GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
After taking me for a walk around campus and getting me accustomed to all the sounds, smells and the people, Ms Shannon and Maxmom took me to meet the Theatre Director, at the Arts Centre of the University.
Mr "JC" is a very nice man, who has a good understanding of animals, and he has decided to give me my own personal dressing room on the nights of the production.
It is a secluded room with lots of space and I will be able to chill-out between scenes.
Ms Shannon and Maxmom are very pleased with this arrangement, and I know that I will be very comfortable too.
Thank you, Mr "JC" for making this possible!
Mr "JC", the Director, took me to see a few more rooms in the theatre. First, he let me explore one of the rehearsal rooms:
Then he took me to find out what it is like to be 'under' the stage. I had to walk down a steep flight of stairs into a very dark place.
Check out my tail...
There is a room 'under the stage', where a lot of the stage equipment it stored.
Then we went 'upstairs' onto the main stage
(again...please excuse the blur):
I got to practice my "AWAY!" command amidst all the distractions of the lights.
Again, Ms Shannon and Maxmom were very happy with me.
They think my progress is going very well indeed.
Unfortunately we didn't get to practice with the really strong 'spotlights' today, but I am sure we will get to practice it at another time.
I was very comfortable with the setting and all the activity around me.
But dogs also have to do what dogs have to do...
...so Maxmom took me outside to find 'my' spot...
Once back inside the theatre, I got an opportunity to check out the seating for the audience.
Yes, all's good to roll:
ONLY 82 DAYS LEFT!
...before the curtain rises on
Time to relax: