One dog, one cat, two different ‘disabilities’. We are so touched by the story Julia + Casey + Olive shared!
“They are my luck because without them there would be emptiness in my life I didn’t know I had until I got them.”
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FIRST, TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF
“My name is Julia, I just turned 21 in April and reside in Florida. I love my two fur balls. Casey travels with me everywhere. (Olive is not the traveling type of cat.) My favorite things are the beach and taking Casey with me. I work part time for Banfield Pet Hospital and am a part time student at the University of North Florida. I am a Sociology major with a minor in mass communications. No clue what I want to do in the future, I’ll just be happy if it involves animals.”
NOW, TELL US ABOUT YOUR PUPS + YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM
“It was the weekend before my 16th birthday and my family was spending the day at our family friends house. Turns out they had a stray dog who had puppies at their house and now puppies were roaming their property. Casey came to my dad and my dad made his way to me, knowing how much I loved dogs. I quickly played the birthday card and was able to call Casey mine. A month or two after we got her we found out Casey was born deaf. We were trying to figure out why she was so stubborn but later had a friend who mentioned ‘maybe she might be deaf.’ And it hit us like a ton of bricks. Everything made sense. I’ve had Casey for 6 years now and she couldn’t be happier.
She loves the dog park and hanging her head out of the window. She loves barking at the cows across the street from us. She is just as smart (if not smarter) than our other dogs at home. She’s the sweetest most loving girl. But for 6 years I’ve always wondered, as well as anyone who saw her, what kind of dog is she? Well we recently got her genetic analysis done and she is Great Pyrenees-Boxer-Bulldog-American Staffordshire Terrior mix Olive was just a month old when I fostered her. Casey and I took home to kitten fosters before her but Olive quickly won us over. She had an emergency eye enucleation done at just one month old and was separated from her momma and siblings. She was very independent and always had a sense of adventure despite the fact that she lived with a cone on for about the first 3 months. I knew I loved her the moment I was taking a shower and she sat outside crying and tried to jump in (what cat likes water?) because she didn’t really have any love or family. I knew I wanted to keep her when another volunteer approached me and said he was interested in adopting her because she was a misfit like him. To me she was not a misfit. She fit right into my home of disabled animals (aka Casey) So now she’ll be a year old next month and she’s happily settled in with us. I always say I have a deaf dog and a half blind cat and I wouldn’t have it any other way (oh and in case anyone is still wondering about the other puppies, they now live on the property across the street herding cows).
Casey is my sunshine. Olive keeps me on my toes. They definitely make my life interesting. I am always smiling when I spend time with them. One of my favorite things to do is spoil them. Casey has a LOT of toys, personalized leashes/blanket, and a wardrobe full of bandanas. Spoiling Olive is different, she’s simple. She loves bubbles. That’s what makes her oddly happy. They are my luck because without them there would be emptiness in my life I didn’t know I had until I got them. They are my hardest goodbye, but my favorite hello.”
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