Reading this everywhere.
A little bell of guilt rings somewhere inside me as I pop another Charbonnel and Walker rose cream in my mouth.
“It’s not you I worry about” says Top Banana, when I mention the word detox “It’s HIM” she says, pointing to the dachshund, lying on his back, snoring, four legs pointing heavenward.
I get out the scales and balance Banger on top. We google ‘Ideal Miniature Dachshund Weight’.
Banger’s Christmas was clearly too good.
The internet is rife with beginning of the year diet suggestions for us but there is a distinct lack of dachshund diets. Odd.
So we create our own. Dr. India and Top Banana.
1. Replacing regular food with diet formula
(Beware, this change involves many more small piles of poop, that get smudged down the drive by Hello Kitty bicycle wheels)
2. An absolute no tidbits policy
3. Policing the big dogs feeding time
4. Doing lengths in the pool. If your dachshund does not live on a tropical island or has access to a swimming pool then we suggest increasing daily walkies.
5. Weekly weigh-ins.