Meet Our own deaf
2 years and one day after she came to us, our sweet Princess has a new home and a new doggy buddy.
Lilly joined our family yesterday.
Keleigh had a fabulous blue-eyed dalmatian for 15 years who was born deaf and so, when the time came to find a buddy for Perdita, and Keith was unyielding that it should be a Female Dane, it shouldn’t have surprised either to happen across a Deaf Dane Rescue online. Kandace and Marc at Deaf Dane Rescue are doing an amazing job with a lot of dogs with special needs. The hard part for Keleigh was taking only ONE dog home (Keith was adamant about that ).
Perdi was comfortable with Aspen right away but really enjoyed playing with Penny once they were properly acquainted. Keleigh fell in love with Stevie. And Aspen. And Penny. And Caliber. Keleigh would like to house a Dane rescue someday. Keith was thoughtful. He couldn’t decide; he really liked Penny’s energy but was concerned it was too much for Perdi. He was concerned about Aspen’s age; at 6 years old, she’s not a youngster for a giant breed dog. At the same time, he had a heart filled with compassion for her having spent 2 of those years in a rescue and he wanted to give her a forever home where she could be spoiled like the elegant lady she clearly is on the inside. Aspen came home with us.
As it turns out, she chose Keith. She’s been like a piece of velcro, stuck to his back side ever since leaving Oakridge and nearly inconsolable in his absence. As Keith is wanton to do, he added to her name on the drive home. She’s now Aspen Calla Lilly. She’s strong and lean like an Aspen but elegant and feminine as a Calla Lilly. There’s a nice thing about a deaf dog; we can call her Lilly and she won’t really notice the change.
Today was a big day for our new charge. She absolutely loved all the comings and goings of people in the office. We have two cats spending their days with us temporarily and Lilly found Snuffy & Chloe QUITE interesting. She kept her manners intact…for the most part. Like most royalty, she has a stubborn streak and turns away if she doesn’t want to ‘listen’, and she’s not used to our house rules about greeting guests just yet, but heck, it’s only day one. Don’t be intimidated by her size; she’s a very gentle lady!
Rescue a Dane. You won’t regret it!
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