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Monday, February 01, 2010

Spinning and Some Good News for Finn

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I finished my first bobbin of Fleece Artist BFL and have started on the second. I've got some more BFL in my stash that I think I'm going to pull out when I finish this. It's not from Fleece Artist, but from The Fiber Denn. Delia does a great job dying fibers and when it's finished, there isn't any matting or clumping as you tend to find on fibers dyed in roving or top state. I've cleaned up the Got Fiber listing in the sidebar and added The Fiber Denn to that list for a quick link.

Finn went to the vet for his yearly on Friday and he got some really great news! He's over all healthy but he only weighs 58 pounds. The vet says this isn't dangerously thin, but he could use a little more meat on his bones. So, Finn gets to gain weight! He's supposed to come up to 62-64 pounds. You can feel Finn's ribs (which you're supposed to be able to do), but you can also feel his spine (which you're not supposed to do). Like I said, he's not unhealthy, he just needs a little bit more in the way of reserves. When Finn was about 1 year old, he weighed 80 pounds and had to go on a diet. He did a great job losing the weight, but clearly we haven't figured out exactly how much food to give him to keep him at a healthy weight yet. I've increased his food a bit in the morning since he mostly settles in for the evening after dinner and we'll see how he's doing. Finn suggested that we stop off at the Sonic and get a cheeseburger on the way home from the vet to kick start his weight gain, but I think we're going to do it with kibble instead.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Kim said...

Excellent news for Finn and his loving family! My Goldens always needed to lose weight. I just shake when I take Teddy in for a visit. His two Golden brothers died last year and of course I always expect the worse. Teddy also votes for a Sonic burger for Finn! You might want to check the calorie content in his food, he might need a different one. As I said my situation was always the opposite but switching to lower calorie worked for Brandeis and Stratton so maybe a higher calorie will work for Finn...who I think is gorgeous!

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Sharon T said...

Finn has to be happy that he gets to be on a weight gaining diet. I have one dog that has to eat a high calorie food just to keep weight on and 2 others that gain weight looking a food dish. I second the suggestion to double check what you were feeding, if it was a weight-reduction food maybe he just needs an adult maintenance type.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

No cheeseburger for Finn? Sadness.

Glad he's healthy, and the spinning looks great!

7:56 PM  
Anonymous Roz said...

If you're living in TX now, you need to treat Finn to a Whataburger, hold the onions, mustard and mayo.

9:46 PM  

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