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Elizabeth Louise, Libby Lu Who, Libbinater, Baby Doll
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June 19th 2000
Food, sleeping on the bed (under the covers), playing ball
Ball Ball Ball Ball
The Black Hills of South Dakota
She knows 40 hand signals!
I worked for a vet and one day five nine day old puppies can in. Their mom had died when they were two days old. The people didnâ€™t know how to take care of them. They were on deaths door. We lost three of them with in an hour. The other two were close behind. The ladyâ€™s friend took the one who was doing better home. It was the Fourth of July weekend and everyone had planes but me, so I took the other one home. The vet told me he didnâ€™t think they would make it through the night.
I had to tube feed her because she was so weak. She weighted less than half a pound. She had urine burns all over her, because of that she didnâ€™t have much hair. Her tail was broken in half; the vet had to remove it. She made it through the night.
As the days passed she was getting a little stronger. She wasnâ€™t doing well with the puppy formula I was using. I tried a few other things but ended up using people formula. She did have a horrible time with gas. About 2 weeks later I almost lost her to gas. She could now nurse for a bottle. I was done feeding her when I was trying to burp her when she went blue than limp. I thought we lost her. My husband was able to get her to burp and she was fine. I was so scared!! She also had horrible infections in her eyes. They had to open them early. They were full of green puss. The vets and the rest of the staff couldnâ€™t believe she made it.
At 8 weeks it hit me that she was completely deaf. I had never worked with a deaf dog before. I thought she would be hard to train, but she is so smart.
I wasnâ€™t going the keep her. I already had four Australian Shepherds. After everything she and I went through I couldnâ€™t place her. She is one of the best dogs I have ever had.
Libby has her Canine Good Citizen Title. She proudly goes to dog events with her vest that tells people she is deaf. This way we talk to lots of people and they get to learn that deaf dogs aren't always mean and can be trained to be as smart or even smarter than hearing dogs. I have set up booths at dog events to inform people about how wonderful deaf dogs are. Libby Lu gets to go with me and has been a great example of a deaf dog.
Love a Deaf Dog!
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