Barley shares my problem of fluctuating weight. Even with consistent walking and agility sessions, if she gets one kibble of extra calories (not to mention helping herself to a little cat food), her waist line disappears.
Lately, we've been trying even harder to keep her trim and the work is paying off. We've been getting in our 3+ miles every day and we get regular play sessions in our yard. Barley jumps and pounces as as I toss her toys around. She'll occasionally take a break from her toys to herd me and run large circles around the yard.
Earlier this week, we were out walking and a neighbor stopped us to ask what kind of dog Barley was. We chatted for a few minutes and then he commented, "She's quite the athlete, huh?"
Our trainer has been commenting on how good she's been looking for weeks, but I was just beaming with pride that a complete stranger, who had never seen Barley before, noticed her athleticism.