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.
You left me speechless there for about five minutes (which anyone who knows me well would find astonishing).
You really touched me with your reminder of what it feels like to really "know" a dog. And you made me feel very grateful.
I think you're very privileged to have Brut in your life. And he's very lucky to have someone who understands and loves him in his.
I agree with Pamela, I think it is wonderful you understand Brut's nature so well. It is not an easy thing for a human to do. We often let our own desires and fantasties get in the way instead of just letting the dog lead the way. Sometimes I still feel like I am only just getting to know my dog. Hopefully as the years pass I will understand her a lot more.
You have a gift. I am so glad you are able to use it.
Pamela and Kristine, thank you for your kind words. I am very blessed for Brut in my life. He has taught me more than about life, myself and animals in general than I could have ever learned without him.
I am humbled by your words. Thank you.
Live in the moment, for we remember the moment, not the day.
The eyes are the windows to our soul. Dogs do have souls.
Hawk aka BrownDog
I decided to browse all the blogs listed on PBU and yours was first. I'm glad you have such a long blog hop list.
But I was really impressed by this post. The picture of the dog eyes held my gaze for a couple of minutes.
You seem to have a deep understanding of a dog's soul and, looking at the header picture, I understand this empathy a bit better.
I also had my heart melt when I saw a little puppy's eyes. They were little beggar eyes, but happy and playful.
Now that puppy is our dear doggie and we still believe she has a very expressive face.
Your post is so touching and Brut is one lucky boy, as are all of your beautiful babies:)
We want to know more about this boy!!! Do you have a picture of him?
Wow - beautifully stated!
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