He owns a chocolate Labrador named Roxie, as well as two ‘teacup’ Chihuahuas, who happen to be de-barked. When they bark now, they sound like broken squeak toys. (I should get a video) I’m sure the Chihuahuas are very sweet, but I’ll never know since they’re terrified of everyone, and wee on the floor once you get too close.
Roxie on the other hand, is a sweet, even-tempered girl who loves the water as any Labrador should. She spends the entire summer season, in and out of the pool, which causes the fur along her back to bleach from the combination of chlorine and sunshine.
Sadly, she’s obese as many suburban Labrador’s are. Kyuss is overweight himself, but only by 7lbs at most. Roxy is about 25lbs overweight.
It’s hard to tell an in-law their pet is fat. It’s even harder to tell them they’re killing their dog by loving it.
So I don’t.
Instead, I encourage Roxie to retrieve the ball I’ve thrown for her.
She looks at me with a sorrowful look in her eyes, as if to say ‘I can’t run that far.’
Kyuss retrieves it instead.