...but this is another reason I've been quiet;
Found by a friend in the middle of June, weighed 10 lbs, starving and mange ridden. Has gained 15 lbs. I've never had a dog before, let along a hound puppy. I didn't need a puppy. I keep going over it in my mind but every time I come back to the fact that my friend absolutely couldn't keep him and his life was down to a kill shelter or 23 hours a day in a crate. He has no manners, but he loves every person and every dog he meets. He tears up everything he can get hold of, including me. If we survive puppyhood, though, I think he will be magnificent.