Photos to come soon! He has puppy-like playfulness. He has been given 2 toys to sleep with and he follows me around carrying one or the other of them. He's very comfortable in his bed, I think he likes having his own area which I believe is giving him a sense of security. He has great teeth, he's been great at chewing on the raw hide. Brandon was confident about coming into the house, in sharp contrast to my own dog when we first brought him years ago. The reason for this I feel is that he had my dog showing him around and their were waggy tails aplenty. Brandon has needed very little encouragement to come into the graden and do a "busy boy" (toilets). He loves boiled chicken and is having 3 meals a day to build himself up as he's been sneezing a bit. I have an 8 year old collie and he and young Brandon are getting on surprisingly well. They both took a walk this morning. Out of the 2 dogs, Brandon was better on the lead. Brandon is attentive, if I stop for my Dog (to pick up "busy boys"), Brandon will come back over by my side without being asked. Brandon loves watching whats happening, very interested in kitchen activities, not alarmed by noise. The areas that require work are his grooming, we left him settle in first and he hit the deck when I tried to lift him which to me indicates a history of rough handling. He really isn't used to fetching a ball or playing so will give that a priority as he'd enjoy it.
I call animals "guardians of Being," especially animals that live with humans. Because, for many humans, it's through their contact with animals they get in touch with that level of being. Eckhart Tolle