I hate to say it, being his dad and all, but we have decided finally to neuter the poor guy. As anyone who owns a wheaten knows, they can be aggressive (in a fun way) and the neutering is supposed to reduce that urge somewhat. Andy really hasn’t shown any noticeable aggression that would worry us. However, after speaking with the vet and doing a bunch of research, we have decided to go through with it. I hate the idea of the little guy going under the knife, but I’m confident that given the routine nature of the procedure that he will be ok. My wife of course is concerned that his personality will change post surgery. I am also a bit worried about this because he has such a charming and loving disposition. I will be sure to report back on how his little wheaten brain reacts to the loss of his little man parts. As you can see, he has no idea what’s coming. Poor little guy.
Update: Andy is now a neutered dude. He’s hanging in there. Guy is actually behaving really well given the circumstances. He has about 6 stitches and is dying to lick/bite the area. Luckily the lamp shade he has on his head has kept him from getting anywhere near the area.
Also, his attitude hasn’t changed a bit. Still the same old rambunctious dog that he was before all of this. I guess we’ll see what happens over time, but for now he hasn’t changed a bit.
Update update: Andy is now about 6 weeks out from his surgery and all looks good. He did have a little issue with his body rejecting the dissolvable stitches which required his return to the vet for a checkup on the area. He is still crazy, so no worries there.