Who am I?
The Bad Boy comes out
I watch this metamorphic transformation as his primitive senses override the sweet, innocent puppy dog I know and witness Zappa come into his own. His manner becomes brusque, like I am walking a bear. His eyes dare me to question him. He wants to be the one in control. His demand is subtle but this proud dog is asking for my respect.
I have come to realize that I have a family of independent dogs and they are always asking my respect. Whether it is as demanding as Brut and as delicate as Zappa, and I know I have a long ways to go with all of them. Zappa taught me a valuable lesson, I have to earn my respect with him, just as much, if not more than I did with Brut. Zappa showed me who he is, now it was my turn to show him who I am. And I thought dogs were all about sit and stay...BOL!! What an exciting journey to embark upon.