Singing Sasha


Craig Herrera
Have you ever had a dog, or pet that did something that just made you smile, or laugh out loud! Maybe you have that pet right now… a pet that likes to dance, or maybe sit up for a treat.  Brent and Laura have little Chip who likes to roll over and play dead after you point a finger at him as if to shoot him. My uncle had a dog once that would crack the shell of a sunflower seed, spit out the shell and enjoyed only the seed itself. Some dogs like to fetch, other like to dig, ours likes to sing.

Last week, I blogged about the loss of our Rhodesian Ridgeback, Tess. She was such a great dog. And she learned how to roll over when she was 11-years-old… who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!

Well this week I want to share a little about Sasha, a 9-year old Lhasa Apso who loves to sing. It’s a funny story. She doesn’t bark much, only when someone is at the door. She’s such a sweet dog and one day she just started singing to the piano.

It is the funniest thing! She only likes one song and you are guaranteed to hear her howl if she hears this one song on the piano. Occasionally, she will sing to other songs, but one in particular will always get her vocals going! I recorded it and just put it on YouTube for you all to enjoy. After a performance she naturally runs to the treat closet for a biscuit. And she is no longer shy! If we have guests over and ask her to sing, she quickly runs to the piano, tail wagging just as fast as possible with a grin on her face as she prepares to let it all out. I hope you enjoy it! Enjoy your time with your pets and maybe show them a new trick, a simple sit is a good place to start. Remember, a treat is a good way to get them started! 🙂

Craig Herrera
NBC Bay Area WeatherPlus Meteorologist


5 Responses to “Singing Sasha”

  1. june Says:

    that is such a funny video!! if that doesn’t put a smile on your face, i’m not sure what will!

  2. Mary Says:

    I love you all and now your special dogs! Well I have to tell you my “Pepe le Pew “and “Deja Vu” Papillions join Sasha in singing, Pepe is my real singer loves when I play the video and raises his head high joins Sasha in singing and then Deja join in. I think we may have a choir. I haven’t told them that Sasha gets paid cookies!
    Happy to hear Chip is doing well!

  3. Craig Says:

    Thanks June!
    You play that clip any time you need a smile!

  4. BP Says:


    I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your little girl Tess. She’s in a better place now, and she must have had a wholely joyous life with you and your family. Thanks for sharing that video of Sasha singing! My mom has a chihuahua boy who sings with the Christian channel. He’s their ‘lil Pavarotti! Thanks for the weather reports too, you do it with a smile!

  5. Craig Says:

    THANK YOU so much for the kind words! Tess was indeed a great girl! I would love to see your mom’s lil’Pavarotti! It sounds like he is very talented! 🙂
    Sasha is so funny, we were out on a walk yesterday and a neighbor child was practicing on the piano and Sasha stopped and started singing! It was so funny!
    Here’s to the little furry pets that bring us so much joy!
    By the way, every Monday – Friday at 5:21AM I have short segment called “Paws A Moment With Craig” on our NBC Bay Area News show and I ask people to send pictures of their pets so I can share them with viewers. You should a picture of your mom’s Chihuahua boy!
    Okay, have a great day and thanks so much for taking time to comment on my blog! I really appreciate it!
    Craig Herrera

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