Mr. Kipling the dog here, I am CEO (Chief Eating Officer) and spokesdog at Tubby Challenge and I will be reporting on my Portion Control efforts and other matters of interest to all you Plump Lump humans (Tubbies).
What, you may ask is Tubby Challenge?
Tubby Challenge is a series of fun weight loss competitions designed to help the humans stay fit and raise funds for a great charity Medical Detection Dogs. It was started by two human friends in April 2011 and has been, pardon the pun, expanding ever since.
In June 2011, 19 Tubbies from the UK and the USA completed The Tubby Challenge. The Tubbies put down their chocolate, backed away from the fridge and collectively shed a whopping 127 pounds to transform themselves into super models (well super model might be a slight exaggeration). They raise £1,120 (US$ 1,680) through sponsorship, entry fees and a competition.
My Goldie chums with their not so tubby humans presenting Daisy and her human Claire Guest CEO of Medical Detection Dogs with our first cheque.
Who are Medical Detection Dogs?
Medical Detection Dogs are a very unique charity who are undertaking pioneer work in the training of dogs to detect human disease by odour with an emphasis on cancer detection . The charity also train medical assistance dogs to alert individuals managing day to day life threatening health conditions giving them greater independence and above all saving their lives on a daily basis. Check out their website, their work could one day save your life!
Sniffing to save lives!
New Projects at Tubby HQ:
In August Tubby Challenge Two was launched and Tubby HQ are busy calculating the pounds lost and more importantly the pounds raised, so keep an eye on our Tubby Meter, it is going up up up. Some of our Tubby Team (oops, the now not so Tubby Team) will be at Discover Dogs in London in November to present our next cheque to Medical Detection Dogs.
Tubbies in the UK and USA are also currently participating in Tubby Challenge 2.5 (I need to get into a little black dress) and coming soon, January 2012, watch out for The Return of The Tubbies!
Who is Mr. Kipling?
In case you haven’t noticed I am a rather handsome English Springer Spaniel and together with the help of my Auntie Ellie, a gorgeous Golden Retriever, we were the real instigators of The Tubby Challenge. It was becoming rather embarrassing for stylish pups like ourselves to be seen out walking with our plump lump humans. This was particularly so for Auntie Ellie who is a dancing member of the famous Southern Golden Retriever Display Team and has been on TV with important persons Ben Fogle and Clare Balding and made guest appearances on Blue Peter!
Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers!
I must add a big THANK YOU to all my dog and kitty pals for so quickly signing up their plump lump humans and keeping them all on track. Also a special THANK YOU to all our wonderful sponsors, supporters and volunteers, you are fantastic!
Finally, for all my animal friends we will be having some fun “Guess the Weight” competitions leading up to Christmas so keep checking in.
Remember, I am available to assist all humans with portion control, no portion is too large!
Big Paw Wave,
…….. and don’t forget to follow all our latest news on my Blog
** STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE RETURN OF THE TUBBIES **