So I tried the posting method that doesn't use tape since the stitches are still in but uses the adhesive with the tape. It lasted maybe 15 seconds after I let him go until they were flopping around, and the bottom was outside of his ear. This whole process is just not the best experience so far. I hope things get easier after the stitches come out. I can deal with the nipping, chewing stuff, being wild and crazy, i think all that is part of the process and I truly enjoy it. This whole ear thing though, I dont know if id be able to deal with this again.