Sunday, July 12, 2009

Howlin' Good Time ...

Arrrooooo there good furry fur-less readers,

We would have liked to post a video of the Chief performing her ditties to us very appreciative canine audience but alas, we haven't quite figured out how to do that yet... maybe one of you clever readers could give us a few pointers or two?

We also can't help but agree with Jake and Fergie that 'life without music would be a mistake' - no matter how simple or silly made-up tunes turn out to be. The Chief tells us that when she was a mere pup a little older than our Fur Kids she used to have pet chickens and she would sing to them too! But she tells us we're her most appreciative audience so far (but of course! we canines have larger appreciative capabilities than them bird brains!)

On some special occassions, she'd end her ditties with a howl (for a human she can do quite a good doggy howl) just to get us to howl along! Awwooooo-wooooo-woooo-wooo! Normally, it's the wailings of sirens (the ambulance or police) that would set us lot howlin' ... Awooowowowowoooo! But really, it's not quite as howlin' good fun as awooowooo-ing with the Chief!

She admits as much as she enjoys howlin' along with all of us, she says its not exactly an accepted behaviour - for both humans and canines. Apparently, there's a superstition in our part of the world that a dog's howl is an ominous sign of things to come.

The Chief of course, isn't the superstitious sort ... else she wouldn't add in a howl or two to her ditties. But there's also the rest of the Dog Woods Humans and the neighbours to consider - so to keep the peace on our neck of the woods, we keep our howlin' sessions to the bare minimum. But of course, there's no limit to our Chief's silly made-up dittys!


  1. I like a pack that sings together. Just don't howl when I'm playing the piano. That makes me feel bad.

  2. I like to howl too when I sense a disturbance in the Force, but my pal, Tagpi, acts like he doesn't even know how to howl. He's really missing out. When uploading a video make sure the Chief has the correct file format and that the file doesn't exceed the size limit. I can't wait to see videos of all of you whenever the Chief figures out what's wrong.

    By the way, I've tagged you for a little picture game. Stop by my blog sometime for the rules.

  3. I don't know about Blogspot, but at Wordpress you can't upload videos unless you pay for an enhanced hosting package (which I've done, obviously). A lot of people post their videos on YouTube and then link to them, which is free but less convenient.

    It seems like the most common video format accepted by video sharing sites is AVI, but I've also been able to upload MOV (QuickTime) videos to Wordpress as well.

    What kind of video does your camera shoot?

  4. My mom has put up quite a few video of us howling--it's really loud! She sings to us but we're used to it now and just sleep through it. We'd like to hear your howl.

    love & wags,

  5. My mom howls too! She does it better than me!
    Kisses and hugs

  6. I never howl. I can't howl! Someone teach me!

    Solid Gold Momma

  7. We miss howling. Fred - my dearly departed male basset - was a great howler and enjoyed a good session with anyone willing to croon with him.

  8. We would love to see/hear you howling along with the Chief!
    It can be hard to upload to blogger however if you upload your clips to YouTube you can then post on the code to your blog!
    We find this is usually easier as sometimes it takes forever to load even a small clip onto blogger.
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  9. Mummy howls and we all join in lol.

    Simba and Jazzi xx

  10. We get lots of howls here but Dakota was our sweetest howler. TD really needs to get some voice lessons. Try what the Bassetts said and see if you can the Chief to sing for us.

    Woo, the OP Pack

  11. We'd love to see your video once you figure out how to upload it... our mom is hopeless with it and that's why none of our videos are uploaded in our blogs! Ummm maybe you can share with us how it's done once you find out? **wink**

  12. Mommy sings to us too - or more like at us - but she isnt very good - and we try and look appreciative but its hard - the qulaity is very bad. and most of the time it involves her picking us up and dancing with us - but we love her anyway. bullies dont howl but we do talk aka complain

    Woodrow Sweetie & MJ

  13. I just left you an award at my place but sees you all ready gots it. but thats ok, I still likes you.