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October 1, 2013 6:57 AM   Subscribe

Dog Sings Along with Accordion [slyt | cute | via]
posted by quin (19 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
I have never seen any creature so excited by an accordion. I think we may have to face the fact that this dog is a paid shill for Big Accordion.
posted by elizardbits at 7:11 AM on October 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


This type of singing is the best for accordion accompaniment. I'm not kidding. That was beautiful.
posted by Malla at 7:41 AM on October 1, 2013


A friend of mine used to have a beagle who either loved or hated to sing along when I played harmonica. Now she's got a new beagle puppy ... maybe I'll try the accordion this time.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:42 AM on October 1, 2013


I'm gonna rip the audio from that thing so I can have it on my phone and listen to it shuffled up with other masterpieces. F'real.
posted by moonmilk at 7:42 AM on October 1, 2013


I like the accordion, but I got the feeling the dog was singing
'This hurts my ears.
This hurts my ears.
Yes, that note, hurts my ears.'
posted by MtDewd at 7:52 AM on October 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Haa. I bet the neighbors love them.
posted by deludingmyself at 7:59 AM on October 1, 2013


My MIL's cocker spaniel will sing for tampon commercials. And ambulances.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:23 AM on October 1, 2013


Haa. I bet the neighbors love them.

This would be very near the bottom of my list of reasons to be upset with my neighbors. I will accept any joyful dog noise as a good thing, a sign of good character (both man and dog), and a reason to send over a bottle of wine in appreciation.....
posted by HuronBob at 8:41 AM on October 1, 2013 [8 favorites]


My dogs used to do this when the alarm at the fire station next door went off, and I always kind of wondered what the motivation was. Did they think it was the Ur-Dog issuing forth with its giant and primal howl? Or did it just kind of hurt their ears?
posted by invitapriore at 8:47 AM on October 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Jessie the dog deserves extra points for controlling the volume of her howling so as to not drown out the accordion. That is true talent.
posted by orme at 8:47 AM on October 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


I believe the purpose of her howling is to drown out the accordion. At least from where she stands.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:02 AM on October 1, 2013


WHY IS THIS NOT MY LIFE?

I have an accordion. Friends have dogs. And yet this has never happened.
posted by Lemurrhea at 9:42 AM on October 1, 2013


I have a dogmonster who sings along when I play the flute. He's particularly fond of the Piazzolla etudes, but he will grudgingly join in for some Bach if that's all I am doing. It's the most wonderful. From his lair (under the dining room table) I suddenly hear a low howl which builds into his throaty baritone by the time we really get going. It isn't quite as howly as this guy, but in a way, my guy seems to be paying more attention to what I am playing and trying to mimic it as best he can. It's adorable.
posted by jph at 10:01 AM on October 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


"Singing is Serious Business Until You Find a Stick" is my favorite MeFi headline in ages. It sounds like ancient wisdom or a life lesson. Like it should be on an inspirational poster or on a pillow.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 10:17 AM on October 1, 2013 [10 favorites]


Did they think it was the Ur-Dog issuing forth with its giant and primal howl?

I once had a dog and lived in a house very near one of the main routes the ambulances took to get to the local hospital. Whenever one of them went by, piercing siren wailing, the dog would start to howl while looking at me with this expression that all but shrugged helplessly, "I know I'm loud but I cannot resist the call! I must do this, I have no choice in the matter!"
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:04 PM on October 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I love that face! Dogs frequently make it when they are pooping as well, though with a bit more confusion mixed in.
posted by invitapriore at 12:09 PM on October 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


My sister used to own a crazy dalmation that they had gotten as a pup from a firehouse litter.

He would get as excited as a ten year old boy whenever a firetruck passed their place, howling along as loud as he could, running along in the yard, and matching the pitch of that slow, drawn out siren that they use:
oOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.........

To us visitors it seemed like it was the best part of his day. After standing still so he could listen to the siren fade into the distance, he was hyper and full of energy and needed a good ten minutes of running around before he could calm down. It must have gotten old really fast if you lived with him, though.
posted by ceribus peribus at 12:40 PM on October 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


1: I am going to watch this and hate it, I'm tired of everyone's stupid pet videos.

2: AHHH boozha boozha boo WHO'S a cute puppy? WHO'S A CUTE PUPPY?!?
posted by TheRedArmy at 12:48 PM on October 1, 2013


ooooOOOOOOoooo
OOOOooooOOOooo
ooOOOOooo...

Squirrel!
posted by srt19170 at 12:51 PM on October 1, 2013


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