Joe came to us through a friend who found him abandoned with his brother. Very similar to Marley from the book "Marly and Me", he managed to chew up an entire living room set, various yard equipment and more things than my wife and I can remember. After the terrible two's Joe magically stopped chewing everything up and became this wonderful loving dog which is a good thing since he weighed in at 120 lbs. HE IS BIG but he is a nice as he is big. Unfortunatley when he was about 4 years old he developed a liver condition and almost died. We worked very closely with Yakima Vet, Dr Sandi assured us there was hope. He hadn't eaten in 10 days and it was finally decided that we would take him to WSU where he received treatment for his unknown liver issue. After two trips to WSU and a whole lot of prayer and work we managed to get Joe back on his feet and he has been going strong for about 3 years now. Joe had a rough start, he was abandoned and injured when he found his way to us and it made us sick to think he would be short changed on what was a wonderful life with me and my wife. Joe enjoys all the comforts of home including our king size bed which he is willing to share with us every night. We really should have named him "Lucky" but we are the lucky ones to have such a wonderful dog to share our lives with.