Here's the picture that made me fall in love with Boudreaux. He's got that floppy ear and that huge too-big-for-his-body nose. This is the picture that the shelter and the rescue were circulating that made me feel like I had to step in and save him.
We've had him for two weeks now and he is doing great! Almost all of the scabs are gone. His coat is much more shiny and he's starting to regrow his hair, especially on his ears. He's also gained 15 pounds! He no longer immediately goes for the food so I know that he isn't starving any more and he's learned that the food will consistently come to him so he doesn't have to panic.
He's the sweetest thing. We haven't seen any signs of food agression, timidness or bad behavior at all. He's super smart and has learned to sit and shake with me just asking him once. It takes our Great Dane at least 15 repititions, if not more to learn a new behavior.
Boudreaux is very mischevious though. If he sees anything sitting on the little patio table that we have outside, or even if we've tried to hide it up on the windowsill ledge, he will grab it and drag it out into the yard. This includes the glass bottle of colloidal silver spray that we are supposed to spray on him to help him heal. He also loves to pick up his metal bowls, especially his metal water bowl mid-drink, and cary them out into the yard. I forsee many items getting taken off coffee tables and side tables once he is allowed to hang out with us in the house!