Predatory animals have attitude. It is something that stands out among them and one of the reasons they are my favorite regardless of species. I am particularly fond of the large wild cats as their power and grace is astounding and they are nothing short of attitude.
As I have observed my male dogs over the last few years, I find they have more of this cat-like intensity than that of a wolf. They have a warrior-like attitude that holds true not only in their stance and exquisite energy, but with the fierceness of a quick thinking mind. They are agile and fluid in both their movements and thinking. There is a stealth in each of them that is lightning fast and powerful, yet tamed with discipline that magnifies their grace and beauty. I have come to cherish this wildness as I experience this inter-species of behaviors and the freedom of this wild cat/dog attitude that draws me in even closer to them.
While they don't exhibit these wild cat attitudes all the time, there is a sense of covertness that I can not deny. The roars that come forth have power and strength that is beyond that of what I know of dogs. There is a grace and intensity that I attribute to this cat-like attitude that I don't find in the females. Whatever it is, I have come to love and respect it. For I have always wanted to live among the wild cats and crazy as it might sound, now I can.