Monday, September 12, 2011

Today I found something amazing!

Well, in my opinion, it was amazing.

Blind/Deaf Shelter Dogs

Go ahead and click on the link! I was so happy I did! See, this really hits home with me because my boyfriend's parents are deaf. I've seen the way people react to deaf people, they either think they're rude, or they aren't as smart as the hearing, when nothing in their lifestyle is different except the fact that they cannot hear.

Sometimes, I think it would be better to be deaf--I think this lifestyle makes you more patient, more caring, more accepting of others. I also have this incredible fascination with sign language, I wish I knew it well. I'm not very good yet, but I hope I will be someday! Deaf communities are really amazing, too and so close-knit! It's like a family.

Anyways, the point is, these doggies and kitties are exactly that--doggies and kitties. They are the same as any other dog. Deaf doggies and kitties can learn sign language too--just like babies can learn sign language and communicate with you before they speak. I think that's amazing, don't you?

My boyfriend and I are going to check into adopting a deaf dog or cat. I'm very excited to have this opportunity! I hope you guys will share this link, or at least think differently about these perfectly beautiful, wonderful animals. I think this is a wonderful organization, and until today, though I know of the deaf community, I hadn't considered how endangering deafness could be to an animal. It really isn't fair for them to lose their life just because they have to communicate differently.

5 comments:

  1. That is very sad to think of those dogs and cats not getting adopted because of a disability.

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  2. I think so! I'm excited to see if we can find a deaf puppy or kitty. I don't know how much of a chance places give these animals before putting them up for adoption here in OK.

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  3. I never even though of dogs being deaf, I am going to adapt a dog from the pound.

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  4. I knew Dalmatian dogs are prone to deafness, but really you don't think about it. I didn't until last night! And I'm close to a deaf family.

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  5. Oh, I wish I could adopt them all! Thanks, Ashley.

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