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Deaf Woman Adopts Deaf Dog Who Knows Sign Language
KTLA 5 via Yahoo! News ^ | May 11, 2014

Posted on 05/11/2014 10:07:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

A 3-year-old pit bull is headed to a new home with a special family that can relate to her. Both the dog and her new owner are deaf. Courtney Friel reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on May 11, 2014.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; doggyping; dogping; signlanguage; womansbestfriend
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1 posted on 05/11/2014 10:07:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping!


2 posted on 05/11/2014 10:07:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This just goes to show that deaf people can be stupid, just like hearing people, although this is a special kind of stupid.

Next: Blind man brings home blind unseeing eye dog.


3 posted on 05/11/2014 10:12:54 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Just keep the kids away.


4 posted on 05/11/2014 10:16:38 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Jeff Chandler

‘Toothless man brings home chewing-mouth dog.’


5 posted on 05/11/2014 10:18:11 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I think this is wonderful for both of them.


6 posted on 05/11/2014 10:22:28 PM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: Salamander

One of my dogs went deaf and it turned her into a real pain in the ass. She’s sleeping right behind me as I type, snoring up a storm.


7 posted on 05/11/2014 10:25:34 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Salamander

Amen!


8 posted on 05/11/2014 10:27:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

All my dogs are taught hand signals at the same time they learn voice commands.

Comes in handy when they get really old.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 10:29:48 PM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: Slings and Arrows

:)


10 posted on 05/11/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT by Salamander (Black Ace Dog Handler)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have a mixed reaction to this. To the good, I’m glad they adopted the dog and that he has a loving home where he is appreciated. Being able to understand at least some sign language will be a useful thing. On the other hand, a dog can be so much more than a companion and a pet. The sense of hearing of a dog is so much more than that of humans, and this could be the difference between getting a crucial warning that something is awry or not. An approaching severe storm or tornado, someone trying to break into the house, a car roaring up out of control from behind them while on a walk, and so on.


11 posted on 05/11/2014 10:31:43 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Jeff Chandler

Stop it! You love your doggie!


12 posted on 05/11/2014 10:33:58 PM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: Salamander

You can’t get a deaf dog’s attention if it’s not looking at you. If it’s sleeping, you can’t get its attention without startling it.

My dog sleeps in front of my FIL’s chair. He can barely stand up, yet he has to navigate around the dog with his walker, or run into it, which, come to think of it, is probably why the dog is so startled when I wake her.

If I couldn’t hear, I would want a dog who could hear, so nobody could sneak up on me. It’s a home security issue. I sure as hell wouldn’t get a deaf dog out of some kind of handicapped solidarity, even if sappy emotional people went goo goo over it.


13 posted on 05/11/2014 10:37:17 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Salamander

I’ve recently taken in a dog, he’s very smart but in a manner that can be frustrating at times. He looks for all the world like a miniature Chocolate Lab but many of his behaviors say Border Collie to me. He’s extremely attuned to gestures. I’ve never, ever heard him bark, not once. Sweet, smart boy, and my female Walker Hound loves him, even when he’s trying to herd her about, unless he nips her ears too hard, then he gets schooled and hard, lol. He walks up behind me when I’m walking, goes in between my legs and walks along with me there. No idea what that’s about, but he seems quite pleased about it.


14 posted on 05/11/2014 10:37:52 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Salamander
All my dogs are taught hand signals at
the same time they learn voice commands.

Comes in handy when they get really old.

Makes sense. But if I were deaf, I'd want a dog with excellent hearing (and eyesight).

15 posted on 05/11/2014 10:40:36 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Is the dog deaf?


16 posted on 05/11/2014 10:41:24 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

No, he alerts to sounds, even subtle ones. He can hear carpenter bees outside the window and goes to watch. He just never barks, he’ll come up to me with a quizzical look in his eyes and nag me to go see whatever it is that he’s heard. He’s probably a little over a year old and was not at all trained in any manner when I got him.


17 posted on 05/11/2014 10:44:54 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
Is the dog deaf?

No

Then why'd you bring it up?

18 posted on 05/11/2014 10:48:23 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Gestures. Is that a satisfactory answer?


19 posted on 05/11/2014 10:50:07 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

; )


20 posted on 05/11/2014 10:54:06 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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