K9 Dance Styles

Hey, It’s Jet Here.

This week our evening constitutionals migrated from about 7 p.m. to 9-10 p.m.  Mom’s extended  work/meeting/transportation schedule caused these delays.  She usually tinkers with our daytime schedule to take the changes into account.

JJ and I decided to practice our special dance style creativity during these walks to cap Mom’s night with some fun and exercise.  I’ve heard that young humans call their style the Potty Dance.  JJ prefers the circle dance and I specialize in line dancing.  I’ll describe the moves in case you want to try.  Ladies’ first:

JJ’s Circle Dance:

  • Zig or Zag off the path when the scent calls to you.
  • Make a wide circle at a slow trot.
  • Reverse direction and circle back.
  • Reverse direction making a tighter circle.
  • One more reverse, do a little wiggle.
  • Pretend you are a kangaroo and make your body look like one.
  • Do your solid waste business.
  • Wag your tail vertically 1-2 times. (no tail?  No problem… stamp your foot instead!)
  • Paw the ground.  (no paws? No problem… scrape the ground with your feet 2 times.)

Advanced Circle Dance:

  • Do moves around a tree or pole.

Jet’s Line Dance:

  • Find a house with a straight line of hedges or plantings under their windows or the edge of a lawn by a driveway or right by the street.
  • Trot up to the windows.
  • Pace to the left to the count of 15 to 20.
  • Reverse direction removing a few counts.
  • Continue pattern until you pace to the count of 2 in each direction.
  • Pace to the left, pace to the right.
  • Pivot 2-4 times in place.
  • Pretend you are a kangaroo and make your body look like one.
  • Do your solid waste business.
  • Wag your tail vertically 1-2 times. (no tail?  No problem… stamp your foot instead!)
  • Paw the ground.  (no paws? No problem… scrape the ground with your feet 2 times.)

Advanced Line Dance:

  • Do the moves in a circle around a tree before you pace by the edge of a driveway or street.

Pawnote:  Humans, go with the flow, you may think you look ridiculous; your rhythm will improve over time.

Jetty, I must cut in.  You are right, our rhythm does improve.  I now smoothly transfer leashes since we always have a 3 partner team requiring extra coordination.  For us humans, your dance styles make us laugh and sometimes dizzy as we follow the steps.  Human spectators think your Mom has lost her mind! 

Mom, you’re a good sport.  Thanks Jetty.

Another great dancing day.

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2 thoughts on “K9 Dance Styles

  1. HI sweet Jetty – you really crack me up – love your descriptions of you and JJ “dancing!” Although sometimes frustrating when we are in a hurry – your dance routines are quite creative and comical! Cassie has some good “dance” moves also!

    Took airboat ride, out to lunch, cookout for dinner, and out for ice cream with company – I;m pooped! but happy and having a blast!

    sending lotsa goodnight kisses and hugs to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel, Fluffy and Puffy – love you Jetty xoxoxoxoxo

    • Hey, it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy. Wow, you sure are busy. Mom says it’s fun to do the tourist things we take for granted! She’s especially excited to read the ice cream part. (her all time favorite food.)

      Miss Wendy, when stuff settles down, will you share some of Cassie’s moves??? So glad you’re having fun, you deserve it!

      Jetty kisses and JJ hugs (we’re asleep at the moment; I’m by Mom’s right foot, JJ is by Mom’s left foot.) to Mr. David, Jacob, sister, bil, Cassie, Rex and Barkley

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