That is great news about Remi's check up. She is doing very well, and as you said, I'm sure the loss of a few pounds is muscle loss and perhaps a lower than average appetite.
Monster will shed his winter weight once he is able to run and play with Remi.
I really do hope that Remi will not need another surgery, as I'm sure you do too. Good luck with Monster's eye. As long as he is not bothered, and things remain the same, he should be alright.
We had another member whom we don't see much anymore, go through a similar eye surgery with her Springer Spaniel. It ended up causing some sort of domino effect and what started out as a small issue became a huge one. I'm not saying that will always happen, but less is more and if Monster is managing, best left. I should add that her dog was not doing well and had to have the surgery.
I digress and I do apologize. Thanks for keeping us up to date.