How Petey has changed

Petey with plush ears

Petey with plush ears

When I adopted Petey over a year ago he had very full ears. His body was thin and he had no teeth and cataracts and very short hair as it was growing back, but his ears were beautiful. Over time however the one thing that has changed about Petey the most are his ears.

Petey starting to use his ears and lose hair

Petey starting to use his ears and lose hair

At about the three month mark living with me I noticed his ears standing up. He would raise them with great expression and cock his head. He could make one ear pop up or both.

Petey with less and less hair on his ears

Petey with less and less hair on his ears

Petey is now twelve and a half years old and his ears are losing all their hair. He will have bald ears very soon and look like a little Yoda

Everyone seems to comment on his ears the most – not his crooked smirk or beautiful body hair  or soulfully pensive eyes.

Petey this week - almost bald

Petey this week – almost bald

It’s his ears that seem to endear people to him.

They will soon be totally bald and he will look like no other dog.

Yoda!

Yoda!

But he will still be our sweet precious Petey.