Thursday, April 26, 2012

I'm Johann, Johann The Dog!

Lots of folks have asked me over the years how I got my name. Some of you may already know, but for those who don't, I thought I'd tell ya!

I'm named after Johann Sebastian Bach (that guy on the right there, see a resemblance?). He was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque Period, and wrote many famous, beautiful pieces.

But I'm not the only one of my four legged family named after a composer. My kittie bro, Wolfie, is named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wiggy, my other kittie bro, is named after Ludwig Von Beethoven; and sis Gracie is named after Grace Williams, who wrote many arias of beauty for various operas.

You see my Mum loves classical music. She also likes pretty much every kind of music, so we don't have to listen to classical all the time. She even likes country and rap sometimes :).

She was a flutest as a hobby before dogs. Played, studied and taught flute. She played for weddings, and at church sometimes. But when she started her marketing career, she had to put the flute and stupid deal wooden Yamaha piccolo away. The kitties didn't mind her playing, but when she played for me the first time a few month after I was adopted, I howled the entire time she played. Not my kind of fun, gotta say.

Now she doesn't really play anymore, although it's kind of one of those things you don't forget, like riding a bike. But we enjoy doing agility a lot more than having her play for us, BOL! I think she enjoys us more than playing too, but don't tell her I said that!

Here is one of my all time favorite pieces from my namesake, Cantata NÂș 208, 'Sheep May Safely Graze.' Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Wow now that I look at the two of you side by side you DO look alike. That's unsettling! BOL! Reba


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