Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Calories are a buzzkill...

Auntie Robin sent momma this e mail:

"From "Chow Hounds" by Dr. Ernie Ward:

You must track treats!

A 10 lb dog requires approx. 200 - 220 calories per day.

If you feed your 10 lb dog
*1 Purina Beggin Strip (30 cal.) it's like you eating 1 McDonald's Cheeseburger (310 cal)

*2 Dogswell Happy Hips Glucosamine and Chondritin Lamb and Rice Treats
(74 Cal) is equal to 3 Hershey Bars (690)

*1 Greenies Teenie (25 cal) is equal to you drinking 2 - 12 oz Coke Classics (280)

A 20 lb dog requires approx. 340 calories per day

If you feed your dog:
*1 Snausage Snawsome Apple and Peanut Butter (137 calories) it's equal to you eating 1/2 of a Large Domino's Extra Cheese Pizza (916 calories)

*1 Greenies Light Petite (51 calories)which translates to 1 McDonald's Hot Fudge Sundae for you (330 cal.)"

Calories do count!

So... guess who is now living with the consequences... Auntie Robin, I love you very much, but you do know that sometimes... you harsh my buzz.

Ok , really calories are a buzzkill. I don't get most of the stuff you named... And now what little I get [poor me, sigh...] gets scrutinized, factored and discussed.

HARSH HARSH HARSH. Oh and then... that momma gets all icky and drags us out for what she calls "power walks". We, refer to these walks as endurance marches.
It just ain't easy being moi...

victim of healthy intentions


Mommy, I'm Home said...

I call those "power walks" "Bichon death marches," 'vie. Chica doesn't like them, but they must be paying off since she lost 3 pounds since the vet said she was "fat."

silvieon4 said...

OK I will tell you privately we call momma the walk nazi. I mean really, what on earth is this "double time" double talk anyway? Why is she in a hurry??? And if you try to get her to carry you... she laughs at you. Pure evil. We come back like dishrags. Used dishrags...

silvieon4 said...

Yeeea for Chica!!! SHe just lowered her diabetes risk and her cataract risk and her subluxated patella risk... :))))

the booker man said...

miss 'vie,
i'm totally worried my mama is going to take my greenies away after reading this! nooooooooooo!
the booker man

kissa-bull said...

oh no that was the most horrid thing we have wead in a long time
we hope our mommish des'nt get any idears
we are shivering wiff the fears

nervous pibbles
the pittie pack

rocky-dog said...

mama promised I could keep my bedtime greenie, but that means I have to power walk two times a day! Mama puts on her ear thingies and turns the music on and we are off! No sniffies, no waiting for other 4leggeds, just WALKING!!!! Mama says she particularly likes music from the "disco" period because there is a good power beat to walk to whatever the heck that means. All I know is that 2 miles a day is not my idea of fun.


rocky-dog said...

Oh yeah and mama made David at work stop giving me treats. Sheesh!

silvieon4 said...

It is a conspiracy! 2 miles... I am walking off my paw pads here! Hellooo McFlyyyyy really you want me dead tired? I am a Bichon Frise, a curly lap dog, NOT Marathon dog!!!

bichonpawz said...

This is just an outrage!!! Are they trying to KILL us????? We have stolen the keyboard from mom and we are NOT showing her those number things...xoxo from Chloe and LadyBug ps. You look sad 'vie!