Cat positions

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Cat positions

Postby dulcimer52 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:35 pm

I always thought he loved music....
When I play hammered dulcimer, Stormy curls up contentedly under the h.d.
When I play mountain dulcimer, he sits beside me so that my left elbow rests upon him
When I attempt bowing my McSpadden, he sits on the floor in front of me, staring at me, in attack position. Hmmmm..... Maybe this isn't yet "music."
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Re: Cat positions

Postby Ken Bloom » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:59 pm

Been there. Give it time. Animals sometimes take a a while to warm up to the sustain of a bowed dulcimer, especially when the instrument you are playing was not designed to be bowed.

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Re: Cat positions

Postby southernmiss » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:23 am

I knew I was improving when my toy poodle no longer left the room when I started playing. He still gives me dirty looks on the higher notes, though. :)

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Re: Cat positions

Postby Ken Bloom » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:34 am

I knew I was really getting better when my little dog Biscuit came in, curled up and went to sleep as I practiced. Now that's what I call a good review!

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Re: Cat positions

Postby southernmiss » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:26 am

Ken, Wonder if we're related via poodles. We could do an genealogy search. Biscuit and Casey look so much alike they could be twins (or at least cousins). :lol:

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Re: Cat positions

Postby Ken Bloom » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:31 pm

Related by poodle?? Why not. I think that makes for a wonderful family. I have two, the good dog and the bad dog. Biscuit is the good dog. He is a very serious animal with scrupulous attention to duty. Bela, on the other hand, is a little tart and party girl. They couldn't be more diverse. Biscuit is the music lover. Bela doesn't have the patience.

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Re: Cat positions

Postby jt3d » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:55 pm

It will get better I promise. It is a duel thing with animal acceptence - you gradually get better, and they gradually become immune... :o
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