Congenitally-Broken Tail


Banjo’s tail is broken.

When he’s relaxed it looks like a broken arrow; when he’s boisterous, it’s curved, like a cane.

Our first vet said it was probably slammed in a door, but our new vet says it’s a congenital defect, because he has sensation in it and it is perfectly hairy.

Someone (and someone who really ought to know better, as she is a trainee dog trainer) asked me if I curled it.(WHAT?!?!)

I don’t like the word ‘defect’ and have always been fond of his crooked tail.  It gives him character (not that he needs it), but now that I know it wasn’t because some arsehole hurt him, I love it even more!

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