Richard - First off let me say I fully appreciate the write-up a well as the awesome pictures of your dog.
I do not argue your statement on the CI:CO model not being correct (mostly in fear of a dog bite), however I fear that this maybe misconstrued by some like myself as a Keto monopoly “Get Out Of Jail Free” card.
For myself and others that created our obesity situations (or maybe diabetic situations) through large eating based on emotional cue’s - the concept of “eating to satiety” can be thrown out the window given the right (or wrong) emotional conditions as some of us can experience a never-ending hole in out guts, regardless of the amount of fats we eat.
In addition I have seen Dr. Fung’s reports where cortisol is increased based on stressful factors, and this looks to raise insulin, further advancing weight gain.
Now, I must note that I have stayed a solid Keto for the last 8 months, and would like to say that my emotional eating has been heavily suppressed, and almost non existent. I have had some emotional/life changes that have helped correct this, as well as certainly a happier mood based that (without a doubt) can be attributed to the way I now eat, as well as the results I have gotten from my diet.
However, that “addiction” will likely always lurk in me, and does exposes itself in times of happiness now - where a good BBQ or family gathering will push me to eat WAY more protein and fats than I should, and this certainly leads to some temporary weight gain. This gain is lost after a few days of normalized Keto, but if one was to continue this path consecutively, it would without a doubt result in weight gain based on an over consumption of calories to energy expenditure.