voice of reason in my head, anyone ever own a mountain cur dog ? They are coon dogs. I have been offered one. It is a farm dog ,outside dog, wont leave property. timid side, very beautiful brindle colors, wont jump, good with everyone. I had the screen on my house ripped out 2xs and something good sized is sleeping in the edge of the woods by the chickens. I have some barn cats 3 that 2 could be rehomed they are friendly, love kids. Not sure that would make up food difference.