Thank you for your comments on yesterday's post. I started thinking that it might have sounded much harsher than it really was between Brut and I or Brut's aggression. I don't have to look far to realize the mountains we have climbed together. Those aggressive moments are so few and far in between and like a knee jerk reaction I'll think "it would be better without Brut here." And then it just fizzles as I deal with this complicated boy who changed everything I ever thought about dogs or what they should be. I wasn't very grateful for the challenge in the beginning, but now I am nothing but grateful. There is really something to earning a dog's respect that just humbles me to the bones. For it is truly an honor to work with such a king.
A few days ago I gave Brut one of those Angry Bird Dog Toys, all by himself, just for the pleasure of watching him tear it to pieces to find the squeaker. I tried to test him a bit while he was going bananas by trying to play with him. He didn't want anything to do with that and let me know by grabbing my hand very lightly but firmly. It was this tender respect, that I backed off. He didn't want to be tested, he just want to enjoy the glory of a new squeaky toy. And I respected that.
I went for a run with the him the last night. It has been a while since I've been able to run due to some joint problems, but not last night, I felt great. I started running with Brut way back when he was just a youngster to help alleviate the pulling and I have missed our runs together dearly. We are always really tight when we are running together. Like one unit tight. Eyes and ears on alert as we barrel down the road. And we have so much fun. It's like letting go of everything and feeling protected and secure all at the same time. I hope we can do more of these runs together. It's such a bitch getting old. lol!
I would just like to let all my blogging friends know how much I appreciate every comment, thought and prayer you send our way. We are a stronger dog family because of all of you and we can't thank you enough for all your support.
Have a great day!
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