This is the strangest thing... When I let everyone out to do their business, Beau will lick the rain off the downspout pad I have near the back door. If that is not bad enough, he also will go back out to lick an area of wet pavement where green moss is growing. Why? This is so strange as I always have clean water available in two places in the house. I am just at a complete loss as to why he is doing this. I have seen mice and rat droppings around the area and I am really concerned about this continued habit. I stop him from doing it immediately. Also, Beau just seems more subdued than the other two. He plays with Liam, in short, bursts. He seems winded after a mile walk. I had a full blood thyroid panel done on him and got the all clear. I was concerned about his weight gain. I called my vet and want to know if I should do bloodwork. His eating habits are great. His stool is solid. Last night he would not even come upstairs to bed. Beau is only four years old so I don't think it is a gallbladder issue. Maybe I am just an overprotective and over concerned mom. But, even when my brother comes over he comments on how subdued Beau is. Thoughts?