Deaf Dog Awareness Week on The Pet Show with Dr. Katy
During my adventures through Deaf Dogland, I’ve met some pretty amazing dogs and some equally amazing people. This past week, I had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Katy Nelson on her weekly Washington, D.C-based. television show, The Pet Show with Dr. Katy. Though I met Dr. Nelson earlier this year at the BlogPaws conference, where she was a featured speaker, this was the first time we had an opportunity to sit down together and really chat. Veterinarian, journalist, speaker, author, mother and humanitarian, Dr. Nelson is an animal lover and advocate extraordinaire- and she can pick a mean bottle of celebratory champagne! Be inspired…learn more about Dr. Katy Nelson here.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE EPISODE: http://wjla.com/embed/news/local/september-19-the-pet-show
As you will see from the episode, the real star of the show was Bullseye, a 10 year-old, double-Merle Australian Shepherd.
I met Bullseye for the first time the night before we taped. As much as I love Bullseye, I was especially inspired by his pet parents, Dustin and Caitlin. They adopted Bullseye two years ago knowing that he was both deaf and “middle-aged”- and this isn’t the first time they have adopted an “older” dog. This is a decision they made a long time ago and it says volumes about their values, ethics and character. Animal shelters and rescues always find it a challenge to find loving homes for dogs with more than a few years under their belt. Listening to Dustin explain that he and Caitlin have made a conscious choice to adopt older dogs, including this stunning deafie named Bullseye, gave me some goosebumps. I’m not a hugger, but I almost wrapped my arms around him as he talked.
We will be sharing lots of information all week long as we celebrate Deaf Dog Awareness Week. Please help deaf dogs everywhere (and their pet parents) by sharing these posts, photos, videos and links with your network of animal lovers and advocates. Make sure you check out Deaf Dogs Rock for more information and to see lots of loving deaf dogs waiting to be adopted!