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Strange News: Fur Fitness Challenge

December 1, 2011

I have posted before about globesity affecting even the animal kingdom, the ASPCA teaching you what to do if your “pet is chubby,” and even a polar bear falling down on a treadmill, so I think it is well-established at this point that I think it’s ridiculously hippocritical to talk about fat animals when we ourselves as humans cannot get our weight under control. However, I have come across a program which might just make sense. And that’s why this is strange news. A weight-oriented program for animals and humans that makes sense?! How is that even possible?! Reigning Champion Fat Cat is not amused (as usual).

Do I look amused to you? Answer: No, I do not.

The Fur Fitness Challenge is a holistic endeavor geared towards pet parents and their pets to create “real commitment to lifestyle change and embracing a healthier way of life for [themselves and] their pets – encompassing health, fitness and nutrition, not just weight loss.” Wait a minute…isn’t that exactly what I discuss like every single day on this blog? How come the furry fitnessy people have their act together better than 99% of weight loss programs? Seriously, Nutrisystem, get on board with Fur Fitness! Tell me more!

The goal of this challenge is three-fold:

  1. To raise awareness, understanding and recognition of pet obesity.
  2. To help pets lose weight, reclaim their health and vitality, and commit to a new and improved lifestyle.
  3. To help educate pet owners on proper exercise and nutrition to achieve maximum health and fitness for their pets.

How great, right? I think even Reigning Champion Fat Cat is even impressed! I see a glimmer of hope in his squinty eyes…

Anyways, if I had a furry pet, I would totally join this challenge. Of course, I initially thought “How absurd that we live in a society where even our pets are obese!” but reading about events such as the “Pet Health Expo” made me excited that people are taking initiative concerning the health of their pets…and themselves. Now, I just need to stabilize my lifestyle so I can adopt that Brussels Griffon like I’ve always dreamed of…Inspiration!

(Image courtesy of  Fat Animals, because clearly we need an entire website dedicated to this)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. sweetopiagirl permalink
    December 1, 2011 2:39 am

    Reblogged this on inspiredweightloss.

  2. Fedora permalink
    December 2, 2011 4:39 am

    I demand more pictures of fat cats.

  3. Sexy Curmudgeon permalink
    December 2, 2011 10:03 pm

    This does sound fabulous – especially living in New York, I have seen some pets that suffer all sorts of restrictions and abuse due to their owners’ issues with weight or body image – I’m not just talking about getting your shih tzu a weekly hairstyle/manicure – but I’ve even seen dogs kept severely underweight because their owners are trying to maintain strict diets. This city is a great example of extremes, and because pets do reflect (both willingly and unwillingly) their owners in so many ways, it’s just another good example of how weight issues affect people in so many different ways, and how we really DO need more programs to encourage good body images – for us and our pets, as an extension of ourselves!

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