Yep, Dutch was a Baptist. How do I know? Easy. He did not approve of any dancing at all. If anyone danced or exercised he would go crazy. He would bark and jump and go after you with full intentions of knocking you over to make you stop dancing. He was not as definitive about card playing, but for sure there was to be NO DANCING in our house if he could help it.
no one dances inside
Making sure no one
dances on the carport
Not sure why, but he always did that. I even did an article on extinction training using his aversion to me exercising for the Southern SennTiments Magazine. Obviously it really didn't work on Dutch. Even until a couple of days before his last, he rallied from his bed to tell me not to play so rough with DiNozzo because it simulated too closely with dancing for his tastes.
So it was with some hesitation that I purchased Just Dance for the Wii. I had been wanting it, but respected Dutch's religious preferences. And for the first time in 10 years, Frank and I danced in our living room.
We sweated and huffed and puffed. But it was hysterical! So we decided to dance tomorrow too.
Sometimes the only bed
leftover was the small one
He was somewhat superstitious as well. He did not venture under ladders because of the bad luck that awaited him on the other side. And overall in his life he was one pretty lucky dog.
The bassets? I am not sure what religious beliefs they adhere to, but it is definitely not Baptist! They dance with abandon!