Look at this perfect pose!
FOCUS, MOM, FOCUS!!
Brut and I have this incredible bond. Daddy says it is because we are so much alike! Our strongest bonding time is during our solitude walks. We'd both been lacking in them because I wasn't feeling well last week and we were both getting rather grouchy about it. :)
So today we took off for our favorite park. Brut was full of pent up energy and frustration and I planned for that. I threw on his harness and grabbed a piece of firewood for him to pull. The wood weighed seven pounds. It worked out perfect for him to pull. It was enough to slow him down, but not so much that it is a strain.
You really can't expect TWO perfect poses!
We went around the park once without the wood then circled back so I could hook him to it. He definitely needed the extra weight and I needed a steady pace! We took the very back trails that are usually empty as the front trails had a visitor with their dog. As soon as we were alone in the woods, we fell in sync with each other. Literally and spiritually. Brut's anxious eyes began to calm with mine. There was an overall sense of content and connection, like we were the only two beings on Earth. There was little said vocally, but our communication was immense.
I have found through many walks by following Brut's body language to know what is going on around me. This is key for knowing if there is something ahead. It is also how we unify through the leash. We were in harmony with each other and became one being with a fluid movement. All of our anxieties melted into the forest ground. We were in tune with each other. This trust would be significant when we came to our fork in the road.
The Chosen Path
We hiked the rest of the trail and when we came to the end, we found the visitors were gone. It was an incredible feeling. To be able to let go and let him take the lead. That's how in tune we were. If he would have sensed something and his demeanor changed, I would have turned around, but we stayed in complete sync and balance with each other. Our walk was like a cleansing of our souls while we listened to each other with our hearts. Each synchronizing with other. We were at peace as we aliened. It is a spiritual high that will carry me for a long time. It isn't the first, it won't be the last and that is the beauty of it.