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Christmas hit that only dogs can hear

December 26th, 2007, 06:55 AM

A new version of Silent Night has become a howling success - with dogs.

The Christmas carol has been recorded at such high frequencies the music cannot be heard by the human ear.

Only dogs, with their more sensitive hearing, can pick up the sounds which were performed on synthesisers in a studio in Auckland, New Zealand, and released there on a CD costing 1.50.

So many dog owners bought A Very Silent Night for their pets that it has reached number three in the New Zealand music charts.

The country's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals came up with the idea of the fund-raising single after one of its members said pets should be able to share in the spirit of the human Christmas.

A spokesman said that when the single was tested on strays brought in to the society "they loved it".

Some dogs apparently threw their heads back and "sang" along to the music.

The spokesman added: "There was plenty of singing, dancing and pricked ears to confirm that A Very Silent Night was a hit."

December 26th, 2007, 07:34 AM
The article is missing a link to parts of the CD :rolleyes: how do we know it's even real?

December 26th, 2007, 08:12 AM
It was apparently a fund raiser for an animal shelter in New Zealand.

Here's another link

December 26th, 2007, 08:18 AM
And a video.

December 26th, 2007, 08:22 AM
And the link to the New Zealand SPCA site with the same info.

Google helps. :laughing:

December 26th, 2007, 05:05 PM
LIARS!! Mister didnt even miss a beat with any of several sources of it.



December 26th, 2007, 07:46 PM
Willow didn't even bat an eyelash. :shrug: