By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views
The holiday season officially kicks off on Halloween in my house. Then there’s Thanksgiving, a birthday in between, and December. We celebrate Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.
All of these holidays center around sweets. (Yes, I could have said food, but I’m being honest.) I have a weakness for good chocolates, and I tend to overindulge this time of year. So, dieting is something I think about throughout the holiday season.
Peggy Frezon thinks a lot about dieting too. She is the voice behind Peggy’s Pet Place, and the author of Dieting with my Dog: One Busy Life, Two Full Figures, and Unconditional Love. It’s a great read for this holiday season or anytime if you are trying to lose weight.
A visit to her doctor reinforced that she knew she had to lose weight. She was looking at several serious ailments. She had to make a change. Yet, it was when Peggy’s vet told her that her dog was on the same path to ill health if she kept on giving her snacks, that she decided to make a change for her and for Kelly, her rescue dog.
The story reads like a good friend talking to you about very personal subjects. Peggy shares her empty nest syndrome, her obsession with M&Ms, her love of family, and her story about life and being overweight.
Taking a commonsense approach to dieting wasn’t easy for her, but she triumphs.
If weight loss is a goal, and you have a dog, Dieting with my Dog is an excellent guide to read and keep close at hand. Her book retails for $19.99, and is available by clicking here.
Thanks to all of you for caring, reading, and commenting. Thanks to so many of you, we have helped animal shelters around the country. I wish you all a happy, healthy, and peaceful holiday.—Best, Michele