I could have posted on Sienna's thread,,but nah,,wanted to start my own,,,lol
My hubby was going to crop my male pits ears today, but I talked him out of it. I think he looks like a little teddy bear with them natural. Besides, I am not going to show him, and I can't see in putting him through the surgery just to make him "look" more like a Pit. He looks like one without the crop being done... None of my pits have their ears cropped, their all natural.
Jackie, good for you. I also have a husband that will do anything for me. You see, he's not a pet lover what-so-ever. I bought my first pet, which is a Timneh Congo African Grey it's the smaller version then the Congo African Gray, the Timneh weighs about 250 to 300grams, but the African Congo weighs 500grams, about 200 more that's it. Anyways, hehehe, you'd laugh at this part, my husband try to pick her up one time, and she bit the living mess out of his fingure, he swore not to pick her up again. But I knew I had to taim her and I did, then it took her about 1 year to get use to my husband, and she did, so he now picks her up, has been for the past 2 years or less. Anyways, so my next target was to get a puppy, and he said only when we have a house. hehehe, well now we got a house and it didn't take me long to get a puppy, I actually got three of them, but I'm giving up on two, because I found out it's allot of work just for me one. And plus my husband doesn't like them in the house, so this way if I have just one, he doesn't mind her in the house, because it's just one.
Schoolbusgal~~~I agree with you 100%. Well, I may have to think about it first...lol
A dobe does not look like a dobe with natural ears, but a pit,,well everyone can pretty much tell what it is. If I had a dobe instead,,,I dont know, it would take some thinking about the ears. I read your thread on this also, and I agree, but then again it's just the thought of the cropping. Technically not necessary for healt, but it is cosmetically,,tough one for me. JMO
Thanks guys,,,all I did was kept rubbing his ears and saying,,,it'll be ok, wont hurt for too long,,hehehe sneaky I know, but it worked.
When I got Reese 3 yrs ago, my Hubby wanted to crop his ears. (Against my wishes.) Made the appointment and all.
He was such a good natured little guy I just couldn't bring myself to put him through the discomfort of the surgery. I cancelled the day of his surgery.
No I can't imagine him without his ears. It just doesn't fit his personality to have cropped ears. Besides, he loves to lay in bed with me in the evening and have a ear massage. A lot of his best expressions are made with his ears.
Dobes look good with cropped ears but I can't say the same for pitbulls, the ones I've seen with cropped ears are, to put it bluntly, fugly. Yay to you for choosing to leave your pitbull with his ears intact.