June 13th, 2011

It's Always Worth It

each life has its place

Under the cut is the scan of an article I really love. It's about a little dachshund who is deaf. He was twice rejected from adoptive homes for being too difficult to care for.

The shelter handling his case came up with an idea: How about placing him at a deaf school? They did, and both the kids and the dog blossomed. (Inmates in a special prison program taught the dog commands using sign language! I mean honestly, I burst into tears every time I think about it too closely.)

My favorite quote:
With a pet back home who answers only to voice commands, Catherine Slinkard, 16, says, "It was pretty cool to have a dog that would listen." Adds Michael Miller, 18, "He's just like us."
How's THAT for inspiring?

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