Occasionally at work, I am called upon to look up certain things on the internet. These things range from “Who sings this song?” to “Hey, can you look up that A&E TV show ‘Obsessed’ and pull up the video of the girl who was obsessed with her mom’s hands?”
(I work at a salon: conversation is very random!)
Yesterday, my boss asked me to look up the business of one of our clients. She’s a dog trainer. My boss recently brought a new puppy home, an adorable Golden Retriever. He is in the “puppy-Cujo” stage right now: he’s biting everything he can get his mouth on, and it’s time to get training started.
As I looked at the classes offered on our client’s website, I noticed a class called musical freestyle. I remembered seeing this when I first published my book and was e-mailing back and forth with the editor of Dogs Today Magazine in the UK; she was looking for dogs and their owners for a musical freestyle photo shoot.
Basically the idea of musical freestyle is that you are doing choreography with your dog. For a more in-depth explanation, click here.
After noticing that our client offers this type of training, I told my boss that I could totally see her doing it with her puppy when he’s full-grown. I found an amazing clip on youtube to show her, and we watched it about six times. (She made me show all of the clients and staff!)
First, before you watch that clip, check this one out. It’s from the movie/musical “Grease”. If you’ve seen it a thousand times, no need to bother if you don’t want to, but if you need a refresher, definitely watch part of it to get the flavor before moving on.
Now watch Carolyn and Rookie, and be amazed. If you have the time, stick around for the ending, which is totally adorable. And by the way, I double-dog-dare you to watch without a big grin on your face.
I wonder if I could get Roxie to…oh, never mind.