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Funny Story but progress being made......
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February 16, 2017 - 2:30 pm
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OK, had to share a funny story with the group. My husband pointed out to me that my dog (Liberty - a beautiful but aged Labrador Retriever) comes and lays at my feet when I play the piano, but when I play the violin she goes and lays under the desk. I play the violin sitting on the piano bench, and I guess it was pretty obvious to him. (I am guessing that my husband probably wanted to go lay under the desk with her when I first started playing! LOL) We have to keep our sense of humor about these things and I know it was not good when I first picked up the violin!

BUT I am happy to say that now at about 5 weeks into playing, Liberty no longer goes and lays under the desk! Either I am making progress or she is getting used to it - hopefully it is the former!

Have a great day everyone!

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February 16, 2017 - 2:49 pm
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Too funny!  Yes, you must be making pretty good progress if your dog doesn't flee.  Dogs are pretty harsh critics when it comes to sound...Our dogs start howling when I play--I'm roughly 7 weeks into learning--and one of them immediately runs away and hides the second he see me bring the violin out. 

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February 16, 2017 - 4:15 pm
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Great story...

My dog actually got worse as I got better.  ha ha..

He will lay at my feet if I sit... and he hates three songs... I mean he howls from the other room if I play them.

Swallow Tail Jig, Minuet 1, Bach, Old Joe Clark.


He likes Amazing Grace. 🙂

Congrats on not making the dog hide.  Good job.



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February 17, 2017 - 5:10 am
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That is definitely a sign of improvement. 🙂
Dogs are honest!!!

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February 17, 2017 - 4:14 pm
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Love the dog stories @coolpinkone  @TangledUpInWriting ! Dogs are honest to a fault, but they still love us even if they don't like our playing!

Have a good weekend all!

Cyndie semiquaver-1214

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February 17, 2017 - 4:17 pm
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My dogs hate the sound of the violin. I play in a room away from them, but my oldest dog is a big baby and wants to follow me everywhere, so I'll let him come with me. He always grumbles the whole time I play but won't leave, so I finally just carry him out of the room so I can just focus on my playing, and not the dog throwing a tantrum on the floor, haha.

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February 18, 2017 - 1:29 am
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lol great, gotta love them little mutts, mine must be deaf, they just kinda look at me as if to say WTH. had one dog awhile back, that if 2 certain people came over he would bark everytime they started talking. The funny thing is about those 2 people is that ya never really knew if they we telling the truth or not.

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February 18, 2017 - 2:46 pm
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LOL - I ALWAYS trust my dog's intuition on character! She is much more perceptive than I am! 


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