Happy Thanksgiving, Canada / Awards / Will I learn how to sing?

October 11 /08

Happy Thanksgiving / Heureux d'action de grâces
to all my Canadian friends.

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all virtues. ~Cicero

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I just got two awards from my good friend Abby, who is working with me to get the Autobiography site up. Thanks so much Abby. You are a fantastic pal. rrr

mWell, pups, it seems being a show dog, a clown, and a better-than-average dancer isn't quite enough for my Mama. Now she wants to add to my repertoire and teach me how to sing!

I swear it's true. Would I make this up?

She saw some videos on YouTube of singing Boxers that made her laugh so hard, and now she's got this notion in her head that if they can do it, so can I. And now I'm taking singing lessons.

Teaching me how to sing is Mama's latest project. Oh no. Not another project. Remember her last project: she was going to show me in the ring? We all know what happened to that one. Well, here she goes again.

Anyway, she sat me down last night and started yodelling in my face. (Yes, Mama yodels.)

And she had this wierd, expectant look on her face, like she thought I was going to be as passionate about this as she is, and join in her silly song.

"Come on, Chef, sing," she said. "Sing for Mama. Hodl-ay-eeee-deeeeee..."

Well, I kind of stared blankly at her, totally bored, and then I just slipped away to find something more interesting to do, like sleep.

"It's OK," she said. "We'll just keep trying." Great, Mama. Just what I want.

Anyway, I'll amuse her and go along with it for a while but honestly, it doesn't look promising.

..... Although, you never know .... maybe if she got a harmonica ..... or an accordian

Do you think I'll learn how to sing?

I'll keep you posted on my progress. Eventually, you'll either see videos of me staring off into space as Mama pleads with me to sing, or you'll see me howling my heart out.

In the meantime, here are some of the videos that got us started on this nonsense.

In this next one, the dogs are actually talking! I slipped it in because it's so hilarious. But I can't let Mama see it or she'll start trying to teach me how to talk too.

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Don't forget to send Abby or me your autobiographies. We're now taking submissions.

Email them to either Abby or me at:

All your stories and puppy pictures will appear on the Our Littlest Memories site starting Oct. 20

Go and poke your parents - we're still missing a lot of your entries!


Pedro said...


Those are GREAT videos but I am not showing them to my mom! I am not a singing or talking chihuahua! What I am is an attack chihuahua! Have a great weekend.


the 4 Bs said...

wow, Chef, we are impressed. maybe you can be in the opera.


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

The first Video I thought it was you, I was so excited!
You can do it Chef, I'll follow you.

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, you're on your way, Chef! You're going to be famous!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

OMdoG...That is sooo funny...

But, be careful...If your Mom sees that talking one...She may never leave you alone...I told my Mom she couldn't watch it...

Abby xxxooo

Momo and Pinot said...

Chef... Happy Thanksgiving!!

Momo & Pinot

Eric said...

Y....Ooooowllll... funny! You can do it Chef, look at the moon tonight and try again. Mom says she thinks I might be joining you...(I knew it was a bad idea to let her tag along to see you)

Wiry wags, Eric

Amber said...

Hey Chef happy thanks giving!
You're pawsome!! wish i could do that!

Big licks

Aniemother said...

BOL! If you don't start singing perhaps you should tape your mom yodeling and post that online! BOL!


Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Chef...

Now those are pretty funny videos fer sure....but that sounds more like howling ta me... 'n that's what my Mom, Asta, already does when she hears the phone ring....fer years Gram always ran ta answer it but now we have caller ID and when she doesn't recognize the number she lets it ring....after it rings more than 2 times, my Mom sings....except it sounds like howlin' ta me...hurts my ears fer sure...she sounds pathetic, yes siree....just pathetic...makes ya want ta leave home.....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Deefor said...

Hi Chef
Those videos were pretty funny. You really have lots of talents. Were you yodeling or singing the blues? Or both?


Chef said...

That's not me in the videos! I'm just learning how to sing. I had my first lesson today and I did pretty well, all things considered ...


The Animal Doctor said...

hi chef!
we sympathize with your situation, our human Secretary makes us perform crazy stuff too. so far she's managed to bribe us to shake paws with her. singing??? oh no!

- trudis, moymoy and jappy

Charlie Daniels said...

G'day Chef

What are you going to sing? Hey! you will have to get Khyra to go back and do the C's again! :-)



Mango said...

Chef - Don't let her do it. Do you see how embarassed all those poor boxers look in the movies?


Lois Lane/Laney said...

How cool!
You could totally do it!

Mack said...

OMD, those videos were hilarious!

Clover said...

Happy Thanksgiving Chef! Hope you had a great weekend with not too many singing lessons.
Love Clover xo

The Puppies said...

Happy Thanksgiving Chef!! Although we are a little late!! Did you know that Maggie sings? Mom would love to have us all sing, but so far its just Maggie for now!! Defintiely don't let your mom see the talking video.. she'll never let you be!!
The Puppies

Rambo said...

A singing Chef. I can see you on the Food Network Channel now. Go for it Chefster! What do you have to lose?

happy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! You are amazing Chef!

JB's Big World said...

Cute videos of you. I don't know if I will be able to do autobiography week. My mom just started a new job and is super busy. I will try to get her to help me!

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

hey Chef - those are great! I just found your blog ... do you mind if I link mine to yours?

Abby said...

Hi, again, Chef...

Stop by my Blog, I have a couple things for you...

Abby xxxooo

Toffee said...

Those videos were hilarious!!

I keep poking my mom about getting our autobiographies in - she says something about working or something (even though I told her that she has had weeks!). She says she'll help me do it this weekend.

Peanut said...

Not cool. Now mom wants to see if she can teach me how to sing. Yeah right like that is going to happen.

Butchy & Snickers said...

Happy Weekend Chef. We've been thinkin' about you. Sorry we haven't commented much but with Mama working on the house problems & still working on the stair project, we've had to beg her to hurry up & make our Halloween costumes. She's finally ALMOST done with them. Hope you have a fun weekend!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy, Snickers & Ruby

Raising Addie said...

Oh Chef, I could listen to you sing the Blues all night long!

You should make your own album you talented pup you!

Raising Addie said...

Can you see us blushing all the way in Texas! Just take a look out your window and I bet you can make us out!

Ok, now that my stupid mom has taken a closer look, she sees that you are not in all of them. She did realize that much. But we swear that you were in the first video! Anyway, we belive you would be an excellent singer and still want to buy your first album!

(Addie whispering - I'll make sure mom does a better job at reading your posts in the future. After a long day at work her attention span is very short! Please forgive her.)