Guess what?? I've gained three pounds!
Mama took me to the pet store and had me weighed last week and I'm 68 pounds now. Mama and Papa have been working hard to bulk me up because I'm too skinny. So they've been buying hamburger meat - Angus beef, don't ya know - and have been feeding me the most delicious meals.
At first I was pretty good at separating my kibble from the beef bits but Mama didn't let me get away with it. So now she shreds the burgers into tiny pieces and squishes them into my kibble so it's all stuck together. The look on Mama's face when she's squishing tells me she thinks it's totally gross. Anyway, she's become an expert squisher and there's no way I can eat only the beef now, so I finish every bowl and could do it all over again if she'd let me.
Also, Mama says that too much fat isn't good for me, which is too bad because I could eat a whole cow at mealtime. So now during our walks we use the retractable leash and she has me running up and down all the snowbanks and trudging through the snow to help me build muscle. Mama was complaining about all the snow the storms dumped down on us but now she's happy about it because I can get all this great exercise. I love climbing the snowbanks but coming down is even more fun because I ski back to the sidewalk. That makes Mama laugh out loud right out there in the street.
Sometimes the snow is so deep and I'm running and jumping so much that it goes flying all around me. So going up the hill I'm a brindle Boxer and coming down I'm a white one!
Being up on the hilltops gets a little tricky though when there's a tree or a lampost because I can easily wrap my leash around them if I'm not careful. So Mama guides me around them which I appreciate because sometimes I don't look where I'm going and I get all silly up there too, and I could easily tangle myself all up. And then Mama would have to climb the snowbank to unravel me, and I think she'd rather not do that. Anyway, winter is starting to be a lot of fun and I'm a real big fan if whoever invented the retractable leash.