Tuesday, 18 April 2006

Chicken dog

I know I promised to be silent today, but I couldn't help myself.
I don't know if it's a testimony to my playing skills, but Wabby the dog's attitude to my guitar (and ukulele) playing is nothing short of amazing.
He tucks his tail between his legs, lowers his head, and walks slowly to hide underneath the bed in the spare room. He's scared of my playing! Some brave dog!
I can't help being scientifically curious about it. I'm not playing loudly at all, and I'm not playing noise: all I do for now is the scales and a couple of chords. The reason for the dog's chicken act is beyond me.


ek said...

Speaking of chickens, I have a story for you. When I lived back in Perth I had two pet chickens which free-ranged in my back garden. They wre very tame and not afraid of humans at all. One day, my boyfriend at the time, who played the guitar, was playing some chords through his amp and one of my chickens (Peaches was her name)jumped on to his left arm that was holding on to the neck of the guitar and sat for a while. He continued to play and with each strike of a chord, Peaches held a very similar sounding note, holding it until the guitar stopped. We were totally shocked! The chicken wasn't shy. So he played another chord and Peaches held her beak upwards and held another note.

This story is 100% true!

So in conclusion, I'm guessing dogs hear something quite different to us...and obviously chickens.

Moshe Reuveni said...

Your story certainly sounds credible given Wabby's behaviour.
The funny thing about it is that this is a very macho dog who doesn't like "being fucked with". He always wants to show you and the occasional wondering Rottweiler who is the boss.
So when he chicken's out of guitar sound, it's funny!