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    Jeddah

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    Entered: 11/11/2013
    Status: Adopted
    Age: 3
    Color: Black/White
    Weight: 70 lbs.
    Gender: Altered Male
    Location: Silver Spring, MD
    Health: UTD, HW-, cyst removal complete, overall excellent health
    Temperament: Good with adults and teenagers, may knock over small children in his exuberance, good with dogs,
    Temp. Cont.: unknown with cats




    Jeddah's Story . . .
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    Update 12/03/2013:  With a bounce in his step and his long ears blowing in the breeze, he’s the perfect image of a Springer at play.”
    Jeddah has happily adapted to his foster family (or they have adapted to him!)  A brisk morning run, some ball chasing, and the joyous pursuit of a food-dispensing ball prepares him for a quiet day in his crate or lying by the side of someone working at home.  By evening, Jeddah is ready for another long walk and more time with his treasured red ball.  His foster family has to put his ball away when they can’t play, or Jeddah will continue to drop it in their laps or nose it toward their feet.
     
    This special guy’s sweet disposition was on display over the long Thanksgiving weekend.  Since he hadn’t quite gotten into the zone while jogging, he walked his first 5K on Thanksgiving Day on behalf of a D.C. shelter. Being part of a crowd of 11,000 didn’t faze Jeddah in the least.  He was ecstatic to have so many people and other dogs to greet and monuments to mark!  He was thrilled to have company at the house, as well, and was especially attentive to visiting teenagers.  Jeddah also took a trip to the dog park where he was friendly to all, although he much preferred the many people who complimented him on his good looks and threw balls for him.  With a bounce in his step and his long ears blowing in the breeze, he’s the perfect image of a Springer at play.
    Jeddah has no guarding tendencies and can be petted while he eats. He hasn’t tried to trash-dive and has only taken his feeding ball off the counter while leaving the people food alone, respectful of that which didn’t belong to him.  Good boy!  He hasn’t jumped on any furniture (including the highly prized bed), dug in the yard, or barked at people or dogs walking by.  Since Jeddah is crated at night, his foster family has experimented with leaving him uncrated and gated in the kitchen for a few hours during the day without any problems. 
     
    A hard cyst on Jeddah’s hindquarters needs to be removed since he has been chewing at it. Once the cyst is removed, he will be ready for a family that shares his love of play.  Can’t you just picture this adorable big boy under your Christmas tree?
    Original: “Jeddah has plenty of energy and will chase a ball until a thrower’s arm goes limp.”

    Jeddah is a sweet, good natured boy that came to MAESSR due to his Maryland family’s upcoming move out West.   He had been with his family since puppyhood and had regular vet and grooming visits. He has a beautiful short, silky coat that needs little care other than maintenance of his long ears.  He was well-loved by his family who knew that MAESSR would find him a good home.
     
    At 70 pounds and lean, Jeddah is a family-fun sized Springer.  He has plenty of energy and will chase a ball until a thrower’s arm goes limp.  His red rubber ball is his most prized possession. He will carry it on walks and sleep with it, if allowed. He also will drop the ball repeatedly on the floor or nose it around someone’s lap to get someone to please, please throw the ball. His foster mom has started to train him to jog with her as an alternative way to exercise both of them.  On his maiden run, he had no problem with other joggers, bicyclists, and strollers.  At walk speed, he will pull on the leash.  He would like to chase the deer and squirrels that cross his path, but doesn’t try while leashed.  When unleashed, the hunter comes out!  has a beautiful short, silky coat that needs little care other than maintenance of his long ears.
     
    Jeddah will happily greet other dogs of both genders and all sizes. He gets excited around human visitors and sometimes jumps up on them—a behavior that is being discouraged. Otherwise, he’s a good houseguest. When his foster family had a dinner party, they fenced off the dining room. Jeddah contentedly lay down where he could watch, but did not utter one whine or bark at being excluded. He hasn’t barked at all during his first week, and his previous owner reported that he will stop on command when he does bark.
     
    Jeddah is crate trained, which is where he stays while his foster parents are at work and at night.  When his foster parents are at home, he has free run of the house. He knows “sit” and has almost mastered “lie down.” A fenced back yard is a new experience for him, so he seldom wants to go outside alone. He is completely housetrained, but does not have a signal to go out and simply waits for someone to take him out. He whimpered during his one car ride so far, but this is understandable as he was being driven away from his childhood home.  Food preparation is of interest to him, so the big guy has put a paw on the counter to take a look but not to self-serve.  Good boy, Jeddah!
     
    Jeddah—who turned 3 on November 15—is still very puppy-ish.  He is too rambunctious for small children, but would make an excellent companion for someone with time to complete his training and provide him with regular exercise.  How’s your pitching arm?