Rip joined us with lovely beagle-like ears. His brothers and sisters got tape before they went to their new homes, but since Rip was riding in a plane carrier, we didn't tape his ears. Megan showed me how; Carolyn gave me a lovely handout. How hard can it be?
Not for long...
If I just scratch some more....
hmm... that doesn't look good.
Round one to Rip.
I tried a few more times. A better job with the painter's tape. Round two to Rip. Painter's tape with Duct tape over it. Round 3 to Rip. Does he just have super-slick ears? More likely just rookie mistakes. I finally had success with masking tape w/ duct tape over it.
Day two of taped ears - Happy even with tape!
Then the right ear started to flop - even in the tape. So I took it off. Here's where we are now:
One ear at 3/4 up. One ear still needs work.
My question is where to go next? Re-tape? If so, should I use moleskin inside the ear to help it from not flopping over even in the tape? Or do I just see if they come up on their own?
Given my taping skills, maybe next time I should get a spaniel...