I was wandering through my file of Darby photos. This one reminded me of my unfortunate tendency to worry about nearly everything.
P.S. For anyone who hasn't had a Corgi pup whose ears didn't want to stand up: taping them in an upright position for a short period of time is quite common. It is nothing like docking ears or tails. Of course, the pup would prefer not to have the tape, but, ears that are supposed to be pricked can be prone to infection if they remain flopped or folded over.