Ah, what we aspiring actors will not do for fame and glory. Since early puppyhood, I have been known for my right ear standing up and my left ear folding down (as good foxy ears mostly do). But, given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to appear in a dramatic scene in Beagadoon -- where Scottish tams were on right ears -- I consented to temporary cosmetic surgery.
I have been assured that this bit of pawetic license can be reversed when I resume my customary professorial duties!!!
There is, of course, a moral here: As Gilbert and Sullivan wrote in H.M.S. Pinafore -
"Things are seldom what they seem,
Skim milk masquerades as cream;
Highlows pass as patent leathers;
Jackdaws strut in peacock's feathers."
So, dear Petey et al, what about a fling with one of the G&S opawrettas???