The SealMarch 25 2012 at 12:36 PM
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I love my Seal. I have named her Ayla. Got any ideas you can share so she isn't a one trick pony?
I borrowed just a hint off of Steve's ideas, then added my own twist and turns this morning at Church.
I am hoping I can come up with some more ideas to use her more. The kids loved her this morning at church.
My biggest fear with her, is that she will be a one trick pony. I want to use her more than that.
I am putting her to work next Saturday afternoon for a program I will be doing. She will be doing a little more than she did today, but still kind of in the same trick area.
|March 25 2012, 12:44 PM |
Does she speak? If not, then work up a routine where one bark means yes, two mean no, and three means I don't know.
What is her personality? Does she like to play pranks? "You've been punked." Does she like to bow after performing?
What is her background? Does she miss her friends from the aquarium.
I suggest that you write a story about how the two of you met. You can tell it to her so she can know the background. "Once upon a time there was a beautiful lady (seal bows). No, Ayla. Not you. It was me. (looks sad) Once upon a time there was a beautiful lady...(seal silently laughs) who wanted to see the ocean. (seal gets excited) etc.
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|March 25 2012, 1:01 PM |
|March 25 2012, 2:56 PM |
Dont forget that your seal can toot horns and play music if tou are so inclined. With the magnet in the nose it is possbile to balance almost any object with the addition of a pice of steel at the bottom, such as a washer. The seal can retrieve items from the "food" bucket showing intelligence, he/ she can also count or do math to show its smarts. The tricks are only limited to your imagination , so let your imagination run wild. The sky or shall I say the sea is the limit. Play and have fun and your congregation will enjoy it too.
|March 25 2012, 5:08 PM |
Thanks, love the additional ideas you all are sharing. I have added an Easter Egg to the balancing act for my next program, but I did not use it this morning at church. I had it with me, I just did not use it. I did use horns, but not like Ax used his horns. But I had horns. My Seal has the clapping flippers, so we used the flippers more than anything today, plus she barks.
Dummy me...forgive the pun. I did not think about putting a tiny washer on items. I used a different way.
The kids were smiling from ear to ear and singing along with me and the seal. The adults told me later that they loved it.
I knew I was doing something really right, when my father in-law told me over the phone later that I really made that dog look alive. He said of course we all knew you was doing it, but it really looked real. I told him I was really good, cause Ayla was a seal and not a dog. I don't know of any dogs with flippers. Haahahaha He just laughed, too.