Dance like a dog
Here is a fame gurukul with a difference. Set up in Germany, it is meant for pets ' the more talented ones who get to sing, dance and play musical instruments. Viviane Theby from the Wittlich Fame Academy has already taught a hen to play the xylophone and a cat to play the piano. Theby uses the same principles as other animal trainers. “If the pet hits the right note it gets a reward. Animals repeat what they are rewarded for,” she says. And usually fellow students take the cue from there. Fellow chicken student Gackeline is a case in point. He has already learnt the first few bars of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Referring to the cat Fuchs, the music teacher says, “He’s even given concerts and we have sold some of his CDs. Occasionally we play a duet together.” Her dog Bellos has been taught how to dance. It took Theby six months, but she managed to teach him a set routine and now they do the ‘dog-dance’ together.
Here’s don quixote and Sancho drawing attention once again. Just that this time they are together as a two-headed baby turtle, the left head is called Don Quixote and the right, Sancho. The turtle is proving to be huge draw at an aquarium in Chile. According to its owner, vet Federico Errazuriz, the turtle is normal, apart from the two heads with two brains, and will live up to 15 years.