World's fattest dachshund goes beyond preciously plump9/12/2012
This little doggie is morbidly obese, but has lots of infectious charm. Obie, a 5-year-old dachshund, manages to make his extra tub (and we mean 40-pounds extra) part of his charm as he waddles about his business each day. But don't get too attached to those rolls. After an elderly couple gave him up recently, Obie has landed at the home of veterinarian Nora Vanetta in Portland, Ore., and she's determined to get rid of his extra pounds, chronicling his progress on the Facebook page, "Biggest Loser, Doxie Edition." The 77-pound pooch is still too fat for regular exercise (as shown in the gallery images above), but he's on a special diet, and hydrotherapy sessions have become his form of puppy push-ups. [Source]
Is Obie's obesity adorable or appalling?