That's lovely lindaff. so pleased to hear that your dog brings so much pleasure.
My little Douchka and I will be going on a real adventure on Monday to meet some internet friends we have never yet seen. I hope Douchka will acquit herself as well as your dog. I have bought her a smart new harness for the occasion!
Now, I have been made very happy by the receipt of three short videos my sister has sent me. When we were children we both had piano lessons and although I always felt she was more musical than me, she gave up and I carried on. She now lives in Australia and with grown up children found herself with time on her hands and decided to take up music again. So she got out her old synthesizer which had been in a cupboard for years found a teacher. He turned out to be really great and she has taken enormous pleasure in learning to play songs she has liked over the years. He got her to buy a really nice keyboard and I have just received videos of her playing "Sailing", a simplified version of Chopin Nocturne Op 9 No 2 and "for Once in my Life".
I actually felt the pleasure she was taking in playing these pieces. I want to say thank you to all those teachers on this forum who take on adult "returners" or adult "newbies". I couldn't do it - I don't have that kind of patience or the kind of repertoire needed but I am immensely admirative of those who help these adult student to bring so much musical pleasure into their lives.