Well it's a week since we got Harley out of the situation he was in and he has come quite a long way since then. In the last week he has gained just over 1 kg in weight and his ribs, spine and hips no longer stick out so much which were making it look like we had been starving him, in fact he is starting to look a picture of health. He has really settled in and is getting much better behaved by the day. Harley has learned to walk (On the lead) to heal and go to his bed when told, he will sit, lie down, give you his paw and a high five when asked to and he is now perfectly clean in the house letting us know if he needs to go out, in general Harley is showing himself to be a very loving and gentle little dog. His main fault now is that he still barks at other dogs when out on a lead and pulls to try to greet them (Lack of socialisation when a puppy) - We are currently working on that fault which is showing a good and steady improvement. Harley really is showing that he is quite intelligent and very willing to learn and tries hard to please us! I have an appointment with the vet on Wednesday to have part of his tail amputated as it has an old wound on the tip that wasn't treated by the former owner. However I am now questioning that decision as it looks to be healing perfectly well and only bleeds very fractionally if he knocks it on the coffee table or whatever when he gets excited. However I have found something called "Dog Ends" on line which should help to stop him knocking it while it is healing - Harley shows no signs that this old and small would is irritating or hurting him and it shows no signs whatsoever of inflamation or infection so I want a second opinion from a different vet on this. I made the mistake of registering Harley with a veterinary practice before I checked out their feedback on-line - Their feedback is really terrible and they seem to be very well known for charging for treatment and surgery which isn't necessary just to take as much money from their customers as possible without caring much about the animals welfare - They initially quoted me £343.73 for the operation but because I questioned the price they straight away admitted that they had added on tests which were not needed so reduced the written quote to £258.53 - You read into that what you will! On the whole though we are extremely pleased with Harley's progress and are delighted that we were able to take him on as we are sure that he is going to make a perfect family pet for us. Here's a few photos that I took today which show how much better he is already looking after just a week. p.s. Please excuse the dust sheet on the floor, I was working with some slightly muddy pigeon decoys just before I took the photos.