The weather is improving, the snow has all melted, and Coal is ready for Spring! Coal is growing like a weed and weighed in at 52 pounds last week.
The last trip to the vet went very well. Coal is now worm-free and his hair loss around his eye has greatly improved. He had a mild case of demodectic mange. This type of mange is not contagious, and there were no mites found by the vet last week. Coal has a mild ear infection that we have been treating and he was prescribed a new medication to help clear that up.
Coal has been a busy boy. He learned "sit" and "lay down" in a jiffy, and he has also mastered "shake" and "roll over." Coal will play fetch for short periods. He will retrieve the ball and bring it back to you. He also enjoys his daily walks and is working on his leash training. Coal is also a professional counter surfer, but during the last week we have noticed it has not been quite as frequent.
This boy is a very good puppy and has never been destructive. There are a lot of toys here for him to play with and chew on, and we keep shoes, clothes, etc. picked up and put away. He is perfectly content with his own things and is good at entertaining himself.
Coal is scheduled for his neuter surgery on May 9. Once he recovers he will be ready for his forever family.
Please note Coal's requirements: no children under 10, another medium to large dog in the household to mentor him, and a physical fence is preferred (no invisible fencing).