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New active lifestyle for once-obese collie who froze to sidewalk

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Jiffy in December 2008 Jiffy in December 2008

SHEBOYGAN FALLS (WKOW) -- 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.

But thanks to the loving care of the Geise family, Jiffy can now walk one mile at a normal pace and has lost 40 pounds. According to Patty Geise, Jiffy is still considered overweight but moves like a "regular dog."

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