Wilhelm, Brychwyn and I recently walked to our veterinarians office with Bethany for a weigh in. Did you know you can just walk into the vets office anytime to use the scale? A lot of people compliment us three dogs on how lean and fit we are and they often mention being sad that their own dog is overweight. Bethany always tells them that they should make use of the scale at the vets office to help their dogs lose pounds or maintain a healthy weight. It is surprising how many people say "oh, I never thought of that." Well, we Cascadian Nomads canines think using the scale is a lot of fun!
Since I am a fit dog, I don't go to use the scale at the vet very often. Bethany makes me do a "stand, stay" sometimes to look at me from above. She says she likes to see my waist. Then she jiggles my sides and tickles my ribs. I like that! But one time the vet did it which I did not like. The vet said she was making sure she could feel my ribs and that there was a little bit of jiggle around my rib cage and in my middle but not too much. Having a visible waist, ticklish ribs and a little jiggle sure sounds like the kind of dog I always want to be! How do you think I look in my "stand, stay?"
I weighed in at 84.6 pounds. Bethany was a little worried that I might weigh too much. But I am a very large collie! That is why the number on the scale is not the only way that Bethany, Jason and my doctor help me maintain a healthy weight. Also, our vet says we should try to weigh in at the same time of day every time we come in to use the scale. I might have weighed a bit more this time because it was a little earlier in the day than we usually go. I certainly wouldn't mind going back. Standing on the scale is fun!