Shy now answers to Shep, his new name.  We are enjoying his affection and he is no longer Shy.

He howls like a wolf when he hears sirens passing by our home. He has gained weight and has a great appetite. He is a frequent barker at chipmunks & squirrels and chases them whenever we take his morning and afternoon walks.

My wife, children, & grandchildren are very eager to play with him and enjoy his presence.