My Story: I was adopted from the RSPCA. When the RSPCA had me signed over to them they found out that I had been passed around and had already had 5 homes – they thought this was because a lot of the previous owners would not have realised I was deaf. I was 7 months old when I was taken to the RSPCA Centre. The staff there loved me very much and did a brilliant job of training me to come (touch my nose to hand) and sit and to learn how to be a good doggie.
I was adopted by Ellie and family in December – although Ellie fell in love with me the rest of the family was not 100% sure at first with me being deaf and they were worried about a lot of things, also Andrew had never looked after a doggie before so it was a big step – it took a little while for Ellie to persude them to take me on and a few visits, but now they all love me to bits, I was adopted in December 2017 and this is my 6th (and unless Ellie dies) will be my last family home.
Despite my deafness you will find I have bags of cheeky personality and I am one smart dog! While other doggies might miss things my eyeballs are trained to observe everything, even as I sleep I peep, I see all, feel vibrations of doors and footsteps and can sniff a piece of chopped ham almost a mile away! In fact Ellie thinks I could have had a cracking career as a sniffer dog! I am particularly talented in picking up new tricks in exchange for treats and stealing food (an unfortunate past element which wont leave me). I enjoy doing my own shopping for treats and food in a local petshop (sssh I help myself to the odd scooby snack whilst browsing). I warn my family of any people near the home, birds, owls, rabbits and those pesky squirrels. In my leisure time I enjoy digging large craters and pulling up ornamental bushes and plants, I also enjoy eating herbs and flower heads, but the highlight of my whole day is getting into bed with my kong full of carrots, spam, dog bisuits and peanut butter – in fact i love this so much that I often request my bed early but the family make me wait until their bedtime.
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