Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dog-Earred Capitalism

I'm in love with Annie's ears.
Annie, my Labrador Retriever.

If I'm feeling stressed.
I pet her.
especially her ears.

They're so soft.
Unbelievably soft.
and silky.





I want to make a blanket out of them.
But that might send PETA after me.

And I'd hate to leave a bunch of ear-less dogs running around.
They'd look like alien dogs.



I thought about clipping Annie's ears off, maybe they'll regrow like a lizard's tail...
I need to carry her ears around in my pocket, like a lucky rabbit's foot.

I mean, where did the rabbit foot tradition start?

I might as well start a new one with dog ears...
But, Annie's particular about her looks, so I don't want to take her ears.

But, I promise, they are the softest thing ever.

If anyone's interested in starting a new avaunt guard business with me...just let me know.

Dogs have the softest ears.




Clearly this kitten agrees with me.


31 comments:

Twisted Fencepost said...

I hear ya. My weiner dog has soft ears and head. Love to pet them. He prefers I scratch though.

Justine said...

Ah, I love feeling those silky pup ears! I don't have a dog yet, so I have to settle for petting my pussies. I mean cats.

Justine :o )

brown eyed girl said...

Sweet Olive has the softest ears, ever. I totally know what you're talking about, sooo relaxing to snuggle and pet their ears!

Kat said...

My kitties have soft ears. And really soft feet. Ella likes to cuddle. And she wants to get really close. I swear she is trying to crawl inside of me. My armpit is her attempted entry point. And when she finally gets herself settled. She purs. And snores at the same time. And then I can pet her ears. And feet. But if you try to pet them when she is not in "the" position...well...she might bite your ears and try to run off with them.

All Things BD said...

I've had this habit since childhood of getting really soft blankets, removing any border stitching/edging and holding the soft corner on my cheek as I fall asleep. I still do it to this day. I think I would definitely buy a dog's ear to carry around with me for comfort. If it weren't so gross and creepy sounding.

Kori said...

I agree dogs ears are good stress relievers.

Lynette said...

Sounds odd but my HS sweetheart always said he wanted his puppies ears after they passed. Because they were so so so soft. And my labs ears are lovely to look at and softer to pet. So I totally understand. But there would be a doggie up rising if we started a clip and nip shop up. LOL

Kat said...

so cute. I love the kitty and "puppy" - but I'm partial to kitties

Sally-Ann said...

We don't have a dog yet. We still need to convince my hubby that we really, really need a dog. Now I can add stress relief by rubbing a dog's ears as a reason why!!

KimmyJ said...

Cute photos.

PAPATV said...

ouR dog Nikki aka Dix aka Nikkster Dikksters aka jealous biatch has something wrong with one of her ears so it droops...and it's so cute. one up, one down.

i love dogs. bum ears or not. :)

Jen said...

I'll give you that one. There is something about ears.

Rudee said...

Start collecting what she sheds from her ears (if she does), you can have a fiber artist spin it with some soft wool and then knit you a pillow.

Cristin said...

I'll send you my dog, you can make a blanket out of her...

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

What is it about dog's ears?! Ugh I love them. And the hair right under the back of a cat's ear is the softest part, I swear. I'm equally a dog and cat person ;)

TuTu's Bliss said...

Sweet pics and great stress relief tip. I have a cat that is in-love with my husband. The jealous little B won't let me touch her. I think I need a dog. That will show her!

Christy said...

They do...I love that ear fur! Cute pictures! :)

Mariah said...

I love them ears too

Ritch in Love said...

Mmmm, puppy ears....sooo sooothing!

Linda said...

Yup, there's something soothing about rubbing soft doggy ears. I do it for me, she thinks I'm doing it for her. It's a great relationship!

Vader's Mom said...

I love Vader's ears too! One of his best qualities.

The Stiletto Mom said...

I agree with you...but man, watch out for PETA after this post. :)

Must go love doggie ears now!!!!

Misty Dawn said...

hehehe - I LOVE LOVE LOVE me some doggie ears. I ♥ doggie ears!!!

Krystyn said...

Yeah, you might be a little obsessed with doggy ears...just a little.

Lula! said...

Well, you know I could care less about dogs...but I LOVE Annie. Her ears, too.

And Jerry...that's Tiff's dog. He's so hardcore with his little Taco Bell self.

Susie said...

Tooooooo cute!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love doggie ears too, but you're on your own with that business venture. lol

Susan said...

I am partial to the soft patch on the cheek next to the ear. ((sigh))

Destress Yourself said...

that is an adorable rant and great pics as well. you had me smiling all the way through your post.

Cute!

Elizabeth

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I always love the Annie pics.

Jamie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I TOTALLY agree with you on this....My Cocker Spaniel has the softest ears and head and well she's kinda just soft and "fuzzy" all over and LOVES to cuddle and be pet.