You knew it was coming. So here it is. The first installment of Scottie Saturdays.
Because Scotties are always a source of amusement, fun facts and interesting things to know.
First up, the ears.
Next to the Scottie skirt, also known as “furnishings”, Scottie ears are perhaps the most identifiable feature of the breed.
Really? Who am I kidding? There are lots of things that make a Scottie a Scottie – the ears, the skirt, the long snoot, the “cinder block” body, big white teeth and cute nose. Along with a personality that’s bigger than life.
But the most common search terms leading folks to The Scottie Chronicles are “when do Scottie ears stand up?” and “Scottie ears”. Imagine that.
As you can see from Stuart’s little slide show above, the ears don’t start out standing up. They’re floppy. And at around, say, 10 weeks or so, they stand up on their own provided the hair has been clipped to relieve some weight.
Stuart? Well, his ears needed some help. (Of course.) Both of his didn’t perk up on their own even though his hair had been clipped from a young age. No indeed. Stuart, of course, was a special case. A tampon was taped to one of his ears to give it support. To “train” it.
After a while, they both stood up proudly.
So, there you have it. Scottie ears.
Anything else you’d like to know? Just email StuartTheScottieAThotmail.com and look for the answer here on Scottie Saturdays.
There may be a pop quiz at some point. I’m just sayin’.