Friday, May 20, 2011

Grad School Graduation Day

Charlie is ready to walk with me at Graduation Today!  Pretty soon I will have my MA in Arts Management! Click HERE to read how to make a graduation hat for your dog or child.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Charlie Playing the Piano

Happy Sunday! xoxo Charlie Pants.

Online Vocal Lessons, Singing Lessons Online, Vocal Lessons Online, Vocal Classes
Have you heard about Charlie Pants Music?  It is a virtual music studio offering online vocal lessons to students around the world. 

Vocal lessons are available for the beginner student all the way through to the advanced and professional student.  Some reasons singing students love taking singing lessons online.

1. Don't have to battle traffic to rush to lessons
2. It is convenient and easy
3. Sound quality and quality of lesson are just as good as in person vocal lessons
4. Singing students can live anywhere in the world and study with Leah Stone, a certified Speech Level Singing Instructor.

Charlie Pants Music also offers in person lessons at its vocal studio location in Denver/Boulder, Colorado.  Leah Stone also travels regularly to teach singing lessons and vocal classes in Boston, New York City, Chicago, Denver, Boulder, Washington DC, Richmond, and Los Angeles.

- Singing lessons
- Guitar and Piano Accompaniment lessons
- Songwriting/Arranging lessons
- Stage Presence and Performance lessons
- Executive Speech Presentation Coaching
- Rock, Pop, Alternative, Folk, Jazz, Country, R&B, Indie, Broadway, and Classical lessons and more to all ages and all levels of experience
- Read about Online Singing/Songwriting Lessons 

- How to make your natural tone sound its best
- How to develop great vocal control
- Smoothing out the vocal breaks in your voice
- Vocal Stylization
- Stage Presence and Performance
- Songwriting and Lyrics
- Accompanying yourself on guitar and or piano

Contact the vocal studio today to learn more about how you can enhance your singing voice either by in person singing lessons or by online singing lessons via Skype.

Check out what Charlie Pants Music singing students have been doing.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Service Dogs Helping Heal Vets

Service dogs healing vets - Our Kiran Chetry gets a big wet kiss from a dog who ultimately saved his master from the mental and physical anguish of coming home from war.

Dogs of War

I found this article on CNN

Gotta Watch: Dogs of war

Gotta Watch: Dogs of war
Jacko is honored for his military service.
May 6th, 2011
11:43 AMET
The recent mission to capture and kill Osama bin Laden has only underscored the need for military canine units. It was recently revealed that part of the SEAL team included a dog , who was choppered in to help identify possible threats to his team. These videos highlight stories of heroic military dogs during times of peace and war.

Deployed canines honored - A dog who survives six IED explosions surely deserves a war monument. Jacko is just one of many dogs to be honored at the F. Walton working dog memorial.

'The dog saved his life' - Family members of a fallen Marine express their deep gratitude for a dog named Bingo, who sacrificed his life to save his master.
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Monday, May 2, 2011

Patrick the Pit Bull

Pit bull abandoned in NJ gains worldwide following

A 1-year-old pit bull nicknamed Patrick sits Tuesday, April 5, 2011, near piles of gifts donated to him as he recovers at Garden State Veterinary Spec  
AP – A 1-year-old pit bull nicknamed Patrick sits Tuesday, April 5, 2011, near piles of gifts donated to him … 
NEWARK, N.J. – When an emaciated pit bull found at the bottom of a trash chute in New Jersey was rushed to a veterinary emergency room last month, doctors there thought he would be dead within the hour.

Instead, the scrappy pup, nicknamed Patrick, has defied the odds and is getting stronger by the day.

"He is a tremendous fighter," said Dr. Thomas Scavelli, the director and founder of the Garden State Veterinary Specialists, the pet hospital in Tinton Falls where Patrick is being treated. "There are very few animals, or any life form, that could have gone through and survived what he has, and really never looked back."

Hospital staffers, who named the dog for his reddish fur and because he was found the day before St. Patrick's Day, have been chronicling his progress on their website and a Facebook page that has garnered fans from around the world. He's received hundreds of emails, donations, gifts and letters from those inspired by his tale of survival.

When Patrick was brought to the hospital after being rescued by officials at the Associated Humane Societies, he was so starved, emaciated and dehydrated he was curled into a ball, unable to walk or stand. His ribcage protruded, he weighed about 20 pounds — roughly 30 pounds less than average — and was covered in sores with parts of skin hanging off him, according to Patricia Smillie-Scavelli, Thomas Scavelli's wife and the administrator of the hospital.

"Everyone thought that, you bring in an animal like that, that looks like it's really just a corpse, you put it to sleep," Smillie-Scavelli said. "But of course, he looked up at you with those eyes, and you say: How can you give up on this dog? How can you, when he's not giving up on life? So, we gave him that second chance, and he has just run with it, and thrived."

Today, after weeks of emergency measures that included a transfusion of three pints of dog blood, a special diet, medicine and physical therapy, Patrick continues gaining weight — currently weighing just over 29 pounds — is finally eating solid food, and enjoys taking outdoor walks in the sun and playing with the many toys that well-wishers have sent him.

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