I'm sure I told you all that back near the first of November, we rescued a freezing, starving Boxer dog. Good grief, what a stroke of fortune. I have had many dogs in my life and currently have 3 other great dogs, but this "gentleman" is more than I ever hoped for. I have a potentially fatal affliction (don't mourn, just get over it - I have) At this moment, as I type, he is trying to get me to "play" - which, OMG is an invitation for stiches. OK, I have to go deal with the mutt - just rest assured that if you are looking fer yer first dog - a Boxer is the way to go. Loyal beyond belief. If I'm sick in bed, He's at my feet and anyone who enters the room gets a facefull of teeth and growl until he figures that theyre really supposed to be there. Dang, get a dog - that's all I can say.