Why can't people mind their own business?!!

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Scooter, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Scooter

    Scooter New Member

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    :mad: I was at the dog park, and a woman (who by the way had a very overweight lab) says "Your dog is so thin!" I said "excuse me?" and she said "Yeah, she's really skinny!" I told her I didn't agree, and that our vet also thinks her weight it perfect for her breed mix and age. She's 52 pounds- these are recent pictures. Does anyone think she's skinny?
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  2. darkchild16

    darkchild16 We are Home.

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    She looks perfect weight to me. But then again Scirocco is to skinny doesnt matter that hes a greyhound adn hes a tad overweight really :rolleyes:
     
  3. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    I would have just responded with... yes... she's healthy... strange to see isn't it ;)
     
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    I probably would turned right around with "your dog is so fat!"
     
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    PoodleMommy Yorkie Love

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    haha... this is what I would have said.
     
  6. Scooter

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    I told my husband about it, and he said she probably thought Zoe was a full lab. She's only part lab, and part border collie. So I guess if she were a lab she'd be on the thin side. Still- it's rude to make comments like that!
     
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    darkchild16 We are Home.

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    She looks like a good Lab weight to me too. But im used to working labs
     
  8. Scooter

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    Also- we don't measure her food. She self-regulates. I just keep her bowl full and she eats as much as she wants. She's never been a "gobbler".
     
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    She looks great! Not too thin at all.
     
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    No , but that Bloody Mary caught my eye !!!
     
  11. Scooter

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    He he he. We try to keep Zoe to one bloody mary per week :)
     
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    noludoru Bored Now.

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    Oh yeah, she looks positively emaciated. :rolleyes: Well, I'm sure she did compared to their Tub. ;)
     
  13. Georgygirl

    Georgygirl Uffda!

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    lol, I would have said the same thing as you....but I would have wanted to say that she's just confused because her dogs were so fat!:D Alas, I'm not that brave. I think Zoe looks like the perfect weight!
     
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    I think she looks great.

    So many people are so fast to judge about weights. I see SOOO many over weight dogs, espeacially labs (since they are the most common, and it is easy to see their body shape) and they are just so fat its sad. One lady I know at the dog park has a chocolate lab in amazing shape. Every one always comments on how thin her dog is. Her dog is difined very well. Its sad people think healthy means overweight. Espeacially for breeds like labs where hip problems are very common.
     
  15. Paige

    Paige Let it be

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    She looks wonderful! I get that a lot with both my dogs but Spanky more so. He has a small frame compared to Bandit and is a slim boy. Every time I take him out someone feels the need to remark on how skinny he is. They always seem to have a porker at the end of their lead too. Your dog looks great. Pay no attention to their comments.
     
  16. Renee750il

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    She looks in great shape to me, too.
     
  17. Bahamutt99

    Bahamutt99 Dafuq?

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    I got the same comments about one of our pups (on the left below). Most people just don't have a good understanding of dogs in general, so don't let it bother you.

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    Paige Let it be

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    bahamutt that pup is built like my Spanky... except they are different breeds. Sure Spanky could gain a few pounds and be still in great shape but he's fine the way he is. If I could get him to gain weight I would.
     
  19. Bahamutt99

    Bahamutt99 Dafuq?

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    I try not to let pups carry much extra weight, because I feel that its not the best thing for their growth. Actually, I try not to let any of my dogs carry too much extra, just because of the health issues it can cause/aggravate.
     
  20. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    oh yes, wasting away :rolleyes:

    she looks excellent. just ignore the peanut gallery. the average pet dog is a fat sausage, so lots of people don't know what healthy weights look like.
     

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