This post has lots of cute puppy pictures. You’ve been warned!
Before I get to that, I just wanna welcome any new readers here for the first time. WELCOME! I’m guessing you’re here because you read about me in the Montreal Gazette, and I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and check out my site!
In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, check this out: Today I’m the subject of June Thompson’s Shaping Up column. June interviewed me last week and wrote a fantastic article about my weight loss and relationship with Richard Simmons. Click here to read June Thompson’s column about me in the Montreal Gazette.
For you newcomers, here’s a few quick links for things June mentioned in the column:
- Click here to read about seat belt extenders and how my experience on airplanes has radically changed.
- Click here to read about fitting on roller coasters a decade after getting kicked off of one for being too fat.
- Click here to read about no longer needing to shop at big & tall stores.
- You can also see lots of pictures of my accomplishments in the Photo Gallery, read more of My Favorite Posts, and watch the video from when I was invited to be a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Whew! That’s enough to get you started! Now, on to the puppies!
I wish they were mine, but alas, they are not. They belong to my friend Judie, who got them a few weeks ago. That’s Rosie on the left, and Lucy on the right, and they’re shepherd/lab mixes that are about 10 weeks old.
Judie is a big animal lover. Rosie and Lucy are the newest additions – she has two other dogs (keep reading for pics), a cat, and three horses that all live with her (she has a couple acres in the desert outside of town). She used to have llamas, too (see pictures of them here) – but she had to find them new homes when she moved last year.
I’ve been friends with Judie for about 9 years now, and I remember visiting Judie 5 years ago, when one of her older dogs, Cleo, was just a puppy. I was a lot heavier back then, and Judie took this picture of me and Cleo:
Since Judie has new puppies, and I look totally different, I thought this would be the perfect time for a “Before” and “Current” Photo Comparison!
The above photo was taken in October 2007. And here I am with two new puppies just the other day:
And here they are side-by-side:
Pretty neat, huh? I sure think so! Here’s some more pictures of me and the puppies, who were very active, squirmy, and licky!
Cleo, the puppy in the ‘Before’ picture, is now a big beautiful grown-up dog:
And the final dog is Cassie, another big beautiful German Shepherd. It sure is fun to visit Judie and her animals! I had a wonderful time.
And you know what else is wonderful? Having more energy and being able to jump and play with them to my heart’s delight. That’s definitely a fantastic side effect of my 164-pound weight loss, and a huge reason to say…
…Keep it up, David!