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A Hard-of-Hearing Man Takes in a Dog With the Same Disability and Uses Sign Language to Communicate With Him

When two friends spend so much time together, they eventually learn to adjust to one another. Everyone must agree that strays aren’t any less deservin..

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Two best friends adapt to each other.

No one should have any doubt that strays are just as deserving of affection as purebred pets, if not more so. Homeless animals have the same range of emotions as your pets, but they have nowhere to go. Consequently, they will always give you an honest response regardless of how you treat them. When you take in a stray animal that has been through a lot, that animal will love you more than anything or anyone else because of the care and attention you have shown it. When you rescue an animal, you’re doing the best thing you can possibly do for it, because these helpless beings can’t tell you what they’ve been through unless you really look. If you can muster even a small amount of love and devotion for a stray animal, you will be doing the best thing you can for that animal, and you will be inseparable from it within a couple of days.

Emerson, at 12 weeks old, was taken to a shelter. Before this, he had lost his hearing and suffered a leg injury on his right side. Since he was the last of his kind, the little puppy really wanted to find a forever home. Nick Abbot, a deaf 31-year-old man, came to the shelter one day and took an instant liking to Emerson. It was the cutest thing to see the little guy cling to Nick like Nick was his dad, as if they were destined to be together.

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There, Nick saw the stunning connection he and his new friend shared. Nick realised the puppy was deaf like himself and required extensive help to meet his basic needs. So that he and his new dad can communicate effectively, Nick began teaching Emerson sign language as soon as he moved in with him.

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Nick, who is deaf, had no problem at all educating the puppy’s hearing through sign language. Nick was thrilled to have such a unique canine companion. It’s heartbreaking to think about how hard it was for anyone to adopt Emerson because he was deaf, as Nick himself reported.

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Nick began the puppy’s education by teaching him the fundamental “sit” and “stand” commands, and gradually introduced many other commands until the puppy was able to communicate with him effectively. And that is super cool of Nick. There is no denying that Nick and Emerson benefited from this adoption.

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Is there a chance you might take in a stray dog or other animal? Should ill or injured animals be prioritised for adoption? Please share your thoughts in the space provided below.

May Nick and his new friend always find joy in each other’s company.

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