Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Usually, my pups has two perky ears. Perky ears are a sign of playfulness, alert, excitement, and they are just so cute. Lately, only one ear perks.

Ransom has a ear infection and so he either holds his ear down, or it just lays differently because it hurts.

I know it is kind of hard to see in the pictures, but in real-life it is quite funny looking. But it is even more funny to watch him after he gets his medicine.

He hates his medicine. We pour a solution down his ear canal while he is pinned by both Hubs and I against the wall. He struggles to get free from our grasp (and sometimes is successful). Then, Hubs pulls his ear straight up and massages the ear canal so that it makes this sloshy sound. We do this three times and then he is free to shake his head for about 15 minutes.

During that 15 minutes, though, he is lopsided. Not only are his ears lopsided, but his entire head. He can't seem to hold his head straight and therefore cannot even walk straight. He runs into things and walks crooked until his equilibrium returns. And although we both feel sorry for him, we also both laugh.

After the 15 minutes, we pin him against the wall again and pour a cream down his ears. This one makes him whine, but doesn't mess up his balance.

A treat usually makes up for the pain and embarrassment. 

Will she even stop taking these pictures???


Dr. and Mrs. Thomas said...

Heather. so funny...and cute! However, it doesn't make me want a dog. I'll stick to these other three that also poop and whine all the time. =)

As for easter outfits, pretty sure I won't be getting an easter outfit for a looooooooong time....and I hear ya about getting excited for the new 'unspent' monthly budgets! maybe if you find anything that I should have, like cute shoes, you can just get 2 and mail me some. =)

joan said...

Hopefully Ransom is feeling better now!