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This story was in our local newspaper's "Weird News" This is truly SICK that someone let a BORDER COLLIE get to 120 pounds!! Even if this was health related, something should have been done - the border collies I've known have been active, fit, high energy dogs! This just makes me sad! I'm glad the new owners are helping him improve!!

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A year after a "morbidly obese" dog froze to a Wisconsin sidewalk, the border collie mix has lost 40 pounds and is slowly returning to an active lifestyle. Jiffy is still portly, but his owner said he's finally moving "like a regular dog." The dog weighed about 120 pounds when he froze to the sidewalk in December 2008 in single-digit temperatures. His dense layers of fat probably helped him survive.

Afterward a court ordered Jiffy's owner to give him up.

Patty and Peter Geise of Sheboygan Falls said when they adopted Jiffy, he could barely step over a 4-inch-high pipe. Even then he had to rest afterward.

The Sheboygan Press reported that now he walks a mile at a normal pace.

Patty Geise said it's rewarding to see how much Jiffy has improved.

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Information from: The Sheboygan Press, http://www.sheboygan-press.com
 

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I remember hearing about this dog last year! I'm glad he is doing better, but Wow, I can't imagine a border collie that heavy! Poor dog!
 

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o Lordy poor dog.

Sad thing is I bet the collie is at least 22 inches tall which will help it more.Some of the american bullys are 16" at the shoulder and 100 plus pounds ! I know this will cause health issues down the road :(
 

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I wonder if he liked peanut butter.. hehe

How can you just feed your dog.. and that's it? I remember hearing about that dog, poor thing, good thing he got rehomed. I think obese dogs is as cruel as underfed dogs.
 

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did I read that right, the dog froze to the sidewalk?

I worked with a vet "tech" who was of the opinion that if the dog was fat it was the dog's fault they should stop eating when they are full.. *shakes head* She has come a long way and grown up a lot I am happy to say., Now she understand's it's not the dog.
 

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this is a collie i groom




she belongs to a old couple and she is 14 so i dont c the point lecturing them on her weight they know how bad she it there other dog isnt fat this is there other dog


 
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