Have you ever gone to the store for one thing and came out with another?
Of course you have unless you faithfully follow a list on every. single. trip. you make.
Clearly, we have issues with sticking to a list.
After going to a Home & Garden show last Saturday just to get ideas for our house, we ended up "adopting"....term used loosely...this adorable 4 month old Australian Cattle Dog. ( I hate that the only word for adopting a pet is "adopting". Doesn't really hold great meaning to it when my "adopted" daughter is hearing everyone at the Humane Society table talking about adopting the dog. Really? Makes her equate her own adoption with that of an animal. Maybe I'll start a new word for adopting animals so that the word isn't associated with children and animals so interchangeably.)
Did you catch the word up in the collage: deaf?
Yes, this sweet little guy is totally deaf. As in hears NOTHING.
His gorgeous blue eyes just sucked us three right in and lo & behold, before we knew it we had done the papers and were taking him home. He has some kind of mutated gene that makes him white, ice blue eyes and deaf. Believe me, the real Aussie cattle dogs are, pardon me....butt ugly and I'd NEVER own one.
What the heck are we going to do with a dog....in the house...who can't hear a blessed thing?
I certainly had buyer's remorse on late Saturday afternoon, but as of today I have fallen in love with this silent partner.
Let's rephrase that. He is silent at all times until he is put in his kennel and we leave the room.
Poor thing is gonna loose his vocal folds and then be a mute. Oh wouldn't that be nice? A dog that is deaf AND mute. Just sits around looking cute all day.
He follows me (us) EVERYwhere and is a great little lover-dog. So sweet and innocent. If he isn't looking straight at us, then we can forget trying to communicate. I just bought him two cute little metal tags today so that they'd "tink-tink-clink" on each other so we'd know where he is. We LOVE that he is so mellow and lays right on top of us wherever we are sitting. So cute!
We named him Rookie because we are ALL new at this training-a-deaf-dog-thing.
Our cat, Miao is not too thrilled, but he'll come around.