I had to say I was so proud of my husband yesterday. He so wanted to have Kona's ears cropped. The vet said he would do it. My husband wanted a look but after reading many of the comments on this board, talking to other owners, etc. he came to the conclusion that at 5 months she is in a time when she shouldn't go through any stressful events and said he realized that the cartilege is probably formed. I thought this was going to be a losing battle for me to keep Kona the same way she is, but yesterday Carl came through. I gave him a kiss and told him I was proud that he was leaving Kona the way she is and not doing something to boost his ego. As Carl said, he couldn't bear to see his girl in pain just for him. He is a softy when it comes to animals, and his soft side came through.