Little Girl And Her Dog Are Deaf, But Together They Are Living Life To The Full


Here's proof that there's truly someone out there for everyone.


For 10-year-old Julia, it's her dog Walter. Julia was born deaf, and so was her terrier/ chihuahua mix dog.


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The pup was adopted from the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA a little while ago. It was the beginning of a very special friendship which has gone from strength to strength.


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They are remarkably similar: Chrissy says that when Julia was a baby, she would smell her mother's neck because she couldn't hear her. And when Chrissy held Walter for the first time:


[H]e did almost the same exact thing. I remember just looking at him and I just – I knew that he was meant to be ours. 


Now the pair are inseparable. Julia's mother, Chrissy, reveals that Walter will patiently wait for Julia to finish her homework…



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    And then the two of them will go off to play and have fun together!    

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But it's not all fun and games. Julia is now teaching her beloved dog sign language! So far he has mastered the essentials – "water", "food" and "sit".


Chrissy tells the Pasadena Humane Society that she hopes their beautiful story "will encourage others to adopt and love their pets a little more. These two are my loves, and they have taught me that love defines all."


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The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA made a video of this heartwarming friendship with the help of 1620 Media, which is now making the rounds of the internet. You can see it for yourself right here:



You can keep up with Walter and Julia's adventures by following Walter on Instagram.