The Weekly Walk: Woof, Obie!

The Weekly WalkArticle of the Week: The New Obie Slim

We have been supporting the overweight dachshund Obie for a while by promoting his weight-loss updates. Last August, Nora Vanatta took him in when he was 77 pounds. His previous owners had been older and were overfeeding him, so Nora decided to help get Obie back into shape. And she has. Obie lost forty pounds and this week he underwent surgery to solve another problem: the removal of excess flesh that dragged on the ground. The surgery was a success and he is already on the path toward healing. Woof good cheer at him on Facebook, or click here to read an article and watch a video from ABC News about Obie’s journey to surgery.

Obie Weight-loss Update

Obie was still at 37 pounds on Tuesday, but after losing some of the extra skin, he should be a few pounds lighter. Read Nora’s Facebook post from Tuesday here.

Joke of the Week

Q: What do dogs have that no other animal has?

A: Puppy dogs.

Treat of the Week

A recipe to fill your dog’s tummy and get rid of those pesky fleas: Flea Terminator Dog Treats.

Anagram of the Week

Solve the anagram “False.”

Hint: You don’t want them.

Highlight the space after the colon for the answer: Fleas

Photo of the Week

Spread the dog love.

Friday Fun: Pop Top Pups

Pop Top Pups is an online game where you guide a dog around an area to collect pop tops. The objective is to collect a specified amount in a limited time, while avoiding doggy distractions such as rabbits moving around the screen. Collect other objects to increase your speed or add time. You can also play with another player in a friendly or competitive game. Click here or the photo to play.


If you missed the announcement last week, the Chicago Reader is hosting its poll for Best of Chicago 2013. If our hospitality and attentiveness toward you and your pet has left you with a smile, if our posts on Facebook, our blog, and Twitter have made your days more enjoyable, consider voting for us in the Best Dog Walkers category. Click here to read the Reader’s article about the poll. Click here to sign in to the poll (you don’t have to be a member and can simply log in with your name and email). Thank you for allowing us to share our love of animals with you.

Thank you for taking the Weekly Walk with us. Share any pet related happenings with us here, on Twitter, or Facebook. Woof!


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