Dune: dance


We are now in the waiting stage with Dune’s training. The phase report came out as usual but since phase 8 is the last phase the report looked the same as far as Dune is concerned. The next class in Oregon starts on Monday so we will be holding our breath every time the phone rings on wondering if it will be news about Dune. I’d guess that there is about a 25% chance of her being in the next class.

Dinner time is dance time for Dune, especially if she has to wait past the usual 5:00 p.m. feeding time. We worked to teach her to wait calmly for her dinner but when I first start moving toward the kitchen she just can’t contain her excitement and spins and hops and dancing feet just pop out of her. It is very cute. Once I get the food into her bowl and start adding the water she settles down nicely and waits calmly for the “OK” command. Dune’s dance is short but very energetic.

Dune is also a natural at standing on her hind legs and balancing herself. I have no doubt that she could learn to dance on her hind legs like I’ve seen in competitions on the TV. Too bad I didn’t get any pictures of her doing such things.


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