I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start! Our following has almost doubled in the last month since bringing home Charlie! I just can’t thank y’all enough for wanting to follow along our journey while I share my love, passion and awareness for deaf dogs. Since several of you our new I thought I would take a minute to tell you a little bit about myself and how my love for deaf wiggle butts started.
My name is Felicia, I lost my deaf, rescue, handicap Boxer Lucy to cancer back in September. She was the love of my life and I miss her everyday. She changed my life and I now know my purpose. I want everything I do with deaf dogs to honor her. We recently brought sweet Charlie home who everyone has fallen in love with, he is also deaf! He is named Charlie after my sweet Lucy, it was one of her nicknames. He turns 14 weeks this Wednesday. He’s such a mama’s boy! Boxers have been apart of my life since I was 1 year old. My family always had Boxers growing up and I’ve had a deaf Boxer in my life since the age of 13. My moms heart dog Sadie was the first deaf dog to enter my life. I actually took Sadie in 4-H and we competed in obedience, my first time teaching a dog sign language. It was a great experience for both of us. So yes, I’ve been working with deaf dogs since I was 13.
Sadie unfortunately lost her battle to lymphoma back in 2016. One year later my mom was tragically killed as the result of a motorcycle accident in 2017. She was my best friend and started my love for deaf dogs. It was so hard and my sweet Lucy is who got me through the tragedy. One year after losing my mom Lucy got sick with lymphoma. We did treatment and everything we could, but like I said we had to help her to heaven in September.
I’m married to my high school sweetheart! We will be married 8 years this coming October and we have been a couple 12 years this May. We live out in the country with cows as our neighbors. I would love to learn more about you in the comments. #deaf #deafdogsrock #dogsofinstagram #dog #doglife #dogoftheday #puppy #puppylife #puppyoftheday #puppylove #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #boxerdog #boxerpuppy #boxersofinstagram #boxer #rescuedog #ilovemydog