This has been a crazy and very exhausting month, but I think that we are moving forward nicely, some things slower then I want, but I know that is best. Ear infection is gone and poop is normal more often then not...the Olewo carrots did the trick. He is doing great with the cats, a simple leave it works really well, most of the time he ignores them....this was very important to me. Depending on the mood of the cat in question, he can even drink water with them. He still cries and barks in the crate and I just ignore him. Since I live in an apartment I don't like it, so I pray that when he pulls a tantrum they aren't home upstairs. We will be moving in our house soon. Closing in a week and a half and moving in after a month or so. So things will change, but for the better. There is 2100 sq ft of living space and an 1/2 acre of land. He still has issues with dogs outside of the house, but we work on it all the time and we even go to class once a week now. The trainer believes that its not aggression, just excited reactivity and she is working with us. This dog has so much potential and he is coming around. He LOVES kids and gets really excited when he hears one..it is very nice to see. I'm sure we have some mountains to climb, but how exciting it will be when we get there.