The Best “Happy Birthday” of All Time!

 

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Cody and Sierra love singing for special occasions and holidays.  As you can see they especially like to sing”Happy Birthday.”

We hope you enjoy our rendition. If someone in your family, or a friend, neighbor, etc. birthday is soon, please remember to send them our “Happy Birthday” video.  You can't get anymore special or thoughtful than sending a video of singing dogs doing a great rendition of Happy Birthday.

 

1-800-PetMeds Next Pet TV Star Contest Voting has Begun

Voting for 1-800-PetMeds Next Pet TV Star Contest started today.  From what I can tell voting is already pretty active for this pet contest.  Cody and Sierra entered with the picture below which I think has a good chance to win.  What do you think?

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Cody and Sierra wearing New Year's Costumes

Just a recap 1-800-PetMeds is running the Next Pet TV Star Contest to choose the next dog or cat (I assume) that will be featured in their next TV commercial.  On top of Cody and Sierra (I hope) being in a TV commercial we could win $1000 and be flown down for 3 days and 4 nights to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for a tour of the 1-800-PetMeds headquarters with all expenses paid. Cody and Sierra could use a vacation from all their hard practicing! 🙂

Please click here to vote for Cody and Sierra's picture.  You can vote once every 24 hours so remember to come back to this page and vote everyday.  You will need a Facebook account and you will have to “Like” 1-800-PetMeds on Facebook to vote for our picture.  If you don't have a Facebook account hopefully you won't mind joining if that's the case.

Singing Dogs take on Christmas Songs

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Singing Christmas Songs

Now that Thanksgiving is over Christmas songs on the radio and stores are in full swing.

Crooning Cody, Singing Sierra and I have started to record a few special and unique versions of classic Christmas songs.  We are still working on a couple currently but we decided to start off with the well known classic, “Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer” since that was requested via email by a fan of the singing dogs.

While I was playing the song I started laughing, since it was just too funny not to laugh!  Even after playing with Cody and Sierra for awhile it is still very hard not to laugh when they are both singing loudly together.  It's nice they both can have dog duets.

Please leave a comment and let us know what you think of our latest video.  If you have any requests for holiday songs or Christmas songs please let us know.  The Singing Dogs won't be able to fulfill all song requests but we will try out best to do so.

1-800-PetMeds Next Pet TV Star Contest

1-800-PetMeds is running their “Next Pet TV Star Contest” for choosing the next dog or cat (I assume) that will be featured in their newest TV commercial.  On top of your pet being in a TV commercial you will win $1000 (seriously… I a company like 1-800-PetMeds could have sprang for a lot more money!) and be flown down for 3 days and 4 nights to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for a tour of the 1-800-PetMeds headquarters with all expenses paid.

Since this sounds like a pretty awesome contest, I deiced to enter Cody and Sierra.  Instead of trying to pose them in a cute or funny picture I looked through my massive library of dog pictures.  I thought I would just use this picture we took of the wonderful handmade dog outfit's made by Ada Nieves.  These outfits were given to my dogs as a gift from Anderson Cooper when we were on his show “Anderson” last year.

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Cody and Sierra wearing New Year's Costumes

What I like best about the picture is it says something about the dog's experiences.  It also shows the stark contrast between Cody and Sierra.  Cody looks a little embarrassed to be wearing a dog tuxedo but Sierra was quite taken with the dress she had and was happy to be posing for the camera. She knows she is a photogenic dog!

Hopefully this photo will be our ticket for winning the Grand prize and be in the TV commercial, win the money, and the trip to Florida.  Cody and Sierra deserve more TV time in my opinion.  The first place winner recieves a lifetime supply of flea and tick medication and the second place winner will get to choose a petgear product.

If you are interested in entering the contest visit the 1-800-PetMeds Contest site to upload a picture of your pet.  You can also use Twitter and Instragram to enter the contest simply by using the hashtag, #PetMedsTVstar, when uploading a picture.

The contest runs through November 14th 2012 to November 28th, 2012.  The public voting period is between November 29th to December 14th, 2012

Just make sure to submit a good picture as it will be hard to beat Cody and Sierra in this pet contest! 🙂

 

One ChuckIt, Two ChuckIt… Five Chuckits?

I noticed a few days ago that we seem to have acquired 5 ChuckIt's, which I feel is quite a lot for a family with only two dogs.

For those that don't have dogs or have dog or dogs and have never heard of a ChuckIt, it is essentially a plastic device that is used to play fetch with your dog.

The award-winning original Chuckit! Ball Launcher is a total revolution in fetch technology, designed for hands-free ball pickup without bending over, and throws the ball 3 times farther than you can with your arm.

Reads the ChuckIt product description.  It is definitely able to throw a ball a lot farther then you could with your own arm which makes your dogs more tired and happy.  It also adds a different layer to your fetch game.

In the picture below you can see all the different models we have for Cody and Sierra's enjoyment.

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ChuckIts!

The various models in the picture are the small Pocket Ball Launcher ChuckIt ($6.34 on Amazon), the regular long handled ChuckIt Ball Launcher ($10.21 on Amazon),  the long handled Ultra Grip Ball Launcher Chuckit ($13.17 on Amazon) which I highly recommend since it's much more comfortable, and a medium sized Junior Ball ChuckIt ($9.12 on Amazon).

Yes, I know there are only 4 ChuckIts in the picture and I only mentioned 4 but we seem to have lost 1 of the medium sized Junior Ball models.  Not sure if we left that one at the dog park one day or if it is in closet hiding somewhere.

After examining our collection of fetch devices for our dogs I started to realize why we had so many.  First we started off with the large ChuckIt but I was inadvertently throwing the ball out of the yard.  We got the medium-sized Junior Ball Chuckit which was great for your yard, but then we started to like to play in the house with Cody.  That ChuckIt was too large for playing in the house which made us buy the smallest Pocket Ball Chuckit.  Then I believe we decided that the large ChuckIt grip was uncomfortable so we decided to buy yet another model, the Ultra Grip ChuckIt.

It seems like we are crazy but it is actually Cody's favorite game and activity is playing fetch with a ChuckIt.  He is actually a little obsessed with too obsessed with the game.  Sometimes I look at his eye when we are playing and he is sooo happy it seems like he's on drugs.  Does else's dog have the same affinity and love for ChuckIt?

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ChuckIt Cody

Wish I had come up with these great fetch toys because they are really helpful for getting Cody tired when he isn't so annoying about wanting to play fetch.

Cody and Sierra on “Anderson” with Anderson Cooper

This was posted on Adam's Auto Advice on December 27, 2011 but I thought I should share it here. 

Yesterday Sierra, Cody, my Mom and I appeared on Anderson Cooper's new daytime talk show, Anderson, on national TV! It was quite amazing to see ourselves on TV with Anderson Cooper. It was sort of surreal, “Was that real?”

Then I flashed back to when we actually went up to New York City for the taping and remembered talking with Anderson Cooper. That was real!

When you see yourself on national TV though, you realize a lot of people will see this! My immediate thoughts when I saw myself on TV were, “Is that really me?” You tend to have an outer image of what you think you look like. When you see a picture of yourself you are not crazy about you rationalize, “Oh well, nobody will see this!”

I was pleased with how the whole segment turned out. You are kind of afraid that maybe you did something odd or stupid, and did not realize it. Then it will be shown on TV! I thought my playing was good, and Sierra's singing was wonderful. It looked like Cody was going to sing, but I guess he wasn't in the mood. He had such a stoic and proud look when Sierra was singing. He's got a great voice as well, but maybe he just wanted Sierra to have the spotlight.

At least I was happy I able to keep my composure. I was also happy that the dogs behaved and that they looked very nice on TV. The baths definitely helped!

When the segment aired Cody watched intently like he usually does when dogs are on TV. However, this time he was watching himself. Sierra did something pretty hilarious. When she heard herself on TV, she vocalized softly while lying down on the bed through the entire song. It was great!

If you missed the Anderson segment yesterday, don't worry. It has already been posted on the Anderson website. Click here, to watch it. The segment did not show our full Auld Lang Syne video. Check out the SingingDogsRock Youtube Channel for additional videos.

In Baltimore it was on NBC at 2pm, but other people told me it was on Fox and CBS. People also wrote emails saying the show aired at 9am and 10am in some parts of the country. I don't know how TV works these days!

I hope this leads to more opportunities for us. I have consulted with Sierra and Cody and they would like to use their musical gifts to help animals in need.

Please visit National English Shepherd Rescue (NESR), if you want to learn more about English Shepherds. Maybe you would even like to adopt one to love and cherish.

 

Central Park, after taping Anderson