I need help posting pics on My Sponge and Glue Method,

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This sight does not make it easy to post pics directly on a post, I have about 13 pics to post, step by step on my method of posting, someone Please help me figure out how to post the pics and give instructions below each pic, But until then,,,, go to My Facebook Kathy Poole-Reese,,, Look in my photos, Check out the Instructions, also check out Cropped Ears, and My Dogs.

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Ive did all that but when I try to copy and paste, all I get is a  (.) no pics,,, help please!

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You have to post your pics on a site such as facebook, flickr, google, photobucket, etc.

 

Then in the message along the top row of icons (they are seperated in groups), the first icon in the last group, click on it. A pop up will appera and it will say "url"

Now go to the page where you posted your photo, right click on the photo. click properties, then select and copy the line of the url.

Come back to this site and paste what you have copied into the the first text box labeled "url"

Click the next text box labeled "Alternative Text" and you should see a preview of your photo in the window to the right, click ok and your picture will be in your message.


PM me if you need more help.

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Thanks PhilNCaine,

Pic 1- Get some semi stiff foam, I like the kind used for chair seats.

Pic 2- cut into approx 1 inch strips, make sure the length will be as long as the ear.

Pic 3-cut the sides at and angle at one end, make sure not to cut into a sharp "V" leave a little squared for sturdyness.

Pic 4- cut one side at an angle from the V'd end.

Pic 5- trim to round off ant squared edges, make front end rounded.

Pic 6- what front view should look like.

Pic 7- Of course make 2, similar in size.

Pic 8- Probally cant read it but, I use a cattle back tag cement (glue) at first I got it from my Vet, but later I get it from my local stockyard, Not all stockyards will sell it to you, you'll need to sweet talk them, but one tube will last for many dogs, if you cant get some maybe I can help, it's NON TOXIC to animals! very sticky fast, holds well!

Pic 9 and 10- put glue on flat backside and on a small amount of both sides, its very messy, be careful, hard to get off your skin, clothes, or furniture, will explain how later!

Pic 11 and 12- Stretch ear up, pinch dry front lower part of sponge, place into cup of the ear, push in quickly work upward till whole ear is covered, if the sponge is a little long you can trim it later after the glue is dried, Pinch or squeeze into ears well!!! 

Pic 13 and 14- This is what it should look like, If the ear is sore still the pup will hold them out to the side alot, but as the soreness goes away, they will hold them erect, when interested in something, more and more as soreness decreases, the slight weight of the sponge also strenghtens the ear as they hold them up.

I have done this for many years, my vet showed me this, when using the sponges it's practically hands free, just sponge them and leave them alone, the air gets to them and heals them quicker, unlike taping and wrapping, I have ears healed in 2 weeks, my dogs never even get stitches and they heal great.

New cuts, the sponges will usually last almost the first 2 weeks, (re-glue if needed) the first change will be somewhat painful removing the sponges and replacing them, after that not much. the longer the ear crop the longer time needed to train the ears! Try this,,, it works!!!! Ive had 100% success rate using this method, without much effort! any further questions feel free to email me at tatu62@suddenlink.net  or you can text me at 903-380-1322, I'll call you back!

Hope this Helps!!!!! 

use mineral spirits or paint thinner to get glue off hard furniture, scissors, hands, etc.... if you get some on clothing, just let it dry completely and pick it off, if you don't have mineral spirits or paint thinner, use alchol or acetone nail polish remover, then wash hands and pick alot!!!!

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no problem Katt happy to help

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check it out, let me know what your opinion is, I love feedback!

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I suppose I can't use krazy glue?

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This is Na'vi, the pup I used in the instructions, 1st pic- was the pic sent to me before I bought her, 2nd pic- day after ear cropping, notice sponges in. 3rd pic- almost 2 weeks later, sponges still in, 4th pic- Na'vi at about 3 months old, 4th pic- Na'vi a little over 4 months old!

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NOOOOO, definately Not Crazy Glue, LOL hahaha!!!!

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not crazy glue but Zrazy Glue....I'm the one with the sense of humor.

It's the only way I know of to stay sane LOL

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sense of humor is always good,,, I try to keep a good one too!!!

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I like the open ear aspect of this method, but if the glue is so hard to get off human skin, what is like coming off the dogs ears?  Is it a non-issue because it is on for two weeks and by then it dissolves?

Love the local stockyard comment.  I'm in Houston and one might think there are stockyards around here everywhere, but I haven't seen one.  HA!  Although I hear they have a lot of them in Ft. Worth.  So, I wondered if I could buy it on the Internet and yes you can.

http://www.enasco.com/farmandranch/Livestock+Identification/Auction+Tags/

I Googled [purchase cattle back tag cement] and guess what Katt, your thread on this forum was the 2nd Google hit!  I love it.

I may have posted somewhere that earlier last week Lance got a rash from the tape (it's pretty humid down here and I'm sure he sweats when we walk) on the hairy outside portion of one ear and the Neosporin Band-Aids worked like a charm.  He also got some color on his ears because they come in neon colors!  I was able to let the skin on the ear breathe a bit with the Band Aids.  They are a bit stickier than the Zonas tape.  None of the sticky part touched his skin.  It was affixed to the tube and the Neosporin was applied and air was able to pass through.

Thanks again for this alternative technique.  I'll keep you "posted."  Sorry I couldn't resist.

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How far is it from the tip of your dogs ear to the corner of the eye? or how tall is your ears. Mine seems to be about 2 in. they are all goofy and wondered if being so warped if they would look longer after they settle down when posted. 

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I read that you use vet glue or even false eyelash glue. I havent tried either but its something I saw someplace

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For a second there, Katt, I thought that was Sky Lynn, LLL's blue dobe, for a second LOL. Very pretty dobe.

Lance and Lola, you're in houston? o: I'm going to Houston at the end of July for some nerd reasons! I kind of want to bring Zelda for some dobie fun now that I know that you and SpikeandLily live in Houston :D

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Also, I love the name Na'vi for a dobe. It's really pretty and fitting XD

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If you can bring Zelda when you travel that is awesome.  There are plenty of dog parks around the City.  Let me know and we could try to meet at one. Lance is getting neutered on July 12th, so that is a factor.

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what keeps them from digging at the sponge with there back foot? i mean it looks like it would fall to pieces if they dig at it? does it tear off the skin if you try to remove it? i will re read again. maybe i missed something

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@L&L: Well, hopefully I'm going there the 23rd, parents permitting.

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Thanks Everyone for Replying! Sorry I havent responded sooner but my computer is down, so I,m using my daughters,

To Lance and Lola: Yes the glue is VERY sticky and will hold well for a couple weeks or so, but as time passes the natural oils in the dogs skin will loosen it up some making for an easier removal. I wouldnt try taking it off the same day it was put on, could be quite a chore!

To: Unityspirit: First how old is the pup, and were they that long when cropped? If so they cut your pups ears closer to a show cut, that cut is beautiful but it takes longer posting to get the stand, some never completely do! Remember ,, even though the ears have been cut they will still grow some, I usually crop my pups a medium cut it's a great lenght, but alot easier to train to stand! as for the other glues,,, I couldn't tell ya if they work or not cause I've only used the cattle back tag glue. as for the pup digging the sponges out of the ear, tey wont mess with them much due to the soreness, but after there healed they wont hurt so they sometimes will dig em out but usually they just shred the front of the sponge some, if they do pull em out just clean the ear with alcohol and replace them!

To: Legend of Zelda: Thanks, I think she's beautiful too! Don't Laugh but I got her name from the Movie "Avatar" Her Registered name is "Katt's Zahailu Na'vi"  If you've ever watched the movie the word Zahailu meant The Bond, and Na'vi were the Blue People, so for me her name means "The Blue Bond" Funny Huh?

Ok,,, On another point,,,,, I met a young couple from Ohio on this site a couple weeks ago, they're new Dobie parents to a beautiful Red and a beautiful Blue, Their Vet cropped the ears but told them NOT to Post the ears for 3 weeks. "BAD BAD BAD" the ears started curling and twisting horribly, I saw the pics and since I crop ears I told them I would re-do them at no charge if they could get the pups to me, well last Monday they showed up all the way from Ohio to Texas, I re-cropped the ears, and let me tell you it was the hardest I've ever done!! The Scar tissue was herendous! one pup had even cut down the side of head below the ear, Why? I don't know! PLEASE PEOPLE,,, CHECK OUT YOUR VETS CAPABILITY BEFORE YOU GET THEM CROPPED, AND FOR SURE POST THOSE EARS FROM THE START IN ANY WAY YOU CAN!!! 

Below is a couple before and after pics to show you what they looked like and after I fixed em, notice the ears are posted with the sponges right from the start!

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Something must have gone wrong with the crops from Ohio. My vet has been cropping for 20+ years and he also had us wait for the ear to heal before posting, about 10-14 days.

Nice job correcting.

 
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THIS METHOD WORKS! 

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Hi there Katt, thank you so much for this infomation.  I am new to this forum and really appreciate the wealth of information in one place.  I have a question for my 12 week old.  One of his ears has taken and looks great but the other one is flopping really bad.  It looks like the crop was a little too close and he had an infection for a while on the tip of his left ear.  Can you just post one ear?  Or will that be too uncomfortable I am wondering?  Using your method I would be able to post one ear but I have been taping his ears and thinking they both needed to be posted at the same time.  Also, any suggestions for a problem ear?

Looking so forward to being part of this forum

Thank you

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You can absoultely post one ear, without issues.  I am not a fan of the sponge and glue method...I think it can cause some issues with the skin, imo.  Look around the forum, there are several other methods explained in great detail.  If you have issues finding them let me know, I can direct you towards them or give a detailed explanation of how I do it.  I just don't have the time tonight...about to run out the door for training.  Also, remember 12 weeks is still really early in the game!

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Would you be able to show me where I can see other ways to put up their ears? Our doby is not keeping the foam in his ears with glue at all and it's becoming a real problem. Our breeder glued the foam to his ears and then put tape across his head to keep them standing. But when he took them off the very next morning, taking the tape off his head was just brutal. And we tried putting new foam in his ears and he ripped them out 20 minutes later.. This is our first dobe and I don't know how crucial this process is. Before we got him I saw tons of threads how to post and I was ready for that but I was definitely not ready for this part.