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Deaf, But Listens With Her WHOLE Heart by TeaPhotography Deaf, But Listens With Her WHOLE Heart by TeaPhotography
Dedicated to my good friend Sandy :iconiluvbiscuit2:
for her BIRTHDAY on June 4th!

Sandy has been such an amazing friend to me, in many ways, and I'm so blessed I have met her on dA! :heart:

This is Zoey, at The South Coast Humane Society who is available for adoption, and whose photo will be placed soon in this Saturday's "Pet of the Week" section, in the local newspapers, and will appear in the humane society's and fb pages!

Zoey is an absolutely beautiful white Boxer girl with darling little freckles all over. She is completely deaf, but TRULY "listens" with ALL of her other senses and is extremely so extremely intelligent! Zoey needs a home where someone has the devotion to work with her, but she is very eager to learn, not to mention so playful, kind, and affectionate.

I couldn't get a "smiley" look from her, for photos, but she is honestly a LOVING and happy dog! :D :D
[If we could, WE would take this dog... :nod: ]


While I never had a deaf dog, I do fully know sign language, and I taught my two previous dogs I first had on my own as an adult, [both now deceased], visual hand commands. It was not very difficult either. :aww:

Feature of Sandy's work:

Dear Sandy,
I could never begin to thank you for everything,
but truly you have been such a good friend! :heart:
I hope you keep up your talent, and I wish you well
in your life! :heart:
Your Friend, Tea


[ :note: NOTE: Thank you, in advance, for any :+fav:'s I may receive for this image. :thanks: :aww: :rose: I am honoured and grateful that anyone would think well enough to :+fav: it. :nod: So thank you from the bottom of my heart :heart: . I understand if you don't have time to comment, but thank you for any kind comments, too. :aww:
It's important to know this NOW, as I may NOT be able to do individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
And, if you just came to view, I appreciate that, too.
:w00t: ]

Respect � Tea Photography.
ALL work produced by Tea of � Tea Photography is protected, and shall NOT be reproduced, altered, or used in ANY kind of way.
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GrahamSym Jul 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Shes gorgeous. If I lived in the US I would gladly give her a home :)
It is true the deaf dogs are some of the best listeners. Before we owned our 2 current dogs I grew up with a Miniature Pincher. For the last 8 months of his 13 year life he was completely deaf. It was so saddening to see an animal that was family go thorough that. He became very good a "reading lips" and almost always knew what we were asking of him although he could not hear us. 
TeaPhotography Jul 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, that is very interesting and I really do appreciate you sharing your story with me! I believe the same as you... and that they are like people as they rely on other means to understand others in their surroundings.

Zoey was born deaf, so it may work a little differently with her, but there are methods that can be used... 
and she is extremely clever, and you can always tell that she is making efforts to understand and connect.. she tilts her head to the side and her ears are perked up, as if she does hear, but it's not that-she is using ever other means necessary to engage in what is happening.

She's awesome!

I love your avatar/icon.  Actually looks a lot like Zoey. :D
Sometimes animals are more like family than people :D We now have two dogs and both a trained with hand signals. Not because they are deaf or may become, but while I was training them I found that it is helpful to add hand signals if say I am talking to another person and need to give them a command and do not want to be rude to the person I`m talking with. 

Thank for the compliment! It is a picture of my American Bulldog pitbull mix, Red. 
beautiful dog!
TeaPhotography Jul 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
How nice of you! :hug:
Lior-Art Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconloveredplz::star: :iconda-creativity:High Lights Of DA-Creativity >June2013 [link] :star::iconloveredplz:
TeaPhotography Jul 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aw, I really do appreciate it! :D
KiwiCutiePie Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot
TeaPhotography Jul 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's so nice of you! :hug:
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