I know that this is completely out of the blue, after 3 years of this post, and me, being inactive haha. I thought I'd do a quick update on Buddy though. He has exceeded my expectations, and currently weighs 217 lbs. Not obese weight, either. Of course he looks pretty large, with the droopiness and all, but he's not an unhealthy weight. He snoozes all afternoon, becomes hyper when the sun goes down and chases squirrels and such in the back yard. I expected to be feeding him four cups a day, but now it's 5 cups a meal, 10 a day.... Per vet's recommendation. He is truly a goliath, and a great guardian to boot. I almost feel bad when I see the UPS worker sprinting back to his truck. Hehe. He is a perfect dog, unless we bring him into the vet. He might be scarred by the place considering he was boarded there for 2 of the first 3 months of his life, but he doesn't let the staff get too close to him. He is prone to ear infections and rashes, so we had to bring him in occasionally... Last time, they injected him with enough tranquilizers to sedate a 450lb tiger to the point of only moving it's eyes... And he was walking around on pure adrenaline, warding off the staff. Of course, he collapsed when we got home, but they weren't able to even clean his ears.... Here's some current pics. The picture with the santa hat was when he couldn't move, right after he got home from the vet... Perfect time to dress him up.