I was doing some writing about Brut, about how he transformed our world, thinking and behavior about dogs. He changed and challenge everything I thought I knew and then some. He was such an extraordinary teacher who taught with grace and vigor. It is one of the many things I loved about him.
Brut and I made many strides and growth together that were bounding. Sure, it was hell sometimes and I wanted to give up many times, but it was worth it. It was real life lessons in real time. There was no cutting around it or tossing issues to the side or for someone else to take because it was all about our relationship to each other. For all the good and bad of my relationship with Brut, we each gave as much as we took and our hearts were at the center of everything we did and said. Passion ruled our world.
The next generation, from Brut's kids, on down will be taught and challenged with that same expression of passion and heart. The lessons Brut taught me about being a dog and what I learned from him will carry on to every dog we have and meet. Like carrying the message of Brut, to live on forever. Who is and will be with me every step of the way. How beautifully awesome.