The below is another guest post in my series addressing CHANGE.
It’s brought to you by KURGO but the opinions–and attitude shift from his alter-ego NotSoCharming–are all the Goldendoodle’s.
My name is Charming. I don’t have a blog yet (www.HesSoCharming.org is currently taken) but I live with a blogger so I know all about how you guys roll.
I’m also an avid blog reader (I love Debbie’s dog posts!), so I totally “get” you guys, too.
owner roommate asked if I would write a post about CHANGE I knew IMMEDIATELY what Id address.
You see, recently I’ve been struggling with some change of my own.
Ive gone from a free-wheeling, neck-collared 14 week old (who knew life wasn’t always this divine!?)
To a harnessed Charming uncertain of his place in the world (note the unmitigated joy on my faceNOT.).
To be honest—no matter what my brave, doodle’y exterior conveys, I’m a canine who does NOT embrace change.
What did I ever do to YOU? I longed to ask my biped
I quickly realized, however, I was stuck.
In the harness and in the situation.
We’d reached an impasse
and I needed to poop.
I had no choice but to move forward and embrace the situation and only hope my muzzle would serve to convey my annoyance.
owner roommate took the reflective, six foot lead and we were off.
And, as much as I loathe to admit it, I felt comfy.
I felt safe and yet still sensed the sweet, sweet freedom my Doodle-spirit demanded.
Still, I looked forward to the dawn of a new day in hopes I’d return to my old, collar/leash’y ways.
It was not to be.
owner roommate has a horrible sense of cold weather style. One tremendous draw back of the bright reflective leash was Id hoped to trot incognito. It was not to be.)
I strongly considered running away…
Yet, in my Doodle-heart, realized I could never duplicate
my amazing living conditions the sense of freedom yet security my new, red harness provided.
So for now I stay.
I embrace the change.
As difficult as I initially found it to be—I’ve fallen in love.
I’ve realized there can exist both freedom and security in the same
harness/leash combo situation.