We had the good fortune of connecting with Bee The Tiny Dancer and we’ve shared our conversation with the lovable and adorable Bee below.
Hi Bee, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
One thing that people are probably unaware of is that Bee is training to be a therapy dog. Bee’s account is a way to test the waters, in a sense that it is to test the reception on his ability to bring people joy and comfort them, through his dancing and colorful personality. Many people send kind messages, saying that Bee brings them joy or reminds them of their dogs.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Bee is a dancer. What sets his dancing apart from others is that his dance is a natural talent. He was not trained to do it. He has picked up more dancing skills through training, such as twirling, hokey-pokey, a dance with his sister Lady, and dancing while sitting. We are most proud of Bee’s progress toward becoming a therapy dog and are excited for him to get his Good Canine Citizen certificate in a few weeks. We got to where we are today professionally through Instagram. We post often, we interact with other dog accounts, we host giveaways sometimes, we play games with our followers, and post about local news. It hasn’t been easy to maintain our audience on Instagram, due to the changing algorithm, but we just keep posting content that we like and believe will make others happy too. We’ve learned to stay true to ourselves, not trying to make everything professional but post things that are fun and real. We want the world to know that Bee is a very loving dog, who is energetic and affectionate and always wants to make the people around him happy.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would recommend places around San Diego that are dog-friendly. Bee likes going to the dog park in Civita, which is in the Mission Valley area. Civita is really great, with two dog parks, a tunnel that has a beautiful mural of spots in the city, etc. For restaurants, we recommend Islands (various locations) and Studio Diner (which will soon be reopening). We also like to take Bee to the UTC mall, which is dog-friendly. We recommend going on some hikes. Bee has enjoyed going on hikes on the San Dieguito trail and Mission Trails. Lastly, we recommend going to the beach! San Diego is known for having amazing beaches and some of our favorites are La Jolla Cove or Del Mar.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a shoutout to the Chula Vista Animal Center! Lady, who is Bee’s sister, is a senior dog and we adopted her two years ago from this shelter. They have a wonderful adoption program, especially for senior pets. They give you a large discount on the adoption fee, supply you with dog food and snacks and toys, give your dog free vaccinations and spaying/neutering, microchips, and even free amusement park tickets! There are so many amazing pets there and people should adopt instead of shop.
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