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.
Some of you might seen our post from yesterday, Sierra Sings “Auld Lang Syne” Lying Down. Some of you might have noticed, some of you may have not, but now how have a new Youtube channel, SingingDogsRock. The older Youtube channel was SingingSierra1, which was fine when it was just Sierra who liked to sing to my saxophone. However Cody sings to my saxophone now too so it didn't seem fair to just have Sierra in the channel name. We also hope to feature other dogs that like to sing on your new Youtube channel as well.
Including the new Youtube channel I will be making an effort to post on other video websites such as Vimeo and DailyMotion. Sometimes we find that Youtube is slow and the servers are unresponsive when uploading videos and trying to watch them. Don't you hate that circular buffering icon? 🙂
I finished uploading and editing a version of “Auld Lang Syne” today which features just Singing Sierra. (You can hear Crooning Cody too a little in the video too, but you need to listen closely.)
Sierra not only sings in this video but she is singing lying down on her side. I would say it's a lazy version of “Auld Lang Syne!” Sierra likes to sing lying down a lot but this is one of the best videos we have of her singing lying down. It's great!
Compared to our original Auld Lang Syne Youtube video, which got us on Anderson, I think Sierra's singing has really developed and improved. She seems to be following notes more closely now and wants to follow along with the song and music. Cody does a better job now too, but still doesn't quite open up his mouth as much so his singing is more muffled. I guess Sierra needs to give him more singing lessons.
Auld Lang Syne is just the start of the all the holiday music and songs we will be releasing over the next couple weeks. We have many Christmas songs we are practicing and working on getting onto the camera. Sierra and Cody can sometimes be “Dog Divas” and won't sing when we get out the camera. I guess they are shy!
Remember you can also Suggest Holiday Songs or Christmas songs for Crooning Cody and Singing Sierra to sing. We can't accommodate all song requests but will do our best to try.
The Holiday Season is right around the corner and this means different things for different people. For Crooning Cody, Singing Sierra and myself (aka The Singing Dogs) this means we are practicing hard on getting some holiday songs ready for the holiday season.
Instead of us dictating what our loyal fans and public want to hear and see on your Youtube channel, I thought I would ask all of you. I am sure lots of people have their own personal favorite holiday songs and tunes they want to hear sung by “The Singing Dogs.” If this is the case, please don't hesitate to let us know by leaving a comment below.
Please note Sierra is what I refer to as a “Dog Diva” since she only sings when she feels the urge and wants to. Sierra also doesn't always like it when we shoot her on camera, since we can't figure out her good side. Cody will sing by himself once in awhile, but not nearly as loudly when he has dog duets with Sierra.
Therefore it will be difficult for me to fulfill all song requests and we just can't do every holiday song. We are happy to accept requests for obscure songs, but please note if you can't provide a for us to hear the song or sheet music it will be difficult for us to cover the song. Cody, Sierra, and I would have to find the time to transcribe the song and then shoot a video for it, which is a time consuming process.
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!
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.
Currently Cody, Sierra, and our musical family are fostering a great English Shepherd Puppy named Scout. This guy is smart, sweet, sensitive and… is also a singer! That means we now have a Dog Singing Trio! 🙂
Sierra, the dog diva, gave Scout a singing lesson. If you watch the video below you can clearly see he is watching Sierra and trying to mimic her singing. Of course Sierra thinks nobody can match her singing. After all she is a “Dog Diva!”
Cody actually first gave Scout a singing lesson, but we didn't get that on video. Scout seemed to react well to Cody's deeper singing voice. Cody is also singing in this video too but we couldn't get him in the frame with the other singing dogs. You will have to listen carefully.