5–10% of dogs living in the US are deaf. Some canines develop hearing loss as they mature, while others are born deaf. Hereditary deafness is typically caused by a cochleosaccular gene mutation. This form of deafness is more prevalent in dogs with white coats and blue eyes.
Pit bull named Blu has piercing blue eyes and a white coat. Blu is deaf.
She remained unvisited day after day in an animal shelter.
Fortunately, coworkers Mark and Sean were searching for a deaf dog to adopt in the San Francisco region. A Family Dog Rescue facility found two. One of them was Blu.
When Mark and Sean first saw her at the shelter, she was vibrant and full of life. She had an initial strong attachment to Sean, according to Mark, and the rest is pretty much history, according to GeoBeats Animals.
The first owners of Blu contacted them to inform them that he had been residing with them for six years. When they were had to move into a rental property that prohibited pit bulls, Blu was placed in a shelter.
One of the guests who stayed at the shelter the longest was Blu.
She had been alone for a long time, which was one of the reasons it took her some time to feel at ease with her new fathers.
Blu wasn’t sure what they had planned for her or whether they were going to send her back to the shelter. In fact, a few days after we brought her home, she cried on the first vehicle journey we took her on to the beach.
She was just trembling at the back, Mark remarked.
Blu’s personality allegedly developed as she felt more at ease around Mark and Sean.
Blu has enjoyed riding in automobiles for three years now after receiving a lot of love and care.
Blu was informed about Mark and Sean’s passion.
They have become so close with Blu that they each have their own own way of communicating.
Blu can tell where they’re going by observing her father’s motions, and while out for a stroll, she even sniffs their feet.
She is probably my spirit animal, I suppose. I can tell when she’s tense, happy, or depressed. Sean said, “We just read each other really well.
Blu recognizes that the wiggles on Mark and Sean’s fingers are signs that she is doing okay. Sean’s stern expression tells her to calm down.
Additionally, they worked with a trainer to teach Blu stress-relieving techniques like stretching.
Blu’s deafness has no bearing on how she behaves or engages with her new owners.
Mark claims that it only has an impact on Blu’s capacity to build bonds with other canines.
According to Mark, neither she nor my prior deaf dogs were able to pick up on many of the subtle language signs that dogs use to communicate.
Even hearing-impaired dogs can hear with their hearts. Sean remarked, “I don’t believe I’d ever consider not owning a deaf dog since they’re so fantastic and special.
They added that Blue is unaffected by fireworks-filled holidays, which are generally unpopular with dogs.
Seeing how much Blu means to Mark and Sean is amazing.
It is also clear that the emotion is reciprocal. Blu appears to be content, joyful, and healthy with her new family. Blu has found a place to call her new dad’s home, and we are overjoyed by this.