Floopy Doggo is Over-weight

Floopy Doggo is over-weight
too much milk and sugar in her plate.
Her shape is round, and she walks real slow.
She’s stopped playing with her pack out on the road.

Please feed her less and feed her what she needs.
Replace milk with water, and biscuits with dog pellets or lean meat.
Help her stay healthy and keep fit,
so she can run and play like she once did.

Floopy is a street dog. She has many names – Floopy, Champak and Doggo to name a few.

The street dogs in our locality are well fed and it makes them safe because they’re never desperately hungry. They aren’t afraid of humans and therefore don’t attack people or children.

I worry that they’re being fed food high in milk, wheat and sugar that isn’t good for them. And at the same time, I am very aware of the kindness and caring that motivates people to do their best to ensure these dogs don’t go hungry. This has certainly kept our strays kind and well-mannered so that people walking down the road are safe when they pass them by.

The aggression we see in strays in some news reports in India are, in my personal opinion, a reflection on the lack of care or ill-treatment they receive from humans who live around them.

Published by Anitaelise

Anitaelise teaches piano lessons at Anitaelise Piano Studio and writes poetry and essays at The Relaxed Housekeeper. The blogs - therelaxedhousekeeper.com and anitaelise.com are written and owned by her and published in accordance with the copyright notice at the footer of each blog.

2 thoughts on “Floopy Doggo is Over-weight

  1. A sad state of affairs. On one hand a fat and happy dog and the other a starved churlish beast. The balance is precarious. I think if Floopy Doggo is happy then I’d tend to look away. Dogs are much like people as they can taste sweet and will (like every 2 year old I’ve ever met) take a pastry or candy over a nutritious meal every time!


    1. Yes it is a sad state of affairs. People do what they can I guess. Yes, Floopy Doggo is happy – she gets sick occasionally and then stays off food for a few days until she’s well, so she’s learning. I notice that she avoids milk now and then and leaves it for the other dogs.


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