Conner was bit by a poisonous snake (march/april 2009) and has passed away. Conner loved to give hugs, steal the bed space, cuddling and playing in the bushes where he was bit. He was an amazing dog and will be dearly missed.
Conner went to Patricia Henken of Central Illinois in March of 1999. Even though Connor has his foibles (shortly after arriving at his new home he moved a water heater during a severe thunder storm and flooded their home) he is well loved by Patricia and her children.
Update: Patricia and family recently moved to Florida where Connor is doing well in his old age.