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I’ve said before that Charley likes horror movies because I’ve been told dogs only want to please their owners. While I want to believe that so much so, I have to say that while she is pleasing me and fully supportive doesn’t mean she doesn’t necessarily like what she is having to endure.

But, I think her new thing are MUSICALS. I really do.

I witnessed this on Sunday morning. For some reason I was overtaken by song in the shower. It just popped in my head and I started belting it out.

“If I were a rich man,ya ba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dum, all day long I’d biddy biddy bum, if I were a wealthy man, I wouldn’t have to work hard ya dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dum, if I were a biddy biddy rich didle didle diddle didle man!”

I suddenly remembered I knew almost all the songs to Fiddler On the Roof. I’ve seen the play as a ten year old. I remember the jacket cover to the soundtrack album. I have seen the movie. Many times.

“Tradition! Tradition!”

I came out of the shower still belting that tune. Charley was looking at me bewildered (?) scared (?) or amused(?). Any of those would probably work but I did notice her ears were really really tall.

I DO KNOW when Charley is happy because her ears are a dead give away.


She started getting her “puppy” face on. I have not been able to take a picture of that fluffy squishy Snuggle ad worthy face because every time I get ready she snaps into Miss Smarty Pants.

I pulled up the video of “If I were a Rich Man” and felt as if I was on Broadway, Charley Waffle as my, willing (?) endearing audience. She seemed to be really feeling it when I shimmied like Chaim Topol as Tevye singing the “dibba dibba dibba dibba dum” with the orchestra full blast. I got a sharp bark.

That was all I needed. I started watching other musical numbers. HAIR, pretending to be Treat Williams (George Berger), Rock of Ages as Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand professing their love in the ballad “I Can’t Fight This Feeling”.

Her tail was wagging, her paws on my chest as we danced. I was leading…. She was trying to gnaw at my hands. Funny girl.

Then I remembered I HAVE TAP SHOES.

Chicago, the movie, was the next YouTube search.

Charley was still hanging in there.

I RECOMMEND TO GET TAP SHOES AND WATCH CHICAGO”s musical numbers. Even if you think you can’t tap, you’ll feel like Fred Astaire dancing with taps on your shoes. At least I did. It helps with an awesome audience like Charley Waffle

All I know is I got a bark, and a dance and some cool poses. More than I got when watching horror movies with her. Plus, I think they are more kid friendly…….

P.s. when pulling up different musical numbers on You Tube there are so many rendition of a number. Check it out.


One response to “Fiddler on the Roof, Musicals, and Tap Shoes.”

  1. Diane Avatar

    I think it’s coming along fine.

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