“But I want a puppy NOW!” Suri Cruise demands for a pooch fall on mum Katie’s deaf ears

SURI Cruise’s best attempt at doing puppy dog eyes failed to convince mother Katie into buying her daughter a new pup.

The mother and daughter pair were out in New York yesterday when they called into a high end pet store looking into the possibility of getting a new puppy.

The sales assistant showed his celebrity customers a French bulldog and a Morkie, however Suri fell in love with the little white and black Yorkshire Terrier and Maltese mix pup.

Despite the six year olds best tactics into forcing her mother into an impulse buy, Katie wouldn’t be swayed and Suri left the store in tears.

The pair had been enjoying the day together up until they visited the pet store – they were seen visiting the Children’s Museum of the Arts.

It was recently claimed Katie has signed Suri up at the Catholic Convent Of The Sacred Heart in New York, as she doesn’t want her daughter involved in father Tom’s Scientology religion.

RadarOnline recently claimed Suri has been keeping in touch her father via Skype: “It’s all part of the divorce settlement that Tom be allowed to video chat with Suri. Likewise, when Suri is with Tom, Katie can video chat with her,” a source told the website.

– Independent.ie reporters:

Young Cork boy with ‘bionic ear’ completes summer course at US clinic

ImageA YOUNG CORK BOY who is just one of 145 children around the world to have had a ‘bionic ear’ implanted has just completed an educational course for children with hearing difficulties at a specialist US clinic.

Calum, who was born deaf, was fitted with a groundbreaking auditory brainstem implant device (ABI), or ‘bionic ear’, in February. When the device was switched on in May, the young boy was able to hear the voices of his parents and brothers for the first time.

The non-profit clinic specialises in providing educational and parent-centred services to children under five to help them overcome their hearing loss.

Calum attended classes with his peers and a Situational Language Teaching teacher who specialised in working with children with hearing difficulties, while his three brothers attended the sibling programme. His parents Andrew and Helen also attended sessions at the clinic.

“The course was exhilarating and exhausting, at times very technical, however at all times effective,” his father Andrew Geary said. “There were six hours of class each day, there were also activities organised at the weekend to meet with members of the local deaf community at a picnic.”

Geary says that the family had sought to attend the course since hearing about it in October 2011, but that it “went beyond all expectations” and the whole family feels “empowered” by the experience:

We have come as a whole family, from a status of a pre-lingual child with no definite signs of hearing to a much more confident child with the very first signs of hearing. Our whole family now have the tools to continue his development. The information will also greatly aid the family in dealing with all the experts we encounter.

He said that the clinic featured a number of guest speakers including college graduates who had attended the clinic as small children.

The Geary family is thanking all of the people who have supported Calum and who provided the donations which made it possible for him to attend the clinic.

“We feel the greatest message that came from the John Tracy Clinic was the power of the child’s family to influence the success of their child. We feel empowered by the whole experience,” Andrew Geary said.

The Gearys say they “strongly urge” any parent with a severely or profoundly deaf pre-school child to consider the clinic’s long-distance courses or to avail of the summer sessions they attended in July.

The family is also urging Irish universities and speech and language graduates to consider the student programmes being offered at the John Tracy Clinic.

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