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"From the foster"- My name is Joey Pit.. ‘Joey’ because I remind my foster mom of a baby kangaroo the way I hop around the house and ‘Pit’ for my pit bull relatives, but Mom said also because I’m as handsome as my movie star cousin Brad Pit. I recently am a proud member of the mange-free club, having 2 negative skin scrapes and I am recently neutered. When I first came to my mom’s house, LCPO made mention that I may be partial deaf in 1 ear. Mom worked hard with me the 1st few weeks I was there on learning my “good boy manners” with hand signals. Mom would say the command and give me the hand signal. I picked up on ‘sit’ right away, and now I know stay, give kisses, and paw. I heard mom tell someone once that I wasn’t deaf, I just had selective hearing. I can actually hear most sounds… I bark as soon as I hear mom’s voice when she comes home, I hear the cats running thru the house, and most importantly I hear my food hitting my bowl. These days I respond to mom’s voice commands more than her signals because I am constantly running around and can’t always see her hands. Some loud noises do scare me though when I’m out for my walks. I don’t like when I can hear other dogs barking, but can’t see them. I am starting to walk a lot nicer on my leash. I love walking and smelling everything, and I finally understand that it’s not nice to pull hard when I walk. I enjoy walking on windy days, because all of these leaves fly thru the air and I can chase them. I live with 3 other dogs and 3 cats. I see and play with the cats every day. These creatures greatly amuse me! I would never hurt mom’s cats, but I do chase them around the house. They always outsmart me or find a good hiding space. Sometimes I will even lay nice by the cats when I’m taking a nap. I don’t see very much of my foster siblings. I really, really want to play with them, but mom says I’m still a little too hyper for their laid back style. I sometimes get to run around with mom’s youngest bloodhound, since he is the closest in age and size to me. He makes these funny howling noises, and then I get nervous and run to my crate or mom’s lap. I did meet a pretty 5 mth old Pit last week while walking. I gave her big sloppy kisses but then I had to go because I wanted to play and she’s just a baby. Speaking of my crate.. I LOVE my crate. I have a nice orthopedic bed and toys to play with. I will run into it to nap or when I’m nervous. I am not yet totally trustworthy to be left free in the house when someone isn’t home. I have a tendency to be a bad Joey, but I am getting better at this every day. I still have moments of total stubbornness… and I will let you know I am unhappy. I will snort and grumble if I misplace my toys or lose them under the couch. I will always remind you if I don’t get my mid afternoon snack. All in all, I’m a pretty awesome guy who is still learning what it’s like to be a dog and to be loved. I continue to be a work in progress as I continue on my path to be the best Pit Bull I can be. -Joey Pit
Please don't let the fact that Joey is deaf stop you from meeting or adopting him. Deaf dogs are just as easy to train as hearing dogs. For more information about deaf dogs and training visit:http://www.deafdogs.org/