I took these pictures last night when the boys ran on the treadmill.
It brings up an interesting thought about weight. Both of my boys are Boxers and they are almost exactly 1 year apart. They are both fed the exact same food. They are both allowed to eat whenever they feel like it (free feeding). They both are allowed the same amount of time and occasion to exercise.
They came from separate breeders. But they are both from reputable breeders who did extensive health testing on the parents. And neither of my boys (KNOCK ON WOOD) have any serious health issues.
But as you can see, one is overweight and one is super thin. You can't see it all that well in this pic, but Archer (the white Boxer) actually has ribs that show and looked almost too thin to me the other night. Chakotay on the other hand, is very muscled, but definitely could stand to lose some weight.
So why is this? It just goes to show that we humans are not the only ones who have issues when it comes to food. Chakotay clearly chooses to overeat while Archer doesn't. Someday, I think they are going to find a gene for this. And maybe it will be like a "treatable condition" and there will be a pill for it.
For now - well, I gotta get Chakotay to eat less and move more - just like his Mommy!