The land of sheep and chocolate

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Dogs Are Fat

Just like at home, obesity is rife in this country and the Hattam househld is no exception. The dogs are fat. They are both over a kilo overweight, which is a reasonable amount for a small dog. You ought to be able to feel a dogs ribs and with our two you can't. They have litle rolls of fat on their necks.

It's the food. At home we fed them on dried nutritionally balanced dog food. Here we feed them dog roll. It looks like pate and they love it! Jakes spins around in circles and barks with excitement. But dog roll is mostly salt and fat so they are having to be weaned off it.

I'm no different though. I've been munching my way through half a kilo of chocolate a week, in the office, away from Jo's prying eyes. I can still feel my ribs though so there's no panic. I've munched my way through most of the entire huge Cadbury's range now (except the white chocolate filled with strawberry creme, obviously). But I haven't tried the Whitakers range yet so there's still work to be done in the coming weeks and months.

So, it's no wonder there's a tendancy for the the Kiwis to be a bit porky.


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