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Guy Shows How He Wakes Up His Blind And Deaf Dog Without Scaring Her, Receives Almost 13 Million Likes
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Guy Shows How He Wakes Up His Blind And Deaf Dog Without Scaring Her, Receives Almost 13 Million Likes

Is there a need for something adorable and sweet in your life? Well, here’s a heartwarming story about a deaf and visually impaired dog that will probably make you cry.

Plum is a 10-month-old Australian shepherd. Sadly, she was born with disabilities and taking care of her is no easy task. Her owner, Aiden Michael Mann, had difficulties waking her up from her naps because she would always get scared. Even the slightest touch would make her jump. Nothing worked, not even snacks under her nose.

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The wholesome and adorable video that melted so many hearts and got almost 54 million views

 

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We asked Aiden when he got Plum and how he met her: “I got Plum July of 2019. She was 6 months old and just the sweetest pup. My coworkers work with a lot of rescues and were fostering her and her brother, and I was trying to find homes for them. When she brought Plum to work, I immediately loved her and wanted her.”

Here is how Aiden wakes her up from her naps without scaring her

Image credits: lola_plum365

Image credits: lola_plum365

“She was just a happy pup and I knew Lola (my other dog) and I would make a great home for her. It wasn’t really a hard decision to make, she deserved a loving home and a happy life,” Aiden told Bored Panda when asked why he adopted Plum.

Image credits: lola_plum365

Image credits: lola_plum365

Image credits: lola_plum365

After some attempts, he found the best way to do it: gently blowing on her muzzle. Plum then wakes up still a little startled, but immediately searches for her owner and runs to him for snuggles.

Image credits: lola_plum365

When asked why he named her Plum, the owner answered: “My coworker that was fostering her actually named her and I loved it so we kept it.”

Image credits: lola_plum365

Image credits: lola_plum365

Aiden posted this special way of waking her up on TikTok and it went viral! The video has almost 13 million likes and was viewed almost 54 million times: “I had no idea it would get this many views. I was blown away when I went back and checked TikTok and saw her video going viral.”

The comments are filled with positivity and love. Some even said they would die for Plum and I have to agree.

Here’s Plum and her owner Aiden

Image credits: lola_plum365

“The biggest struggle was probably learning to communicate and learning what works and doesn’t. No dog is the same, so what works for my dog may not work for another. So it was a lot of trial and error until we were both on the same page,” said Aiden when talking about all the struggles of raising an animal with hearing and vision impairments.

Plum, who is deaf and partially blind, is about 10 months old now

Image credits: lola_plum365

Image credits: lola_plum365

“Plum is the happiest and sweetest dog you’ve ever met. Her favorite toy is a ball, she loves to cuddle, and her favorite place is anywhere Lola and I are.”

Image credits: lola_plum365

Image credits: lola_plum365

Image credits: lola_plum365

“It took a little for her to memorize the house, get used to the way things were set up, and get used to the way we did things. Her and Lola got along right away and Lola quickly became her ‘safety blanket.'”

Image credits: lola_plum365

Even with all the problems she was born with, she is happy, playful, and full of love for her wonderful owner

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Image credits: lola_plum365

“My favorite thing about Plum is that even with her differences, she doesn’t let it affect her. She lives life to the fullest and is still such a happy dog.”

Image credits: lola_plum365

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

With my blind and deaf dog I would place my hand near her nose so that she could first smell me. Would then touch her bedding or our bedding (depending on where she'd chosen to sleep) so that she felt the movement. She rarely slept on the floor once she lost her sight and her hearing - she was older when that happened. Occasionally we would touch her fur, as gently as a breath, by just lightly stroking the ends really softly with our fingertips. Softly, softly with the blind and deaf pets.

K.
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you for sharing and being a kind human being, showing us how to be gentle and better with puppos who need a little more patience.

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JoEllen Griffith
Community Member
2 years ago

We had a blind and deaf dog and we would always use a little peanut butter to wake her up. We would put some on a spoon and wave it in front of her nose. It never startled her, and she always woke up so happy because she was getting her favorite treat!

Lucas
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2 years ago (edited)

Sadly can't do that with my dog - peanut butter makes her sick. Just a word of warning that it's not suitable for all doggos! EDIT: For those asking about additives to the peanut butter I'm afraid it wasn't that. It was a brand especially for dogs and did not have xylitol. It was pure peanut butter with no other ingredients whatsoever. Some dogs really can't eat peanut butter because of the peanuts. Thanks for the discussion though as clarification is good.

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Dorothy Parker
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2 years ago

I immediately thought of blowing on her. Such a soft and gentle awakening. Her owner/friend, has a huge heart.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

And also smells like him. That’s the important thing for a dog. Plum probably initially startles from the movement of his breath, but calms once her nose realizes it smells like Daddy.

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

With my blind and deaf dog I would place my hand near her nose so that she could first smell me. Would then touch her bedding or our bedding (depending on where she'd chosen to sleep) so that she felt the movement. She rarely slept on the floor once she lost her sight and her hearing - she was older when that happened. Occasionally we would touch her fur, as gently as a breath, by just lightly stroking the ends really softly with our fingertips. Softly, softly with the blind and deaf pets.

K.
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you for sharing and being a kind human being, showing us how to be gentle and better with puppos who need a little more patience.

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JoEllen Griffith
Community Member
2 years ago

We had a blind and deaf dog and we would always use a little peanut butter to wake her up. We would put some on a spoon and wave it in front of her nose. It never startled her, and she always woke up so happy because she was getting her favorite treat!

Lucas
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Sadly can't do that with my dog - peanut butter makes her sick. Just a word of warning that it's not suitable for all doggos! EDIT: For those asking about additives to the peanut butter I'm afraid it wasn't that. It was a brand especially for dogs and did not have xylitol. It was pure peanut butter with no other ingredients whatsoever. Some dogs really can't eat peanut butter because of the peanuts. Thanks for the discussion though as clarification is good.

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 years ago

I immediately thought of blowing on her. Such a soft and gentle awakening. Her owner/friend, has a huge heart.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

And also smells like him. That’s the important thing for a dog. Plum probably initially startles from the movement of his breath, but calms once her nose realizes it smells like Daddy.

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