8:00 Howl......giving Thanks To The "first Responders."
Posted 08 April 2020 - 09:43 AM
Every night neighborhoods from Mt Shasta to Santa Cruz go outside at precisely 8:00P.M. and howl until precisely 8:05 to give thanks to our first responders during this pandemic. It is really awesome, and the process of howling releases that pent up frustration. Very healing. I thought this was such a great idea I texted all of my friends here in the Valley and told them about it. I mentioned that if they felt self conscious, just go out and listen. If you hear anything, respond if you feel like it. It's really hard to resist.
When I first started howling in Ben Lomond, I was, as far as I could hear, the "lone wolf".....well my 3 pups were with me and they couldn't resist in joining me with a good howl. The four of us howled and I could hear no response. The second night I took my Buffalo Drum, & 3 pups, and we danced and howled together precisely at 8:00 P.M......... In the far distance, across the river and waaaaaaay up stream, I heard distant howling...We couldn't resist. so of course we responded, and they back to us. The third night we repeated the journey and heard a few closer people howlng......and way far away there was another drummer...we responded to each other. (so fun) By the fifth night, )it takes a bit of time) I could hear about 6 different neighborhoods join the chorus. Not are only giving thanks to our first responders, but saying "hi" to your neighbors......another time to realize that we're in this together.....PLUS we get a "sing along" with our pups. Do this enough times and don't be surprised if they eventually tell you its time to get ready to go out and sing thanks.
Enjoy your howl.
Posted 08 April 2020 - 08:23 PM
Dan Gemeinhart, The Honest Truth
Posted 09 April 2020 - 06:17 AM
If your neighbor hood hasn't started this, text your friends, call your neighbors, let the kids in your area know (they love this sort of thing) invite them to join in the howl. You might be surprised who participates. OR go ahead and be the "lone wolf." As Dr. Seuss once said, "Why blend in when you were born to stand out." Your pups will love the song fest. hoooooooooowl
Posted 09 April 2020 - 10:28 AM
I just know it's way more wide spread than these neighborhoods. :-)
Edited by miz molly, 09 April 2020 - 10:30 AM.
Posted 09 April 2020 - 04:26 PM
O.K. miz molly! With some prompting from my cell phone, Kaposia gave Thanks in a big way this evening.....so far no community mayhem 🐺😊
Dan Gemeinhart, The Honest Truth
Posted 10 April 2020 - 09:45 AM
Waaaaahooooooo. You go girl. Keep it going. It takes a little bit of time to get the neighbors involved, but once they do, they probably won't stop. For 2 weeks I have been doing this every night at 8:00pm. At first I was the lone human wolf. Now we have 5 drummers and a chorus of canines and humans singing the song of thankfulness within my "hearing" neighborhood. AND my voices horse. I know this is just a small part of the San Lorenzo Valley that I can hear. I wish I could record the whole Valley in unison at 8:00pm. That would be so awesome.
Let me know how your neighborhood grows.
Posted 14 April 2020 - 05:32 AM
Posted 29 April 2020 - 06:27 AM
Posted 20 July 2020 - 06:17 AM
Here we are, 5 months into the pandemic, and my neighborhood is still giving thanks with drumming and beautiful howls.
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