Stanley's Big Diet

Stanley's journey from paunchy to poochy.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Stanley as art

Stanley's dad is an artist who works with sound. He's released some Stanley sounds on the Soundwalk blog!

Stanley can be quite an inspiration with some of the crazy sounds he makes, but the buzzsaw-like snoring of his first days with us seem to be largely a thing of the past.

Hopefully a new weigh-in soon!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Six Months!

Today is 6 months since we brought Stanley home to live with us. It's hard to imagine that there was ever a time when he wasn't here....

And, for extra celebration, we have a new low on the scale! 97.3 lbs!!!! We may make it to 95 by the end of the year.

Then and now....

I'm going away for the holidays, so I'll definitely be missing Mr. Stan, but his dad will take good care of him! Sardines for dinner tonight!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Do you know someone who can help Trixie?

Hi all. Stanley wanted to share Trixie's story with you. We wish we could bring her into our home, but Stanley isn't sure he can share his home full time with another dog. Like Stanley, Trixie is an older girl who needs someone to help her shed a few pounds so that she can get back her girlish figure and have some relief from arthritis.

You can read more about Trixie here. Even if you can't take this lovely girl home, please help us spread the word!

Monday, November 23, 2009

99 lbs! Double Digits!

Finally - the number we've been waiting for!!! Stanley has officially gone down to double digits on the scale!

We are super duper crazy excited! He's been playing more than ever lately and just the other day ran off with a ball of my yarn, which was hilarious. It's great to see him getting more playful and silly as we get to know each and he starts to feel better.

Stanley made sure to ignore the tasty mexican breakfast place on his last chance workout. I know quite a few humans who've been asking about his diet plan.....

Relaxing at home *after* we realized that his collar was too tight and needed to be taken in about an inch.

Simple things that I am sure Stanley is thankful for this year:
  1. Licking his back paw!
  2. Holding his head up high!
  3. Hustling (I wouldn't call it running yet...)
  4. Choosing how fast/slow to go up and down the stairs!
  5. Fitting into his fetching purple harness!
  6. Making sure that no one gets by him without paying the "pet me" tax :)
  7. And of course, all of the support he gets from the blog! He doesn't read so well, but I make sure to pass along all the good thoughts and encouragement.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thiiiisssss close!

We had another weigh in today. Still not officially into the double digits, but inching closer! I think winter is going to be tougher for weight loss, and I knew we wouldn't keep things up at the rate they were going, but it's so hard to be soooo close to the 90's!!!!


Rainy day on the way to the weigh in!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Go Stillers!

Stanley is getting in touch with his new people and their culture....

Friday, October 30, 2009

Baa baa white sheeps!

Since Stanley arrived at our house, we have been trying to get him to play. He hasn't shown much affinity until recently....

Everyone, Stanley would like you to meet Baa Baa.

Baa Baa makes a really obnoxious sound like a baby wailing, and Stanley will not abide anyone hurting the Baa Baa! Once squeak, and he comes running to save the baby from your evil clutches.

It's really quite amusing to see him go from no toys at all to being so possessive of just this one. You'll see his skineez in there and his kong and his bone...but baa baa is the only one that matters! (Unless that kong has some peanut butter in it!)