Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The Fattest Dog in the World




This is Baxter. The Fattest Dog in the World.

When my mom bought him, they told her he was a miniature beagle. Something tells me that miniature beagle is code for "his daddy was a hippopotamus".

I keep telling Mom that he's going to explode if she doesn't stop feeding him so much. She says it's a thyroid condition that's the problem (as she's hand feeding him buttered toast).

I say it's because you just can't say "no" to this:




And live!

21 comments:

Steph said...

He's not fat, just big boned! Haha. My cat has been attacking me for food lately. She's getting senile.

flippnsweet said...

Stephanie,

My mother would appreciate your coming to Baxter's defense.
She saw the post and emailed me this morning, saying that he was, in fact, not fat... but, rather,

pleasantly plump. :)

C'mon. He was only supposed to weigh about fifteen pounds- fully grown. The last visit to the vet-- over FIFTY!!!

Three times your normal weight is not pleasant!

Oh well, she's a mom. That's what she does. I suppose if I weighed four hundred pounds I would want her to tell people I'm pleasant too. ;)

BlackVelvetLace said...

Awww, Sweet, how could one say *no* to that (expectant) face?

Come to think of it, I could attack people for chocolate. Does this mean I am getting senile too??

Monkey said...

"his daddy was a hippopotamus".

There is more of this "hippopotamus/fill in the blank here" breed than you know. Turns out that hippos mate with cats also.

Fascinating study.

Adorable face! "bacon? just a little bacon? and cheese? Don't forget the cheese!"

Steph said...

lace...

You pose a good question. Maybe my cat isn't getting senile, maybe she's just addicted to graham crackers...nothing gets between her and a graham cracker! Nothing!..except a closed box.

And, I too would attack someone for chocolate wrapped in a flakey baked crust.

BlackVelvetLace said...

Stephanie,

Another addiction. We're overrun with them. Addictions to TV shows, addictions to bloggin', now a cat addicted to crackers. I thought this affliction only affected parrots named Polly. Oh dear.

::Attacks Steph for her chocolate wrapped in a flakey baked crust, smothered with whipped cream, and topped with a cherry. In a most civilized, demure kind of way of course::: :P

flippnsweet said...

Ladies please! Show some restraint. Especially in front of the dog. In fact, I think I had just better take... this... ((swipes pastry covered chocolate confection from tussling women and greedily devours it)) ((gulps)) ((clears throat)) ....before it falls and poor Baxter eats it by mistake.

Chocolate is Horrible for dogs! ((hiccups))

BlackVelvetLace said...

::Sits next to Steph on the floor staring up at Sweet::

Hey. She stole our chocolate. Get her!

The Libertarian Republican said...

Michelle's post concerning Nihilism, Ayn Rand, and Neitzsche gets one comment. But her post about a fat dog gets 8 comments. Conclusion: [Censored-- You don't want to know what I concluded]. Check out http://www.treklens.com/gallery/North_America/United_States/photo22444.htm Now that is a FAT DOG.

Steph said...

*wips out the container with 10 more chocolate crossaints*

Don't worry, she can't take all of them! A-haha!

Steph said...

I like to think Ayn Rand would appreciate my baking abilities. She would probably encourage me to make it a small business.

Mandy D said...

You know, I have met Judge Baxter and I don't think he'd like to know we've all been discussing his weight problem. ;) Maybe we should talk to him about a visit to Dr. Phil's show. That man can do wonders...I bet he can even speak "dog!"

flippnsweet said...

Mandy~ Oh no! I wouldn't dare let Dr. Phil get a hold of Baxter! That man's from Texas too. He might mistake Judge Bax for a holstein and try to bar-b-q him!

Anonymous said...

How much does he weight???

Anonymous said...

you think your dog is fat...well i have a 114 pound four year old pure-breed beagle!!! so what now! i win! you lose!

Anonymous said...

he will need to be shot with 2 bullets.

Michelle said...

For those of you who happen to read this and wonder why someone would write such an insensitive comment about my dear sweet departed Baxter....
Anonymous is from Canada. They just don't know any better... bless their hearts.

Anonymous said...

i think hes cute but how much does he weigh because i think my beagle weighs more

Anonymous said...

hey i think the beagle is cute but how much does he wiegh because i think my beagle weighs more.:-)

Anonymous said...

i think my beagle wieghs more.

Anonymous said...

that is a fat beagle. my beagle is at least the same or bigger