A new leash on life

Little Blu had his first big reality check last week when it was time to start on a leash.  As he slid and skidded across the wood floor in the Brothers’ friary in his little harness, it was obvious he had better ideas. Then, as I struggled with the little guy across the lawn on walk after walk, I found myself saying, “You can either continue to dig in your heels and be frustrated – or you can give up and enjoy this.”  Then that was followed by another thought: “Whoa — Is it possible? I’m just like Blu.”

Very slow walk, on day 5 of leash training.

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About Blu's Brother

I arrived here in 1972, and became one of the first two brothers in 1974, when the community was very small. These forty years have been filled with challenges, changes, growth and maturation, with all the inevitable ups and downs of life. I've always loved singing in a group, have been greatly blessed to have been in Gloriae Dei Cantores for many years. I’m also passionate about the study and singing of Gregorian chant. I have a dog - or rather the brotherhood has a dog - named Blu, for which I am the caretaker. Blu and I seem to have a lot in common – for instance, we both think our way is the best way. Other things I really enjoy are hard work, jogging, the God-bless-'em Red Sox and New England Patriots, our own Spirit of America Band, being with my 25 brothers, listening to top notch singing, and reading good poetry - or anything else particularly well written.

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