The hearing loss wasn't a severe problem because Anook watched everything that was going on around her. She had deep black eyes that were filled with wisdom. She learned hand motions and facial expressions from her foster very quickly.
Anook also had some two fatty tumors between her rear legs (one on each). It must of felt like she was wearing a diaper. The tumors were removed, she had a dental cleaning, went to the groomers and came back looking absolutely radiant. After about 2 months, a young, female adopter fell in love with Anook's photos and biography and volunteered to drive all the way from Washington, D.C. to Shreveport to receive her.
The home visit and references were checked and the adoption was approved. The little Texas lady moved to Washington, D.C. where she is now called Annika, takes daily walks with her loving owner, and sits on a balcony overlooking the apple blossom trees in the Spring. It has been reported by the adopter to Shamu/Anook/Annika's foster that, "it was a perfect match. She is even more beautiful inside and out than her pictures or bio could ever show."
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Is Not Good with Kids
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