Friday, January 14, 2011

Recipe for hilarity. Just add music. And a dog.

I think I mentioned I had downloaded some music yesterday.  I was walking with Rudee, and he is used to me singing. 

Did I mention I walk more or less by myself?

I found a couple songs that I added for fun, and one of them was "Get Down Tonight" by KC and the Sunshine Band.

So, I am walking, and Rudee is wandering around, and the chorus comes on, 'dance a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight, get down tonight.'  Well, I took a couple steps left, then gave a (low) kick, shake my tush, then two steps right.  More than likely the closest I will get to dancing when I am on the hill.  I was singing, too.

I did mention I walk by myself, except for Rudee?  There IS a reason for this.

Rudee turns around at the beginning of this little display, and he stopped dead in his tracks.  Just stared.  He cocked his head, and then took a tentative step toward me, like he wasn't exactly sure if I was OK.  Then I finished my little dance, started walking, he was fine.  The next chorus came on, and I repeated my little doings, laughing at his expression.

Rudee looked, then sat down, and just looked confused.  He didn't move, just watched me intently until I stopped 'dancing'.  He then followed me closely, like he expected me to fall over or something.  He even nosed me once or twice, like he wasn't sure it was really me.  I don't know why, but his concern was just cracking me up.  Laughing when you workout has to burn extra calories, right?  It sure makes it more fun.

I think, with this kind of reaction from my pet, I believe I will continue to walk unescorted.  If I freak the dog out, who knows what might happen with people...

Appreciate. What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? (Author: Victoria Klein)

Oh, GLORK!  These questions sometimes hit me strangely.   This is one of those questions that I really don't know if I can come up with a answer for.  I could be completely shallow, and say my music.  I don't know that I 'express gratitude' for it, except by listening... 

Appreciate.  I appreciate my place, and show gratitude by trying to keep it up, and add to it (in fact, I am going to plant some baby, twig like trees I was given, with any luck, and the animals stay out of them, perhaps, I will have some more lovely trees on the place.)

I appreciate my family.  I show this by trying to help out when I can, and letting them know I appreciate them, though, probably not enough.

(Mom, Dad, yes, I do appreciate you.  See, it's in print, so it has to be true, Grandpa said so!) ; D

I appreciate my animals, and show it by trying to care for them the best I can...

So.  That's it.  I appreciate things, and I show it by trying to do something about it. 

(I try not to read these questions in advance, so I will answer without 'pretty-ing' it up a lot, but there are times, like this questions, that it not only isn't pretty, it looks like a dog's breakfast, after it went through the dog... Sigh...)


  1. If I sing in the presence of Jack, he whines - Jill, on the other hand, acts like she thinks I am hurt. So I sing in the car when I am alone.

    Appreciate, hmm, I couldn't do that one on the fly.

    Have a great afternoon!

  2. Too funny! My cats have the same reaction, when I decided to kick it up once in a rare while. Well, all except Becky Cat. She runs and hides under the bed.

  3. So I'm not alone with pets thinking we are mental...


  4. Loved it! I can relate, and the visual was delightful!

  5. You had me burning calories laughing, that's for sure.

    Animals know we are nuts, but most of the time it doesn't seem to concern them.

    Appreciation comes with enjoyment, and we know you enjoy your music and family and animals.


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