Great news! Obie the obese dachshund has shed something like 30 pounds in his drive (okay, well, his owner’s drive) to get him down to a more manageable 35lbs or so.

Obie has lost more than 30lbs (but he doesn’t look happy about it)

According to the article he’s going to need a big skin tuck to get rid of all that extra space he made to carry the weight of a Labrador in his dachshund body, but then he should be just fine!

The article has pictures that show him eating. I don’t think he was on the same diet as Jared Fogle from those Subway ads.

The original 1893 Chicago Ferris Wheel

No it doesn’t really have anything to do with Dachshunds, but George Ferris did invent one heck of a ride.

Honestly, the Ferris Wheel scares the bejeezus out of me and I don’t think my doxies would like it either. But I do like to watch them spin around at night during the fair in summer.