Morty is both deaf and blind, whilst is sister Lucy is visually impaired and also deaf – but that doesn’t hinder their communication one bit
Being the owner of a dog with additional needs can come with its challenges.
Deaf and blind dogs experience the world differently to other pets, but that doesn’t stop them from having fun – as two disabled dogs have proven.
The TikTok account @ Echobadlistener documents what it’s like to live with four disabled dogs, each with their own individual quirks and personalities.
But the dogs, named Morty, Echo, Lucy and Frank, still love to try and play with each other, even though they can’t see or hear each other.
In an adorable video viewed over 216,000 times, their owner showed their fans how some of the dogs try to communicate despite their differences.
The clip sees deaf and blind Morty encouraged to chase Lucy, who is deaf and visually impaired.
Lucy, who has some vision, boops Morty’s nose in a bid to get him to join in, as a confuse Morty tries to work out what the game actually is.
The overlaying text read: “Come on, chase me!” as Lucy jumps into a play bow, with Morty edging forward to find her.
It looks as though Morty thinks, plotting how to best enter the game, before pouncing forward onto an unsuspecting Lucy.
The heart warming video earned hundreds of comments from viewers who adored seeing the duo play.
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One said: “Thank you for showing that they do play even though they are deaf and blind.”
Another added: “I’m glad to see it’s not just my blind dog who’s still crazy.”
Others were impressed with Morty’s skills, convinced he had a plan the whole time.
“Morty knew all along, just patiently waiting and plotting,” a third added.
Another said: “Morty being sneaky like this makes me smile every time.”
Blind dogs can still live a full and happy life, even though they don’t always know what’s going on around them.
A one-eyed deaf pitbull Wink also captured the hearts of TikTok viewers last month when he was caught cuddling his ‘emotional support chihuahua.
The lovely video shows just how close the two dogs are, with Wink wrapping her legs around the 8lbs Niffler in a warm embrace while the cosy chihuahua rests its eyes.
Other blind dogs simply don’t realise they might run into things, so owners have to adapt their surroundings to avoid injury.
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Lovey, a one-year-old retriever, is blind as a result of a brain condition, but still loves to explore in her garden and play with her big dog brothers.
To help prevent injury, her owner bought her a Muffins Halo, which helps her avoid accidents and bumping into things.
The accessory looks like a basketball hoop, with the metal loop protruding further than her face so that it bumps into objects before she does.
Her owner shared an adorable video to their TikTok account which showed Lovey playing in the garden and bumping into a telegraph pole with the halo on.