to get home vacation’s are fun to go on but before long I am longing for my home space and my bed to sleep in and all the familiar home stuff….and of course my daschund Annie.

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Next time I travel I plan on riding in style in a LARGE RV 🙂

I learned this weekend though HOW to help my husband…when he was a child about 8 years old he got chicken pox then it turned into Encephalitis he was miraculously healed – at the time there was only 2 cases and 1 child died and my husband survived but had to learn to walk, talk and etc. The only lasting damage besides scars was to his hearing. He now wears hearing aids in both ears and the Dr said over time he will probably be completely deaf…but he is alive 🙂 Anyways, i met a lady over the weekend that introduced me to and so that is my new classes…wow there is a LOT to learn…..any advice?