Meet Our own deaf
Congratulations on your new home and thanks for all the good work you
continue to do! Everywhere I go people want to know about Tillie and I
encourage them to go to your website and consider adopting a deaf dane.
Tillie is doing extremely well. She hasn't had a seizure in a few years
and she recently had a check-up and teeth cleaning and is very healthy.
She is extremely sweet and I don't know what we would do without her.
I'm still working on my husband and trying to convince him that we need
another deaf dane, but he's not ready yet. He did tell me that someday
he would like to adopt another.
Here are some new photos, as you can see the only bad habit Tillie has is begging for food; otherwise, she is perfect!
- Age - 12 weeks
- DOB - 10/27/02
- Height at the shoulder -
- Weight - 20 lb
- Spayed/Neutered -not yet
- Taken in on - 01/19/03
- Available as of - 06/01/03
- Housebroken - mostly
- Obedience trained - Not yet
- Good with other dogs - yes
- with cats - Yes
- with kids - Yes
- with the elderly - Yes
- Temperament - excellent, very loving and friendly
a typical puppy though, lots of energy.
|Tillie is a sweet, outgoing,
very stable pup. She is on the small side and we are working to put
some weight on her, but we do not want to push too hard and cause growth
problems. She is almost pure white, is bilaterally deaf and has blue
eyes. She is very smart and very outgoing. She is as house trained as
a dog can be at this age. She has not had any accidents in our house, but
then we take her out anytime she wakes up and right after meals. She has
gone to the back door on her own several times, when she needed to go out,
so she clearly understand the concept. She has been crate trained but she
hates being locked away from people and will raise a real stink at first. She sleeps in the bed with
us and can last the entire night, but she has to go out as soon as you get up or she will have
We know Tillie's breeder and all about her early life. The breeder
did very well by Tillie, which is why her personality is so balanced and
stable. The breeder offered to buy Tillie back when they heard she was
deaf and the owner was not going to keep her. But they supported the owner's
decision to place Tillie with us once they heard more about our program.
We have full medical records on Tillie and a full history. She is not
your typical rescue dog with a lot of unknowns. We even know about both
Tillie is a very secure pup. Aside from a very reasonable concern
about being squashed by all the "big dogs" in the house, she has shown
absolutely no fear of the other dogs. In fact she will give them "what
for" if they get too rough with her. And she does not seem to be fazed by
scoldings from us or the other dogs. She is very sure of herself and takes
everything life gives her in stride, even the nail trimming we did a few
days ago. :-)
- Tillie has learned her first sign this week. She knows the sign
for sit now. It took her about 3 sessions to learn the sign, or about 15
min. total. Now she is sitting all the time, even when not asked. She figures
a sit has got to be worth a treat. :-) Tillie has quite the temper and
is more than willing to give anybody hell if they tick her off, no matter
how big they may be.
Update 2/13/03 - Tillie is starting to grow
now. She has put on weight and just this last week has started to grow
like a weed. She is about twice as big as she was when we first got her.
She isn't a one-handed carry anymore! Tillie is crate trained and we had to go to up to
a large size crate this week because she wasn't fitting into her medium size
crate any more. Now that she has some room
in the crate, she has gotten to love it. She sleeps in it now, eats her meals
there, and often goes into it just to hang out or to get away from the "big
Update 3/21/03 - Tillie is still on the small side for
a Dane, but she is growing at about the same rate as other Danes. I've added
some new photos today and you can see in the shots where she is cuddling with
the bog dogs, that she is much bigger than she was last month. Tillie is
a friendly, open, secure, trusting pup who believes the world revolves around
her. She gets along well with all our dogs, however our male, Tank, does
not like to be near her and heads for the hills anytime she gets near him.
Also the new male in rescue, Otto, sometimes doesn't
want her around and will scold her pretty severely. Other times he plays
well with her, so she has a hard time figuring when it is okay and when it
isn't. It's a good lesson for her to learn, that she needs to respect other
dog's personal space, so we do not interfere. it is also teaching her that
she can not browbeat everyone into submission, which has been the case here
up to now. Tillie eats outside with the big dogs now, but still sleeps in
her crate. In fact she sleeps there a lot, even when she has run of the house.
Tillie learned the sign for down last month. It took about a minute ot teach
it to her. She is very, very smart, and she really wants to please, so she
is an easy dog to train right now.
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The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool
of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make
a fool out of himself too. - Samuel Butler