Edison and Foster hate my new office. Like, capital H hate: The desk is too small to fit two napping dogs, it only has one window (and tinted at that) and it's too far removed from all the action and adoration at the front counter that they demand. Curiously, my team and my coworkers are pretty . . .
One of my favorite signs to give Edison is the sign for "are you hungry?". I love giving this sign because I always get an immediate reaction. He lifts his head, his eyes widen and he frequently licks his lips. He jumps to follow my heels into the kitchen for the morning or evening's selection. More . . .
Booyah! I managed to get four dogs- two hearing, two deaf, three adult and one puppy- to sit on command for precisely long enough to get this shot. I'm not sure what we're going to do with this foster puppy, but we're sure enjoying his company. Deaf Dogs Rock ...and sometimes, so do I. . . .
This originally appeared as a guest blog post on Deaf Dogs Rock. Edison responding to watch me and then the sign for sit. I've learned many virtues from our dogs, but the most important ones from our deaf dog, Edison. Greed, gluttony, envy...oh, snap, I've confused vices and virtues again. Let's . . .
With their eyeballs, not their earballs; that is how a deaf dog listens to the world around him. In order to communicate with Edison, to keep him safe and to help him make better decisions, look at me is one of the first signs we taught him. He checks in with us frequently, looking to us for . . .