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Monday, April 25, 2016

Five-Week Update on Harley

It's been just over five weeks since Harley came to live with us.  We've truly enjoyed watching him lose weight and begin his transformation to a healthier dog.  His energy level is increasing and his confidence continues to grow.  He and Rigby are best of friends and their play sessions are fun to watch.

After not being very interested in food the first couple of weeks we had him, Harley is now eating well and enjoying the pumpkin and salmon supplements he gets.  He has also decided that green beans aren't that bad and we're starting to use them as a filler with his meals.  I truly believe he was so stuffed with junk food when he came to us that he really didn't need to eat, and now his body is at a point where he needs food and he's actually hungry.

A diet of decent dog food and a basic exercise routine is really working for Harley.  We took him to the vet on Friday for a weigh-in and found that he's lost 15 pounds in 5 weeks and he's down to 108.7 pounds.  I measured his girth and found that he's lost 2.5 inches and his waist is 5 inches smaller.  He's starting to look more like a Weimaraner and less like a stuffed sausage.

Harley is now able to jump into our SUV and no longer uses a ramp.  He enjoys long walks in the fields on a 40-foot line that allows him to run, play and hunt.  He always looks so happy when he's out for a walk.

We don't know for sure how much longer Harley will be staying with us, but we will continue his diet and exercise and try to send him to his new home in even better shape than he is in today.

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