We had a minor incident a few days ago, that once all the contributing factors are realized, is a bit of an amusing incident.
I was outside playing JollyBall with Callie when I heard the sounds of a scuffle from inside the house (all the windows were open to take advantage of the summer-like temperature). As I entered the kitchen, I saw deaf Azule and blind Breeze having a little disagreement. They were making lots of noise with little contact, which is typical. They quickly stopped as I approached and touched Azule while telling Breeze "leave it".
Now, the reason that this is amusing is the way in which deaf Azule and blind Breeze try and communicate with each other. It is common for blind Breeze to growl at deaf Azule. Breeze doesn't curl her lip or give any physical indication (that I can see) of what she is doing. Just the growl.
|blind Breeze - growls at the deaf dog|
In return, deaf Azule will curl her lip at blind Breeze and not make any sound.
|deaf Azule - silently curls her lip at the blind dog|
So, with the deaf dog not hearing the growl and the blind dog not seeing the lip curl...we have a lack of communication.