Update for Barney (that arrived a little while ago), who is Jim's brother. Barney has an errant testicle, which Wendy and Tony new about before he left us. Retained Testicle (Cryptorchidism) in Dogs is not a problem for a pet dog, and as this interesting article Cryptorchidism is complicated notes, it does not necessarily lead to infertility problems, in fact the contrary was seen in the study in the article mentioned above.
We thought you might like these photos of Barney taken last week. As you can see, he has lost quite a bit of his fluffy coat and is definitely going a bit darker in colour. His legs and nose are now longer too. He's a lovely, lively little chap and is a real little character. He is proving really easy to train, he'll do anything for a treat and was a real star at puppy preschool, which we finished last week. We are off to puppy training classes next week. Daisy is so different now - it's as though Barney is reminding her how to be a dog again and she seems to be really enjoying having doggy company again. It's lovely to hear that Jim is doing well at present, we do hope that it continues, he's such a lovely boy.
Kind regards to you all
Wendy & Tony"
"Hello Wendy and Tony,
he looks like he's entering his lanky stage, like his brother Jim. Jim is doing really well. Second vaccinations tomorrow for him.
I did wonder what would happen when Barney loses his puppy coat. Good to hear the training is going so well and Daisy is enjoying his company so.
I just wondered if there is any news on the errant testicle. Has it dropped?
Thanks for the update and lovely photos of your Barney.
"Hello again, Jane,
sorry I did mean to mention that there is still no sign of the missing testicle! Our vet is aware of the situation and we know that if it doesn't appear by 6 months we will definitely have to have him neutered.
Regards Wendy & Tony"
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Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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