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Thursday, November 1, 2012

"A Brut Moment" Chanllenge

Welcome to "A Brut Moment" Challenge.  We are sharing that moment that sticks out in your head that changed the course of your relationship with your dog.  We are having others share their post on their blog by linking to our blog hop.  We have extended the challenge for tomorrow Nov. 2 for those who would still like to join.  

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This has been tougher than I thought it would be to write while dealing with Angel's death.  I've been lost for words since she died.  I'm going to hand the reins over to Brut to share in Our Brut Moment together.

Brut here:  

I was still a young pup of a year and half old, even though I was already a father and two of the mongrel pups were here to stay. Now Zappa has a way of pushing my buttons and pressing his limits with me and was always in need of a correction.  I've gotten carried away more than once with him and Mom was scared of me.  This particular afternoon, Zappa pushed me one too many times and I gave him a short correction.  As I sat dazed for a moment at the surge that came over me, I heard Mom call my name.  Her voice was calm and gentle, unlike others times when it is angry and frantic after I attack another dog.  I came to her.  She was stunned.  Then firmly but gently she told me to lay down and I did.  I could feel the relief whoosh out of her.  She looked into my eyes, those aggressive ones that I have kept hidden during the fights and let her really see me.  It was in that moment that I gave here all of me, the good and bad and everything in between.  In that moment there was no hiding what I was and she looked deep into my eyes and saw the emotional pain that was thrashing inside of me.

 It was also the moment she earned my respect.  Right then and there.  Now she will tell you she didn't deserve it, but she went way above and beyond for me to give it to her.  When I gave her my respect that she so rightfully earn and our relationship started shifting in a different direction.  You see, I've been so difficult to live with because of my bad qualities, I know there were many times she hated the part of me.  I know I felt it.  But I also know she loved me, more than anything and that we were connected.  It wasn't her fault for my bad upbringing and she tried so hard to help me that she never felt like she was getting anywhere.  But she did, because she always touched my heart in a way it had never been touched before with her.  Just as I did with her.  Because it was in that moment when we were looking into each others eyes that she finally understood.  And I knew she understood.  She had the same pain in her eyes.  And that's when we both knew, we had earned each other's respect.

There have been many of these moments in the course of our relationship, but this is the one that holds the total truth that we are building on and continues to change the course of our relationship.  It is Our Moment.
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Enjoy in the sharing!!  

11 comments:

Bassetmomma said...

What a beautiful moment you've shared Brut! Love conquers all! :)

Molly The Wally said...

Those eyes are wonderful. Brut you are special. Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Kristine said...

Beautiful story. Your relationship with Brut has always been an inspiration to me. If only all dogs had owners who strive to understand them the way you do with Brut. I am so glad you have each other.

jen said...

OMD you made me cry:) Thank you for sharing your moment! We are joining the hop tomorrow. I have my post already written about Leroy:)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That was beautiful, Brut. We always admire how hard you and your Mom work together to have such a great relationship.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

savannahspawtracks.com said...

I have to scan my photos they are so old. But I am excited to share my story of my heart moment with my Sibe Mischa, OTRB 1993

savannahspawtracks.com said...

I posted about my heart moment with Mischa, tried to link back to you and tried to enter the blog hop but my entering the blog hop did not work, sorry, I tried. I think the link back to your blog should be OK. thanks for this opportunity, Linda

Keisha said...

When I first came to my new home, eight years ago, I was very scared and ran all over the place. A few days later, I calmed down and let the humans pet me. :)

Kolchak Puggle said...

What a sweet idea and a lovely story about you and Brut. Isn't it funny how there is always that one moment where you just know, don't you? I know I'm too late for the blog hop, since I was on vacation, but I do think I'll try to write my Kolchak Moment and Felix moment, plus their moment together this week.

nodogaboutit said...

Awww!!! How beautiful! I love that you two have connected so well. Dogs teach us as much as we teach them, sometimes more. :)

nodogaboutit said...

Awww!!! How beautiful! I love that you two have connected so well. Dogs teach us as much as we teach them, sometimes more. :)