In Loving Service. Always.

Living life by his personal code of love, loyalty and obedience , Tank (your writer and host) is a 24/7 sub exploring what it means to live life by the collar.


Told though photographs, musings, video and occasional fiction, "In Loving Service. Always" shares Tank's world of consummate service and his journey of personal growth.


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Hey Jack

I’ve followed your blog for a few years now and have watched you go through highs and lows and I’ve always rooted for you. You’re an amazing guy and an inspiration to me.

I’ve known for a long time that I am a pup but I have been afraid to be honest about that side of myself. But following you, and watching you grow; not just physically (very hot and amazing by the way) but as a pup and a person. I look up to you as a pup and I strive to be like you.

You’re loyalty, honesty, respect, and dedication are an inspiration. I hope someday when I am collard and have a master I can be half the pup you are. I hope that things get even better for you, you deserve it. Good luck.

patrickwinehouse

This was a such a beautiful letter I just wanted to share it with you all today.

Tank you are quite fascinating. I've been reading your blog for sometime now. I'm slowly learning the Dom/sub culture. And I just adore pale gingers and your big bulky physique gets me hard each time. Wish I lived closer I'd love to spend time with you and maybe workout too. Hmu if you ever visit wash DC or Maryland.
musclebeast300

It’s rather interesting. Even though I have the legal ability to live and work anywhere in the United States, it almost feels that I’m a citizen of San Francisco. I don’t anticipate to be on that side of the country any time soon.

Thank you for your kind comments.

For Da Noobz!

foxbear:

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*ahem*

… 

I mean budding and curious kinksters, of course!  

(Seriously, though, we ALL began our journeys into leather, kink, BDSM, power-exchange, etc. at the beginning, no exceptions.  Pretty much all of us stared at those waters or just dangled our toes in for a long time before wading out into it—or perhaps executing a spectacular cannonball dive into freakdom.  In any case, NOBODY should look down their nose at those folks just starting out, whether it’s porn or experimentation or 50 Fucking Shades of Grey that turned them on to their inner freak.  It is instead our duty as leathermen and experienced perverts to educate and teach them, and to answer their questions!)

With all of that not-very-funny attempt at humor bullshit out of the way, I wanted to address the fact that I have been contacted a fair bit recently by several rank-novices about wanting information about the lifestyle, to know where they can look to learn more.  And so I give you the four following tidbits of advice that may help:

1) Read this post in which I sorta answered this question before.  There are some new developments and resources, however, included below.

2) Take the time to flip back through my blog, as I’ve dished up a fair bit of information about specific topics, as well as general history and information and “what the fuck it is that we do” type stuff.  Specifically, check out posts tagged with #whatthefoxsays#leather and #BDSM.(There will be some overlap.)  There are also a lot of Asks that are untagged that you can just jump to through going to my Archive and scanning back through them.

3) Also, you may want to flip back through the last year or so of fuzzbutt07's blog and see some of what he's experienced.  In June of 2013, he was pretty much a complete beginner.  Now he's a honest-to-gawd leatherboy (still with plenty of room to develop, of course), and has done an admirable job of chronicling his journey here in the Tumblrsphere.

4) There are some other blogs out there that you might wanna follow—people who not only post hot pervert/leather pics, but who include substantive writings on BDSM-related topics.  A few in particular come to mind, who both post original writings and who sometime reblog other quality thought/theory stuff: realpowerexchange, lthredge, brandedbulltank, slave2766bootbrushpup, I’m sure that there are dozens and dozens more out there, but those are the ones that I can think of just now.  I don’t always agree 100% with everything that they post, but hey—the journey is different for every one of us, and reading more experiences and getting more perspectives will help you to find your own way.

SO, there ya go, noobz.  Now go get your freak on!

—Your friendly neighborhood FoxBear

Oh wow. Thank you so much for mentioning me. One thing that that Tumblr is really useful for is the collective experience of the subs that share parts of themselves on this website. Because submission is such a personal thing, everyones experience is likley to be different, but you can certainly learn from the wealth of others.

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Subspace: Dear Master

So far things have been settling in quite well. I’ve been working pretty hard in trying to find a job here and it looks like things could be paying off. I don’t want to get my hopes up, but it looks like it  it could be good. 

Getting my massage licence is seemingly becoming harder and harder with every step. Now it seems like the next thing I need to do is send form to my Australian massage school, so they can send it to an international training recognition company, so they can then send it onto the Californian massage board. I told you it was problematic. At least getting my Californian Drivers Licence looks like it will be a lot easier.

I’ve been getting to the gym a lot, pretty much every day. I push myself hard, but I think I have yet to improve my form a lot. I’ve been eating well, and quite amply might I add. I’ve taken your instruction of ongoing improvement to heart. Always get bigger, stronger, be better, push deeper and make you proud.

It’s still early days,  but I’m finding ways to contribute to the community around me. I’ve become a HIV test councillor. I have a few other projects and ideas coming together. I’ll share them when they’ve come together a bit more.

Loving San Francisco Master. I understand why the city has such a strong place in your heart.

Missing you a lot. Looking forward to seeing you next.

In loving service. Always.

Tank.

How does sex work in a group of pups? Is there designated time management so that everyone gets equal time? Can a Master be topped by a sub? Do the others get to play with each other while a Master is away? Or is everyone under lock and key for Master (pun intended)?
Anonymous

How does sex work - to me it’s always to be appreciative of the time and attention you do get. Sex time can’t be divided like a pie.

Speaking generally, it’s not quite right to make the sub/bottom dominant/top dichotomy. There are bottoms that can be very dominant and there are tops that can be quite submissive to their partners.

That being said, I’m only allowed to cum with the permission of my Master, but there is an understanding that one can express affection within particular limitations. 

wow just went through your blog, through your tags, and you are one handsome ginger pup bear. Amazing progress in bulking as well. its amazing what guidance under noodles can do. congratz to you man.
dozencarnival

Thank you so much. He knows very much how to get results from his pups. I think the most important part is to commit to start and then keep at it. Getting better is not as much a destination as it is a lifestyle, who you are in the future isn’t some abstract thing, it’s who you are today, plus time, effort and experience.

The time is going to happen whether you like it or not, so you might as well put in a good effort and get some good experieces.

Hey, this isn't really a question but I just wanted to say that you are a huge inspiration for me lifting wise, and I'm always working to try and get a big as you are! Hope you're havin a good day!
midwestviking

You’re looking great! Keep it up!

Eat well. Lift consistently :) 

9/09/2014: San Francisco has a totally rad network of public libraries. Their main library near city hall is an impressive piece of architecture.
My first book is “This is How you Die” :

"THIS IS HOW YOU DIE is a new short fiction anthology, filled with stories and comics about a world in which a machine can predict how you die.



It just takes a drop of blood from a finger. Then it spits out a sliver of paper upon which are printed, in careful block letters, the words “DROWNED” or “CANCER” or “OLD AGE” or “CHOKED ON A HANDFUL OF POPCORN.”
Nothing else. No dates, no details. And it’s always — always — correct.”

9/09/2014: San Francisco has a totally rad network of public libraries. Their main library near city hall is an impressive piece of architecture.

My first book is “This is How you Die” :

"THIS IS HOW YOU DIE is a new short fiction anthology, filled with stories and comics about a world in which a machine can predict how you die.

It just takes a drop of blood from a finger. Then it spits out a sliver of paper upon which are printed, in careful block letters, the words “DROWNED” or “CANCER” or “OLD AGE” or “CHOKED ON A HANDFUL OF POPCORN.”

Nothing else. No dates, no details. And it’s always — always — correct.”

Can you tell me about your heritage, the red hair and all. I love hearing stories about people's past. Thanks.
sdcigarbear

To be honest, I don’t know very much about my family history on my dad’s side.

My mother’s side moved to Australia as bounty immigrants in the mid 1800s from England. It used be not all that uncommon for sailors to take the voyage fares of passengers, kill the families and dump the bodies at sea.

To curb that, the state would pay half the fare upon embarking and the sailors would be paid the rest upon the safe arrival of their passengers.

Unfortunately, there was a storm during the first night at sea and their boat became shipwrecked. They survived and tried again soon after.

I don’t have convict Australian ancestors that I know of. My grandmother is the one who studies genealogy in the family. I don’t have any roots in Scotland or Ireland that I know of either.

My accent is not entirely Australian, while working in a call centre, I’ve been mistaken by other Australians for North American, English, Irish and South African. If other Australians ask me where my accent is from I tend to reply with “Nowhere in particular”. Americans tend to think I’m English.