For some reason one day I just had a feeling that I should get on Craigslist. So there I was scrolling through and I saw her, my Snowball. I didn't think twice about talking to the lady that had her. We were living in TN at the time and they have a big problem with dog fighters taking free dogs for bait, with her being deaf, I knew she could have been a good target. I instantly called her and we met later that day and she came home with me.
Initially I was going to send her to a deaf Aussie rescue, but that lady that had her convinced me to keep her for a trial run. She told me that if it didn't work out, she would gladly take her back. Looking back I am so glad that I kept her and the trail run ended up being permanent.
It's been 3 months since she was taken from the poor situation she was living in. She is now 11 months old and even though she's completely deaf, she is very sweet and loving. She loves bones and any toy you want to give her. She is very attached to me and obviously very spoiled. She loves to sit with me and cuddle while I watch TV. However, she does have very bad separation anxiety. When I got her she didn't know any signs or ASL and after working with her, she now does. She really hates when you tell her no. She will sit and bark at you like she's talking back.
She really is one of the best dogs I have ever had. She gets along great with our two hearing dogs and we all love her.
-Written by Tricia Horsley