January 06, 2007

Fat Dogs and Owners Who Can't Say "No"

Obesity is a problem for people because appetite and metabolism don't always match. But domesticated animals don't control their own food supply: If you want your dog to lose weight, you can just feed him less. What exactly is the point of an anti-obesity drug for dogs? Are there people who find their dogs to be such persuasive beggers that they can't stand to not let the animals gorge themselves, and would rather spend money on a drug to reduce fat absorbtion?

Gatsby says: "Suckers!"

Posted by John Tabin at January 6, 2007 09:28 AM

That's a nice bong you've got there.

Posted by: Jeremy Lott at January 6, 2007 07:49 PM

Yes, Jeremy, blog comments are the perfect place for inside jokes that will perplex and possibly disturb other readers.

(Suffice it to say that the reference is to a mis-heard voicemail that caused amusing confusion.)

Posted by: John Tabin at January 6, 2007 10:14 PM

This once I couldn't resist.

Posted by: Jeremy Lott at January 7, 2007 05:45 PM

What if your dog, like mine, heard about the pills on the Today Show and is persuasively begging for BOTH more food AND the pills? I mean, yeah, on one hand, I don't want to pay for the pills. But, on the other, I can understand why my little guy would like to eat two dinners and a bag of Dingo treats without packing on the poundage. The issue is not as black and white as you make it out to be. Or I attempting to live vicariously through my dog in an unhealthy way?

Posted by: Shawn Macomber at January 7, 2007 11:47 PM