How cute is Skyler?
His current rating is 3.32 out of 5 with 22 vote(s).
All about Skyler
Limber Tail Syndrome (AKA cold tail, dead tail, broken wag) is quite common among some breeds of hunting dogs, such as Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Pointers, Setters, and Beagles. It is a condition in which the tail becomes limp and sometimes painful after exertion, particularly during inclement weather, swimming, or in an under-conditioned dog. It is a condition well-known to hunting dog owners and trainers, but not commonly seen by veterinarians. The syndrome is characterized by the swelling of the muscles at the base of the tail (the wagging muscles, which are also used heavily during swimming when the tail may serve as a rudder). These muscles are bound to the tail by a tight ring of connective tissue. As the muscles swell and expand, the connective tissue begins to serve as a tourniquet – cutting off normal blood flow.
When increased pressure within a confined space results in reduced blood flow, it is known as a ‘compartment syndrome’.
- Wendy Borton
- Province, Country:
- BC, Canada
- Purebred Border Collie
- Date of Birth:
- August 22, 2001
- Coat Colour:
- Tri color
- Eye Colour:
Skyler came home with us Oct. 10,2001. He was the quietest one in the whole litter. But boy, did we fine out different when we got him home.
He is a joy to have in our lives. We would not change anything.
He taught us a thing or two when we had to start all over again, with training a new puppy. It had been 15 years since we had a puppy in our home.
He loves to be everywhere I am, when I fold the landry his nose is in the clean clothes before I can stop him.
He knows how to count, I taught him to bark so many times. Then after we praticed this for a while he can now add numbers, but only small numbers!
His favorite toys are his Frisbee, and his fuzzy teddy bear. Most of the time Skyler is home and I am here, but it he still has issues when I leave.
He has a spot on the couch he loves to sleep, but he is only allowed on it with a
blanket, if the blanket is missing he will not go on the couch!
He gives us so much love, and we return that so much more. He is like our child,
we don't have any. In probably a year or so we are considering bringing in another border collie, for a pal for him. Hope that works out for us?