Mama Diaries

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Piano Playing Dog

After  our German Shepherd, Schultz was released from doggy jail yesterday, he came and sat at my feet while I practiced the piano.  I have a recital coming up at the end of January, so I've been doing a lot of practicing.  Usually, Schultz behaves himself.  Or sometimes he chases the shadows I make as I play.  Yesterday was a little different.  He stuck his big snoot under my arm pit and lifted my arm off of the keyboard.

"What?  Are you tired of listening to Beethoven twenty times a day?"

He cocked his head and looked at me.

I resumed practicing.

He stuck his snoot under my arm pit again.

"What do you want, dog?"

He walked to the other side of the piano and rested his head on the keys, making a chord cluster.

"Oh, I see.  You want to play."  I stopped and watched him.  He watched me.  "Well?"  I said.  "Do something."

He promptly licked the keys and trotted off.

Just what I needed.  Dog slobber on my piano!
   

38 comments:

  1. Nothing like a little slobber to go with your keyboard. Much fun to you in your upcoming event.

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    1. Yeah, slobber makes it all sound better. LOL! Thanks - I'm looking forward to the recital!

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  2. He's soo sweet :) I wish you a fun New Year's Eve and a happy 2013!

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    1. Hi Arni! Thanks. Happy New Year to you, too!

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  3. He may have wanted you to walk him. Was he trying to get back into your 'good dog' category?

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    1. I think he may have wanted me to play tug with him.

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  4. Cute! I wish we could know what animals are thinking. :)

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    1. That would be great! Or on second thought, maybe not. ;)

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  5. Aaaaaaawww...maybe he trying to act interested in your activities--much the way a guy will do when you are mad at him. haha. Consider the dog slobber the German Shepard equivalent of roses. ;)

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    1. Haha! I'll try to remember that - dog slobber = roses!

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  6. Cute!

    Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year, Sherry!

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  7. Dog slobber makes everything better.

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. I'm so glad you stopped by my bog so I got to come over and watch a couple videos of Shultzie's head tilting that were on your youtube video bar so that I knew exactly who was slobbering on your piano keys--LOL! ;) I shall be back for sure. :)

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  9. I'm a sucker for dog stories :) Schutlz sounds like a cutie.

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  10. Shultz is smart.

    All the best with you recital in January.

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    1. He's a little too smart!

      Thanks for the recital well-wishes. I'm looking forward to it!

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  11. Making sure they are clean as can be so the music is more clear? Or just dog drool.

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    1. I think he was cleaning the grime my son left behind last time he played the piano. :)

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  12. Sounds like Schultz was cleaning the keys for you. How thoughtful. : )

    Happy New Year to you and your family!


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    1. Thoughtful, indeed!

      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  13. Matches the rest of the house I'm sure.

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    1. Hahaha! Yeah, dog drool and dog hair everywhere. LOL!

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  14. Don't you have a husband?!? It seems obvious to me that he wanted sympathy and to be babied for the hardship of being in doggy jail. :)

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    1. You're right. Schultz is just like my husband. He slobbers on the piano, too! LOL!

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  15. Schultz is too cute!
    Happy New Year Sherry!

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  16. You seem to have a very happy household, good for you.
    I recall playing Beethoven many years ago when I was taking piano lessons, loved his Moonlight Sonata.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I really like the Moonlight Sonata, too. It's very introspective.

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  17. hahaha--did you really think he was going to play---i can see this now---hysterical----happy new year!!!

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    1. Thanks, Lynn! Happy New Year to you, too!

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  18. Haha! Dogs can be so random sometimes. (I should know, since my own dog is!)

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