Friday, August 15, 2008

The Loving Deaf Boston Terrier Duo!


They're Cooper and Gus. And YES, they are indeed deaf brothers -- born to a deaf mother. Whoever the person is may not be aware that the mother is deaf or is aware and didn't think it would pass down to its litter. They have been neutered by the family as should all cats and dogs, be it deaf or hearing, in attempt to control the severity of overpopulation.

Hey Gus, look up with me or we won't get any treat!

Cooper, I am looking up and now you are distracted, bro!

These dogs are happy and sweet as evidenced by the pictures taken on first day. The family cares about Cooper/Gus's welfare. After I got in touch with Jeanne to see if she would be open to allowing me to help find her dogs the right home. She agreed to my offer before I sought the assistance of Rosemary from Faith's Hope Rescue to facilitate the screening of applicants in order to ensure that a home is a perfect match for them. I set up a day/time for us to meet with Jeanne and the dogs. Initially, I planned on fostering them and it was before we found out that Gus is not able to co-exist with any other animal but his brother. Advice was given to the family to hold on to them until a right home is found as shelters are the worst place to leave animals at. Their patience and willingness are appreciated.
Pah! We are synchronizing in response to Katherine's "sit" command in ASL


raychelle said...

wow, they're such cuties!!!! second-generation deaf. not bad. i wonder what benefits they have by being second generation deaf? did they get to suckle their mom equally or more than the others because their mom didn't use voice? ha..

deafanimalrow said...

Second generation deaf, yep! Or perhaps more before their mother that we do not know :)

Deaf cats and dogs even respond to what's known as Deaf Culture -- switching lights, banging on floor or waving for their attention, which is the norm in the Deaf community. Those are a few examples. I am sure it is the same with other deaf animals as it is the nature of being deaf.

This goes to prove they are not of lesser value than their hearing counterparts. The respect hearing people have of deaf people's culture and language will reflect on the deaf animals.