When Nick Abbott was browsing around Facebook, he saw a post about a deaf puppy in need of adoption. He realized he needed to meet Emerson a 12-week-old Labrador Retriever.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 29, 2019
Nick was born deaf similar to the little puppy. This is the first time he met a deaf dog. Nick knew they would bond instantly the moment he met Emerson.
Nick told local news station WABI, “He approached me at the door and sat at my feet so you can tell he selected me. I knew for sure we would get along and understand each other.”
Emerson and his buddies Nash and Palmer were taken from a kill shelter in Florida by NFR Maine. Emerson’s buddies were able to find a home, but he was not so lucky.
Poor Emerson needed to find a home and also had to deal with his deafness. Also, he came down with Parvo and was sick for some time. We are happy he pulled through so he can meet his soul mate and best friend, Nick.
Emerson and Nick instantly bonded as best friends. Richelle, who is Nick’s mom, says that Emerson was always finding a way to touch Nick at all times.
The good things are Emerson has been learning sign language commands on the line of obedience. He is a quick learner and has mastered the stay, sit, down, and paw commands. Skys the limit for this smart pup!
We must never underestimate the power of a determined dog and the person to challenge all expectations.
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"Hello everyone, this is Nick and Emerson! Thank you everyone for checking us out on Facebook and Instagram. We are looking forward to sharing more videos and pictures of our life together with you. Thank you!" What a crazy turn of events! I had absolutely no idea how many people would want to follow mine and Emerson's story. Because of that we will try our best to include you all in on our adventures 😊 – today's adventure was an easy hike up Beech Hill . . . . . #nickandemerson #thatsahappydog #mainedogs #adventurepuppy #hikingwithdogs #dogsonadventures #mansbestfriend #doggo #gopro #ruffwear #outdoorpups #deafdogsrock #bestfriends #silentpuppylove #adoptdontshop #instapet #dogs #labsofinstagram #blacklabpuppy
Continue to page 2 to see the video of the love these two share.