Wyn

Wyn was handed in as stray at our vet with no identification (tag or microchip); our vet gave us a call. As he had no ID, there was the small matter of a name. Actually, Wyn still doesn't have a name; his name is an acronym for the question "What's Your Name?".

Wyn is a friendly, happy chap; he is one of those hounds who loves everyone and just assumes that everyone loves him. This means he will go and see anyone and start interacting with them; this might be a gentle lean, playing chasing games (his favourite), lying in someone's lap, …. Consequently, Wyn is a brilliant PAT dog; he is also a great Blue Cross Education dog and a blood donor.

Wyn is a pretty boy with eye-liner that many are jealous of; so pretty that he is sometimes taken for a girl.

Wyn did a phase of being accident prone and had a couple of major accidents. The first was spearing his side with a stick while playing games; luckily it went in at a small angle and didn't go through his ribs or puncture his lung so all that was needed was stitches and antibiotics. The second was when he broke his front leg, very close to his wrist. He had fractured both the Radius and Ulna across the leg, and one had a fracture length ways down into the wrist. The first reaction of our vet was the leg would need to be amputated, but they decided that they would give fixing it a go. It was made very clear that this was a one time deal; because the break was so close to the wrist any failure would mean the leg would have to come off. This meant Wyn needed weeks of crate rest; the problem with this was that Wyn hates crates – indeed the original plan was for him to stay at the vet for supervision for a couple of days, but we were asked to take him home as the staff were concerned he was going to hurt himself. Wyn owes our mates the Banshees as they let him stay there in the daytime while his leg got better. He had plates joining and supporting his bones and the plan was that they would stay in, but one broke through the skin and an infection got in and that meant some heavy duty antibiotics then, when the bones had healed enough, the plates being removed. This meant his bones were weakened again due to the screw holes, so more rest; in all, Wyn had about 3 months of downtime. But it was 3 months well spent as now he charges around like the lunatic he is. Wyn is very lucky that our vet is so good and were prepared to give mending his leg a go.

Wyn
BreedLurcher
ColourTan
RescueThe Beastly Beasts
Date Of Birth1 Sep 2013 (est)
Date Arrived24 Aug 2014
StatusBeastly Beast
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