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Old 04-20-2005, 07:42 AM
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Default Kona's ears are staying long & floppy

I had to say I was so proud of my husband yesterday. He so wanted to have Kona's ears cropped. The vet said he would do it. My husband wanted a look but after reading many of the comments on this board, talking to other owners, etc. he came to the conclusion that at 5 months she is in a time when she shouldn't go through any stressful events and said he realized that the cartilege is probably formed.

I thought this was going to be a losing battle for me to keep Kona the same way she is, but yesterday Carl came through. I gave him a kiss and told him I was proud that he was leaving Kona the way she is and not doing something to boost his ego. As Carl said, he couldn't bear to see his girl in pain just for him. He is a softy when it comes to animals, and his soft side came through.
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:17 AM
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Wahoooo!! Well done Carl, what a nice parent he is!! I like nice natural ears!! Especially when they are flapping up and down when the dog is running!!
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:24 AM
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Yay Carl! Kona's beautiful just the way she is. What breed is she?
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:46 AM
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kiss each one of those long and floppy ears inside and out for me..i am soooo happy for Kona.
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:50 AM
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Yay Carl! Kona's beautiful just the way she is. What breed is she?
Kona is a bandog (1/2 american pitbull and 1/2 neopolitan mastiff)
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:55 AM
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I love the floppy ears. They look like they match her personality anyway. She looks just gorgeous with those ears!
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:59 AM
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Kona is a bandog (1/2 american pitbull and 1/2 neopolitan mastiff)
What a beautiful combination! Those floppy ears look terrific on her.
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:00 AM
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Thanks, I love her ears too. I love the way they flop when she runs.
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when i see a cropped ear i see a wacked off piece of beautiful dog flesh. as if a human was missing half of theirs....i just cannot see it any other way. For the life of me i don't see how others can look at that and see beauty. I know i am just speaking for me..so it is not a cropping debate. I love Mary's and Victor's ears so much, the drape, the silkiness, it would be a horror for them to be gone. when i saw the pit bull flash and got to see the dogs that had ears..i thought them so much more lovely..I hope CArl sees that too someday.
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Old 04-20-2005, 09:14 AM
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Carl's a good hearted person and very much a lover of animals. Since he works in a prison, he wanted a dog that would look initimidating so help ward off strangers. I understand why he wanted the look. If he ever had a dog with cropped ears, the dog would have to come that way from the breeder because I do know in his heart he couldn't do it. He even said he would find it hard to deal with seeing a dog in pain just for his ego. Once he found an injured bird and brought it to a museum near us that has live birds so it could be nursed back to good health.
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