Leda, we're sorry; really sorry.
But, we broke it.
You sent us a perfectly, perfect Cardigan with ears standing up tall and proud like they should be, and this is what we did with it -- err, I mean her:
You entrusted us with a second of your precious Corgwyn, one with perfectly huge, perfect ears and look what we let happen:
Unilateral ear floppage.
Only that ear flops and it only flops sometimes, not always. When she comes alert to a noise or we call her, that ear manages to stand right up like it was when you waved goodbye to the Pumpkin-girl at the Branson airport last Fall.
But, when she is sleepy or content, it flops.
I've felt it very carefully and can't feel any bumps or see any bruising (like what might have come from too vigorous head-shaking or even some tugging by another Corgi who shall remain nameless; they do play long and hard!) My careful feeling, rubbing and gentle squeezing don't seem to bother her at all. I can't find a cut or scar; it just seems like her ear lifting and holding mechanism has developed a mind of its own!
She's still as cute, and playful, healthy and fun as ever. All we broke is her ear--and it is only broken sometimes. Here she is a few minutes later with both ears up -- although one eye is closed! (And, no not permanently closed; we didn't break her eye, too!)
We didn't break her completely, so please, please don't take her back, OK? We'd be lost without our Lil' Shitski!