I worried my dogs

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  1. TG

    TG Doctor of Teleocity

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    Our 2 dogs, a Lab and a Border Collie, love to lie and listen to me play. Nowadays I just play quietly thru a Roland JC22 here on the sofa and it's become part of our pack routine. At 9pm every night in particular they'll remind me if I've forgotten because that's when we play 'doggie in the window' where they get up with me for a cuddle and I'll play that song. I have to be careful they don't scratch my guitar as they get excited. Sleepwalk with the melody 'howled' sends them into fits...we have a number of simple songs they know and enjoy. 'I'll get a different guitar' is also understood and they'll wait until I return with another one (I've about a dozen) and 'greet' the guitar.

    Anyway...yesterday I was sitting here working out some Bach and they were lying on the floor when, to rest my head a little, I decided to turn the JC22 chorus depth and speed controls up full, just out of curiosity. Then I tried 'Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring'....which sounded very seasick.

    The dogs, who had seemed to be sleeping, got upset. They looked at me....looked at the amplifier...looked at me again...then looked at my guitar with that worried look dogs do. Then Mimì came over and sniffed and licked the guitar.
    I could nearly hear her thinking....'guitar sick?....what wrong with guitar?...'


    Apparently, they are plug-in-and-play dogs who prefer minimal effects.
     
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    I love your story!

    Sounds like a good fun connecting time


    Lois just lays down/sleeps even with loud fuzziness going on, I think the guitar to her is the “oh no! I’m not getting attention for a little bit” device
     
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    Sounds like my sort of dog!
     
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    Sounds like you have great dogs.
     
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  5. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    My late English Setter, Ben, (see Avatar ) loved my acoustic playing ... he would chill out ...

    But if I turned on an amp, he would walk over to the amp and start swatting it with his paw ...

    Smart dog ....
     
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  6. TG

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    Every time I pick up a guitar in our living room, it gets the obligatory nose prints from our Border Collie Indy and his compatriot Dolly :)
     
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    Good dogs, clearly they know chorus for Bach should be provided by a choir;)
     
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    Overt use of effects must not be Joy of Dog’s Desiring.

    ps- fine looking dogs, thanks for the photo.
     
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    Mine are the opposite. If I play unplugged my dogs will come and sniff at my amps as if trying to figure out which one isn't doing its job.
     
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    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    That’s your dog saying, “Straight in. You don’t need no pedals”. :lol:
     
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    Great story and a couple of fine looking dogs. Keep them happy.
     
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    The good thing about dogs, is they don't pee in, or, on your guitars or amps ... the cats do, however. ..
     
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