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 A Dog’s – and Teen’s – Best Friend

How a dog who was deaf found a boy who was also deaf.

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By Rin-rin Yu

Sometimes, a boy who is hard of hearing finds companionship in those of similar circumstances. In this case, it’s with a dog who is deaf.

According to the Washington Post, 14-year-old Walker Cousineau of Bentley, Michigan, came across a Facebook post about a dog who was recently dropped off at the local animal shelter. He told his mother, Mindy Cousineau, that he needed that dog.

Despite already having two other dogs, Mindy and her husband, Jim Cousineau, agreed that the dog was perfect for their son, who has bilateral hearing loss and high-functioning autism. He is sometimes teased at school, his mother says.

Similarly, the dog, who Walker named Dave after a misbehaving minion in the movie Despicable Me, had been moved from home to home. In his last one, he did not get along with the chickens on the property, and was placed in the shelter. That’s where he and Walter met. Read more.

El mejor amigo de un perro y un adolescente

A veces, un niño con hipoacusia encuentra compañía en otros con circunstancias similares. En este caso, es un perro con sordera.

Según el Washington Post, Walker Cousineau, un joven de 14 años y residente en Bentley, Michigan, encontró una publicación en Facebook sobre un perro al que habían dejado recientemente en el refugio de animales local. Le dijo a su madre, Mindy Cousineau, que necesitaba ese perro.

A pesar de tener otros dos perros, Mindy y su esposo, Jim Cousineau, pensaron que el perro era perfecto para su hijo, que tiene pérdida auditiva bilateral y autismo de alto funcionamiento. A veces se burlan de él en la escuela, dice su madre.

En cuanto al perro, al que Walker llamó Dave en honor a un «minion» que se portaba mal en la película Mi villano favorito, había pasado de hogar en hogar. En el último, no había congeniado con los pollos de la granja, por lo que fue a parar al refugio. Aquí es donde el perro y Walter se conocieron. Seguir leyendo.

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