Bubba-chunk may soon lose his middle name! He weighed in at 14 pounds last week. He slept ALL day upstairs, only coming down in the evening to sleep some more in front of the TV, with some half hearted play. He's on Blue Buffalo weight management food, with supplemental raw, such as chicken liver or venison. I can look at him and see he's thinner. But the biggest change? His lifestyle. He now follows me EVERYWHERE, with a decidedly active little run, darting out ahead of me. His favorite toy is the stick-toy combo with a string. He'll drag around the whole thing! He'll chase it, swat it, bite it, and generally kill it with zest. He pops out of bed in the morning, follows for all of my routine. Requests play by dragging his toy out, he talks to me, pats and bats at my lap for entertainment and love. He no longer stares off into space, he's no longer giving me looks of disdain when I want to play with him. If I call, he comes running... instead of making me find him and me getting rewarded with a lazy yawn, stretch, and return to sleep. I thought he was a dud. Sweet, but boring. No.. he was just too fat to have any fun. Now he's like a puppy. It's only been 13 days.