We have a beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog, Max. He is a runt for a Berner, but is beautifully colored and according to the vet weighs just the right amount. According to her, you should be able to feel the animals ribs but not see them. The interesting thing is that Max has a ton of extra skin. You can pull up gobs of it. He seems to need a tummy tuck very badly. Of course with all of his hair, you would never notice. So the question is how can a dog that eats constantly and sleeps in any of his spare time have such a svelt figure.
Yesterday, I realized the answer: his tail is in constant motion. We actually sometimes call him Flip because that is all his tail does: flip, flip, flip. So I'm thinking that this is the dog equivalent to the person who can stop shaking his leg or tapping his hands. Maybe if I start to become figitty, I too can become fit and sexy.