There's never been a time in his life when Obie wasn't absolutely adorable and oh-so-lovable - but today, thankfully, he's finally healthy as well. His is a story of perseverance and hard work, now serving as an inspiration to others that it's never too late to make a change for the better.
Just two years ago, the then-5-year-old dachshund was leading a lifestyle that threatened to cut his life short. Obie originally belonged to a well-meaning elderly couple who frequently overfed him as a way of showing affection. But that, coupled with a lack of exercise, ultimately caused Obie to balloon to 77 pounds, more than twice the normal weight for a dog his size.
(Obie Dog Journey)