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Silent Sunday

A special bond between a boy & a dog....

There are lots of stories about how dogs make great therapy dogs for autistic children but I believe that dogs are great therapy for any kind of disability a child may have. Its not just dogs who make great therapy pets but cats, horses and small animals. 
Ever since I was a little girl our family have always had pets , mainly dogs , and I grew up an animal lover. My very first dog was Judy - a springer spaniel who I followed everywhere, even slept walked to her bed and slept with her the whole night! When she passed away very suddenly it was heartbreaking as a pet is just like a family member and losing them is incredibly painful. My next dog was Black Bess who I got on my 18th birthday. She was special as she was completely mine and was sent away to be trained as a hearing dog...for 11yrs she was my constant companion as well as my Dad as he adored her and often asked to have her overnight! When she passed away from cancer before I fell pregnant with Roo I was heartbroken again and…

Two different worlds...

When I talk of worlds I mean like deaf world, disabled world, mainstream world, hearing world etc there are far too many to name but basically many people class certain things as a world to tell the difference ..its always been like that... for example when younger I always thought of myself as a deaf child in a hearing world until I went to boarding school when I became a part of the deaf world as I was with people who were just like me and understood me.

When Roo came along we were thrust into the disabled world and have made many friends who understand the difficulties of having a disabled child but lately I have been feeling that Roo doesn't belong anymore. Its hard to explain, but things have changed that may be subtle to others but due to my deafness I am more aware of little changes and can sense that things are no longer the same.
The school that Roo attends is a mainstream school along side the Hub which is where classes for disabled children are held and they also have …