1.Do not judge a book by its cover
Everyone is afraid of my dog.
Adults. Child. Cats. Even my man acts.
Maverick has a large muscular frame and he out weighed most dogs owned by men. Weighing in at around 9-10 stone, it's safe to say he's great.
However, his size is not the only reason he is unique.
When we see someone bigger than us many feelings and thoughts race through our mind: fear, intimidation or plain out do not like for that person.
Most will have one of these with her judgment. They will hide themselves never even stepped foot through the door, let alone even nearby.
After a time will come upon their courage and their will to him.
He would treat them as he treated us. With love.
Maverick is a gentle dog, his personality does not match the size and he really showed me not to judge a book by it's cover.
I can relate. Some people before they got to know I've said "From just looking at you, I would think you are a douche" they are not mine. Truth is I, but they do not know it!
All Joking aside. It taught me a lot and in the mainstream world weightlifting some people may not know the reason why we want to be lifting and muscle. It's rare for a reason on the cover.
2.Show some love for fellow man, woman or animal superior intelligence.
It is said that most men shy away from.
"Love. Oh, it's not for me"
Well I see the opposite.
With animals we have unconditional love.
We brought them to the streets, we do not them to make them happy and give them some awesome food. (Well they enjoy it, I do not recommend it.)
The truth is, we show love to them without asking for anything in return. This conditional. It is always there and they never asked for it.
Right now. Think of your friends, family and even yourself.
Do you provide the love and care without asking for anything in return?
I can not tell you stroke your friend, but it may give more than you receive.
After all you do for your pet.
A pet may not be "blood" but we treat it as such.
Show some love. (I feel like Ads for charity now. Sorry)
3.Patience. Learn through others.
Truth is as a teenager I was angry.
I stress, impatient and a little tool.
I still remember to this day.
I was asked to take a Maverick for a walk. Being a moody child at the time, I stress, moaning and kicking my legs.
Simple task of making me frustrated. After all I could have been playing on a computer game. But nope. I had to take a Maverick for a walk.
Looking back now. I'm stupid.
I take it out. It was not a bad day. The weather is on average.
If now I will enjoy from expereince but I did not.
He walked along, sniffing lampposts, strutting her stuff, I want to go home so I pulled in the direction to get back home. He is extremly good dog behavioured, but he did not want to know.
He wanted to stay out.
Me on the other hand. I want to go home, put on the TV and lay still.
I could feel myself frustrated. It was in vain, there is no need.
There I was angry with my dog, "Get in here now, we're going home!"
I took the lead. He stood there looking at me.
Then it hit me. I have to go to someone who does not cause any harm to me. That patience and the ability to manage my stress low.
I was framed. I stood there looking at Maverick wonder why I do what I do.
I sighed and continued walking, but this time it was for him, not me.
It was the turning point. I realized it was either him or my reaction I was growing up, I like to think that either collide with each other.
Sometimes we are in a hurry, and never slowed down.
I will always be grateful to him for allowing me too. Even now he is gone.