Before we got into this volunteer puppy raising gig for Canine Companions for Independence and had a household of face lickers, we had The Kaiser.
Noble and handsome, The Kaiser and I had a bond that I never experienced before. Or since.We lost this beautiful soulful dog at the young age of nine to an aggressive cancer.
I still miss him.
But hey, on a brighter note, you eagle-eyed dog handlers out there have certainly noticed the retractable leash by now. What were you thinking!, you cry. A big, robust dog like that on a retractable leash? You should know better.
Ah, yes, you are correct. I do know better. Now, I do. My education involved a simple formula of a 90 lb dog plus a scared rabbit that added up to a face plant. Wasn’t pretty, folks. And frankly, hurt like hell.
If I offer nothing else in this world than to serve as an example, then that is my destiny to embrace. Just say no to retractable leashes, people.