Hold the ice cream sundae

My dog Susie Says

To die or to diet

We returned from California a few weeks ago and I had my regular check-up at our local veterinarian place. Surprise... I was three pounds overweight when we left the Atlanta airport for LA, then mysteriously lost the weight enabling me to sit with Sandy on the return flight, and now I'm suddenly six pounds heavier. Maybe the scales at the airport were wrong? Our nice lady vet said something about me being obese. I'll have to look that word up because I've never heard it before. I hope I still like the lady doc after I know what that obese word means.

Sandy completely wigged out about my girth. No more beauty contests for moi or desserts either. Mom didn't realize that when we visited places on our recent California trip, like the Santa Monica beach, I checked out all the food vendors while she talked to the natives. The people there are so friendly and generous with their food, I was always getting little snacks when Sandy wasn't looking. When she got on the Ferris wheel and the roller coaster, I was scoping out the hotdog stands, and the hamburger stands, and the taco stands, and....well, mystery solved. I hope she doesn't figure it out because I'm looking forward to our next trip back to the warm sand and cool water.

Now for my diet. Sandy consulted with an animal nutritionist(I swear), who recommended the following food regiment. Cooked chicken without the skin, liver, brown rice, apples, blueberries, baby carrots, green beans and peas, fish oil capsules and peanut butter. Now I love peanut butter and meaty chicken and liver, but carrots and fish oil? I'd rather be bulimic. Leave the carrots for the rabbits I chase in the woods, and let the fish oil sleep with the fishes. But since I can't fix my own food yet...I'll have to go along with this until I lose the lbs.

Supposedly, having a loving happy pet makes the owner feel more contented and peaceful. I'll keep you posted on this new diet experiment and if I'm happy? Sandy loves to cook anyway, so now she's really cranked up on the stove. I smell brown rice, green peas and poached liver. Please let that be for me!

Catch you later,

Susie and Sandy

P.S. Sandy and I caught the Jay Leno Show while we were in LA. Jay said, "According to a new survey, 90% of all men state that their lover is their best friend. That's really disturbing when you consider that man's best friend is their dog."

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