Before you throw a slipper at your dog crooning at the moon, stop and think ...
Before you throw a slipper at your dog crooning at the moon, stop and think ... you may be losing more than a slipper. That cute little rascal who loves to chew your footwear so much may be worth money ... or at least able to earn his keep. Stifling a natural talent, even if it does sound unnatural to you, could have disastrous effects.
One American pet food company, with more of an eye for good publicity than an ear for good music, has just sponsored a canine crooning contest.
Scientists agree that dogs have a natural aptitude for aping their masters and mistresses. So next time your dog decides his vocal cords sound better in the early hours of the morning ... don't throw that slipper. Go out into the backyard with him ... raise your face to the moon and croon along. Your dog will pick up the note, and a prize winning duet could be the result.
Your neighbours may even start talking to you again a few years after you return with the impressive silver trophy the pet food company is giving each year.