Saturday, May 12, 2012

Meet Snowy.



I don't think I ever introduced Snowy here on the blog, so why not now? My husband and I adopted her in January. She is an adorable, one year old white shepherd/border collie mix who constantly makes us laugh and fills our hearts with love.


just look at those eyes...


and those ears!




My husband and I fell for Snowy pretty much immediately upon seeing her on petfinder.com. We learned from her rescuer that she had been abandoned at 10 months old and was completely deaf, so we started researching and preparing for what training and raising a deaf dog would be like. To be honest, it's been a piece of cake! We have taught her hand signals for sit, lay down, stay, roll over, shake paw, look at me, no, and NO! (they're different), and good dog -- an enthusiastic thumbs up -- which we use the most!



So far it hasn't just been a heartwarming experience with Snowy, it's been a lot of fun too.


...I told you she makes us laugh!






7 comments:

Bridget said...

Snowy, is gorgeous, adorable, and you are all lucky to have each other. Give her a kiss from me.

famousthecat said...

Oh, MAN, she looks like the sweetest! I can see why you couldn't resist her. What personality in these shots!

izznit said...

Snowy is such a sweetheart! My sister has a deaf boxer (I babysit every day) and he's awesome. We have his sister too (she can hear) and he knows to follow her or to keep an eye out for us to signal him.

suzy smalls said...

I love everything about this post! Hi Snowy!

Maryse said...

Your Snowy is adorable! I love the name!

vanessa said...

Thanks Bridget, Famousthecat, izznit & Maurice! It is so nice to hear such sweet, positive things about this post. We certainly agree with all of them. Thanks, too, Suzy Smalls. Snowy says Hi back :-)

birgit said...

she is great
wish you all the best with this wonderful dog :)))