Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Holidays from Talking Dogs

Merry Christmas!
Feliz Navidad!
Joyeux Noel!
Frohe Weignachten!
Buon Natale!
Happy Kwanza!
Happy Hanukkah!

However you say it - however you celebrate
we wish you happy holidays,
peace, love and joy!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Time Is Here by Daniela Andrade on Dog Song Saturday

It's Christmas Eve!  We've got a special dog song for you!

Christmas Time is Here is an original dog song composed by Daniela Andrade.  In this sweet music video the songstress is serenading her own sweet pup. Fetch it on iTunes or Spotify to add it your favorite playlist of dog songs.

Take a break to relax and enjoy Christmas Time is Here and ...

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

All I Want For Christmas Dog Song #ThrowbackThursday

With Christmas just around the corner, I couldn't resist sharing another old past blog post with your for Throwback Thursday.  Why?  Because this one is so much fun!

In December 2014, I shared this howling good parody of the Mariah Carey hit song All I Want for Christmas is You.

All I Want for Christmas is Food is parody from the dog lovers at The Pet Collective.  In addition to more great pet themed parodies of popular songs, The Pet Collective offers entertaining memes, funny animal videos and even 24/7 streaming videos of puppies, kittens and other pets live.

As I said then:  Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy All I Want for Christmas is Food from The Pet Collective.  Scroll down below the music video for the lyrics so you can sing along.  

You can fetch more dog song music videos here at Talking Dogs.  Every Saturday we feature original music written about dogs and the music videos are barking good!

I Think that it's Christmas
There's a wreath outside our door
It's my favorite time of season
There's wrapping paper on the floor

But I have one too many toys
Bones and ropes and some make noise
I've eaten enough shoes
All I want for Christmas
Is fooooood

I don't want a lot this Christmas
Just a bit more table food
Don't you make me start barking
Cuz your guests will think I'm rude
I won't ask a lot for Christmas
You can keep all of my gifts
I just want my bowl to be full
My belly can handle it

Sausage, turkey, cake and pie
Do I want a breast or thigh?
I'll have them twos
All I want for Christmas is food!

Oh the table's set
And food is everywhere
I'll just help myself
And sample here and there
And everyone is screaming
Is this macaroni 3 cheeses ?
This all tastes so good!
I shouldn't but I should!

I don't need a lot this Christmas
Anyhow, It's only food
Christmas Ham won't make me happy
Yams won't put me in the mood

Though I have one too many toys
Bones and ropes and some make noise
I am grateful to
Share another Christmas

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Rudy and Rosie's Kong Techniques #WordlessWednesday

With temperatures below zero recently, it was just too cold to spend much time outdoors.  A perfect excuse to break out some stuff Kongs.  I thought you might like a look at Rosie and Rudy's Kong techniques.
 Rosie is all about comfort and she totally focuses on her Kong.
 I told you - all about comfort.  And bliss. Can't forget the bliss.

 Rudy uses a standing technique. No sloucher, he. 
No laying down on the job.

Woops! some of the peanut button got on his leg.

Yes. When Rudy took his eye off his Kong, Rosie grabbed it!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The 12 Dogs of Christmas on Dog Song Saturday

It's Dog Song Saturday at Talking Dogs and we've got a great dog song for you today!

This is the finale from the full length feature film The 12 Dogs of Christmas.  In the film a girl uses dogs to teach people about the true meaning of Christmas.

Take a break from your holiday to-do list and enjoy The 12 Dogs of Christmas. Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

John Lewis Christmas Ad on Dog Song Saturday @BusterTheBoxer

If you've stopped by for Dog Song Saturday before, then you know that we really are partial to original songs, music and music videos about dogs.  However, sometimes we come across something that we love so much we just have to share it.

This is one of those times.

Today we're featuring an ad.  Yes, an advertisement for the John Lewis company.  

The music is One Day I'll Fly Away performed by Vaults.  The video tells the story of a little girl, Bridget, who loves to bounce.  When her parents buy her a trampoline for Christmas, they soon discover that she isn't the only one with a passion for jumping. 

Check it out!  Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Bobby Wants a Puppy Dog For Christmas by Merle Haggard on Dog Song Saturday

It's Saturday, so time for a dog song here at Talking Dogs.  We're kicking off the holiday season with an early gift of music.   

Bobby Wants a Puppy for Christmas by Merle Haggard is a vintage gem!  Originally released in November 1973, we think it holds up very well!

Sit. Stay. Relax and enjoy this barking good Christmas dog song. Then fetch some more genuine dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

We're celebrating #NationalMuttDay

 Today is National Mutt Day and we're celebrating!

You may remember when we did the Wisdom DNA test on Rosie.  The results came back 12% Akita, 12% Labrador Retriever and 12% Fox Terrier.  The remaining 64% was a jumble of dog breeds, so many that they could not be singled out.  Pretty sure that describes a mutt!

I happen to believe that 64% is composed of love.  Lots and lots of love.

That's true of all my dogs - they're all made of love - and definitely true of the mutts in my life.  And there have been quite a few of them.  None shown here, but still loved just as much - are Spanky and Sherman.  Both were adopted from animal shelters. My heart dog, Lucy, wasn't a shelter dog, but she was a gorgeous mutt!

Jeffie and Rosie both came from the same animal shelter and were found via Petfinder.  You can fetch Jeffie's Petfinder story for puppy pictures!

Tucker was not a shelter dog.  He was a stray puppy my vet was sure was a bait dog.  Poor guy got lucky when he found his way to our front porch.  A bit of Lab? Chow?  Who knows.  What we know for sure: we had 14 beautiful years together.

Benji holds the distinction of being both my very first mutt and my very first shelter dog.  I saw him during my very first visit to an animal shelter.  It definitely was my lucky day!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dog Mom Jewelry Gifts are on Sale at

If you've landed here, then you probably know a few dog moms!  And if they're on your Christmas gift shopping list, you need to check out my Dog Mom jewelry at For Love of a Dog.

My Dog Mom jewelry is handmade by me in my Missouri Ozarks jewelry studio and each piece is one of a kind.  When a piece is sold, it will not be repeated.  And since I'm closing my business, there will be no more in the future.

So, you'd better hurry if you want one of my popular Dog Mom bracelets. They're selling out fast!

But the good news is that all of the jewelry at For Love of a Dog is on sale now!  That's right.  You'll find a lot of bargains with prices discounted 10-80% and you'll still get free standard shipping.

What are you waiting for?  Shop For Love of a Dog now!