MARLEY AND MURRAY
Having fostered countless of hearing cats and some deaf cats, Yuki was the first deaf cat I decided to stay with me for good after he was briefly fostered. He was 10 years old and surrendered by a family. I saw how confused, frightened and traumatized he was that I can't imagine placing him elsewhere and subject him any further grief. He was getting comfortable at my home. Unfortunately, within a year or so, it was discovered from x ray that he had untreatable cancer that the only option was euthanasia. The picture of him was on the property of the vet office, to allow him to enjoy the fresh air and be relaxed, before it was time. It was a few months after Marley had crossed the bridge so it was very hard to lose both within a few months as I was a long way from getting over the grief of losing Marley.
Hoppy is my first deaf ferret. So full of energy that other ferrets can't keep up with him! Instead of sleeping many hours a day like ferrets do, he opens his eyes from time to time to see if you're around and if you are, up he is, wanting to get out of the cage to have some fun. He never has it enough. He's truly comical.
This is Deaf Animals Awareness Week - every single one of them is to be appreciated, cherished and valued. Because of my deaf pets, I have vowed to always have deaf pets as well as foster deaf animals other than the hearing ones. Also, to be deaf animals' advocate. They are as equally important as the hearing animals. I encourage the public's consideration of giving deaf pets a wonderful home. They are a joy.
If you have a deaf pet(s), do post them on the wall of Deaf Animals Facebook for all others to see!