Eddie


Eddie's foster Momís eight year old daughter described him the best - she says, " Eddie is much like her Momís orchid plant she fusses over. He takes lots of love and care and patience but he's really very special when he opens up."


Wednesday, 15 June 2005

Ed is a shy red wheaten eight year old Cairn boy. He is neutered and up to date on his shots. His foster Mom says that he keeps his vari-kennel clean and can be left in it all night and for 5-6 hours during the day. His foster mom is also working with him on housebreaking.

When he first arrived in his foster home, he would run away and you had to try and catch him to put him in the outside kennel to play. Now he comes willingly wagging his tail behind him. He will crouch when you reach down to pet him, but at least he wants to be petted. He seems to be most comfortable with his foster mom and her daughters. Although her husband can pet him, he won't come willingly to him. His foster Momís eight year old daughter described him the best - she says Eddie is much like her Momís orchid plant she fusses over - He takes lots of love and care and patience but he's really very special when he opens up.



Tuesday, 14 August 2005

Eddie is doing well in his foster home. His courage almost matches his zest for life. When the two catch up to each other he will be quite the amazing little guy. Eddie is really a wonderful little character and his foster mom is most impressed with how brave he can be. She will put him in a new situation - and know he is scared - yet he will preserver and eventually the tail will wag and he will SMILE! He needs a family that will continue to challenge him to he brave - but that will re-assure him as they do it. He desperately needs to be able to trust the humans in his life and for him sometimes that can be a very fragile thing. Eddie would love to play ball but he's not sure what you are supposed to do with the darn thing once you catch it! He will gleefully try - tail wagging a million miles an hour as he goes.


Eddie spent much of the summer being the mascot for his foster momís daughterís softball team. He traveled from town to town with them, hung out in the dug out, soaked up the pats and lovin' from all the girls and even learned to bark like crazy when there was an exciting play and the crowd would cheer. So with all of that he learned that going for a ride was a good thing and that fun things usually happen at the end of car rides. He also learned that new places are fun and exciting and that new people can be the same. He is still reserved with new people and will hit his belly if they come at him too quickly - especially men, but he gets better with every encounter.

The house breaking is slowly coming along. He has not pooped in the house for quite some time, but he needs to work on lifting his leg. He is wearing a bellyband yet being wet doesn't seem to bother him. He does however, keep his crate clean for very long periods at a time.

Eddie loves children and does well with all the other critters in his foster home. His foster mom feels that it would be good if he could go to a home with another dog - preferably a female so that maybe he wonít feel the need to mark his territory. Eddieís foster mom said this about him - ďof all of the fosters, I have had - he has touched my heart the most - he is so brave.Ē



Saturday, 29 October 2005

It is with regret that I inform the group that Eddie has passed. He went peacefully in his sleep. I would suspect that years of neglect had taken too much of a toll on his little body.

Please light a candle for Eddie for this journey and for his foster family, who took good care of him and let him learn about how great life can be -- if only for a while.