Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Twelve Dog Days of Christmas: a Holiday Musical

*NEW! You asked for it, and now you can download a free copy of the MP3 here!


Does Christmas get any more merry than this?!?





My apologies if I have been out of touch lately, but this project has been all-consuming this week. I hope you have a wondrous holiday, and that you enjoy this - the first of many musical performances to come. If you do enjoy it, please share wherever you deem appropriate - there is a share button in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen and one for Facebook at the top of this post - either are a snap to use. I can also provide downloadable versions in Powerpoint - simply e-mail me at lifewithdogs@ymail.com and you can save them to your PC.

When the music stops playing my vacation begins. We'll be back some time late in the next week - unless I am seriously inspired and have to run back to the computer to post.  ;)   It's been a remarkable year, so let's celebrate it in song!

*Technical notes. You'll need Flash to view this. It was a challenge to make - and is still not perfect. It's an SWF file, and converting to FLV or finding a decent SWF hotlinking host is not easy. At least not yet - I'm still learning. If you know of a fix for either please let me know! The timing is off a bit - but hey, Nigel made it.  ;)  You may see a blank box below where a video should be. It's loading, trust me. Pop open another browser window and kill a minute or two and come back, and there it is!  If you're like me and completely lack patience, you can get a faster fix by downloading directly from here: View The 12 Dog Days of Christmas 

You can save the downloadable version to your computer for later enjoyment.  



Cheers!

*The twelve items:

Twelve whippet ladies,
Eleven morons marching,
Ten pairs of cutoffs,
Nine stripper poles,
Eight jets a-flying,
Seven cats a-swimming,
Six yummy Snuggies,
Five Blackberries,
Four big balloons,
Three bird suits,
Two black bars
And a Bugweiser can cozy

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54 comments:

  1. Bravo!
    Bravo!!
    Bravo!!!

    Happy HOWLidays to ALL of WOO!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: FLUSH X 7!

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  2. What a way to wrap up the year! Merry Christmas Nigel!!! Enjoy your holiday, and try to stay out of pawcuffs (or not!)
    Kristin, Roxie and Xander

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  3. worth the wait! course it helps that i'm a bit drunk... (hey it's my b-day today, i'm allowed...)

    happy holidaze.
    ~wags-n-wiggles-n-stumbles~
    ~loki-n-juno-n-wild dingo~

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  4. Now my Christmas is complete! Very well done! Just give me the five Blackberries, please!


    A note from Bunny:
    That's a lot of peeks at Nigel's black bar! I thought it would be bigger...

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  5. Mr. Author, You and Nigel have out done yourself!!! Please tell Mrs. Author she is always welcome here if she can't take it anymore!

    OH!! I had been waiting to hear back on that red snuggie...but after seeing Nigel in it, I would only want it if he was wearing his black bars underneath.

    Thanks for making the holidays (and, indeed, the whole year) a lot more merrier!

    Linking up!

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  6. Grumpymutt12:15 AM

    Excellent. Did anyone else notice that Nigel sounds just like Louis Armstrong?

    Happy Christmas Nigel.

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  7. Yeah... sounds like ol' Louis awright. The cut-offs hang ya up, Nigel? OMDness. Gotta tell you - Dad never checks out my blog pals' chef d'ouevres, although he knows all about you. Tonight, he watched your movie and is still on the floor in some sort of fetal position shaking and rolling around. I'm sort of worried about him, but he says he'll be okay. He's laughing pretty hard. And Mom's just typing like she's having a sort of fit or something. I'm totally composed and send you kudos on your movie debut. I'd send you a telegram, but they don't have those anymore. So... I'll just send you virtual kissies and wish you a Merry Christmas with a gigantic nod to your creative genius. Take those days off - enjoy some peace... some rest. And you stay true too Nigel, along with the rest of yer pack.
    Hugs and Love xo
    Sammie

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  8. What a wonderful Christmas gift! I've smiled and smiled with all the memories! You stay true, too Nigel, and enjoy the break!
    Hoping you have a Very Merry Christmas along with the rest of the pack and of course those keyboard banging 2-leggers!
    Peace!
    Angela

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  9. Bravo!!
    Marry christmas!!

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  10. Excellent, excellent, excellent. We might have put a LITTLE less effort into our Christmas post (grins).

    Merry Christmas.

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  11. TOTALLY TWISTED BRILLIANCE!!! I LOVE IT!!! Apparently Chester does too as he was howling right along. Excellent recap of the year's highlights.

    Merry Christmas!
    Chester's Mom ;0=)

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  12. Merry X-mas & Happy New Year!

    Stinkin' kisses from Sweden

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  13. You should really start charging admission to visit your blog...(better than any comedy club)
    Thanks for one of the best gifts I received this Christmas, the gift of laughter-Priceless!
    Merry Christmas to you, Mrs. Author, and all the fur-babies!
    Kit

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  14. wholly schmolly that is the best holiday greeting ever! mom loves the snuggie. very curious to who the vocalist is? big bird's friend oscar?
    norwood
    Merry Christmas! Enjoy the break!

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  15. Mmmm, Bugweiser ... the King of Bee(r)s. Merry Christmas!

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  16. Excellent! Wonderful post!

    Happy Holidays from all of us

    Oz, Zozo, and the Hoomans

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  17. Happy Holidays to you and your family

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  18. Anonymous4:28 PM

    I was born in North Conway New Hampshire and when I first saw the 'THE 12 DOGS OF CHRISTMAS' I immediately recognized the Conway Scenic Railroad (in North Conway) and the buildings from Bethel Maine.

    All that said, please to all, you will LOVE this endearing film. It would warm any 'Scrooge' heart!

    Thank you for your precious fur babies and to all who helped make this a movie for all ages! Even a Grammie like me!

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  19. Anonymous4:32 PM

    Hmm, I should have looked and read further! I Googled for the movie THE 12 DOGS OF CHRISTMAS! Well this was a good song also I found here! Hmm, another item to warm and bring holiday cheer!

    Grammie

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  20. It is wonderful!!! You did a marvelous job! I had to save it to my desk top as this is one to relive! We are so looking forward to 2010 Buggers! <3 <3 <3

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  21. Pawesome!
    Merry Christmas!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  22. Nigel...I think you have WAYY too much time on your hands!! LOL
    Merry Christmas - and we'll see you next year...!

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  23. May you and your two leggers have the Merriest Christmas and Happiest New Year EVER.
    LICKS AND WAGS

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  24. Anonymous7:42 PM

    Is it possible for one human and 4 dogs and 3 cats to smile for 3+ minutes straight? Must be because we just all did it. What a greyt song and movie--big fun. Thanks so much for all your work to give us all so much pleasure.
    the western SC gang

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  25. Love it!!!! Absolutely love it!!! Merry Christmas!!!!!

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  26. Enjoy you vacation,guys! You deserve it after a year of hard work to ensure our entertainment.LOL.

    Wishing you all the best for 2010!

    -The Secretary

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  27. greytngroovy6:38 AM

    NIGEL, YOU'RE THE BEST!! YOU'RE A STAR!!!!
    HAPPY HOWLIDAYS; HOPE YOU HAD A NICE CHRISTMAS AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR GREYT ADVENTURES WITH THE WORLD!! YOU MADE ME LAUGH SO MANY TIMES.

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  28. Oh my Nigel put soooo much of himself into this and we just loved it! Thanks for all the hard work, and for the 2009 recap. What a great Christmas video!!! :)

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  29. Loved it Nigel Merry Christmas...... <3

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  30. Bravo Nigel! Woo have a lovely singing voice too.

    WOOOOO woo rar rar rar,
    Kayla and Maebe

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  31. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I check yours out once in awhile but don't comment.

    Hope Christmas brought you and the dogs everything you were hoping for!

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  32. FANTASTIC :-)
    Yeahhhhhhhh.....
    Great post !!

    Happy Holidays to you all

    ((HUGS))
    Kareltje =^.^=

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  33. Great worth an Oscar, Happy New Year to you.

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  34. Gosh, Nige, you have a really, really deep voice!

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  35. Very creative! We love it!

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  36. This is so much better than the Straight No Chaser version of 12-Days on YouTube! The flavor of Louis Armstrong, with that doggie aroma is impossible to resist! I am blushing from the black bars with tears in my eyes from laughing so hard!

    A very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you Nigel! And thank you for including me in the fun!

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  37. Hope you had a wooferful holiday!!

    Licks..

    Olive

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  38. We love it...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

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  39. I love it! I hope that you're having a great vacation and had a great holiday. Woof!

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  40. I am a dog lover and LOVE this blog!

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  41. Theresa, Lucky and Ben12:58 AM

    We loved this!!!! Lucky was especially taken with Nigel's deep voice!

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  42. You guys like to come up with the best stuff.

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  43. Hope you had a merry Christmas Nigel. Your 12 Days of Christmas was hilarious!

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  44. Yummy snuggies! my girls love to eat all things fleece

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  45. Happy Belated Barkday, Sola!! You guys had a lot to celebrate. Happy Holidays!!

    Momo & Pinot

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  46. I thought I'd kill the time it takes to load the video with writing you a lovely comment. And here it is:

    A LOVELY COMMENT

    (Hahaha, if I say so myself. But still the video isn't 'fully loaded', so I have even more time to kill. How very exciting, a musical video. And how very clever of you that you were able to conjure up such a thing. I'm still struggling with Photoshop. But I only own a version of that since last week. So there is hope. I hope!
    I'm off to watch your video. So excited....! Bye and have a wonderful holiday. 'See' you next year.)

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  47. Oh Nigel Buggers, you are SO talented. What a wonderful voice. And a great video. Big laugh!

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  48. This should be in the Top 100 Countdown of Songs for 2009!

    Well done and BRAVO! I'm still humming the tune.

    Your pal,
    Fenway

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  49. That was pawesome! :) Great job! Hope you had a great Christmas!

    Mochi

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  50. I know what projects are like. I have been working on two sites for local non-profits and at the same time trying to redesign and update two of my own. Tons of time away from my main site which I don't like, but something has to give.

    Your project looks like fun. Where did you guys hire the Rottweiler to sing the song? ;-)

    Happy New Year!

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  51. Good grief...

    I'm sure Hollywood will be calling soon if they haven't already.

    Happy 2010 to your merry crew!

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  52. You guys make me laugh! :) Hope you had a great holiday!

    Nala & Amber

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  53. Hints of Sachmo in the voice there, especially with "Five Blackberries" This is a 2 thumbs up with recommendations to the Jazz Hall of Fame and the Academy for Best Performance by a Greyhound in a Musical.

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