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.