Aby-a-Day – February 28: Passing judgement

Being judged at a CFA show is exhausting!

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Judges like Liz Watson examine you from thoroughly from head…

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…to tail!

What we really need here is a montage…

Starting today, I’m going to monitor Jacoby’s weight with a Monday Weigh-In. I’d like to at least try to get him below 11 lbs; I’d very much like to take him and Kylie to the 10-ring show in Concord, NH on April 30 – May 1, but Jake needs to be “svelter” before we try a big show like that.

I’ve decided to track his weight in kilograms rather than pounds simply because I think it’s more accurate, especially when measuring on a weekly basis. I think his goal weight right now is 4.75 kg (10.5 lbs), but let’s see how he progresses. All we’re going to do is reduce canned food, measure dry food, and cut out treats…and Cheetos…and try to get him to exercise a little more with more sessions with interactive toys like lasers and wand toys. Nothing too drastic; that plus the warmer weather and more outings should make all the difference.

So, today, before his nightly canned food, he weighed 5.2 kg. A good starting point, I reckon.

Tune in next Monday to see where he is!