Penny and I have just voted for Mutley and Maree to go through to the Grand Final of Australia's Got Talent. We enjoyed their routine so much that we'd like to see them perform again. I can't find a clip of tonight's performance, and I guess that's expecting a bit much, but here's the previous round.
I've always loved canine freestyle (or, doggy dancing, as I guess I shouldn't call it) and at last Penny and I have found a class. It's at Dandenong, at Melbourne Canine Freestyle. So now we aren't limited to practising in our kitchen, copying the routines we find on the Internet!
Given that I've got two left feet, no sense of rhythm and a memory that's shot to pieces, I wonder why I'm doing it. But actually I know - it's because Penny enjoys it and I'm a believer in the 'use it or lose it' school of education for humans and canines. If you want an intelligent and alert dog, you have to give her mental and physical stimulation.
Our homework is to find a piece of music about thirty seconds long so we can develop a routine. As far as I'm concerned, the last person to write popular music was Mozart, so I'm going to have to ask around for something a bit more modern.
I sometimes feel a little old to be taking up these new-fangled ideas, but now that I've seen Trish on her walking frame dancing with Snowy, I know there is not limit to who can enjoy this sport.