He is looking better and better. I just finished drying him from his sat night bath..i swear this has been wash day as well as save the little seedlings...his rib bones are no longer prominent, his hip bones do not stand out..i feel good muscle tone in his forelegs where before all you felt was bone..I bought him two toys today. He poked some serious holes in Hyia's soccer ball so i got him a giant tennis ball made for dogs, and a new tug toy. He grabbed up the tug toy and took his best buddy Victor right out the door for a game. No one ever plays tug with Victor cause he gets to carried away, Mary says no thanks because he hurts her mouth, and it just isn't wise for people to join in, but Shaffer is a fair match and loves to play the game as much as Vic does. They had a wonderful romp as they do everyday. Mom says Shaffer gets more and more antzy in the morning when he knows it is time for Victor to arrive. He is starting to act his age, not like the old old acting dog he was in the beginning. I am going to have my work cut out with him on the leash. BEfore he was so complacent..boy is that over with now. He just about knocked me off my feet getting out of the car when he saw the cat. He is spending the night with me and my dogs, will return in the morning. He has company coming, my brother said he would be over to meet the new man of the house. Isn't that just too cool? I will take pics soon.