I’ve noticed recently that some of my blog traffic comes from folks searching Al Gore’s Internet for information about Scottie ears and why they do or do not “stick up.”
So, today I’m letting you in on a little secret. Again.
We gloriously handsome/beautiful Scotties aren’t born with prickly-up ears. They’re actually kind of cute the way they flop over at the top when we’re really little. Sometimes our ears start to stick straight up on their own, sometimes they don’t and need a little help.
When I was born, for example, the ONE thing that the people who bred me did RIGHT with me was to take me to my Godmother’s to get me and my siblings used to having our heads clipped. And to be around people at a very early age.
But, for me, at that point – it was around 10 weeks or so – it was too late to have the hair on my ears clipped enough to lighten the load. So, my ears didn’t stick up. After a while, one did. But the other just flopped over. With no hope of ever standing up straight. (Actually, They wouldn’t have cared a bit about it.)
So, We worked at it. My peeps and my Godmother. She kept the hair on my ears VERRY short. And stuck this thing in it sometimes to “train” it to stick up.
It worked. And now I’m just as handsome as can be. Despite my bent tail.
Now I’d like to invite all my bloggin’ friends who have Scotties and who raise Scottie puppies to chime in here about our ears sticking up. Actually, you don’t have to have a Scottie to leave a comment about pointy ears. Lots of dogs’ ears start to stick up. Eventually.
Leave a comment. Share your knowledge! What experience did you have with your ears? Did they stick up on their own? How old were you?
What You Learned Today:
- Scottie ears are great.
- We use our selective hearing a lot.
- Let’s see what others have to say……