With online making-awareness programs being hugely popular, many people are opting for adoption instead of buying dogs and cats from shelters. Nick Abbott is one of those people who decided to adopt a dog. What is special about Nick is the fact that he is deaf; he was born deaf. He decided to adopt Emerson, who is also deaf. The dog was freed from a Florida shelter when he was a month and a half old, with the help of the staff at the NFR Maine. AS NFR Maine explained, Emerson’s childhood was quite tough; as after he was found on the streets with his siblings, he started having seizures. After he was hospitalized, Emerson contracted a case of parvo, which is a highly contagious viral illness that can come in an intestinal or cardiac form.
Lindsay Powers from the NFR Maine said they discovered that he was deaf only after he came back from the vet. Yet, they did not know if he was born that way or if something happened which made him deaf. She posted a pic of Emerson online with the intention of finding a good caring family for him. After some time, Abbot called in, asking for the puppy; he said that he was interested in adopting the puppy. He informed them that he was deaf too, so he believed the two could bond, and in less than 24 hours, the adoption procedure was completed.
More Info & Image Credit: NFR Maine | Lindsay Powers | Nick Abbott
Their connection was amazing. As nick’s mother later said, they are meant to be together. Nick started teaching his dog sign language starting with simple commands such as sit, come here, and lie down, and Emerson barks when Nick touches his ear lobe.
Nick has also started an Instagram page for him and his dog, where he shares their adventures and travels. They also share new tricks learned and updates from their new life together as “two deaf boys and their adventures!”
According to NFR Maine, their story encouraged many to adopt dogs.
Now, Nick and Emerson are both very happy. As Powers explained it, Emerson had a really tough start to life which really comes to be a fairy tale later.