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True Life Tails of Success - Cameo & Dejavu


I've sent two pictures, one was taken at Christmas with both our human children, Nina and Nathan. The other with our daughter Nina was taken this morning.

Cameo will be 3 on March 25th and Dejavu will be 2 on October 2nd. They are just 6 mo. and 1 wk. apart. Both came from the same breeder who obviously did not care about the breed and was only interested in making a quick buck selling the other puppys in the litters, but dumping those with handicaps. There was another handicapped puppy in Cameo's litter.

She had promised not to breed again after she dumped the first two, but she did, and very quickly as you can see. Their handicapped brother from Cameo's litter was adopted close by, so we get them together once in awhile. It's a lot of fun.

In addition to being deaf, both girls suffer vision problems as well (which is not all that uncommon since the same mechanism seems to cause both). The girls are most always together. Where one goes the other follows. Cameo is Dejavu's seeing eye dog on walks, taking the lead so Deja doesn't have to worry about where to step. When people are met the roles are reversed Dejavu is the leader. I believe though Cameo sees the object itself better than Dejavu, she doesn't see it well enough to know what it is. Dejavu seems to assure her that it is indeed a person and not a scary object, so the kisses begin.

These girls brighten our lives every day. The best thing we ever did for them and for ourselves is to bring them together.


Thanks, Debi

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I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul
-- chicken, pork, half a cow.
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