I was playing around on Facebook this morning and saw that my friend Sharon (I always say her name like Ozzy yells to his wife Sharon) had liked, posted or shared a page about someone named Obie and his weight loss. Of course I had to click on the page and quickly realized that Obie is a 5 year old standard Dachshund whose aging owners with failing health simply loved him with food. A volunteer picked him up in Washington State and drove him to his new owner/angel Nora, in Oregon.
Nora had no idea what to expect when Obie arrived Saturday, August 18th, and to her astonishment he was an extremely sweet and loving Dachshund who weighed 77 pounds.
Obie has been on a special diet to lose the weight and get back to being a happy dog. After many hours of swim therapy, treadmill and hikes outside he has lost 40 pounds in the past 8 months. (Human or Animal, that is inspiring!)
Today is a big day for Obie as he finally gets to have the excess skin removed since losing the 40lbs. He weighs in at 37lbs and 4oz today with an ideal weight of around 28 to 30 pounds. Dr. Kramer will be performing the surgery at Oregon Expert Vets. He will stay in the hospital tonight so he can receive IV fluids and pain medication.
Way to go Obie! We will be watching for updates and sending lot’s of love and positive thoughts to this “little” guy.
For more information about Obie and to follow his inspiring story, please visit the Obie Dog Website at http://www.obiedog.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BiggestLoserDoxieEdition?hc_location=timeline