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Simon’s Sister’s Dog: Fed Up

As you all know, I’m not a big animal person. I don’t dislike them, per se, I just don’t have a desire to own one any time soon.

With that said, I LOVE looking at pictures and watching videos of animals – animated animals are no exception.

I have to say, this is one of the (and I said ONE, there are MANY), turnoffs I have with dogs: the begging. It drives me insane to be eating somewhere and someone’s dog is looking up at me with those expressive, sad puppy dog eyes just begging me to drop them a scrap or two.

And this is just an aside, but the way this dog balloons at the end of the video reminds me of my neighbor’s dog – that poor thing is MORBIDLY obese. So much so, that it waddles when it walks and it’s head is about 1/4 the size of her body. The owner is an older lady and she has trouble getting out herself. Luckily, I’ve been noticing a young girl walking the dog lately, but it doesn’t seem to be helping very much. I’m not an animal lover, as mentioned, but even I think this is cruel. 😦

You can find out more about the author of this animation, Simon Tofield, at his website.