Have you ever met a dog who's eyes stayed with you long after you had left? I met a dog whom we hope will be our future stud for Blaze. I had seen him from a far and in pictures, but I had my first face to face meeting with him today. As I walked to the fence, he cautiously crouched a bit, sniffed my hand through the gate, then popped up with his paws on top of the fence. I looked deeply into his eyes and felt his warm tender soul. His spirit so gentle and forgiving. I was stunned. Never had I met a dog with such a heart of kindness. I captured his spirit and let it follow me on the ride home.
I instantly began to compare this dog to what was missing in Brut. Brut has always been more of a wild animal spirit and has never been calm by nature. He reminds me sometimes of a lion or tiger on the prowl. His spirit is more primitive like that of an native drum. He thrives to survive and runs on complete instinct. Every move he makes is with vibrant passion. He has been sculpted with our care and training, but I don't believe there will ever be a true taming of the beast within.
Brut was the first to greet me as I walked in the door, the second our eyes met I burst into tears. For I knew instantly what our future stud was missing and why he had stared at me with wonder in his eyes as we held our gaze. The difference was love. Brut may never have the kindred spirit of the this dog, but his eyes flow with the passion of being loved. The other dog has been cared for but has never really been loved.
I am astounded by this other dog and how this beautiful creature can stay so loving and true to his nature without really being loved. I am so touched that this dog let me see into his heart and show me who he really is. He is everything I am looking for in a male and I feel honored for him to be our stud for Blaze.