I was sitting in a cafe once with my friend Dave when the cafe’s dog came loping over to our table. “Feel this dog’s ears!” Dave exclaimed, grabbing said ear and holding it out to me (the dog was very obliging).
I felt that dog’s ears, and it was the softest dog ear EVER.
What is it about pet ears? I cannot keep my hands off my dog’s ears. Admittedly, her ears are exceptional. It was the first thing I noticed about her in her photo on the SPCA’s website listing dogs in foster care looking for homes. Her ears stood straight up, but one turned in a bit more than the other. Once we got her home, we realized we could tell exactly how excited she was based on ear placement. When she’s relaxed, they are flat on her head like a labs. But when she’s excited, they stand up like defiant satellite dishes, twisting and turning to check out the latest.
I asked folks on Twitter and Facebook to share their silly pet ear photos. You’re gonna love this!