Rufus has been with us a week now. He has adjusted very well to his new home. He becomes more animated each day playing with his toys by shaking them and flipping them up in the air, especially his favorite stuffed alligator! My wife has a collection of stuffed bears that she has collected over the last 30 years or so. Rufus has discovered them as they are placed strategically throughout the house. He will go up to one and very gently take it and lay it on the floor, then walk away as if nothing has happened. After a bit he will take the bear and place it in his bed. After putting all the bears out of his reach, some are pretty valuable, we compromised and gave him his very own bear which he delights in flipping in the air again and again.
Rufus had is first visit to the Vet last night. He now weighs 65 lbs!! Rufus is doing very well with learning to sit, stay and walking on a leash. Our Vet has recommended a K-9 behavior instructor that we will be getting in contact with to begin his training.
To sum things up, Rufus is one happy coonhound and we are very happy to have him as part of our family.
John and Donnae Farley