Thanks, PeggySue. Yup, he's a "he." (a big old mushy "he," actually.)
I like the crop, background and, particularly, the vignette (need to get better at this). Softening the catchlights is cool, too. How did you do that? I'm not sure what happened to the image quality, though. It looks rather contrasty and he's got a halo around his ears. Could this be because you were working with a JPG? I appreciate the help!