shatarah wrote:I would think that the earrings would stay in place. Because the object would prevent the healing of that cartalidge. The ears to a dog or cat aren't very thick, in fact they're usually thinner than humans. While Leah would be much larger than a normal dog/wolf, I can't see her ears getting thick enough to completely lose the earring stud, especially being the smallest of the "mature" wolves.
:p Oh, and I wish my piercings would close because darn it I've been without earrings for eight years and it still hasn't happened!
But the ear lobe isn't cartalidge, it's just skin. That would be interesting because wolfs/dogs/cats (except some breeds) all have cartalidge in their whole ear. So would the cartalidge form around the earring, being a solid object, push it out or form over the earring?
Where the piercing *should* be located, there is a thin layer of cartilage. It's what gives our ears shape and in the case of earrings, it's a weak but still present support. The layer of cartilage that is located in the ear is easily broken/pierced.
I would assume though, from a healing perspective that it wouldn't be any different than how it tries to heal with the normal healing of an animal or human. Our healing doesn't try to overlap the earrings or piercings.
From the standpoint of Leah though, I wouldn't see why she'd keep piercings. They'd get in the way especially if they get caught on something or by something she's hunting. In addition, she doesn't like to be seen different than the rest of her pack and that certainly would be another reminder that she is a girl - and in her mind genetically dead - in a task that was suppose to be for the men only.