January 26th, 2010 18:31 EST
Frozen Doggie Jiffy Is Much Happier A Year Later
"One year after a close encounter with a frozen sidewalk, Jiffy the border collie is slowly losing weight and enjoying a more active lifestyle.
In December 2008, authorities discovered Jiffy stuck to a frozen sidewalk in single-digit temperatures. Weighing in at around 120 pounds, his dense layers of fat helped him survive.
A court ordered his owner to give him up and a couple from Sheboygan Falls adopted Jiffy, who at the time could barely step over a 4-inch-high pipe and even then had to rest afterward."
Jiffy made headlines a year ago when he was found stuck to the frozen sidewalk, he`s in much better health now thanks to a loving couple.
Jiffy was unable to free himself form the frozen sidewalk because he was too fat, but his layers of fat kept him warm enough to survive. As you can see from this photograph Jiffy is still overweight, but he`s much more active now.
I guess the lesson we can learn from this story is "don`t overfeed your dog." This article has special meaning for Rosie O`Donnell, if she ever slips and gets stuck to a frozen sidewalk, her fat will keep her warm, and her body can live off her layers of fat for days and even weeks.
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