Thursday, September 03, 2009

eyewatch friday! #12

Hi every bloggie!
It's eYewatch friday but today it's about seeing things another way. My catpal Kareltje posted about ears. My ears are more often my eyes. I leap to action the minute I hear something move. Mom says it's because I lack impulsive control. But anywhoo, it's neither here nor there. Kareltje asked.. how are dog's ears different and what do dog ears communicate. Here ya go Karltje! I'll do my best to demonstrate.

1-Aggression-Forward or back, close to head
Cape Cod/ Falmouth
2-Alert-Perked-up. Turning to catch sounds.

3- Anxious-Partially back

4- Chase-Perked-up, forward-pointing.

5-Dominant-Up straight or forward.

6-Fearful-Laid back flat and low on head.


8-Curious/Eager/Excited- Perked-up, forward-pointing.
9- Playful-Perked-up and forward, or relaxed.
10-Predatory-Alert. Held forward or backward to catch.

11- Travel mode- ears tucked back for streamlining.
Today the ears have it. They more often lead me before my eyes! TGIF!


  1. Nowwood
    That's a bwilliant post
    I love you eaws and the illustwated infowmation is vewy helpful even to doggie ownews who might not know.Youw eaws awe especially pawfect
    smoochie kisses

  2. Hi Norwood - your ears are so expressive, it's like watching semophore, we love it! We especially like your travelling mode, he he he! This was such a fun post - brilliant! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  3. Hi my doggiefriend

    Yesss I now
    you have BEAUTIFUL ears
    thats the reason
    you on my blog today ^__^

    Forward / backward ears
    I love all your shots today....
    Its a AMAZING post !!!!!!
    Thanks my friend,
    I make a link to your site :)


  4. Gee, We never knew you could do all that with just your ears. It's a great way to let your owners know what you are up to.

    Me and Star are looking in the mirror right now doing all kinds of neat things with oour ears and it's fun except, our mommy is looking really confused. She's not that bright, you know?

  5. Thank you for that most instructive lesson. I hope momma reads it so that she will understand my communications better. You certainly have a lot of moves.


  6. Happy Eyewatch Friday Norwood! Thanks for all that cool info about a dog's ears! What great communication devices you have, those ears of yours! You could probably send S.O.S. signals through them too!(di-di-di-dah-dah-dah-di-di-dit)Hope you have a fantastic day!
    your pal,

  7. Excellent ear lessons for an eyewatch day!

  8. I think you do win the award for the most expressive ears Norwood!
    Great Earwatch!
    your friend,

  9. Super post, Norwood! Your ears definitely speak to me - loud and clear, hehee!!! (I did my first eyewatch post today - but it's eyes - maybe I'll try ears next week, but have a great snooter shot too - hmmmmm)! Have a great weekend!
    xo Hugs xo

  10. Hi Norwood!
    Another super pawsome post!
    You are more like Super Dog, always listening!!!
    Rufus and Indie

  11. Tank woo fur ear wash Friday!

    oh wait, WATCH!

    NevFUR mind!


  12. Oh, we forgot to pay attention to the ears lesson--we were too focused on your cute face! :)

    BTW, control schmontrol--it's for freaks!


  13. what great ears, Norwood! I gotsa say that I too have the same ear position during those terrifying things called b-a-t-h-s!
    have a great weekend!

  14. Fine interpretations of your ears.

  15. As usual a wonderfully informative and valuable post( to those who do not read ears...) DON"T YOU LOVE THIS WEATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a nice weekend !! Love A+A

  16. Picture #10 I beleive you are a bigger bloggie doggie than I thought Ribbitt

  17. Norwood, I loved seeing all the pictures of you, you are a very handsome dude. Thanks for the great info, I hope my Mom pays good attention.

    licks and sniffs, Sasha

  18. Norwood, what ear control! We're so impressed!

    lots of woofs

  19. Yooohoooo!!! Ear I am Norwood.Last again. I studied your very interesting post and yep your ears are perfect in every way. Though perhaps an earing in just one wouldn't go amiss. A gold hoop. Would give you a sort of pirate look. Yo ho ho.

    Happy weekend! Wiry love and kissies Eric xx

  20. No matter which way your ears go, you are a handsome dude, Norwood. Thanks for sharing.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  21. You certainly have expressive ears, Norwood! More so than many human faces!

  22. Norwood you have beautiful ears no matter what position they are in..
    Louie and Callie move their ears like they are hearing too but they have no network...
    Hope you have a great long weekend..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  23. great guide to your earsa - that was alot of fun

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

  24. Very smart ears you have. My people say that my ears are very expressive. They did't get them cut to be pointy like many schnauzers do here in the U.S.

  25. Excellent info. You have extremely cute ears for the demonstration. Purrs.

  26. I don't know how we're just seeing you(saw Norwood's eyewatch at the happy heeler's place) we've been mia a bit(personal stuff), but would love to be friends. Any friends of the heelers, Asta, Ag/Arch, Mango.Dennis,etc(-need I go on?) is a friend of ours if you'll have us.
    Love the ears!
    The Texas Sundogs

  27. Hi, Norwood!
    Sure you know how to work your ears!
    The friendly position is great!
    Kisses and hugs

  28. your ears are saying all that! no wonder i don't know what you're doing half the time. geesch- i'll have to print this as a study guide.


  29. You have very expressive ears, Norwood! What a great post this is!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch


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