Kim Silva taught her cats sign language, including one deaf cat.
After retiring from teaching at the American School for the Deaf, Kim missed teaching the kids. So, she decided to teach her cats to understand sign language.
Kim and her husband found Bambi (their deaf cat) at a rescue shelter in Texas through Petfinder.
Her cat “Bobcat” picked up sign language the fastest. Peer reinforcement from Bobcat helped Bambi pick up sign language easier. Her older cat Bear is very old and showed little interest at first.