Sleepy Dog Melts Hearts with Adorable Singing Skills [Video]
- Tucker the Australian Kelpie has become an internet sensation after a video of him singing along to Miley Cyrus’s “Flowers” went viral with over 2.1 million views.
- Despite his harness that says “Nervous,” Tucker has no problem serenading his owner with songs from other artists including Nickelback and Norah Jones, leading her to affectionately refer to Tucker as “Norah Bones.”
- Howling is a way for dogs to communicate with the rest of the pack and express their emotions, and dogs might view certain music as a form of attempted communication and want to join in. It is unknown how particularly happy or sad it makes a dog, but the behavior likely makes a dog feel more comfortable and connected.
If you’re in need of a smile today, look no further than Tucker the Australian Kelpie. A video of him singing along to “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus has gone viral, with over 2.1 million views at the time of writing.
In the video, Tucker can be seen snoozing on the armrest between the front seats of his owner’s car, harness on and eyes closed, as he howls along to the catchy tune. His owner, Ashleigh Maree, captured the moment and shared it on TikTok with the caption, “When you’re so tired but Miley Cyrus slaps.”
But Tucker’s talent doesn’t stop at Miley Cyrus tunes. Maree affectionately calls him “Norah Bones” because he also loves to sing along to songs by Norah Jones, Nickelback, and other artists. And according to Maree, she didn’t even train him – he just picked it up one day.
@ashleigh.maree.here When you’re so tired but miley cyrus slaps @Miley Cyrus #singingdogsoftiktok #singingdogs #dogsoftiktok #foryou #mileycyrus #flowers #mileycyrusflowers #fyp ♬ original sound – Ashleigh Maree
The video of Tucker’s musical skills has sparked a discussion about why dogs howl and sing along to music. Dr. Patrik Holmboe, a veterinarian at Cooper Pet Care, told Newsweek that howling is a way for dogs to communicate with their pack and express their emotions. When dogs hear music, they might view it as a form of attempted communication and want to join in.
It’s not just Tucker who loves to sing along to music. Other popular songs that dogs like to howl to include “Hello” by Adele and “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen. And while some suggest that dogs prefer songs that have a tempo similar to a heartbeat or mimic natural movements, Holmboe notes that dogs are individuals and may prefer different song styles.
Regardless of the science behind it, Tucker’s singing has brought joy to countless viewers on TikTok. Users have commented on the video, sharing stories of their own dogs singing along to music. And many have expressed their hope that Miley Cyrus herself sees the video and appreciates Tucker’s talent.
As for Tucker, he seems perfectly content to snooze and sing along to his favorite tunes. And who can blame him? With a voice like his, he’s sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.