Hi y'all! This is Karlie Waldrip, I am the author of "I Deaf-initely Can, Rhett the Heeler." I was born deaf and raised in Texas! I have a wide range of experience as a deaf person. I grew up wearing hearing aids and then later decided to get cochlear implants as a tool to allow me to hear more sounds around me. I grew up learning how to talk and sign. I am currently employed as an Itinerant Deaf Education teacher and an advocate for deaf dogs! I adopted Rhett from a small town shelter in Texas and fought to give him a voice to educate others about deaf dogs! Writing this book has been a dream to continue to reach out to others and educate how awesome deaf dogs are! I hope you consider purchasing a book or two from us! Lets educate the world!