Happy Halloween from the Singing Dogs

Cody and Sierra, the Singing Dogs, just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween.  Instead of us spending money on dog costumes, which we know the dogs would not like, we got out the outfits Anderson Cooper gave us when we were on his show.  The dogs seemed lukewarm about putting them on.

Actually Sierra hide under the table and wouldn’t come when we got Cody’s nice tuxedo on.  He wasn’t about it either and looked at us like, “Are you serious?”  What Cody doesn’t know is that the outfit was custom made for him and he should be happy.

happy halloweenIronically even though Sierra didn’t want to put on the dog outfit it seems like she likes getting her picture take.  Sometime she even poses for the camera.  Kind of funny because when she was a puppy she didn’t like getting her picture taken.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween?  Planning on doing anything spooky or scary?  Let us know below.

Happy New Year! Enjoy our “Auld Lang Syne” Videos!

Happy New Year everyone!  Well it’s not quite New Year’s and it is still a few days away but it’s never too early to celebrate the New Year with Crooning Cody and Singing Sierra, also known as the Singing Dogs.   Especially since Cody and Sierra love to sing along to the classic Scottish melody and New Year’s song, “Auld Lang Syne.”

Remember this video of Cody and Sierra singing to “Auld Lang Syne” got us on the daytime TV show “Anderson” with the well known CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper.  (Did you know Anderson Cooper is a Vanderbilt? As well he is Gloria Vanderbilt’s son.)   To see the Anderson segment please visit our Press page.

Sierra and I also made a new “Auld Lang Syne” video where she is a bit lazy.   As of today the video seems to have about 12,500+ views.  Youtube view counters are always behind the real view count number so it’s hard to tell.  Please keep up the view counts as  we hope our Happy New Year message will go viral! 🙂

Again, we just wanted to to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  We hope you had a great 2012 and accomplished everything you wanted.  For 2013 we hope that you will make New Year’s Resolutions and goals that you can also achieve and follow through with.  Our New Year’s Resolution is to help more animals and make more people happy with our music.

Do you have New Year’s Resolution?  Anything you want to accomplish in the New Year?  Please leave a comment below and let us know.

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! 🙂

 

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

 

Cody and Sierra Kissing Anderson Cooper

Here is a picture of Cody and Sierra kissing Anderson Cooper.  It might be blurry but hopefully you can tell that it is him.  The dogs really liked Anderson and he is very good with dogs!

Cody and Sierra kissing Anderson Cooper

Singing Puppy and Dogs Improvise the Blues

Sierra and Scout

It’s a blistering hot day here in Baltimore but Sierra, Scout, and Cody have a good way to keep cool, by singing the Blues! That’s right it seems all three of these English Shepherds are fans of the blues.  Maybe they have the blues because of the heat and are not playing outside today.  I don’t know!  I can only tell you I love playing the blues with them! 🙂

Cody did sing but unfortunately he wasn’t in the field of view for the video.  You can still hear his nice deep bass voice though.

Also checkout Singing Sierra and Singing Scout from the other day.