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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Brut Thursday- My Brut for a Walk

I miss walking Brut.  I miss the connection we had while we were walking.  Brut always knew what time walk time was.  He would get excited and dance around barking.  The joy he had about walks would wash away any negative thoughts I had about taking that walk, especially in the winter.  We have harsh winters here in Northern Lower Michigan and we walked through them all.  In his eight years, I can only think of a handful of times that I actually missed a walk with him.  He was my motivator.  Brut kept me disciplined.  He kept me going.  I never thought twice about taking him for a walk.  We just did it.

Over the last four years that Brut has been gone, I have lost a lot of that motivation.  It seems to be getting worse with each passing year.  Most days I have a mental battle over walking the dogs, especially in the winter.  What was once so easy with Brut, has become a difficult choice every day.  The loss of Brut isn't the only factor at play.  We are all getting older with aging bodies and arthritis that hinder our walk times, but it is the days when we can all take walks that the war inside rages on.

Brut was my heart and my heart isn't in it as much anymore.  I feel like I'm burnt out when it comes to walking the dogs.  When we do go for a walk, despite not having that Brut connection with our four, I still have a connection with each one on our walks.  It's just so different than it was when Brut was here.  I am having a hard time transferring that Brut love, that pure love of walking with the dogs, with the kids.

Our winter isn't helping either, but really that is just an excuse.  It is just me, still hurting four years later for my Bruter Boy, who always made my day and our walks just a little brighter.


CheerfulMonk said...

I'm so sorry! :(

Anonymous said...

I understand totally how you feel. Brut was your heart dog. I have had several heart dogs and things sometimes don't feel the same when it is not with your heart dog. I am just grateful I always have a dog that wants to walk (I have had some that wanted to walk but could not because of some condition and it was so sad to see the want in their eyes) and grateful they make me get out no matter how crappy it is (we are in Michigan too) so I don't wither away to an inside only person.

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

I definitely understand ...

I hope spring will bring healing. Winter doesn't make it any easier that's for sure. Sending light and support your way!