Monday, October 3, 2011

Supper time and the battle of the bulge

But I only ate twice today (not including that rabbit)
Rusty continues to fight the battle of the bulge, but I think we've gained the upper hand.  Several weeks ago he was back down a couple of pounds, and it looks like he lost another pound or two since.

Our secret: Carrots.

Three out of every four times I would have given him treats, instead of giving him biscuits, I reach for the carrots. When we started, he wasn't interested, and would take the carrots and drop them out of reach. A little positive reinforcement (and cutting out the treats altogether for a week), and he's very happy to take a carrot to his favorite snack spot.

A special shout out to Leslie Lee, who pointed out how much her dogs like crunching on carrots and apples.