Zappa has always been Daddy's dog and Brut has always been mine. With Daddy walking the dogs on a regular basis, Brut has taken to possessing Daddy which gives me an opportunity to give Zappa some extra attention that he has been missing out on.
The bond between Zappa and I is sort of under the table. We are like a couple of spies stealing time throughout the day. We are having more eye contact as has decided in the last few months to start mouthing off to Brut at random moments. Once we connect he begins to settle down. Zappa can't seem to get over the fact that he isn't top dog but likes to act like he is.
We took a walk today and we had a blast. When Zappa is walking with Daddy, he is more relaxed, bouncing side to side on the leash, but with me he is all business. We have a mission. Getting from point A to point B and back around again. We walk swiftly and with a purpose. There's no messing around when we are together. There is serious concentration happening here and focus. He had me busting up at the difference in the walks as he picked up speed on a scent and I tried to stay up with him. I hadn't thought of it until now, but he reminded me of Chance and his work ethics attitude. Just give him a job and he will execute.
He still brings smile to my face as this dopey eyed dog, so sweet and loving can become like a lion when given the chance to show himself. All he needs is the right opportunity and then WATCH OUT!!