This beautiful PUP/Half grown, jerks a slight tear every day. Photographing him isn't as easy as it was while he was a "wee lad". CHIP is in his slightly "Bull-Headed" time in life and he insists on eating his poop if he can find it. Hasn't made a mess in the house, other than one time while he was so sick. He has found a new and invigorating energy since recovering from his "Rope" incident. We only wish we could tap that boundless energy for ourselves. Very few things excite him to bark. Playing, squirrel on the deck or porch, strange dog on the street, and you would never guess what happened last night. Bill and Gloria Gaither had a program on TV featuring "Tennessee Ernie Ford" in his prime. CHIP jumped up, stood in front of the TV, barked and whined at Ernie no matter if he was singing or not. He was totally mesmerized for a good ten minutes. You can imagine most anything for what he was thinking. Took him for a good 45 minute ride this afternoon without meds, he didn't get sick. I want him to ride in the truck with me. It has been years and years since one of our dogs liked riding. I am enclosing four more photos of CHIP. No.1: His favorite pass-time in the yard, fetching with a stick. No.2: Alerted to a squirrel. No. 3: Were you calling me Daddy? No. 4: Viewing flowers. He smells all of them. CHIP'S hair is growing longer every day along with the "fuzz" in and around his ears. That is going to get trimmed when he sees 7 months. We have a Grand Niece who grooms dogs. Still on IAMS Puppy with Chicken. He is doing so well we can see no reason to change for a few months anyway. Height is down to 14", weight is 19 pounds 12 oz. Chest is getting noticeably wider from side to side, head is maturing and getting larger. His understanding of the spoken word/commands is improving and increasing in number. I understand they shrink a little in height as their chest begins to expand. He will likely go for his surgery this next week. Will need to baby him a little more. LOL! Hope you enjoy the photos of our beautiful young gentleman.