Fortunately, caring people helped this dog flourish.
Pickle had a rough start in life. Deaf, he was abandoned by his former owners and placed in an orphanage. Fortunately, caring people helped him flourish.
At just 3 months old, Pickle was transferred to The Blue Cross, Southampton, England due to hearing loss.
The previous owners bought him from a breeder, unaware that he was deaf. According to Metro, other pets in the house rejected the puppy.
In any case, Pickle is in very good hands today. When he arrived at the orphanage, he was shy and confused. He was cared for by Kimberly Simpson, an animal welfare assistant.
Kimberly did everything to help her little protégé. She taught him various signs, such as the palm facing outward to show him that he was not moving, or the raised thumb used to congratulate him.
Through learning sign language, Pickle overcame his shyness and gained self-confidence. “He became more alert and enthusiastic.
After the difficult start he had in life, it was wonderful to see him so relaxed and happy,” the teacher explained. “He learned to resist the outside world”, which frightened him so much.
And that’s not all… Pickle has been blessed with a loving home he can trust. He was recently adopted by a Devon couple who had just lost their 17 year old collie.
Today, Pickle loves to cuddle and walk outside the city, as well as on the beach. He quickly and perfectly adapted to his new life, information that warms the heart.
His new owners use the sign language he has learned on a daily basis.
“He is so affectionate, when we kneel next to him, he wraps his paws around our hands”, his adoptive mother said. “Like he was hugging us”.