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(LA Times)   Old woman is given the ears of a chihuahua (sadly, not surgically, because that would look awesome)   (latimesblogs.latimes.com) divider line 46
    More: Interesting, Judy Springborn, Los Feliz, chihuahua, ears  
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2012-04-30 06:23:02 PM
Well, as long as they didn't also give her six nipples, I guess that's okay.
 
2012-04-30 06:23:05 PM
Ok, even the anti Chihuahuaist that I am can admit that's cool. Maybe it will keep the little rat from yapping and biting ankles.
 
2012-04-30 06:56:12 PM
¿Que?
 
2012-04-30 06:58:48 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ¿Que?


Yo quiero las orejas.
 
2012-04-30 07:01:52 PM

AbbeySomeone: Yo quiero las orejas.


Ya veo lo que hice allí
 
2012-04-30 07:08:21 PM
Apple Pie, huh?

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2012-04-30 07:47:54 PM
Anyone that's been around a chihuahua for a while wishes they were deaf.

Those things do not stop yapping.
 
2012-04-30 07:50:01 PM

brap: Anyone that's been around a chihuahua for a while wishes they were deaf.

Those things do not stop yapping.


I once dated a girl with two Jack Russell terriers. That was a major reason why I left her.
 
2012-04-30 08:59:17 PM
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/Bored
 
2012-04-30 09:00:48 PM
Even more sadly, not severed.
 
2012-04-30 09:02:26 PM
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2012-04-30 09:04:48 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: AbbeySomeone: Yo quiero las orejas.

Ya veo lo que hice allí


I just had Taco Bell for dinner, so I'm getting a kick... no, wait, that's gas.
 
2012-04-30 09:05:15 PM
I can't hear you over the sound of how yappy I am.

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/yoink
//complete with toupee and everything!
///thanks, jatkay
 
2012-04-30 09:06:55 PM
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2012-04-30 09:09:21 PM
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2012-04-30 09:10:09 PM
Check out the chihuahuas on Jayne Mansfield.

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2012-04-30 09:13:28 PM
Snappiest meanest dogs on the planet
 
2012-04-30 09:13:47 PM
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/and new lips?
 
2012-04-30 09:21:08 PM

Zoomaster: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x881]

/and new lips?


Hers hangs to the left too!
 
2012-04-30 09:24:29 PM
How about the body of a chihuahua instead?
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/hot
 
2012-04-30 09:31:57 PM

AbbeySomeone: Ok, even the anti Chihuahuaist that I am can admit that's cool. Maybe it will keep the little rat from yapping and biting ankles.


I think it's pretty cool, too. I doubt the lady cares about the yapping and the ankle-biting was probably worked on when they trained the dog to work with deaf people.
 
2012-04-30 09:34:26 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: How about the body of a chihuahua instead?

/hot


And the head of a mare?
 
2012-04-30 09:36:25 PM
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oblig
 
2012-04-30 09:39:26 PM
That's cool.

But why the tiniest dog possible? Why not something with a LITTLE more size to it? What if it gets lost behind a dust bunny?
 
2012-04-30 09:59:13 PM
Old woman is given the ears of a chihuahua

You could say "Dennis"
 
2012-04-30 10:04:54 PM
Old woman is given the ears of a chihuahua (sadly, not surgically, because that would look awesome)

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I fail to understand your attempt at humor.
 
2012-04-30 10:05:46 PM
My chihuahua is cuter than the ones above

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2012-04-30 10:06:36 PM
Apple Pie? I'd have named him Rin Tin Tinnitus.
 
2012-04-30 10:08:42 PM

jaytkay: Check out the chihuahuas on Jayne Mansfield.

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Nice sweater puppies!

btw, her "dumb blond" persona was an act. Her IQ was 149. And she wasn't really blond.

The "Bonus" feature on the "The Girl Can't Help It" DVD is full of good stuff.
 
2012-04-30 10:09:48 PM
Molly and the kids approve.
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2012-04-30 10:13:17 PM

The water was cold: jaytkay: Check out the chihuahuas on Jayne Mansfield.

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Nice sweater puppies!

btw, her "dumb blond" persona was an act. Her IQ was 149. And she wasn't really blond.

The "Bonus" feature on the "The Girl Can't Help It" DVD is full of good stuff.


And on the creepy side: She started "developing" when she was eight. Don't blame me for that info, blame the maker of the DVD!
 
2012-04-30 10:16:05 PM
The gift was not having to live in Fresno anymore.
 
2012-04-30 10:22:37 PM
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"I'm Rex, founder of the Rex Kwon Do self-defense system! After one week with me in my dojo, you'll be prepared to defend yourself with the strength of a grizzly, the reflexes of a puma, the ears of a chihuahua, and the wisdom of a man".

/I don't know
//got nothin'
 
2012-04-30 10:50:01 PM

LordOfThePings: Old woman is given the ears of a chihuahua

You could say "Dennis"


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Sees what you did there.
 
2012-04-30 10:53:12 PM
My sister had a miniature chihuahua, the thing was demon spawn. It was no bigger than a hamster, and I always wanted to hit it on the back of the head to see if the eyeballs would pop out. It was seriously bug-eyed. My sister attracts weird animals.

Cheers.
 
2012-04-30 11:00:04 PM
Came for the Mars Attacks - leaving....satisfied.
 
2012-04-30 11:10:26 PM
Old woman is given the ears of a chihuahua (sadly, not surgically, because that would look awesome)

This far in and no-one has photoshopped this yet?
 
2012-05-01 12:09:47 AM
In 2003, after two unsuccessful surgeries and one that left her face partially paralyzed, Springborn received a cochlear implant. With just 5% of her hearing intact before the surgery, she said she had been accustomed to lip reading.

More evidence of the US's great health care system.

In the US you can go from a seven miles underwater up to the moon, you can drill holes through mountains, you can send electrical signals over light but fix hearing? Cure cancer?

No sorry, too much money selling fixes
 
2012-05-01 12:27:39 AM

jaytkay: Check out the chihuahuas on Jayne Mansfield.

[lh5.googleusercontent.com image 267x350]


She looks too fat to dance in Iowa City
 
2012-05-01 12:28:02 AM

Marcintosh: In 2003, after two unsuccessful surgeries and one that left her face partially paralyzed, Springborn received a cochlear implant. With just 5% of her hearing intact before the surgery, she said she had been accustomed to lip reading.

More evidence of the US's great health care system.

In the US you can go from a seven miles underwater up to the moon, you can drill holes through mountains, you can send electrical signals over light but fix hearing? Cure cancer?

No sorry, too much money selling fixes


Newsflash: most engineers don't specialize in doctorin.

/E.E.
 
2012-05-01 03:00:35 AM

Marcintosh: In 2003, after two unsuccessful surgeries and one that left her face partially paralyzed, Springborn received a cochlear implant. With just 5% of her hearing intact before the surgery, she said she had been accustomed to lip reading.

More evidence of the US's great health care system.

In the US you can go from a seven miles underwater up to the moon, you can drill holes through mountains, you can send electrical signals over light but fix hearing? Cure cancer?

No sorry, too much money selling fixes


I'm not an engineer OR a doctor, but I'm given to understand the nerves of the inner ear and the connections of the brain are a bit more delicate and less forgiving than a granite mountain. Not to mention that one seldom goes from the bottom of the ocean to the moon in one leap--even modern technology is not that good yet.

But thanks for playing!
 
2012-05-01 08:46:12 AM
DNRTFA, but this was the first headline to make me lol in a while. Thank you, Subby. :D
 
2012-05-01 10:17:05 AM
Someone asked up thread why such a tiny dog. I was partnered with a dog from Dogs for the Deaf for nearly 11 years. Mine was an english shepherd - 40-50 lbs. When you apply with them they ask you for a general size preference, but warn you that they can only TRY to get the "right" size. DFD's dogs, in majority, are rescued from various shelters; some are directly donated/surrendered from breeders or families. A minority are older dogs whose first owners have passed away (and yes, they are reassigned if possible). If you live in an apartment, you want a smaller dog! At the time when I applied for mine, I lived with my parents. They have a defunct farm, so lots of land to run and exercise, so I asked for a larger one. They go by ability, personality, and other requirements more than size. These include things like energy level, strength, intelligence, so on. Some dogs don't 'make it' as full service dogs, but make great companion dogs. They're also adopted out.

I'm delighted to see DFD in the news, but I had to frown at one part where it says she only had to pay $1 for hers. 11 years ago DFD required $100 refundable deposit to apply/get a dog, and the waiting list was pretty long and I imagine it still is. It was about a year before I even got news that they'd found a match, a little longer before I actually GOT my good buddy. After a year that $100 was returned to me. My poor dog died from cancer almost two years ago. I contacted DFD to tell them, then checked their website to see what was required to reapply for a new one. The refundable has gone up to $500. I'm an unemployed college student... I can barely scrape together enough to pay for bills plus health expenses. I've been trying to sell off stuff to get that amount, but in two years, I'm only up to $210. I miss having a dog around - they do help immensely. All the things you don't realize you're missing, all the time you waste waiting anxiously for things... I'll get another one someday, I hope.
 
2012-05-01 10:53:25 AM
Old woman is given the ears of a chihuahua

Was this the undercard at the bullring?
 
2012-05-01 11:02:37 AM

Marcintosh: In 2003, after two unsuccessful surgeries and one that left her face partially paralyzed, Springborn received a cochlear implant. With just 5% of her hearing intact before the surgery, she said she had been accustomed to lip reading.

More evidence of the US's great health care system.


Can you name a country that has a health care system that has a sure fire cure for deafness?
 
2012-05-01 01:57:44 PM

silenthands: The refundable has gone up to $500. I'm an unemployed college student... I can barely scrape together enough to pay for bills plus health expenses. I've been trying to sell off stuff to get that amount, but in two years, I'm only up to $210. I miss having a dog around - they do help immensely. All the things you don't realize you're missing, all the time you waste waiting anxiously for things... I'll get another one someday, I hope.


Surely you can put the word out to your friends? Or even here on Fark? And raise the money for your dog in a day or so (with some left over for vet care and food)? It's not like you want a pampered designer vanity pet, you need the dog to help with your life! I have deaf relatives, if they were poor and needed a dog I'd help them raise money no problem.
 
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