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    Lucky by name and nature!



    They say a dog is a manís best friend but this pup and his new owner share an extraordinary bond.

    A deaf Border Collie pup from The Mayhew Animal Home in London who was being trained by hand signals has been adopted by a deaf man.
    Previous owners gave Lucky who was born stone-deaf, to The Mayhew Animal Home after they realised they couldnít provide him the special care and attention he needed.
    But after a few weeks at The Mayhew the seven-month-old demonstrated superior intelligence and learnt to overcome his disability by learning to respond to hand commands and eye contact.

    Lucky had already learnt to sit, lie and leave the room on hand signal commands when deaf and retired Londoner Steve Reynolds fell in love with the affectionate pup and decided to adopt him.
    The partially deaf Harlesden resident said he felt an instant affinity with lovable Lucky as soon as he saw him.
    "I have to wear a hearing aid and have done so for several years," said Steve.
    "I came in and saw Lucky on a Sunday and they told me he would need special attention and training. I went home and couldnít stop thinking about him and then came back and got him. I feel we have a common bond."
    Steve plans to take Lucky to special one-to-one training classes to teach him more hand commands.
    "I would like to keep training him and do as much as I can."
    Meanwhile Lucky has settled in well into his new home after moving in last weekend.

    The Mayhew Animal Home based in Kensal Green, London will be closely monitoring the pairís progress.
    For more information about the Mayhew Animal Home, visit their website at www.mayhewanimalhome.org.
    Wednesday, March 12, 2003

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    aww what a great story! Thanx for sharing! It reminds me of a story I once heard about a litter of overly-inbred rats...A blind man took the little blind rat and said, "I guess we were meant for eachother."
    I've been BOO'd!

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    I loved this story. A true match made in heaven. God bless
    them both. Also liked the fact that the man who adopted
    Lucky planned on taking him (and himself) for more training.
    Great story.
    I've Been Boo'd

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    What a great story

    Thanks for the signature & avatar kfamr

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    Great story, Chris...sniff, sniff!! Truly a heavenly match. Bless them both!

    Star,Tigg'r , Mollie and the10 Gallon Gang!

    And my Rainbow Bridge Furangles...Jingles, Cody, Fritz, Chessa, Satin, Buddy, Lizzie, Oliver, Squeaker, Moonbeam, Rosie, Ruby~

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    What a great story!! Thanks for sharing!

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    What a Fabulous story!!!!!

    God Bless Dear Lucky and Steve....and wish them many happy healthy years together!!!!!!
    The Deli Dog

    I want to Honor All of Our Rainbow Bridge Furkids

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    Great Story Chris!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us

    Huney, Bon & Simba-missed so very much
    Remembering all the Rainbow Bridge Pets

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    Yes, thanks you for sharing!

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