Positive Quote: “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight — it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
The dog in the picture is Lord Bryson Jacks; we call him Bryson for short. He was an abused rescue dog we adopted 10 months ago. As I was looking to choose a picture for this blog, I had to have him here because he is a fighter and is not a big dog at 33 lbs.
Talk about a fighter, no one truly knows what he lived through. We can only see the external effects such as aggressiveness caused by fear. Who knows what internal scars there are; I am happy to say that about 19 weeks worth of dog and people training have helped him be more confident, trusting, and significantly less aggressive.
Maybe that is why I like this quote so much, because he is such a fighter and so are we for believing in him and not giving up, even when he tried to nip (aka bite) my youngest child. That is when the training started and now they are good friends. My oldest child (my teenager) can pick him up like a baby and carry him around the house and he trusts her completely. He just snuggles in and licks her face.
It is not always the size of something that determines its success; it is the desire and drive of an individual; or as the quote states, the fight inside.
What do you think?
Have a terrific Thursday y’all.