Busters Weight Roller Coaster

Lazy Buster - Could not make the bed this morning as Buster was still using it. HAHAHA!
@webeishere (36353)
United States
November 7, 2007 1:58pm CST
Here's a photo of my beagle BUSTER. He loves the soft warm blanket so I could not make the bed this morning as he was usuing it. Now most know I am my fathers caregiver. he is due home this weekend from the nursing home. He has always fed Buster table scraps including deserts and candy. UGHH! GRR!! hahahaha! Since dad has been gone for almost 6 weeks Buster has lost weight and is very active ands fit as compared to when he balooned from the table scraps etc. I am setting my foot down with dad as far as his feeding Buster anything other than a couple of his doggie treats. I have not been feeding him table scraps but a couple times since dads been gone. My Buster loves Purina's Beggin' Strips. He has to do a few tricks to get these also. He also loves any type of milk bone type treats. I have been on a regimine of 4 treats tops and usually he gets 2 a day only. Questions as follw.... Do you feed your pets table scraps? Do you mix them with his food at that time or not? Does your dog have any faves as far as treats? Share please? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
7 Nov 07
When I had my Reggie I was horrible...he was so into treats that he could jump up and catch popcorn. He actually shared most of my dinners but was never really overweight. I walked him daily so that kept his weight down and also he was very hyper...he was such a good dog!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Buster sits, lies down, offers his paw, and dances and jumps with just hand motions for his treats. I taught him well. I can't train him to roll over though yet. I'm working on that one though.When my daughter gave him to us he didn't know any tricks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Reggie could sit, shake, speak, roll over, jump up for popcorn...and when I would chew him out he had this little growl he would reply with...when I would ask him if he was being snotty to mommy he would lay down and hide his head in his paws...
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Nov 07
That's cute. If my wife is home and I yell at Buster he runs to her lap as if I won't do anything to him. Of course I let him believe he is safe there as it's our fun routine. We laugh at his actions. He stares at me with those sad eyes then lies his head on her lap as if to say, "HAHA!! You can't yell or hurt me here." HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Denny & Robbie - These are the guys, Denny, the black lab, was 11 in July. Robbie will be 9 in December. Robbie is Denny's son, he was born with a bad heart, when we got him, we were told he would not live to be more then a year old.

We did not want him spending his short life in a kennel..but he fooled them all.
I have 2 neutered male labs, who tend to gain weight as they get older. Well the old guy (11 yo) weights in at about 74-75 pounds, he used to be a professional stud (most men were envious of him until he was neutered, then they cringed) and his recommended weight was 72-76 pounds. His son (will be 9 next month) weights in at about 85 pounds..but he is a bigger dog. Our guys get only dog food, except for carrots and other veggies (no onions, garlic or grapes) and the occasional light popcorn
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Nov 07
HAHAHAHA! Love the idea of men being envious about the dogs. Too funny actually. Thanks. Buster loves taters of all sorts too. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I left a comment on your photo and rated it also. Thanks for sharing them here with us all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
8 Nov 07
Yes & no. Our dogs don't come inside when we are eating, as the Dalmation does very naughty things. Any food left overs we give to the dogs. They will eat anything except salads. If there is sufficient lefts overs, this can be their meal. If there is just a small amount I mix it with tinned dog food. I agree that your Fathers table scrap treats to dogs are the problem with his weight gain. AS your father probably enjoys this, as you said, just have proper doggy treats available for your Dad to give out when he is eating. Then Buster will think he is getting it from your Dads plate.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Nov 07
When dad is home we have tried putting Buster outside but he claws at the door letting us know we did wrong. HAHAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
7 Nov 07
our pet dogs - My dog comet
Buster is so cute in that bed. I have a German Shepherd that is 11 years old. We don't give her table food, but we give her a large milk bone every night when we go to bed as a bed time snack. We do the same for our cat. Also on occasion we give her a bone, she loves those.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Nov 07
He's still on the bed. Seldom do we let him in our room yet alone on the bed. I decided to be nice to him and let him enjoy the softness. The wife will freak as she finds all the dog hair as she sleeps tonight. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
7 Nov 07
well when i use to have a dog we would give him some table food only once in awhile though,i didnt want to make a habit out of it,now i have a cat and he doesnt cat anything but cat food,treats etc.hes only 5 months old though.pattie buster is so cute by the way.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Buster is soooo cute! Im always giving my girls Maggie and Molly treats. So much that they arent eating their dry food. They just want treats. I wish I never started that bad habit of giving them treats. And dont give Buster any sugar thats really bad for him. If I gave sugar to my cats they would die from it.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Buster knows his treat times I have set. he gets one during the day. Then he is anxious as all heck when we return at night from getting my wife from her work. he is wating at the door dancing like mad that fat butt wiggling. HAHAHA! He runs into the office as that's where I keep the bags/boxes of his treats. He gets to finish off my wife's oatmeal in the morning sometimes as a breakfast treat. No sugar just honey added. he loves his "fiber" treat. HAHAHA! Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
11 Nov 07
Domingo gets table scraps all the time but he's also very active so it doesn't affect his weight. He only gets it in his dish at that. No feeding from the hand unless they are his bones. He doesn't really have a fave far as I know thou. Will try anything once and beg for more if he likes it. lol My cats get tidbits every now and then when we are eating but not much being they have sensitive tummies.