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Monday, November 22, 2010
Monday Memories-Brut bonding
This is my absolute favorite picture of Brut at 6 weeks old, when we first got him. He looked so sweet and innocent in this photo, I'm glad I was able to captured the moment.
Today is Brut’s Gotcha Day. He was born on Oct. 11, 2006. We picked him up Nov. 22, 2006.
Our first real connection started with this board that Brut is pictured standing on that divided the kitchen and living room. I needed to be in the kitchen and he was causing quite a raucous in that living room. So I led him to the couch, had him get up on it and gave him a treat. When I was back in the kitchen, he came to board and started barking again, I stood with my back turned to him and as soon as he was quiet, I lead him to the couch and gave him a treat. We repeated this several times, until he stood on the board, and when he saw me ran to the couch, I followed and gave him treat. There was nothing like that gleam in his eye when he figured out the game. He was so proud of himself as he ran to the couch and jumped up, waiting for his treat, like he was really outsmarting me!
That moment still bring me to tears and make me laugh out loud. He was such a difficult puppy, unlike any I’d ever had and to finally make bond with him was one of the best moments of my life.
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I love that "aha" moment when a dog has learned something new. It's such a great feeling of connection.
Happy Gotcha Day, Brut - what a cute pup - no wonder you are so handsome now. Hope you get lots of treats today too.
Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara
Happy Gotcha Day Brut!!
I love his puppy picture!
What a great puppy pic!
Happy Gotcha Day Mr Brut!!
This is a very special day for you Brut! I hope the treats (and games) are still flowing!!
Happy Gotcha Day, Brut!
Those first moments of connection are magical.
What a lovely story!
Happy Gotcha Day!!! Were r sending over the Puddles Brew for the pawty :)
Such a sweet story :) Happy Gotcha Day Brut!!
Pugs & Kisses,
Yoda & Brutus
Beautiful picture. Happy Gatcha Day!
wat a cutie pie! happy gotcha day - Brut! xoxo BJC
Happy gotcha day to Brut! That photo is adorable!!
What a great photo! Happy Gotcha Day to Brut!
Happy Happy Gotcha Day Brut! Such a sweet puppy photo! Melts my heart! Awesome photo!
PS - Thank you so much, Herd, for recommending my blog to Mango. Paws all crossed for him and his Hu-family.
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