First night of winter swim training tonight - really didn't enjoy it, we had a lane line missing so everyone just ploughed up and down whichever bit of the water they chose, there were a few very near collisions. I got out of the pool after only 800m and went off for my hot shower. Oh to get back into the lake! Think I'll go back to getting there an hour early and putting in a good few laps before the rest arrive.
John and I went swimming in the lake yesterday, we did wear the wetsuits but the water wasn't all that cold. He swam right to the other end and back, about 2400m, and I followed at my slower pace, watching for him to reach the shore, then I turned back and swam for home, beat him back by about 50m, my swim was 1600m.
Saw the vet tonight about Charlie's weight loss, she is going to send a sample to the lab but said it could very well indicate he needs to have a change of diet. She said she had someone bring in an Airdale with the same problem, he was being fed the same as Charlie, they took him off that and gave him a different food and he bulked right up. Once the lab results are back, if that thesis is supported then I'll change his food and see what happens. Fingers crossed.
I use the raw food diet too, have done for years but it doesn't suit all dogs. I've had our younger dog Charlie on it since he was a small pup but he is now 2 years and 4 months, has been steadily losing weight so I think I'll take him off it. Had the same problem with my older shepherd, changed him onto dry food and now he's strong as an ox!