So a couple of days ago, I noticed Obi's stomach was getting bigger. Sort of stretched and tight, like a drum or ballon. At first I didn't think anything of it, figuring he was just being lazy or eating to much. Well, the next day his stomach had gotten HUGE. His belly was so swollen, he was having trouble running around and playing.

I started to freak out, thinking that he might have had an allergic reaction to the medicine I've been giving him for his paws, or that he might have some sort of parasite or something. Naturally, the vet was closed, and I had to just keep an eye on him, thinking that the next day I'd wake up to a dead dog. I was panicking.

THe next day, I called the vet, and since his behavior seemed to be unchanged (other than a little less movement because of his belly) they just wanted me to keep an eye on him and if it got worse, call them in a couple of days.

I felt a lot better, because the vet didn't seem to think there was anything wrong, so the rest of the day was spent as usual. Dinner time came around, and I went outside to feed our border collie mix Riley. We keep his food on a raised bowl, because we free feed him, and don't want Obi stealing snacks. Well I give him a scoop, and turn my back for a second, only to hear a 'munch munch munch' behind me.

I turn around, and Obi has propped himself up against the wall and is leaning over, stealing Riley's food! He had figured out how to reach Riley's bowl, and the past two days had been gorging himself on Riley's food and turning into a little fat fat while poor Riley starved.

I was so relieved, I started cracking up, and gave poor Riley some extra scoops after I raised his dog bowl out of Obi's reach. After a few minutes, I heard Obi whining outside, and when I went to check, he was sitting in front of Riley's bowl, crying, because he couldn't reach it anymore. When he saw me, he woofed at me, as if to say 'Hey woman, put that bowl back down here where I can reach it.'

Stupid Dog! :)

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Comment by Queenie and Chico on June 24, 2009 at 10:44pm
Obi!! the food hog.... Poor Riley couldnt even tell you his food had been stolen,lol..
Comment by Jacki, Nutmeg & Cinnamon on June 23, 2009 at 10:20pm
Ninja Corgi...careful of the stealth-like ability to sneak food. Nutmeg is pretty good about dinner time. I've been blessed, but she would eat forever if I let her.
Comment by Kristen on June 23, 2009 at 8:45pm
too funny! They are sneaky little buggers. Basis learned how to push a chair to the table to steal. Never would have believed it til I saw it.
Comment by Boo Buchheit on June 23, 2009 at 8:11pm
The cat is the partner in crime..too funny.
Comment by Sky and Lyla on June 23, 2009 at 8:11pm
Oh my! What a realief that he was just sneaking food and not really sick!!
Comment by John Wolff on June 23, 2009 at 7:41pm
We have organized crime: food on the counter is not necessarily out of reach of the dogs due to connivance with the cat.
Comment by Bev Levy on June 23, 2009 at 6:34pm
We have had a few episodes of mis-communication where the corgis got fed twice and you would never know by their reaction. They still act starved and gobble the food at the speed of light. I don't think there is an end to what they would eat given the opportunity. Riley is a good example of it.
Comment by Paddy and Karley the Corgies on June 23, 2009 at 5:32pm
I loved your story. I am amazed on a daily basis on how much personality these little dogs have!
Comment by Kelly on June 23, 2009 at 5:05pm
OMG poor thing! haha Corgis are such stinkers :-p
Comment by Beth on June 23, 2009 at 5:00pm
Ha ha! Corgi Sumo! I have always said Jack's single goal in life is to weigh 75 pounds....

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