A couple of weeks ago, Kekoa and I were asked to go on the local news station to talk about the Nulo Campaign to Fight Pet Obesity and how owners can help their pets make a New Year’s Resolution to take off a few pounds.
They had us on the morning after Christmas, so instead of laying in a semi-gingerbread and eggnog coma on a pile of wrapping paper as I am wont to do on December 26th, I packed Koa up and headed down to the local news station at 8 am sharp.
We got buzzed in by a disembodied voice like we were headed into the state pen, and directed by the faceless Oz-like producer past the greenroom, beyond the anchor desk and right on into the back parking lot, where we waited on some Astroturf for the anchor to throw on a coat and meet us outside. They appear to be well equipped for dog visitors, judging by Koa’s response to the Astroturf.
It’s not an exhaustive treatise on the issue of pet obesity, mind you, but it’s decent enough for a 5 minute clip on a blustery Sunday morning. I made my husband record it on the sneaking (and correct) suspicion that despite telling my mom it would be on Channel 6, she instead tuned in to Channel 9 for an hour and a half, calling me with concern at 11 am to ask why I hadn’t been on yet.
Did you catch the anchor telling me she feeds her bully dog broccoli? Brave woman.