Hogan gained notoriety and Judea continues the message at book signings displaying her loving attributes and learned behavior in sharp contrast to the deaf dog myth.
"(There are) none so deaf than those who refuse to listen"
-adapted Mathew Henry
Commentaries, Jeremiah 20 (1708-1710)
I was adopted by my family in the summer of 2010 when I was about 8 weeks old. I was a deaf puppy who needed an accepting, loving, forever home. The kind young woman who rescued me lived in Pennsylvania and knew about my human parents by reading about my big brother, Hogan, and seeing him on different television shows such as Oprah Winfrey, Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures, Dateline, Good Morning American, Amazing Tails, and many others.
I am smart and I am very loving. I especially love children. In addition to being well mannered, I have learned helpful tasks and work as my mama's service dog. We often go to book signings together where I actually demonstrate what a wonderful and loving member of the family I am. This helps spread the message that the myths about deaf dogs are just that - myths - and that, with hope, we can achieve anything we set our minds to achieve.