Video #10 – Singing Dante, the “Pupper-atti” Dog Tenor


Dante has been feeling very gloomy over the past couple of days, giving us some serious attitude from time to time. We finally figured out why. He’s a little bitter about the fact that Sierra got so much attention and coverage in our last Garden Tour Video #9. If you haven’t seen this video yet, you should see it HERE because Sierra did get much more video time than he did and was given the starring role. Because of the fact that she’s like a tsunami tearing through the garden, we just wanted to highlight the fact that she’s the antagonist to the story. She’s the “jaws” that terrorizes the seedlings and innocent herb plants. He doesn’t uproot swiss chard like she does, eat all our rhubarb before we get to it, nor does he try to eat the nice little birdies that visit us, like she does.

Dante actually respects the garden and leaves the plants alone! He’s been giving Sierra the cold shoulder too.

So like any good parent who loves their children equally, we wanted to show that we don’t show favoritism to any of our dogs. The best way that we know how to make it fair and balanced is to give him a chance to have equal video exposure and to highlight one of his talents, his singing.

Yes, Dante, our “pupper-atti” is a Tenor. Possessing a pure, clean voice with sounds resonating one octave above middle C, he loves to howl, sing and wail to the sounds of Tchaikovskys Nutcracker Suite, The Russian Dance. Aside from his talents of pulling a pound of butter off the counter top and eating it under 3 seconds (ravenous pig!), he does love his music.

He is our “artistic” child, the quiet one who possesses the inert talent of understanding and appreciating music beyond some of his canine counterparts. We are mighty proud.

Watch Dante sing and get the same amount of video time as Sierra.

Video #10 – Singing Dante, our “Pupper-atti” Tenor

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Thank you Denise & Lenny!!

On Wednesday, we finally got together with more blogging friends. This time, it was with Denise & Lenny from Chez Us. They drove down from Northern California to spend time with their friends in Palm Springs and took the time to stop by our place for a visit and quick lunch. This power couple not only cooks some kick butt dishes, but they make great informative food video’s too. They are some of the the Coolest! and Funniest! and most Talented! people we’ve met. We had such a great time over lunch and Lenny even made a chair out of the wire cage cap off the Chimay beer bottle that we drank (above photo). This is part of their logo, where they highlight all their delicious foods that they prepared in their 20 sq. ft kitchen!

They also gave us some great advice on how to improve our “sound” for our videos and gifted us with some FANTASTIC wireless microphones!! Wow! We were needing these desperately because we’ve been SCREAMING into the camera when ever we record our videos. Now with some state of the art microphones, we’ll be able to speak from a distance and still be heard. You guys are taking us to a a new level of video making, we can’t thank you enough!

Thanks guys, you are the greatest!! Thanks for your friendship!!

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. MsGourmet

    Your cute dog & my gorgeous son share the famous wordsmiths name 🙂

  2. Emily A.

    Hi there – just ran across your blog and LOVED Dante’s singing! Thanks for brightening my day 🙂


  3. Art, Linda and Sabrina

    Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, What up guys!!!!!!!
    We are all sitting at t office, browsing through your website and we just love the food that u guys make…we miss u two soo much…pumkin square season why dont u guys stop by some time……. It is on us

  4. FoodWoolf

    Oh. My. God. Dante is one skilled pooch.
    I really don’t think Date is upset AT you…He’s a true, brooding artist.
    Thanks for sharing your amazing video. He’s adorable!

  5. Tempered Woman

    Love the Dante video- but after going back and watching the garden video all I can think about is can I please come live with you?? Please??? Hm, how about after I move you guys come out and design my new garden for me, k? Fellow Chimay fan here so I’ll keep the fridge well stocked for you.
    I’ve always said that the hardest thing about moving is leaving all my plants behind. It seriously breaks my heart that I can’t move my flagstone patio and grape vined arbor with me.

  6. Mike

    rofl, that’s hilarious. One of our dogs is pretty vocal, but I’m not sure if he’s a singer, too. I’ll have to do some experiments

  7. katy

    calvin sings too!!! i was once watching the bachelor (which i should not admit), and one of the girls was trying to impress him by demonstrating that she could sing opera. calvin’s ears perked up, he stared at the tv for a few seconds, and then he started singing along! i’d never heard anything like it before — it was absolutely hilarious!

  8. Cakelaw

    Bravo Dante!!! I hope this has cheered him up.

  9. Ginger M

    Pupperati? Nah… Dante is an Emo Dog! He’s got the look going on. All he needs is a pup band!

  10. Denise & Lenny

    Dante, you go boy! Now … that is talent, he sounds MUCH better then we do in the shower! Enjoy the mics – they are fun! Had a GREAT time with you all and your garden ROCKS! Hope to see you soon, maybe up this way??!! By the way, everyone LOVES the JOYCOOK, half of palm springs wants one!

  11. Sheltie Girl

    Your Dante is a very talented singer. Imagine a duet between him and Pavoratti…the thought dazzles the mind.

    Natalie @ Gluten a Go Go

  12. Lisa (Show Me Vegan)

    Does Dante take requests? How about Every Dog Has His Day? Very cute.

  13. ovenhaven

    Awww, thats just too adorable! I’ve always found it hilarious when animals sing along or dance along to songs. Hehe 😛

  14. Sandie (Inn Cuisine)

    Your pups are too cute. And Dante… that has got to be one of the coolest dog names ever!

  15. noobcook

    A singing dog! =O That’s totally amazing!!

  16. MyKitchenInHalfCups

    Dogs are my favorite!
    Bravo for Dante! Good name too!

  17. Jesse

    Encore, encore!! Bravo Dante!

    Pemby’s all jealous now and demanding to get his own video time as well…

  18. Lori

    Dante is so cute! It was funny – when I played the video just now, Rocky (who likes to sleep under my computer desk) perked up and looked at me like who’s that?! 🙂

  19. Peter

    Dante rocks! He’s a man’s man’s dog and I want him…keep a close eye him, ya hear! lol

    Does he do any Tiny Tim?

  20. Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,Chewy

    Awww! Dante is very sweet! We should do a duet. I’m looking for a new partner. Does he know any Puccini? 😉

  21. Rasa Malaysia

    Hi there,

    Do you know if I can get betel leaves in Little Saigon. Wandering Chopsticks said yes, but wasn’t sure which shop…am wondering if you know.


  22. grace

    that is too funny! frankly, he can sing better than i can. 🙂

  23. Marvin

    You will probably cover this in your upcoming post on how you make your videos, but what kind of mics did they give you?

  24. Christine

    Dante is tha bomb 🙂 Loved it! And I always like seeing your garden and those amazing roses you have. I loved the Chimay cork chair! I always follow the champagne cork chair competition from DWR – this reminds me of the fun stuff people come up with there.

  25. Colleen

    Fun! You bring joy to all!

  26. We Are Never Full

    This video made my day. Dante is absolutely beautiful – tell her/him that! I’m sure she’ll perk up when she realizes how many fans she has. have an awesome memorial day w/e!

  27. Madam Chow

    I love your pups! And I’d love it if you’d add Gus and Daisy to your list of Dante and Sierra’s friends!

  28. Jen Yu

    Awwwwwwww! WE LOVE DANTE! Such a cutie 🙂 That just totally made my day, guys. Thanks for posting a video of beautiful Dante. Such talent and charm. Who wouldn’t want a star like that?! xxoo

  29. evil chef mom

    I want my dog to sing. Does Dante give lessons?

  30. Manggy

    Dante’s sooo cute! (And moody! Like me!) I wasn’t aware you were screaming all this time at the camera, hahaha 🙂 It didn’t even occur to me that maybe you overdubbed your voices. Denise and Lenny are really cool!

  31. Luna Pier Cook

    Kids … yer blog is going to the dogs … 😉

  32. Lisa

    Hey my dog sings too! When I played the video Moose was tilting his head and whining. He loves Johnny Cash songs. I made a little video awhile back, but it’s not as cute as Dante’s.

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