Rod, Thanks for asking about Kuma. He is doing well. He is pushing 11 years old and is still in relatively good health for a big dog. He is slowing down quite a bit and has some arthritis developing. I keep him moving as much as I dare. We let him set his own pace now days and the walks are a lot shorter. His fishing days are over and anymore he won't swim preferring to just wade. We are watching his weight closely. He weighs in at just under 200 lbs. and we don't want that to creep up due to his lower activity levels. In fact we are now trying to lower his weight a bit to lessen the strain on his hips and front legs. Considering Kuma and my health issues together we are walking wrecks but we both will continue on for as long as we can. Boomer looks like a lot of fun. Wish I could meet Boomer.