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Message: Posted by: Magicduck (Nov 19, 2001 01:22PM)
I am looking forward to joining in the discussions here. I have been active in magic since I was a kid, mid 1960's. I perform professionally, platform stage magic, and I specialize in livestock magic--rabbits, ducks and a trained dog.

Message: Posted by: Steve Brooks (Nov 19, 2001 02:08PM)
Welcome to the cafe Duck, I'm glad you decided to join our magic family! :magicrabbit:
Message: Posted by: Mya Angel (Nov 19, 2001 03:14PM)

Quack back at ya, Magic Duck! :winker:

We’re soooooo glad you decided to join our

happy little family here at the "Magic Cafe"

We hope you enjoy your stay at the Cafe

and come back often, and bring your friends.

We can always stick the livestock out back

with the horses. :rotf:

:bunny: :kitty: :rudolph: :bear: :snail: :bunny2: (Our livestock) :bg:

We do have dancing bananas though.

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mya :cuteangel:
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Nov 19, 2001 04:08PM)
Welcome Duck :wavey:

Hop on in and take a look around :babyface:

Glad you could join us here at The Cafe :yippee:


Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Nov 19, 2001 06:54PM)
Welcome aboard, Magicduck.

Looks like we need a new smiley -- duck version! :rotf:


Peter Marucci

showtimecol@aol.com :magicrabbit:
Message: Posted by: Michael Peterson (Nov 20, 2001 12:41AM)
Welcome to the Cafe! :wavey:

I had a trained dog once, you would ask him how sandpaper felt and he would say; "ruff, ruff". :bg:




There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

Message: Posted by: Magicman0323 (Nov 20, 2001 07:09AM)
Welcome to the CAFE !!!!

:dancing: :yippee: :bigdance: :dance: :wavey: :)
Message: Posted by: Steve Landavazo (Nov 20, 2001 07:54AM)

It's great to have you here!

A trained dog huh? Sounds great!

Again, welcome! :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:
Message: Posted by: Bernard Sim (Nov 20, 2001 05:29PM)
Welcome Duck, everyone seems interested about your trained dog. :dance: :dance: :dance:
Message: Posted by: Magicduck (Nov 21, 2001 08:02AM)
The Trained Dog. Since people wonder what the dog does, I will explain. She is a samoyed, a big white fuzzy dog. Natasha is, I am sorry to say, getting quite old. We have performed together since 1992 and she is a huge hit with audiences. She does two illusions.

For adults and teens we do a sword through neck. I show the apparatus--which I made to fit the dog--and talk about my problems keeping assistants. During this part, like with the arm chopper or guillotine, I haul out an old skull of former assistants and even a cat skull. Then I say I have now switched to dogs, and it seems to work better. In fact, my current assistant has gotten famous. I then show a fake newspaper with the dog's picture and a headline about Natasha and the Famous Sword Thru Neck. When the dog comes out, I explain she is also a psychic K9, would they like a demo. I put a blindfold on her, turn her back to them and she responds to hand signals...they are surprised. Then I give her a signal to turn around and get by my side. When she does they see an eye hole in the blindfold which had not been visible based on how I had positioned her before. Very funny. Then we do the sword thru neck and I refer to her as the "canine shisk-a-bob." Then the dog is available afterwards for audience petting, etc.

For younger kids: The other version is too scary for kids, so I refer to her as the "houdini K9". And show a similar headline about her ability to escape. Then we do the blindfold bit. Then I do a version of walking thru a rope (granny's necklace) which involves different colored ropes, bangles and some colorful stuff. Basically a routine by Gene Gloye, adapted to a dog. The kids hold the ropes and when they pull she escapes. Not as good really as the first effect, but still a pleaser for the kids. And let's face it you can only train a dog to do so many "magic illusions" on stage.

By the way, the dog is well trained. And one point in my life, and still to a lesser degree, I was involved in training high performance police dogs, including working with the RCMP in Canada, who have the best and most skilled working dogs in the world.

Message: Posted by: Bengi (Nov 22, 2001 02:48AM)
Mr. Duck!!!!!

So glad to have another stage performer here!!!

I have been doing stage work for 30 years...look forward to your posts!


Bengi :wavey: