Photo Comments Age: 8 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for Ed(ward G. Robinson)
Mr. Ed, EGR, Ed Bed, Shyness Expert, Jive Turkey
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September 19th 2005
He likes Jenkins and all other dogs, he loves socks, he shared Jenkins' love for balled up paper towels, going for walks (and he wouldn't even walk on a leash at first!), he likes me, and breakfast and dinner time.
Popping noises, thunder, rain (his door issues evaporate when there's rain or thunder, the stinker!), being held, tight spaces (like store aisles), being in his crate.
He eats Solid Gold and does a happy dance for his dinner and breakfast.
He doesn't go on walks, he goes for struts.
He has trained us very well. He basically runs the house and my schedule and all with a pitiful look on his face!
Ed had been our foster dog since November 2006, we adopted him in July 2007. He came into the rescue I volunteer for from an Animal Control. They must have trapped him I don't see how they could have caught him otherwise. I picked him to be our foster because he had an easy going reputation and was most likely housetrained. The housetrained part turned out to be true, the easy going, not so much!
He's finally getting a little better but he has door issues. Once he gets outside he often can't bring himself to come inside which means he has to be "caught," even in our fenced in yard! So, if I'm home along, sometimes that means I can't go anywhere if I can't catch him. Good thing I work from home!
He was adopted for one week in March 07, the lady wasn't interested in anyone else and seemed to be ok with his shyness and issues. She adopted him on a Saturday and that Friday took him to Florida with her to see her mom. She forgot to close the door to the house and he got out! This was a residential neighborhood without a single fenced in yard. Needless to say, she couldn't get him back AND she was completely inexperienced. She called Sat. afternoon and we loaded up Jenkins and our other foster, drove 8 hours, arrived at the house, saw a shadow of a blob with pointy ears under a palm tree (so so lucky he sticks close by even if you can't get him) in the front yard, and he ran right up to me. The novelty of not seeing us in a week trumped the coming inside/getting grabbed fear (rain also trumps it). So we drove halfway home, slept in a motel and came back Sunday. That is when I knew for sure that Ed is a mastermind. I have never seen him more pleased with himself than at the hotel, he was literally giddy.
So, basically HE decided he was our dog and not the other way around!
The theory is that he might have been feral and/or severely abused. You can see in his pictures on the top of his head a little bump, we are 99% sure that is a BB pellet. He is scared of popping noises. He's also very scared of thunder, but luckily, unlike Lil' Bessie, he isn't destructive about it!
For a dog that has been through so much and has clearly been mistreated by humans, he does not have a single aggressive bone in his body. I really respect him for that for some reason.
EGR - Shyness Expert, at your service.
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