Doodle isn't on a strictly kibble diet. She generally gets some of whatever I am eating. Some days she gets a full portion, other days she gets a bite of this and a bite of that. The kibble came into play a few years back following one of our hurricanes. We were without power for 8 days (yikes!). I couldn't cook for her and she wasn't accustomed to kibble, so feeding her was problematic. After that, a bag/bowl of kibble became a standard offering. That said, kibble isn't her first choice. Can't blame her there.... the sausage on top of my pizza is sooo much better! 😉
Doodle's weight has been an issue since our first visit to the Vet, who announced that she was a bit thin and should gain a couple pounds. It would have been better if he had told me to watch her weight and not let her gain too much. But, either way, we are where we are. Cutting back on sharing yummy stuff, a faster paced (and a somewhat longer primary) walk, and pumpkin (once a week or so). The pumpkin was well received and swiftly assisted in curbing her 'issue'. (Thank you @Éilis!)
Doodle's weight loss will continue to be an ongoing process. I think the best solution there could be the addition of a playmate for her to chase and play with. Perhaps we can arrange for that later this year...