It’s February 7 and according to the crazy calendar, it’s Ballet Day. A day to celebrate that elegant, classical, graceful style of dance.
Nobody in this household is THAT graceful. Certainly not my human – who with the recent icy walking conditions looks more like Frankenstein as she plods along with us. She’s about as far removed from a graceful ballerina as I am from being an obedience champion.
Now when I searched for dogs and ballet, I came up with an assortment of photos and even a few videos of dogs dressed in tutus. Thank GOODNESS they don’t sell them at the Dollar Store. That would be a totally justifiable reason for running away. At least until mealtime.
I searched and found the odd poodle prancing around on their hind legs dressed in appropriate attire. Entertaining maybe. If you enjoy watching tortured dogs.
But THEN, I found THIS video. We have talked before about the sport of canine freestyle – which is basically a human and dog, dancing together. They always have a freestyle exhibit at Crufts- and some of the routines are amazing. I believe I posted one last year.
Many freestyle routines are set to fairly upbeat music. But with this video we have what I think is a great example of dog ballet. Check it out – it is lovely!
I’m amazed at how the dog knew what to do without even watching her human!!! They were sometimes facing the opposite direction. I don’t know what to do even when I can SEE my human. Well – I do if I can see a treat.
So that’s my cultured posting for today. Tomorrow we’ll probably be talking about poop. I like to mix things up.
Have a good one. Peace and paws up.
Seizure free days: 5