Today's post is our entry to a contest being put on by our new furiends, Bentley & Lexus over at Munchkin Memoirs. Looks like there is already some stiff competition, but it'll be fun to play no matter what.
This is a perfect contest for us, as Brutus' ears are one of his most notable characteristics - a classic example of the famous Frenchie "Bat Ears"!! They have been really interesting to watch as Brutus has grown. Initially in ridiculous proportion to the rest of him, then "curling" backwards through his teething days, and now seem just the right size for his enormous personality. They stay up even when Brutus is sleeping. Only time I ever see them change is when he folds them back (I assume for aerodynamic reasons) when at a flat-out run. We think Brutus can hear like a bat too - which isn't so great when he goes flying off the bed in the middle of the night after having "heard" something totally inaudible to the rest of us. Either that or he's just crazy....
Interesting note that Frenchies are born with floppy ears, which then stand on their own starting at about 6 weeks. No human modification (cropping, ect) is needed, or for that matter, allowed by breed standards.
I couldn't pick just one photo to post - so here are a few of my favorite "ear"resistable moments! Bently & Lexus, chose whichever you want for our entry, I couldn't resist posting the whole "ear"volution of Brutus!
All ears at 3 months old.