Macdeafdog by riverlandphotos

Macdeafdog

This is Mac, my Aussie cattle dog mutt. He is 12 years old this month (I think). He's been with me since he was about four or five months old.
For the first two weeks that I had him, I thought he was just a sweet, stupid dog who slept heavily and didn't wake easily. Then, one day it hit me, he was deaf. He learned how to sit in 15 minutes with sign language. Who's stupid now?!
In his prime, he knew about 35 signs and was a relentless Frisbee catcher.
He has slowed down a lot this year, but Darby wakes him up to let him know when I get home from work and it's time to go for a walk, and I keep him as comfortable as I can.
He's my lumpy, smelly, crusty, little old man and I love him.
Aww that is very sweet and I see why you love him so! :) He is a beauty! Love the high key...awesome capture! Your not stupid...he just had to train you! :)
June 9th, 2013  
What a sweetie, lovely gentle shot and now I understand your screen-name!
June 9th, 2013  
Oh he is adorable! Well done on training him. He is lovely.
June 9th, 2013  
Damnit! I thought I was your lumpy, smelly, crusty, little old man! Oh well. He's a lot better looking than I am anyway :D
June 9th, 2013  
Love this...Mac sounds like a pretty special Lil' Ol' Man. How sweet that the other dog wakes him when you get home. Fav
June 9th, 2013  
Ah bless! So glad you were able to help him. :)
June 9th, 2013  
What a great little old man.
June 10th, 2013  
What a beautiful guy. Love this shot and the story.
June 10th, 2013  
Mac
@nanderson @filsie65 @carolinedreams @humphreyhippo @geocacheking @edie Thanks you all. I'm a little worried about him, so I was feeling sentimental.
@Cheesebiscuit You can be my number two. He's got some time on you. :o)
@sisarie Thanks for the fav, Lisa. He's my special little guy.
June 10th, 2013  
@riverlandphotos Story of my life...
June 10th, 2013  
I must be getting woosy, that last line of yours ...well after the rest...caused a lump in my throat...just beautiful
June 10th, 2013  
Mac
@gigiz aw, thanks. Dogs are real heartbreakers.
June 10th, 2013  
They do hold a special place in our hearts
June 10th, 2013  
Awesome shot and love the story in the caption.
June 10th, 2013  
Aw, what a sweet old boy - you obviously love him heaps. Lovely shot and story.
June 10th, 2013  
Mac
@geocacheking He's also got a good hold of my purse.
@monkeybag Thanks, MB! He's a piece of work!
@dulciknit Thank you, Alison. :o3
June 10th, 2013  
Ours is 6 this week, still full of life and I wouldn't be without her.
Fav
June 12th, 2013  
I love this photo and the story that goes with it - I also have a 13 year old canine best friend - so the story is very close to my heart
June 12th, 2013  
Pea
Aww what a lovely shot of your gorgeous dog and a great story too
June 15th, 2013  
Mac
June 15th, 2013  
Pea
@riverlandphotos ps. now I see where you on-screen name comes from :-)
June 15th, 2013  
What a lovely story!
June 29th, 2013  
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