Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Recently I received an e-mail from someone looking for help with a deaf Boston Terrier. Since I love working with deaf dogs, I immediately offered to take him. The people who had rescued him weren't able to keep him, so after giving him a lot of love and attention, and getting him vetted, they contacted the rescue community for help. That's how I came to foster Oscar, a five or six year old Boston Terrier.
Oscar has had a rough life. Before being rescued, he was moved around to several homes. At one point he was reportedly injured by one of his previous owners when they poured lighter fluid on him and set him on fire. He has a long scar on his back from this injury. He's a happy little guy though, and is quickly settling in here. He's doing great with the other dogs, and he will do just about anything for a belly rub.
I've started teaching Oscar some basic hand signs, and he is learning very quickly. It shouldn't take long for him to find a perfect forever home, but in the meantime we'll keep working on house-training and some basic obedience. I think as long as I keep those belly rubs coming, he'll be happy!