Gordon's world is a silent one. Totally deaf and abandoned on the streets of London, Gordon would have reason to withdraw from the world around him. For Gordon, who has been looking for a forever home since last year, being deaf has hurt his chances of being adopted. Still, Gordon is an incredibly sweet individual, and people at the shelter Gordon currently calls home are not quick to give up on finding him a real home, and a way to communicate — through sign language. "Our staff are teaching him sign and rewarding him with treats," Raffy Hamid, of The Mayhew Animal Home, told The Dodo.