There is a lot of denial around weight, it is true. Sometimes I find myself in the kitchen snacking on cookies at midnight, for some inexplicable reason. Then I will notice that Benjamin is sitting at my feet, staring at me with that unwavering gaze that says "please, mommy, can I have a cookie, too?" I know I shouldn't give it to him, but then I think I shouldn't be eating cookies either so I give it to him. I know, bad mommy.
Not to be defensive or anything (ha), I just give him something small like a Charlee Bear or 2, and I do count calories and watch his weight closely. It's so hard, though, because he loves
his food. I'm trying to imagine what it would be like to have a picky eater.
Anyway... thanks for the article Dave, it's a good one. I think it's hard for people to be aware of obesity because it is so common, in both people and pets, that it seems normal. Normal doesn't mean healthy, though!