We interrupt our regular Monday “Sleeping Dogs” feature to present some singing dogs.
For your Christmas Eve enjoyment, here are Crooning Cody and Singing Sierra, who have appeared here before, and also once made it on Anderson Cooper’s show.
They belong to Adam Yamada-Hanff, a friend of mine in Baltimore and proprietor of the website singingdogs.net.
“I have started to record a few special and unique versions of classic Christmas songs,” Adam informs me. “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.”
Here they are performing “Oh Christmas Tree”:
Adam and his family work with the National English Shepherd Rescue, Ltd.
As for our sleeping dogs, they’ll return next Monday.
Posted by jwoestendiek December 24th, 2012 under Muttsblog, videos.
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Here, as promised, is Adam Yamada-Hanff’s big news: He and his singing dogs, Sierra and Cody, will be on the Anderson Cooper show.
Adam tells me the segment was taped last week and is scheduled to air Monday.
They’ll be performing Auld Lang Syne, one of their earlier renditions of which is shown above.
Adam said one of the program’s producers called him last week, asking him to come on the show with both dogs. She told him she’d been searching YouTube for interesting New Year’s videos when she came across Sierra and Cody.
“We think they’re hilarious!” he quoted her as saying. “We would love to have you on the show. We just thought it would be perfect for our New Year’s special …”
Adam said they drove to New York last Wednesday for the Thursday taping. Both dogs sang during a rehearsal, as they generally do when he starts playing the saxophone. But when the crew asked him to perform it again, for a sound check, neither dog uttered a sound.
“Sierra just lay on the floor and had a look as to say, ‘We just did this!’”
Adam said he was a little nervous they might not perform when the time came, and he didn’t divulge how the final performance went.
“Watch Monday,” he said.
The show airs in Baltimore at 2 p.m on WBAL. To find when and where it airs in your part of the country, click here.
Posted by jwoestendiek December 25th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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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.
“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.
Posted by jwoestendiek April 17th, 2010 under Muttsblog, videos.
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