Monday, August 31, 2009


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.

Curling backwards at the tips, 5 months old.

"Ear's lookin' at ya!!" (7 months)

Simply "ear"resistible - one year old.


Lorenza said...

Yes, your are Ear-resistible!
Kisses and hugs

ScrapsofMe said...

Those are all so cute, it would be hard to pick the best. The one I like is from the agility course where they are curled back and your toungue in sticking out. Double the cute!

My ears stick up all the time too, unless I am flat out running or it's raining. Gotta listen to everything. It's my job!


The Oceanside Animals said...

"'Ear now, wot's all this then?"

I like the "curling backwards at the tops, 5 months old" one the best. Such a face!

Dexter said...

That is totally cool that your ears start one way and end up another.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We think you'll probably win!! Love the 5 month old ears.

Scotties are born with floppy ears too, but at about 8 weeks they are usually standing up by themselves.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Mack said...

My big old ears still curve a little at the top!

Mom says she wants to give your cute ears some smoochie kisses! MOOOOOM!

Mia said...

Brutus, your ears are absolutly perfect!!!! You are the total package =)


Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

good luck brute man - those have to be the cutest ears i have ever seen

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I'm with Dennis - I like the ear curling back at 5 months pic. I mean, all of them are great, but that one is the best! Great ears! (And I can't believe your Mom would suggest that you are crazy!!!)

*kissey face*

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Brutus has some pretty "ear"resistible ears....Thanks for sharing them through the first year of his life.

You should have heard momma oohing and ahhing at those ears!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Pee Ess: Good Luck!!!

Ziggy Stardust said...

Brutus, you are so handsome, the ears really make the Frenchie. Good entries, Mom is a little behind but I hope to have mine up soon.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Martha said...

Aw Brutus how sweet - they are all cute but we think the first one is the most ear-resistable!
Martha & Bailey xx

Oakley and Swisher said...

Gotta love those ears!!! Ear resistable indeed!

Lots of Licks--
Oak and Swish

Achieve1dream said...

I love the five month old picture. That expression is to die for!

Oh and let Brutus know I tagged him for a neat little game. Check out my blog for details. :)


dw said...

What a cutie! I think it was in your blog that I learned about Frenchie ears, how they flop back when they're young....cute, but cuter when standing straight up light a Frenchie's ears should!! :)

Two French Bulldogs said...

We love those ears Brutus
Benny & Lily

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

All the better to snort woo with!


The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Brutus...those ears are just ADORABLE!!!

We like the one taken at 5 months too...


Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Very "ear"resistible! You have pawsome ears Brutus! We can't wait to post your pictures. Our Mom is going crazy over those adorable ears. We will post your entries in our very next contest post. Thanks for entering!

Chihuahua kisses,
The Munchkins