Ernie has claimed us. He is very happy except when we leave him for a while. We had him groomed and got rid of that long stringy hair. He looks like a different dog and I think he feels better too. Everybody says he is nice and good looking. His coat feels soft and fuzzy now with brown, light brown, tan all marbled together. One thing that seems unusual to me is that he does not play with sticks, toys or balls and does not chew a rawhide treat and he also does not like vegetables. Our past dogs all would beg for them. We are happy to have him.