Guest Marsroving Posted August 25, 2013 Share Posted August 25, 2013 Well, I received a snide email from the adoption coordinator of the group we obtained Mars from. The tone was threatening, but everything this woman does is typically aggressive and nasty. It's almost enough to make me never want to adopt another dog from them, which is sad, because the woman whi founded the group is sweet and considerate. (There are two women, the one who sent the email is the adoption coordinator not the founder). So, when Mars came home he weighed 72 pounds. The paperwork we got with our adoption stuff said a retired racer should ideally be 4-8 pounds over racing weight. This would put Mars between 76-80 pounds. His current weight is 77.6. I am still able to see his back ribs easily as well as three points in his spine. The weekend before this one we attended an event held by the group and the first thing the lady says when she sees him is that he's dangerously heavy because she cannot see his hip tips. Ok, got the message, I assured her I'd do my best to bring his weight down some. We've been diligent about reducing any treats and always making sure he gets the same amount of raw food each day, which is 2 pounds. Fast forward to today and I get an email stating that in the adoption agreement we signed we promised to not allow our dog to become overweight. I do not understand why the need for the threatening tone. I would like to see her try to come and take my dog from me because it would happen over my dead body. She then went on to say a dog should be 4-5 pounds over racing weight, which may I add is different from the paperwork we obtained with Mars. 4-5 pounds would still put him at 76-77 pounds. I'm guessing since his back legs are not as muscled as previously he looks less fit, and I'm thinking we should try to increase his vigorous exercise to get his muscle back. Really sad by the attitude, it was completely uncalled for. I guess I'll drop his food intake to 1.75 pounds a day and add an extra 20 minute walk or a couple extra free runs a week. Thanks for reading, needed to vent. Not sure how to go forward. I'm not going to bother to respond to the email that she sent. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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