Every time the boys and I go for a dog walk, we have to go by some rose bushes. Well today one of the thorns got ahold of Sam's ear. I didn't notice it until we got home and I saw blood on the wall. The first thing I checked was his tail. He has split that open twice before. No, it wasn't his tail. Then I checked his mouth. It was up on the wall about 2 feet so I knew it wasn't his paws. Then I checked Buddy. Finally I noticed the blood on his ear. So, my American Red Cross First Aid paid off today. (Or perhaps it was the first aid training I remember as a kid.....) anyway, apply direct pressure. After 5-10 minutes of doing that, it has almost stopped bleed and Sam is glad that I am no longer squeezing his ear. Hopefully it'll stop completely... I keep checking it and I think it will.