Hi jhames and all,
jhames, I had a springer spaniel that would lay on my feet and the foot pedals of the piano when I played,LOL. That was some time ago. I and my brother took lessons before we were teens. I couldn’t keep up the lessons but when I had a chance I fooled around on the piano. I miss those times and my springer, too. I have never been without a pet in my life. I’ve had birds,cats,dogs,hamsters, and sometimes birds,cats and dogs at the same time. Right now I have two small dogs, I wonder how they’ll react to my violin lessons,LOL. I’m waiting for my violin to come in(new and just starting,here).