Dewey is always a gentlemen and his boyish energy and looks don’t give away his almost 9 years. When he meets new people they ask, “How old is the puppy” and are surprised to learn his age. Since we’ve had him he’s been through some tough times but he has had a positive attitude throughout. When Dewey arrived, he exhibited symptoms of Cushing’s disease. He went through a number of blood tests and an ultrasound that confirmed that diagnosis. He was put on oral medications and now his Cushing’s is under control. Unfortunately this disease makes him more susceptible to skin infections. With this humid weather, he developed both yeast and fungal infections on his skin causing him to lose a lot of fur and have large patches of large flaking skin. He was itching terribly. We have worked through a few different rounds of tests and treatments. And, he seems to also have general allergies for which he is being treated with Apoquel. We are happy to report that the skin infections have cleared; the skin on his belly is now a nice pink color, he is comfortable, and his fur is growing back. If the medical issues weren’t enough, when Dewey first arrived he (and I) was attacked by an off-leash dog during our walk in the neighborhood. True to his personality he did not fight back and was back to his normal self once we got home. However, he remains nervous with dogs he does not know, as would I! Dewey is great with new people and he lights up with children. In particular those that climb all over him! Dewey continues to be affectionate and enjoy his feline housemates, with whom he is willing to share the bed (see new photos). He will patiently wait for a chance to swim or fetch a ball, his two favorite things in life. He rarely barks or makes a noise. He is a great snooze for the alarm clock. Once he hears it go off, he is there to nudge you awake for his morning walk. He is an all-around great dog with a lot more to give his family.