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Wed Feb 5, 2020, 08:11 PM

Deaf Man Adopts Adorable Deaf Rescue Pup and Teaches Him Sign Language



Lab mix Emerson was just a 6-week-old pup when he was rescued from a shelter in Florida. Lindsay Powers, from foster-based rescue NFR Maine, later introduced Emerson to his new home in the northern state. She also found out something special about Emerson: he was deaf.

“Once we got him home from the vet’s office from Florida, we realized he had hearing difficulties,” Powers told Good Morning America. “He doesn’t let it bother him at all, though he’s a typical puppy.” They were not sure if Emerson was born deaf or if he lost his hearing after birth.

Emerson suffered from seizures and an infection called canine parvovirus while he was with Powers. She would have to wait until he got better before putting him up for adoption. Thankfully, they found him a home soon thereafter.

“He had such a rough start to life and he ended up with an absolute fairy tale ending,” Powers added.

She had posted about Emerson on Facebook, and after a few weeks, they found the perfect match for his new forever home. Powers learned that the soon-to-be owner of Emerson, 31-year-old Nick Abbot, was also deaf. Because of that, he had told her, he felt they would have a “good connection.”

https://www.theepochtimes.com/deaf-man-adopts-adorable-deaf-rescue-pup-and-teaches-him-sign-language_3213525.html

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Wed Feb 5, 2020, 11:04 PM

1. Aw, so sweet! :heart melts:

I am so glad they found one another.

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Thu Feb 6, 2020, 03:26 AM

2. I think that's a right wing site, FYI.

Facebook bans ads from The Epoch Times after huge pro-Trump buy
By hiding its multimillion-dollar dark money ad spend, the organization bypassed Facebook's political advertising transparency rules.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/epoch-times-begins-hiding-its-connection-huge-pro-trump-ad-n1045416


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Thu Feb 6, 2020, 06:47 AM

3. Awww! What a beautiful story!

 

And Emerson is just the most adorable little pupper ever! I'm so happy he found someone to love him!

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Thu Feb 6, 2020, 06:56 AM

4. Wonderful match for two special beings. N/T

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