Okay, almost every year one of my New Year's resolutions is to go on a diet and lose weight! Well, maybe if I go on a diet with my dog I will actually stick with it this year. I saw this article about this book and first it made me laugh and then I thought maybe a good idea since my bichon, Scooter, needs to lose some weight we can do it together. Less treats and goodies and more exercise!!!
Dieting with Your Dog
By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views
The holiday season officially kicks off on Halloween in my house. Then there’s Thanksgiving, a birthday in between, and December. We celebrate Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.
All of these holidays center around sweets. (Yes, I could have said food, but I’m being honest.) I have a weakness for good chocolates, and I tend to overindulge this time of year. So, dieting is something I think about throughout the holiday season.
Peggy Frezon thinks a lot about dieting too. She is the voice behind Peggy’s Pet Place, and the author of Dieting with my Dog: One Busy Life, Two Full Figures, and Unconditional Love. It’s a great read for this holiday season or anytime if you are trying to lose weight.
A visit to her doctor reinforced that she knew she had to lose weight. She was looking at several serious ailments. She had to make a change. Yet, it was when Peggy’s vet told her that her dog was on the same path to ill health if she kept on giving her snacks, that she decided to make a change for her and for Kelly, her rescue dog.
The story reads like a good friend talking to you about very personal subjects. Peggy shares her empty nest syndrome, her obsession with M&Ms, her love of family, and her story about life and being overweight.
Taking a commonsense approach to dieting wasn’t easy for her, but she triumphs.
If weight loss is a goal, and you have a dog, Dieting with my Dog is an excellent guide to read and keep close at hand. Her book retails for $19.99, and is available by clicking here.
Thanks to all of you for caring, reading, and commenting. Thanks to so many of you, we have helped animal shelters around the country. I wish you all a happy, healthy, and peaceful holiday.—Best, Michele
Until next time, keep curling up with a good book and a carrot!