tune up and rosin your bow!
I imagine what a dog might be thinking while in a shelter, “are you lonesome tonight?” or “you are so beautiful to me.”
Then I play by ear in the lowest key possible,
to be the most soothing to the canine nervous system, and in a tempo close to the dogs’ heart rate, soothing as well.
“Brahms’ Lullaby,” “Amazing Grace” and “Over the Rainbow” are calming to dogs and staff.
I open with the slow rhythmic theme of “Last of the Mohicans“ and close for sleeping dogs with the emancipation song, “Feelin’ Good.”
I’ve made a 45 minute 19 song cd to be played for the dogs while I recuperate from hip replacement surgery. Have had some feedback that the cd is working.
Very much miss playing live with the dogs getting as close to me as their kennels allow, listening to them sigh, sing along and play their squeaky toys and bowl cymbals. Walking with a cane 11 days post op and should soon be sitting with cello and dogs.
Happy tails and “Happy Trails.”