I was recently contacted about a deaf pit bull mix at an area shelter. They told me she had passed her evaluations and was very sweet, but they wanted her to go to a rescue because she is deaf.
What they didn't tell me is that she has two different colored eyes.
If I had known these things ahead of time, I would have been more prepared. I still would have rescued her, but I would have tried to find another foster home for her, instead of taking her to my house.
Because I love dogs with two different colored eyes. And I really love dogs that are laid-back and affectionate. And dogs that are very well behaved, and never bark or chew or misbehave. And dogs that love to cuddle. And dogs that do great with every dog, cat, and child that they meet.
So now I'm stuck with this dog who is everything I love about dogs. And I'm getting more attached by the day. And if she doesn't get adopted soon, I'm going to cry when she actually does get adopted. And I never cry when my fosters get adopted.
So this is bad. I was prepared to rescue a deaf dog, but I was not prepared to rescue such an awesome dog. It almost makes me wish she had some bad habits. Almost.