When I picked up my 8 week old German Shepherd puppy, the breeder had tied a tiny pink string around her neck to use as a leash.
Back then at 9 lbs I could hold her in one hand.
Yesterday Tzuri had a birthday of sorts – 6 months old! I bought her an expensive new harness and when I unwrapped it I couldn’t help but marvel at the comparison with the string.
Of course, it is an extra sturdy specialty item, a so-called agitation harness, thick black leather with a padded fleece breastplate, hand stitched by the Amish. Weighs over three pounds.
[The beef bone from Publix is a special treat she gets after every meal.]
The first time I threw a ball, for example, she chased after it and immediately brought it back to me.
And today in the Park on a whim I asked her to jump a bench on her way to retrieve her kong toy. I was able to capture her response in a ten second cell phone video.