Sunday, March 6, 2011
Karen Jo: That was my fault. I thought that the way you asked for more treats by reaching out a paw toward the treat bag or patting my hand or my cheek was so cute. I was giving you a ridiculous amount of treats each night. You were making a whole meal out of them. This week I am giving you ten treats when I get home and next week I am going to cut you down to five. Then we will see how it goes. If the weight starts to come off, then I will leave it at that. If not, then I will cut you down to two or three. I do think that when Emma gets used to you and comes out to play, you will be getting a lot more exercise and that will help with the weight. I do want to keep a couple of extra pounds on you as a cushion against the next leukemia flare-up.
Mom thinks that just having Emma in the house is good for me. I am playing with my toys more and running up and down the hall a little bit more.
Karen Jo: I do think that she is good for you. It got so all you were interested in was eating, sleeping and seeing how many treats you could get. The other day, you chased one of your balls all around the kitchen, which you hadn't done in months. Almost every night when I get home I see that you have been playing with your toys at least a little bit.