Tuesday September 29 2015
A score of between 7 and 8, in between "Fleshy" and "Fat" ?!
That's what Dr Washington marked Dudley for a body condition score at the vet-in for the 55-mile Lost 'n Lava endurance ride. (Please note Dudley's excellent pulse of 40.)
I was shocked. I was sure Dudley would at least be a "6," what with all his diet and hard exercise, and the fact he'd already completed five 50 mile rides so far this year (and 4 last year!).
Well. We showed him. We finished the 55-mile ride at Lost 'n Lava near Gooding, Idaho; Dudley pulsed down right away at both vet checks and at the finish; the 55-mile ride was the longest ride he's done; and I know he lost even more weight during the ride, enough to now be a "5", no matter what anybody else says. (Not that he has a complex or anything; he knows he's Hot Stuff.)
And while we're at it, I think some of the Body Score Conditionings should undergo a little revision.
1. Seriously, Too Skinny
8. Carrying Some Extra Baggage
9. BlubberButt, Definitely Too Fat
I think Dudley looks pretty darned Huggable after his 55-mile Lost 'N Lava ride!
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