Monday, March 12, 2012

More canine cultural enhancement

This past weekend Florian performed his thesis concert, the culmination of more than a year of incredibly intense work. The piece, Profondeur Inconnue, was his first major choreography, and after a year of hearing Oh, Zuzi, I am not a choreographer, I was so impressed. 

Florian wanted to create a piece with an underwater theme, and together we came up with the idea of exploring survival underwater following catastrophic sea level rise as a result of global warming. 

The result was spooky, and positively moving. 

And the best part was that we got to have a party this weekend with these lovely people who have put up with Florian this past year.

It's rare that I encounter a roomful of people who understand me so well. 

The icing on the cake? They love dogs. 

I think Fozzie is getting accustomed enough to gatherings at my house that he is finally able to settle down while the guests are still here. I love that I don't always have to have him on the leash, but can, with a handful of treats and a few minutes of attention, sometimes get him calm enough that he can contain himself fairly quickly. 

After some initial launching every time a new person came in, he found a comfy place on the couch, plotzed out, and just soaked up the lovin'. 

Of course he adored it when everyone gathered around to watch Florian's first major project at the university, a video project featuring some intimate moments between him and Fozzie. 

So great that my dogs are getting to soak up all this culture. Hanging out with all these musicians and dancers can't help but have a positive effect on these canine youth, don't you think?


  1. Sounds like Fozzie is surrounded by good influences! :)

  2. Congratulations to Florian and you; sounds like a team effort.

  3. Hi Kirsten, we're glad that everything was a success. Good people make for good furry kids.

  4. Great job Florian!! Too much culture Kirsten and Fozzie will be wearing a tutu. ;-)

    I love when the dogs settle in around people. But what I mostly love is the different kind of stimulation they receive. I know my dogs are usually pretty tired after a family gathering. Of course Delilah is because she's been awake for hours watching for her chance to get up on the table and steal food. :-)

  5. Congratulations on a job well done! Also Fozzie is a terrific!

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

  6. What wonderfully cultured dogs you must have! Jay likes to play heavy metal in the car and thinks our dogs might be metal heads just like us. Right...

  7. Congratulations to Florian! It must be very exciting to finally see the end result of a year's hard work. As for Fozzie... what a great informal way to help him get over his people insecurities. Sounds like you're all having a great time x

  8. Congratulations to Florian!
    Fozzie is doing so well. Socialising can only be good for him judging by your photos. You must be so pleased for him. So more partying needed!LOL
    Big Nose Pokes
    The thugletsx

  9. Hi,
    Thanks for stopping by and wishing me well.
    You sure are having a party over there.


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