Ace - am back. I was away on holiday for a while (it is summer here is Australia) and we were off to the pacific islands for a sun filled holiday.
This was the first time we left Max in Kennels. We had done all of the inspections, got recommendations and paid the maximum care to have him walked twice a day and out for play time with other big dogs. Max is a rescue GSP and I was concerned to have in put in a kennel as I did not want him to think that he was back in a rescue. (Do you think they can figure that out?). So it was a test, he was there for 8 days and he had visited the kennel previously.
The owners of the kennels are breeders of a very rare large dogs so with all the recommendations et all I felt confident. Well we got him back yesterday, and he has lost 2 kilos (lots of an already slim GSP) was weak and has lost his muscle tone. My fiance' and I were pretty devastated. He is not injured or anything, but we left him an athletic very fit dog, as he runs twice a day for an hour at least. Yesterday the wind would have keeled him over.
Today he is better - a bit friendlier with us and he ran like nuts at the beach so has got some of his energy back, he also for the first time ever responded to other dogs grouling with a groul, and is famished, can't eat enough.
Any thoughts/previous epxerience?? Am I been overprotective? Can't say I would ever leave him in a kennel again
Ace and Moose what news from your recent adventures?
Claudia - Max' owner