Weekly photo challenge: big

October 15, 2012 § 6 Comments

This week’s photo challenge is to post a photo of something that means big to you.

This is my friend’s foster dog Lizzie. Known as ‘Fat Lizzie’. Lizzie came to my friend from a shelter as an obese lab retriever weighing 54kg. Now she weighs 48 kg and is working on her fitness — slowly, because she is 8 years-old and has arthritis — with gentle walks and hydro physio with Vicki Cordier from Active Paws. Here we are out in a park at Wainuiomata before her hydro physio session. Lizzie is meditating one of the puddles of water left from a day of heavy rain — after we’ve just dragged her away from the adjacent river she had zeroed in on immediately upon arrival in said park.

Lizzie is a wonderful, big dog. When she has a healthy weight again, she’ll still be big; you should see the size of her paws. She supposedly is a lab retriever, and maybe when she is thin she turns out to be one. But to me she is a big hug bear of a dog, and makes me think of a great pyrenees — at least for now.



And here is a photo showing the size :)
Lizzie on the left, my dog Tuhi in the middle (she weighs 23kg and runs in the maxi category in agility), and my friend’s dog Wolly. Three munchkins.

Lizzie, Tuhi, and Wolly in Annie’s deluxe doggie travel bus. Photo courtesy of Annie Thorne.


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