Mystery of the Bloody Ear

Today, we present a puzzling event – the mystery of the bloody ear.

Qannik says that one of the downsides of being an all-white dog is that it is hard to conceal much of anything. Most of you, of course, know that the Q-Tip normally looks like this:

snow nose

Qannik shows off his snow nose.

Unfortunately, Qannik looked a little like this yesterday:

nose and ear

Check out my nose and the tip of my ear!

We rounded up the usual suspects for questioning. You see, Qannik has always been a motor mouth, trash talking in the yard, and we at first thought that maybe he had run his mouth a bit much:


I might have to yell at him a lot for being too loud, but I did not chew on his ear.


Nope, didn’t have anything to do with it.

Hu-dad was fairly sure there had not been a scuffle among dogs because he had heard no noise between the time Qannik was last seen all clean and when he appeared with the ear. Everyone was laying together and seemed to be happy.

So exactly what beast got the better of the big Qannik? After some sleuthing, hu-dad figured out that Qannik somehow got his ear caught on the spring that holds the crate door shut – even though the door was open.


Hey, that crate was mean.

How he did it, we aren’t really sure. But the hu-dad has applied some medicine to the ear – and severely lectured the crate to stop picking on Qannik.

stop laughing

Stop laughing at me!

Really, Q, we aren’t laughing at you, we are laughing with you. Really.

P.S. – Best we can figure, during a simple game around the porch, Q somehow caught his ear on the crate door latch. The ear does not seem to bother him at all and he is quite the good patient.

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  1. Little Reufus on February 22, 2014 at 12:53 am

    O I deu hobes the HuDad cleaned yeur ear wif a QTip!!!

    wif lubbs from Little Reufus

    PS So hopes yeu are on the mend!!!

  2. Rebekah on February 21, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Ouch! The ears are so vascular, even a little nick bleeds quite a bit it seems. Here’s to happy healing.

  3. sue verschneider on February 21, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Ohhhh no Qtip, you poor baby. That mean old crate should behave itself. 🙁 Hugs my sweet one….

    (Koda: hmm I wonder if I can do something like that to get all the girls to love on me more)

    (Misha: forget it Koda, it’s not going to work).

  4. Mom 'n Ice on February 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Ice sez: Bad crate! Bad, bad crate! Hmmm, did anyone investigate for signs of blood, hair, anything on the crate? Wawoo-o-o-o, Qannik, poor baby!

  5. Danielle on February 21, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Poor Q!!!
    And what is that dark spot on his nose??

  6. Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady on February 21, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Wow hu-dad, you should be a detective! Very good mystery hunting! Lol glad he is ok
    ((Husky hugz))
    Frum our pack atmlove is being owned by a husky

  7. Cheerful Monk on February 21, 2014 at 3:57 am

    Poor baby! I’m not laughing — I was afraid someone had picked on him. Maybe because he earned the most money for Sarge’s? Yay, Qannik!

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