Alexander came into GRRoW with Canela on August 11. They are a bonded pair and should be adopted together. He is 8 years old. Because he had some bloody diarrhea we had the vet check him out. He had hookworm and has been treated for it. Alex is a gentle giant weighing in at 98 pounds and is tall enough to table surf, if he wanted to (although he doesn't!). He gets along well with people and dogs alike. He likes short walks and we are working on building up his walking stamina. His hip muscles are quite atrophied. He either stands or lies down as sitting is quite painful for him because of early-onset arthritis. The vet put him on a fish oil supplement. Hopefully that will help. While he shows interest in squeaky tennis balls and toys he doesn't seem to know what to do with them. He doesn't respond to any commands (in English or Spanish), but does respond very well to treats! He loves to nudge my hand when he wants to be petted, or stick his big head right underneath my arm when I'm sitting at my desk working. He is scheduled for his neuter and X-rays (hips and back) next week, September 15. He's a very sweet boy!