Been getting some responses to the nibbles in the sun pic. First things first. I love my dog. I got him at a sad point in my life and I started a comic with the two of us that has helped me open up to the world and get past my own anxieties. I can’t imagine not having him around. I take him to the vet regularly and he is only 2 lbs overweight. He is currently on a diet but It is winter and he hasn’t gotten as much exercise as he’s used to. Neither have I.
Little story. Last May Nibbles ruptured a disc. The vet said it had nothing to do with his weight and its common for dachshunds. Via a costly surgery and aggressive rehab he regained the ability to use his back legs. One week ago he did something he hasn’t done since before he hurt himself. He stood up and sat. I broke out in tears at this and preceded to hug his little brains out.
Prior to Nibbles I had another dachshund named kelly. She had weight issues too that were easily solved and she lived to 18 years till she died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by an owner and family that showed her nothing but love and respect.
So if you’re gonna accuse me of pet abuse because I took a photo of my pal at an unflattering angle, know that there is NOTHING I would not do for Nibbles or any dog. He is shown a love i barely reserve for humans.