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A Star is Born
Singing along to “Let It Go”
This dog sleeps right through Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” featured in “The Fault in Our Stars,” but watch how he reacts when Frozen’s “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel comes on. The way his ears respond first followed by a slight movement of the head, then a head raise and a look directly at the camera makes the sequence look choreographed. The dog acts very much like an actor in a musical at the start of...
News: Guest Posts
This Dog Loves Guitar!
This sweet pup, Doogie, who lists his personal interests on his facebook page as "Sassing anyone in a uniform." and "Being under the blankets." loves when his person Shane plays guitar! Watch the video below to see this adorable duo in action. We love how Doogie nuzzles up to enjoy the music!
Dog's Life: Humane
Bringing Calming Music to Shelter Dogs
Tuned In
Many of us have experienced this conundrum: We love animals and want to help them— especially our local shelter animals, many of whom experience trauma, confusion, pain and fear. And yet, the very thing that drives us to help—their suffering—can also be the thing that prevents us from actually going into the shelters to help. It’s hard to witness suffering, plain and simple. It’s hard to stand in...
News: Editors
Blue Monday
New Order, William Wegman and Fay, the adroit dog
The “gotta-dance-to-it” song “Blue Monday” by New Order was originally released on March 7, 1983 and went on to be the best-selling 12-inch single of all time. We are late in mentioning the 30th anniversary of its release, but it still stands out as one of the favorite tunes of Bark’s editors and staff. We have another great excuse to write about it because in 1988 the Manchester group asked...
News: Guest Posts
Dog is My Co-Pilot Song [Video]
Does The Bark have a soundtrack?
You have the magazine, the t-shirt, the bumpersticker—what about the song? Song? Who knew there was a song? Not us, at least not until Bark reader Sara Wagner pinged us that Ben Hassenger had written a tune that could have come out of the Berkeley offices of The Bark. In “Dog Is My Co-Pilot,” Hassenger celebrates all the ways that a dog is a pal on the highway of life. One of my favorite lines...
News: Guest Posts
Dogs Know How to Have Fun [Video]
All they need is a soundtrack
My Monday is grateful to Dave Meinert, the Cape Town-based director and filmmaker who turned a weekend dog-sitting gig into an epic dog’s-eye-view music video that captures the zany fabulousness with which dogs inhabit the world when they are given free rein. Created for the song “Hearts” by Johnny Neon, the video follows a rescue dog named Lemon (via GoPro camera rigged to a harness) on a sun-...
News: Karen B. London
The Dog Song [Video]
Canine cheer courtesy of music and paintings
Feeling a bit down? Need a pick-me-up? May I suggest taking a peek at this video featuring “The Dog Song” (written and performed by Emily Westman) and a series of dog paintings by Nancy Schutt? It made me so happy that I wanted to pass it along. I’m surprised how much it lifted my mood and for how long, especially as I was feeling perfectly well before I saw it for the first time. I’ve...
News: Guest Posts
Vintage Video: Blue Monday
Creative director Cameron Woo tripped over this vintage video of “Blue Monday,” a classic 80s dance tune by New Order, featuring Bark favorites William Wegman and his dogs. We figured it’s a perfect way to start the week.   New Order-Blue Monday from Resistol 5000 on Vimeo  
News: Guest Posts
Let’s Go for Walk
The singing-songwriting groomer strikes the right note, again
Last year, we posted the video for “Dog Hair in Everything I Do,” written and performed by Randi Breese, as well as a Q&A with the singing-songwriting dog groomer from Lodi, Ohio. She’s back with another tune, “Let’s Go for a Walk.” This time she captures the simple joy of this daily ritual, which put a little bounce in my Monday. Enjoy, below, and then grab a leash.
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Mobylizing
Q&A with musician Moby
For the past decade, multiplatinum-selling composer Moby has been showing his affinity for dogs, cats and other critters by partnering with HSUS to raise money and awareness for animal rights programs. Among these endeavors is mobygratis, a generous trove of instrumental film music he’s written “for anyone in need of free music for their independent, nonprofit film, video, or short.” The music on...

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