From all appearances Murphy looks like your typical happy golden retriever. His fur has grown back from the surgery and he has all the energy you would expect for a dog his age. He loves to initiate play with our dog, which we can now allow to a minimal degree. He enjoys playing with kongs, toys, and bones. He roams freely on the main floor of our home, but we still keep the stairs gated. He can go up and down stairs with supervision. At the end of a busy day, he enjoys taking a nice nap by the fireplace.