My friend Moira asked me if hiking in Switzerland and/or Austria makes me feel like I'm starring in The Sound of Music. Yes, it does! (Minus the nasty WWII parts.) So it comes as no surprise that I am uniquely placed to audition for a new film: The Dachshund of Music.
For my audition, I'm warming up my voice with special tongue, mouth, and face exercises.
I'm practicing my German and learning apple strudel recipes.
I'm hiking long distances over high-elevation pastures and sniffing for marmots along the way while looking for Christopher Plummer singing "Edelweiss".
And with Mom's help, I'm twirling. I'm twirling. I'm twirling.
How do you call a dachshund named Maria? Me!
Do you think I'll get the part?