Honey is often a solemn dog. But sometimes she can’t help herself. She spontaneously starts to dance.
When company comes over. When it snows. When I drop her leash on a crisp, sunny day.
First Honey takes a short hop on her back paws. She veers to the right and then to the left. She spins in circles a few times. She bounces around.
If it’s not dancing, I don’t know what to call it.
I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me
I used to love dancing.
I danced at clubs. At parties. Even on roller skates.
But then I took dance lessons. It ruined me for life.
I can’t follow. I can’t learn a routine. All my hopes of swinging around the floor like Ginger Rogers were dashed when I realized what a klutz I was.
I haven’t danced since.
But when I see Honey being spontaneously joyful, I want to dance myself. It looks like fun.
Lately, I’ve been dancing to the radio if the spirit moves me. I have to listen to less classical music, however. Shostakovich and Wagner don’t make anyone want to dance.
I’m not ready to join Honey dancing in the park. I’m too self-conscious. But maybe someday.
After all, if it’s good for Honey to dance, it’s probably good for me too.
Self-Conscious Pet Bloggers Make Me Sad
When I first started blogging, I followed the Anipals Photo Hunt. Don’t go looking for it. It’s not there any more.
The host would announce a theme and everyone would post a picture of their pet around that theme. It was very popular. Until one day the theme was “MOM.” Bloggers were supposed to post a picture of themselves.
Instead of dozens of entries, there were six or seven. I was one of the few and posted the very first picture of myself on Something Wagging, 8 months after I started blogging.
This came to mind recently when I was chatting with some blogging friends about how popular self-portraits are on our blogs and social media sites. Sure, animals are adorable. But everyone wants to see the blogger behind the dogger, er dog.
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I hope you’ll join the fun. Imagine a cocktail party where you get to eat good food and mingle but you don’t have to get out of your pajamas.
Your Turn: What makes your dog dance? What makes you dance?