Part 35: Jive Talkin’

August 14, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Jive Talkin’ is a song by the Bee Gees. It’s very jumpy and rhythmic. And, when Barry Gibb does that breathy thing, my female friends just swoon! “Jive” generally means to talk nonsense. But, how do you dance nonsense? I

Part 34: The Paso Doble (for Quadrupeds)

August 14, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

The PasoDoble (or Pasodoble, if you forget to hit the space bar on your keyboard), is a very dramatic dance modeled after the Spanish bullfight. (Okay, now we’re getting somewhere with other 4-legged friends, like the bull.) Paso doble actually

Part 33: Cha-Cha-Cha!

August 14, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Did you know there are 128 beats per minute in the rhythm of a cha-cha song? Oh my goodie-ness! I’ve been practicing — just in case I should ever meet the beautiful Carrie Ann Inaba — and let me tell

Part 32: Judge Her Wonderful

August 14, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

OHOhboyohboy Owowbarkwowbark! Carrie Ann Inaba, your furry friends love you! C’mon! You know her! She’s one of the judges on Dancing with the Stars, of course! And, she’s happy, upbeat, positive and sticks to her guns when she rates the

Part 31: Dancing with the (Dog) Stars!

August 14, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Human dancers have 2 legs. Dogs have 4. (Just checking to see it you’re paying attention! BowLOLBow! ) Does this mean that I can dance better if I can dance two times faster? Cover more space, more quickly? Finish before

Part 30: Opera, Warts and All

August 14, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

There’s nothing like raining on someone’s parade and a human named Gregory Stapp  makes it pour in his book, “Myths and Realities of Professional Singing”. Well, we can dream, can’t we? Sometimes dreaming is just dreaming. But, sometimes, dreaming makes

Part 29: Living a “Whole-istic” Life

August 14, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

It’s not just about singing very high notes; holding them for long periods of time and wiping your brow with a handkerchief. Opera is a way of life. The whole bag of treats!   It makes sense to know first

Part 28: Wired for Sound

August 14, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Well! This is different! BARKbark!   Lou Reed, the flat-voiced American rock singer of the 70s and 80s, and his rather perky looking wife, Laurie Anderson, wrote a “high-frequency” piece of music just for canines, Music for Dogs, which was

Part 27: A “Starveling” Actor

August 14, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

The Lyric Opera (sounds like the same two words to me, Arf.) of Chicago did it, plain and simple. Kiowa, a black Labrador/golden retriever mix was cast as Robin Starveling’s dog in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Now, stay with me,

Part 26: Wanted: Opera Dog

August 14, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Okaaay! Here’s what I’m talking about! Last February the Sarasota Florida Opera actually auditioned dogs for a role in an upcoming production!   But, here’s the twist. Some dogs were wanted because they could hopefully sing along with an opera

Part 25: Fig-R-O

August 14, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Mememememememememe! You youyouyouyou! Fig-R-O! Figaro Figaro Figaro!! What do you know about opera? It seems to be one of those musical oddities that you either like a lot — or hate a lot.   There are all kinds of performers,

Part 24: Splish Splash

August 13, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Robert needs a haircut. He’s got nice hair and if he left it alone it would be all curly, which is good. But, he usually slicks it down, or to the side, or back. Only humans can make something as

Part 23: Puttin’ on the Ritz

August 13, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Now that I’m a celebrity . . . well, in certain tail-chasing circles at least . . . it’s probably a good idea to buy a tuxedo to keep in my closet in case there are some galas or ritzy

Part 22: Luxury Eats at Good to the Last Bite!

August 13, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Not far from our home is a little street with all sorts of curious little shops. There’s a hat shop (Now, how often do you see one of those?) There’s an art gallery. Some of the pictures have people in

Part 21: Honey and Alan Cumming

August 13, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

OHHHHHH. Boooooohooooooosniffwhimperarf … sneeze. You’ll need tissues for this story. (Sorry, mine is all torn to pieces. Can I please have another one?) Actor Alan Cumming sounds English, but he’s really Scottish. (Maybe he does have a little something else

Part 20: Isaboo and Rachel Ray

August 13, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

We can be frisky, feisty and predictably unpredictable! Whew! That’s a very big sentence. Woowwwwwwoooowwwwarf! Take Isaboo, for example. She belongs to that famous human, Rachel Ray, who cooks stuff on television. She’s very cute and feisty, too. I watch

Part 19: SHOW BIZ TONIGHT: Drum Roll!

August 13, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

“Welcome, Reggie, to Show Biz Tonight!” It’s AJ Hammer! Arf AJ, Arf! I like you! Yup, it’s okay for you to scratch the top of my head, right there between my ears. Ohhhhyeah. Arfarfarfblubber. “Well, Reggie boy, you’ve finally made it

Part 18: Which Celebrity Am I?

August 13, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Thank you, Eliza Sniffer, my national fan club president! Eliza is a very creative Border Collie, who has a knack for thinking up fun games for all my fans. This time, she asked them to think of what celebrity I’d

Part 17: Millie Bush

August 13, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Whew! Robert is on a roll! This is becoming our grand tour de New England! Next stop: Washington, DC. Not just Washington, DC, but Washington, DC, as in the White House! Millie, the Bush family’s adorable Springer Spaniel, lives there.

Part 16: A Trip To Lady Liberty

August 13, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Be honest, now. How many of you have never been to the Statue of Liberty? Paws — and hands — in the air! Ohhhhh. That’s too many! And, if you’re a New Yorker, that’s a true shame. Everyone should see

Part 15: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

August 13, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

OMG!!! I don’t know how she did it, but Catie not only took me to a Boston Red Sox ballgame at Fenway Park, but also fixed it so I could throw the first pitch to catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia! Barkbarkbarkbark !!!

Part 14: A Little Detour

August 13, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

For a dog down on his (or her) luck, the ASPCA on East 92 Street in New York City is what the Salvation Army is to homeless, dejected humans. Humans — and animals — need food, water and shelter. These

Part 13: It’s a Wrap!

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Shooting, wrap, rushes. . . what strange words to describe movie making! “It’s a wrap!” That’s what Perry shouted when we finished filming . . . or “shooting” the movie, although no one was injured. (jokearf.) “See you all tonight

Part 12: “Cut!”

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

When the director says “cut” everything stops . . . or it’s supposed to. So, how do I bring myself to a screeching halt, when Perry shouts “cut”? Long distance runners, football and baseball players learn to run fast and

Part 11: A Little R & R for R

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. That feels sooooooooo good. Blubberblubberdrooldrool. No wonder these movie stars are always smiling! They all get massages after a hard day’s work! Having someone nice pet me and rub my tummy and even shampoo and trim my fur is

Part 10: Motivation

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

A man human named Perry Lyle is directing this movie. The title of it is, “You Can’t Do That Here”. He says it’s a comedy; it’s supposed to be funny and humans are supposed to laugh really loud. The “swarthy”

Part 9: Down Time

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

When I’m not in a scene, but they’re still filming, I lay down at Marilyn’s feet — soooo comfy —- and think about what I’ve done so far — and how lucky I’ve been! I’m one lucky dog! I think

Part 8: Working It

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

So, I’m in my “Superdog” t-shirt and there’s no reason to scratch! A new human called Billy is working with me, now. He’s kind of a small guy, with hair the same color as mine — black and white, mixed.

Part 7: My First Day on the Set

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

I do get to wear a costume: a really bright red t-shirt with an “S” on it, for “Superdog”! I can’t wear my regular collar with it, though. So, Marilyn came along for the first day of filming to take

Part 6: I’m Gonna’ Be in A Movie!

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

OHboyohboyohboyohboyohboyohBOY! Woofwoofwoofwooffffffwoooooofffffff!! Arfarfarfarfafrafffffffff! WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO! Victory is mine! What was it that made them pick me? My charm? My intelligence? My ability to follow direction? Yeah, that’s for sure! My persistence? Yes, yes, yes. Maybe there is something to be said

Part 5: The Audition

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Poodles just don’t get it. And Chihuahuas get it too much! We chase things all the time, but when we have to chase on cue, something we’ve always done instinctively suddenly becomes something we have to think about. Like how

Part 4: A Little Introspection

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

The way I see it, an audition is like doing something for the very first time, but having to get it right the very first time. Oh, the pressure! When Robert (my house human) trained me to do things like

Part 3: The Build Up

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

I feel it in my blood. The rhythm of the city. Ahhhh. The smell of exhaust fumes from the buses. The whooshing of the IRT as it screeches into the station. Running under the turnstiles was an ordeal. At least

Part 2: Get Your Feet Wet

August 12, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

If there’s a puddle of water between you and the pet shop, you just have to jump into it, and maybe even dawdle around a little bit, before you charge for the door! When show biz beckons, speeding through the

Part 1: An Actor Prepares

August 11, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

Chewing on milk bones helps me think. Yeah, I know there are soooooo many varieties now of good gooey gourmet things to munch on, but I’m a little old fashioned and a milk bone tastes just fine to me. At

Reggie’s BIO

August 11, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

I’m Reggie; a loyal, soulful, ambitious German shepherd. I live with Robert and Marilyn in New York. They brought me to the only home I’ve ever known when I was just a little guy. Mom had 4 of us at