I can't walk him because at this point, I'm suddenly terrified he'll pick something up, and he can't get his vacs until we have his skin/ear infections under control.He had his puppy shots up to 5 moths, but he's almost a year now, and I don't want him sick at this point...not after spending all the effort to deal with his allergies and the secondary infection. WHICH by the way, looks fantastic. His back still has the scabs on it but they aren't deep, and all the red is gone. I can actually brush over them gently and remove the old stuff, looks better by the moment. And I swear he's already gained weight. The ear shaking has stopped...when I was treating it, it was a LOT better, but he still had a mild case of it. Now he just seems relieved and has been sleeping almost steady for the last 24 + hours so it must have bothered him more than he let on. Oh and steroids appaerntly make him mark territory. He's marked the Christmas tree and the area of the front door (thank goodness, he missed and hit the linoleum). I might have already shared that at the coffee shop. He gets fixed in about a month, thank goodness, I get tired of watching him lick his jewels. He hasn't started to act like an adult male yet, but he did just start lifting his leg, and I see the advent of those behaviors, so it is indeed time. He is big enough, I'm ready to see him put on a little weight and become the imposing, mellow dog I know he will be when he's over his puppy siliness. At the vets there were two pits (one a nursing mother) and a black lab sort of dog. I was concerned he'd break loose and bowl them over (or try to...he can't bowl over myh son's red nose, at least not often, but that dog loves him) but although he did pull at the leash I was able to hold him and he didn't rear up or bark at all. This is a marked improvement, and I was greatful for the opportunity to practice his approach to new dogs. It hink by the time summer rolls around, we'll be able to take him to the beach without any worries (he tends to have no recall, and to completely overwhere any dog he sees, up to a mioe away). Do that has been my dog week. He weight 105 lbs, but he hadn't eaten recently and he was pretty lean from fighting his infection. He looks like he's already gained 5 lbs. I'm working towards 130, I think at this height, that would be a good weight or him, so long as he's fit.