|Sadie's Come Hither Pose|
It's official. Sadie's gained back her 5 pound pudge. I think this makes it the third time we've had to slim her down and I knew it was coming. She is looking pretty svelte in that photo though, right? I think we might have already shaved off a couple pounds this last month just by switching her back to a grain-free diet and cutting about 1/8 cup off her daily meals. I hate for my girl to suffer on a diet by herself so I've resolved this New Year to lose a few pounds myself. She's a lot cuter being hungry, grumpy girl than I am!
We decided to start her on glucosamine this winter too. I'm happy to report that the girl who struggled to get out of bed before 8 is usually up and about with the Hurley monster well before 7. Except on weekends. Not so happy about that. This middle-aged lady just needed a little extra help with her creaky bones. Her energy level is up and she has even forsaken her super comfy bed for a wee blanket on the floor to be closer to Mom & Dad. That's more like my girl!
This year marked the first I started to talk to our vet about senior care and though she's still a year away from me being ready to call her an Elder-bull, she's started to slow down. Which suits me just fine 'cause she's now going at my pace. I think they call these the Golden Years. :)