Our Hero Deaf Canine Augie by Persistence Newsome
I want to introduce you all to our deaf canine Augie. He has been in our household for 12 years. He has been a real blessing. Augie is deaf, very sensible, and loving. He is aware of many hand indicators, and is at all times watching to see if you might want to give him a cue. The one time you’d even know he’s deaf is when he sleeps as a result of he sleeps so deeply.
I’m amazed at how effectively he adapts to all the things we now have come throughout. He has adjusted superbly to our farm life, our kids, our shifting and nothing throws him off. Thunderstorms appear to be his solely concern which is unusual as a result of he can’t hear the thunder however he can really feel the vibration of a lighting strike and he additionally see the flash of lightning. When a thunder storm hits he must be inside the home and close to me for him to really feel utterly protected and safe. I assume feeling the earth shake and never with the ability to hear what’s going on, throws him a bit.
Now I get to let you know about how he saved my son. Final yr we had a day of heavy rains and there was standing water all over the place, however nothing of actual concern. My son had gone to mattress, my husband was locking up, and turning off all of the lights. I used to be within the lavatory taking off my make-up with my candy deaf canine Augie laying at my toes. Once I completed, I flipped off the sunshine, walked out of the toilet, and I headed down the lengthy darkish hallway together with Augie by my aspect. Rapidly, Augie set free a deep growl and an offended bark. Once we heard Augie bark, my husband and I froze as a result of it was a special sort of bark we had by no means heard from him earlier than. My husband immediately reached for the sunshine swap and turned on the corridor lights. A lot to our shock Augie confirmed us what he was so upset about. Laying on the ground was a creature we by no means anticipated to see inside our house! A child rattlesnake had are available in below the door, made it’s manner down our darkish corridor, and curled up inside my son’s toy.
It immediately dawned on each of us that if my son had discovered the snake inside his toy, he wouldn’t have recognized to be afraid of the snake. If it had bitten him, we might not have by no means guessed it was a rattlesnake. The unusual factor about this complete state of affairs is that our home is new and effectively sealed. If our son had been bitten by a rattle snake, getting him the anti-venom would have taken a very long time. Who is aware of how lengthy it may need taken? We actually imagine Augie saved our son and we’re grateful day by day that we took an opportunity on our trusty deaf canine.
Being deaf isn’t a incapacity that ought to preserve affected person, loving households from investing time, love, and power in these canines. A deaf canine’s talents far outweigh their lack of listening to.
We predict our Augie completely rocks!
The Newsom Household & Augie