Ahead of pulling center stage September 12, Rick Perry took to social media to share several pictures of himself and “Dancing with the Stars” partner Emma Slater as they made a stop to film in Texas and appeared, earlier today, on “Good Morning America.”

Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Texas Public Policy Foundation on Wednesday February 24, 2016, after the state’s top criminal court threw out the remaining charge against him. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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While Slater’s mission is to teach an old (and longest serving) Texas governor a new trick, Perry took the opportunity to teach her a few things about the Lone Star state. Including, cows:

How to dress like a Texan:

How to shoot a gun:

And what eventually happens to the cows:

Slater shared a picture of herself receiving an “adult beverage band” before heading into the Fayette County Fair, where Perry mentioned they spent the day filming (and where he hopefully picked up one of his favorite fair foods).

The pair, Perry’s glasses and several of their fellow “Stars,” appeared this morning on “Good Morning America” for a little Season 23 pre-party. When asked if he was starting to have fun now Perry hesitated before saying, “That might be a little stretch.” He also launched into an interesting metaphor in which he described himself as a piece of coal being shined into a diamond by Slater.

You can watch a segment of their appearance below:


Perry’s moves are only days away. Be sure you’re awake when the season premieres this coming Monday!