So far he has been settling in nicely. When he first got home, he had to explore for a few hours before even laying down. I have only heard him bark a few times, and his whine is very cute (almost sounds like a tiny bird.) I'm hoping to take him to doggie school soon, they teach him the basics like sit, stay, down, etc. I have attached some new pictures. He's taking a nap right now on my deck. I'm sure that he can keep me company out there while I do all of my yardwork. Lots of wood to cut up and firewood to split. I'm bringing him over to my sister's today to meet their female dog - they have a 1 acre fenced-in yard - should be a good outing.
I'm just so pleased with the entire process of adopting LB. I will be sure to tell all of my friends that they should consider adopting a coonhound. I'm sure that I will run into some challenges with him, but that's the case with any dog. They just need to be trained... and loved. Still trying to determine his new name.....
Thanks for everything.