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Love Me Tender, featuring Sierra on vocals

Granted, you can find plenty of singing dogs on YouTube. Granted, not all of them appear to be enjoying their performance. And granted, not all of them are ready for American Idol.

But Sierra, shown here with her rendition of “Love Me Tender,” is a dog that “really likes to sing” — especially this particular song, according to her owner, Adam Yamada-Hanff, a 21-year-old community college student. (That’s him on saxophone.)

Besides, she’s a Baltimore dog.

There are some songs Sierra doesn’t like (“Sierra is a Doggie Diva!” Adam says). But “Love Me Tender” is one of her favorites, and Adam’s.AdamRoger[1]

“The lyrics are very fitting for dogs,” he said.

Sierra is an English Shepherd, almost 2 years old. Adam is trying to figure out a way to use her singing talents to help out animal shelters and rescue groups. “A singing dog will definitely encourage some donations,” he said.

Adam grew up with a dog named Roger — that’s them to the left –  a stray that, though he died several years ago, Adam and his family still think about often.

Comments

Comment from J.Y.
Time April 19, 2010 at 7:42 am

Thanks for putting this up. What with all the sad stories about dogs in the news (such as the story about Courage in Baltimore and the vet tech in Irvine Calif who starved her own dog) it’s so nice to see a happy pup doing something she loves.

Comment from J.Y.
Time April 19, 2010 at 7:43 am

Whoops. Sorry, “Courage” is the name of the dog in Irvine. The Baltimore dog is “Christy.”

Comment from WA
Time April 25, 2010 at 8:07 pm

It is amazing how these animals have a way of clarifying and simplifying what is really important about life. A little nap, a little music … and a lot of love.

Comment from Mike
Time June 21, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Wow! She’s a great singer! Better than a lot of professional singers I’ve heard.

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