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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Brut Freedom

 When Brut was young, I would let him run off-leash.  At first he wouldn't take to it, he would rather be leashed.  He needed that connection with me.  He needed the reassurance.  There was a short period where he took that freedom.  Later as we learned of his aggression, he was always leashed.  Staying leashed together we found a new kind of freedom.  I wasn't just witnessing it, I was participating in it, together with him.  Our communication grew through this connection.  His body language gave way to the sounds and sights that were before us.  We responded to each other almost telepathically.  We answered each other in rhythm like synchronized hearts.  I have been spellbound by this phenomenon of feeling more free leashed together than when I used to let him run wild.  I believe it comes down to the fact that we were sharing the moment, every moment with every movement and each vibe that ran through the leash.  Almost like an umbilical chord.  It was more than just an understanding or deep thoughts, it was the connection of our beings experiencing the moment together.  Simultaneously we are united in our walks together as if one unit.  A bond that continues to set us free and is becoming deeper and stronger than any I have known.    


Yas said...

It's amazing isnt it, how much we think we would train our dogs but actually they are the ones teaching us something every day!


Pamela said...

So many people think of a leash as a restraint when actually it's a communication tool. It looks like you and Brut have made that discovery.

I find something different with Honey. When she's on leash, she pays a little less attention to me because she knows I'm right there. But when she's off leash, Honey will check in to make sure I'm still where she last saw me.

cherie said...

How beautiful that you and Brut have such a special connection. You are blessed.

Unknown said...

thats awesome! great post.

Bailey Be Good! said...

I love the connection that you and Brut have. As a puppy, I know how much that means to Brut. :)

Woofs & hugs,


Anonymous said...

I think Opie feels safer on the leash. That saftey let's him feel free to sniff and explore a bit. He knows that Mom or Dad is there to take care of him. It makes him bold.

I love reading your posts.

Opie's Mom

houndstooth said...

I totally agree! I've always felt like we become somehow connected and plugged in to each other when we walk together, thanks to the leash!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I envy the connection you have with Brut on-leash. To Frankie I'm just a burden who has to be dragged from peemail to peemail!!

I was wondering earlier why some dogs are happy to walk along next to the person they love in perfect harmony and there are others (I know Frankie isn't the only dog in the world like this!) who just have to smell absolutely everything!!

Peggy Frezon said...

That is really special. I really enjoyed reading about your special bond. I wonder if you might sometimes run together too?

24 Paws of Love said...

Yes, Peggy we do run together. We used to run all the time, but my knees can't take as much of it as they used to. He trots while I jog and we keep a really good pace together. I wish I could do it more often. :)

ForPetsSake said...

How wonderfully stated. I find that leash to person connection electric. They feel everything we do as one - it's really amazing :)