Here’s the thing, I am quite possibly the worst dancer who ever lived. It’s not that I don’t have any rhythm, more that I lack any semblance of coordination. Aerobics is too much of a challenge for me. In elementary school when we took line dancing in gym class, I fell over several times just doing the simple “grapevine” move. Apparently, one foot behind the other is a communication overload between my brain and my lower limbs. Really most days I am lucky I am able to walk.
This doesn’t stop me from dancing. It probably should but it doesn’t. I try to limit my flailing movements to private spaces. It prevents injury to others as well as utter humiliation. However, there are times when I forget myself, times when the urge to dance is just too strong. Even though I completely suck, I still think it is a lot of fun. It’s hard to always hold myself back. The older I get, the less I care and the more fun I want to have. Fortunately, my friends usually find my attempts highly amusing, if not even remotely impressive. What I lack in skill, I think I make up for in entertainment value. Is that not what it’s all about?
When I heard that Honey the Great Dane was running a dancing competition for amateur dogs and their humans, I was immediately tempted. This could be my big break!
In my humble opinion, Shiva and I already have some pretty wicked moves. Leg weaves? Check. Jerky spins? Check. Clumsy antics? Check. All we need to to now is put it all together with some great music and bam! We are on our way to dancing super-stardom! We may not be the best dancers out there but we are sure to wow everyone with our extreme levels of goofiness. I know my falling on my ass move always kills at parties.
At least it would, if I went to parties.
The idea of dancing in front of random strangers on the internet kind of terrifies me, I will admit. I am relying on Shiva to steal the show. She has more talent in one whisker than I have in my entire body. It should be interesting. At least, the contest rules don’t say anything about alcohol consumption. I usually pull out my best moves after a couple glasses of Malbec.
So things are pretty busy around the blog. Shiva still has a Tricks for Treats entry to complete and I still have some practically husband convincing to do. (Does anyone have any arguments for why a Saint Bernard is better than a television? Someone really needs to adopt these two dogs before I lose all willpower.) Lots of awesome things are coming up and I can’t wait to get started!