Being a Beaver Whisperer can be exciting and yet very dangerous. Early settlers tried disrupting and controlling the beavers. They scorned, shouted treated them like second class animals and the beavers simply cut them off. The frustrated beavers just dammed up the flow. Seeds went unplanted and the beavers united.
A man named Longfellow Johnson finally figured out how to make a beaver release the water. He was the first Beaver Whisperer. He first got the beaver to trust him. He moved closer and closer until he was able to gently pet the beaver. He used a calm whispering voice. He would pet the beaver a little faster and the beaver would begin to nod...yes!
After a few moments of petting....Longfellow Johnson would press his face against the beaver and begin to hum...yes...HUM. Longfellow had a very deep voice and began humming with a low vibration. By the time he hit mid range...the beaver was nodding quite quickly! Exactly one octave higher...the beaver began to bounce...the dam broke and the water gushed!
Longfellow Johnson's fame was short lived though. He was whispering to a beaver one spring morning and he made the serious mistake of growling at the beaver in front of a German Shepard dog. His name was then changed to Nubby Johnson.
The settlers began to learn that gently whispering to the beavers actually worked! Petting and humming are the now standards of professional Beaver whispering. It was in the 1960s when Richard (Shorty) Littleun discovered that vigorously shaking your head while humming to the beaver worked much quicker.
It was told that he whispered to over a hundred Beavers at Woodstock! Beaver Whispering has become an art. Many men and lately...some women have mastered their techniques.
The evolution of Beaver Whispering goes as follows:
1. The Bonanza Beaver circa 1866....petting, humming German or Irish folk tunes.(with promises of new dishes)
2. The Betty Boop Beaver....1948....petting, humming Sinatra and Martin songs (with promises of new fangled appliances)
3. The Bee Bop Beaver.....1957....petting, humming Elvis and Little Richard (just make parents hate you)
4. The Bongo Beaver.....1966....petting, humming any song, vigorously shaking head (do you have any pot?)
5 The Bitchy Beaver.....2000...petting, humming top 40, vigorously shaking head, kissing, licking, rubbing, flipping, flapping, grabbing, grubbing, groping, doing multiple 360 degree turns on an oiled shower curtain, nose hammering, ear slapping, chewing, chirping (for bird watchers), and chin ups! (with promises to feed cat while she goes on vacation)
You can practice Beaver Whispering with a toy stuffed animal. Just remember....never ever growl at the beaver if dogs are present!