Nicknames: Wy-Wy, Wiggidy, So Handsome, Da Boy, Cha-Wy, Wigz, Skinny Man, Do You Feed That Dog?
Gotcha Date: October 20th 2005
Birthday: August 20th 2005
Likes: Chasing his animal nemesis: the squirrel, wrestling Zen, jumping on everyone, hot dogs, a warm blanket on a cold day, running off leash, destroying squeaky toys, and barking just to hear himself.
Pet-Peeves: Thunder, fireworks, big jerk male dogs, being told "no," baths, not going with mom or dad, the kennel, large men in trench coats, and baby gates.
Favorite Toy: Anything with fluff and a squeaker ... or six, Zen, tennis balls.
Favorite Food: Mashed potatoes, Wingaling canned food, squirrels, string cheese, hot dogs, marrow bone treats, ground beef, and anything he shouldn't have.
Favorite Walk: Any hike, Sandbridge beach, Monument Ave, Greenhill Park, Belle Isle, places he can swim after walking, the woods behind Barkersfield, and around the neighborhood.
Best Tricks: Barking on command, laying down on his spot, say his prayers, and being awesome.
Arrival Story: When the family dog passed away we were coping by looking at dogs at the local SPCA. Bad idea. Little Wyatt was sitting there all cute and calm while his brother and sister were busy mauling my shoes. I picked him up and he did an adorable snuggle under my chin and he had to come home. After the SPCA did a premises check on our house to make sure it was ok Wyatt got to come live with and has been with me since.
Bio: Wyatt's my right hand man! He's a social butterfly and loves meeting new people. Festivals (especially food ones) are his favorite and he loves to travel around places. After finishing up some basic manners and obedience courses he earned his CGC through the AKC. He's dabbled in all kinds of dog sports, his current favorites being rally-o and agility. He's also working on earning trick dog titles and becoming a therapy dog. He's a member of Dog Scout troop #194 and loves his outings. Wyatt's a busy boy!
So last week was pretty rough. I was at doggy daycare with ma and I got a real bad pain in my paw. I held it up for ma to notice but by the time she got there I was bleeding a lot. My broken nail had busted open again. Ma got into a bit of a panic because she couldn't stop it from bleeding. I got blood all over her shirt and all down her arm. It hurt a lot. She rushed me to see the doctor and it turns out I needed to get it surgically fixed. No good. I was at the vet for 2 days getting my surgery. I also had this bump on my head that wouldn't heal so the doctors took that off while they were fixing my toe. Ma got them to get the blood work they wanted from me while I was there too. I really didn't like it all. The staff was super duper nice to me but it was still really stressful and painful. Now I've got a missing toe nail and staples across my head. I was looking for mama a lot while I was there! I accidentally rubbed my nose raw from trying to poke out of the cage. Ouch, ouch, and double ouch is all I can say. I'm on some yucky antibiotic stuff and have to wear this dumb e-collar. Bad times.
But there is good news. All my blood work and tests are clear! I've got good everything! Liver, pancreas .. all of it! The doctors were worried but now they think I may just be a skinny dog. Told them so! We got prescribed lots of yummy fatty foods. :) And ma's been spoiling me since I've been home so I like that. I got my own fleece blanket on her bed to curl up in and some goodies from 3 Dog Bakery!
Rather hard weekend. On Friday I woke up and I felt some pain in my foot. Turns out my toenail was infected. It hurt real bad. I tried to limp around mom and show her. She noticed and saw that I had a bit of blood and pus coming out of my nail. It really hurt. :( She rushed me to the vet and she told us that it was a small crack that started on the inside and sort of exploded out. Mom felt bad for not noticing sooner. I forgive her, though! But now I gotta take these antibiotic pills. Not too fun.
In other news ... the vet appointment made ma a bit more nervous about me. I'm a skinny guy and no vet has been able to tell us why. We've done lots and lots of different tests and I've ever had to swallow lots of deworm junk to make sure its none of that. Yuck! She thinks it may be my pancreas, amongst other things, so we are trying out some pancreas meds first and then moving on to the rest. Wish me luck!
Today Zen and I got our early Christmas gifts from ma. She's leaving us to board over the holidays ( jerk ) so she felt she needed to give us our present early. Zen and I got professional doggy massages from some lady at her job. We each met her individually and got our massages done. Zen went first and did real well and loved it. I got in there and met the lady and got real excited. She was so nice and friendly so it made us feel at ease. And then it was massage time! She petted me for a long time and made me really sleepy. When it was all done Zen and I curled up in the backseat of the car and slept all the way home.