I've read a lot lately about how an excessive waist dimension in humans is associated with serious health problems, like cardiac disease, even if the person isn't obese. And because I had today off and needed a break from writing this afternoon, I measured our dogs' waists.
Polly - 15"
Georgie - 17"
Patch - 19"
Teddy & Jinx - 20" (Teddy and Jinx are a Mutt & Jeff: short & tall)
Berry - 25"
Meg - 26"
Victoria Beckham supposedly has a 23" waist. I fear Meg never may make it as a fashion model unless someone's selling Plus Sizes for Pups.
You can see from these photos that Meg is a hefty old heiffer, compared to trim little Teddy.
P.S. as I was measuring the dogs today, I was reminded of a coworker who told me that she knew it was time for her to go back to work after having a baby because she found herself weighing her houseplants before and after watering them (while her baby was napping)