Saturday, February 13, 2010

Charlie's Ears

There's no doubt that Charlie has weird ears. Lovable, but weird ears. I can only describe them as garden shovels sticking out of the sides of her head.

When I first met her at the shelter, she was a small bulldozer with flopsy ears on the top of her head. I mean, how could you tie a 10-week-old puppy to a stop sign to begin with, but one with these ears (and eyes)? I mean really:

Of course, we didn't expect them to stay this way, but then again, we didn't really know what to expect. Would they stand straight up? Would they flop over like a Lab or a hound?

One thing I can tell you that we never said "hey, do you think they'll look like garden shovels?"

But, within a few months, we had this:

A bulldozer with ears that had the wing span of an eagle. Thank goodness she grew into them. Sort of. But again, we didn't think they'd stay that way, sticking out of the sides of her head.

Who knew we'd be watching her watch TV with her TV ears:

Of course there are the Love Me ears:

The Don't Let My Ears Fool You; I Am Evil ears:

The Yes, I Want a Cookie ears:

The I Don't Really Care for the Vet ears:

And the I'm Very Relaxed ears:

And let's face it, except for a few subtleties, they're all pretty much the same!

One video I have to get is of her running through the yard flapping her ears like she's about to take off. It's pretty hysterical from behind. Until she actually loses contact with the ground; then I get a little nervous.


  1. it may be subtle but I can see the difference

  2. Great ears!! THey look like a helicopter ears, or Sister Betrille the flying nun! LOL

  3. Hello there!

    Your ears are too adorable. Good thing you didnt have "confused ears" like Mocha had before. One ear was standing up while the other was hanging down. hehehe Oh, please don't tell her I told you.

    Happy Hearts Day!

    -Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

  4. just absolutely awesome! there's always something kookie about our pups that keeps us loving them!! more and more each day!!

  5. Aw, we love Charlie and his amazing ears! Happy Valentine's Day!

  6. @Daisy Dog - OMG - Sister Bertrille! I thought only I remembered her!

  7. What great expressive ears. My Poodles have only one expression.

  8. The ears never cease to amaze. You could write hundreds of posts just on the variety.

  9. Awww, those are the cutest puppy ears ever!! And they're pretty cute as Charlie grew up too!


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