Flashback Friday: Sheltie Sings for Popcorn on National Popcorn Day

FROM DAKOTA’S DEN: I was so happy when I saw that today is National Popcorn Day! We are HUGE popcorn fans in our home (we have it 2- 3 times per week). This holiday is the perfect time to share portions of an older blog post, I am sure there are some who haven’t seen this. Hope you enjoy!

Dakota loves nothing more than sharing some popcorn with me (don’t worry, I pop mine myself, the old-fashioned way with the KERNELS, but yes I do it in the microwave and I don’t give him much!) I pop mine in the microwave in a bowl with a lid (with no oil, you can also do it in a brown paper bag). When it comes out, I drizzle it with olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

Being the brilliant Sheltie that Dakota is, he KNOWS when you are talking about POPCORN, even if you SPELL IT! He also knows what the container looks like that I keep it in and will begin losing his mind whenever he sees it!


Being the HORRIBLE doggy Mom that I am, I often like to egg Dakota on, (he’s just sooo easy to get worked up!), and that is just what I was doing the other night.

Enjoy this silly video and please excuse my “singing!!” Dakota had actually “sung” with me the day before, and I was trying to get him to do it again, but I wasn’t horribly successful!

Once Dakota had his fill of my annoying him….he “exits stage left!!!!!”

Now go and pop some for yourself and have a great day!!!


  1. Popcorn are pawsome!
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  2. Nothing like the aroma of popcorn. Fred always hopes some fall on the floor

  3. hey you are a super team… always if your mom sings “co” you turn around… what a fabulous pawformance…. wish you will become superstars with grabbing the n°1 of the billboards
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  4. Emma says:

    None of us dogs have ever wanted to eat popcorn, but cat bro Bert will eat it! Mom used to have it once and a while, but after breaking her tooth and needing an expensive crown because of it last fall, no more popcorn here. We are happy others enjoy it, but watch your teeth…especially if you don’t have dental insurance!
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  5. MOL… I just know you are a fabulous chorus, Dakota !
    I spy on you because I just curious what you have to do with nation Popcorn Day =^x^=
    Say ‘ Hi ‘ to your Bro for me
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  6. Love it!

    I had a cockatiel who LOVED popcorn. He talked, and it was by far his favorite word. He imitated the microwave, probably because he knew that when it went off, his popcorn (which he would then start jabbering on about) was on its way!
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  7. Hey pal, you sing really pretty – so does your mom. hje he – is that called singing for your supper? Gosh, I hope M doesn’t think I shoulod do that now. My voicce isn’t as good as yours.
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  8. You sure have to work hard for that popcorn, Dakota. Mom should give you extra for all that hard work.

    Have a woof woof day. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥
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  9. That was good singing sweet Dakota, your mom sure made you sing a lot though didn’t she before you got popcorn. Chancy loves popcorn, we popped and ate the last of ours last evening, we didn’t know about today being National Popcorn Day. Hugs and nose kisses

  10. We better tell mom to buy some more popcorn!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. Lightning is not a popcorn fan, and Misty has never had it, but our dear sweet Angel Ciara LOVED P-O-P-C-O-R-N!!! Nice singing, Mom:)

    Woos – Lightning and Misty

  12. I can see Dakota likes his popcorn 🙂
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  13. BOL I love me some popcorn too. I don’t sing but I drool all over the place while Mama is making it.

    Matt (& Matilda)
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  14. Good singing, Dakota! Like a BOSS! You totally earned your popcorn, pal. 🙂

    Hugs to you and Mom!
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  15. OMD…Arty really loves the P-O-P-C-O-R-N song(he sang along) we think we may have to have Mama go out and buy him some popcorn!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
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    • Dakota says:

      OMD THAT IS TOO FUNNY!!!!!!!! I would love to hear that!

  16. Will says:

    BRAVO! *Throws roses at computer screen*
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  17. So when do you cut your first album, Dakota? I’m thinking you should win a Grammy. P.S. Like the sounds of that recipe for popcorn (olive oil and parm…yummy!).
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  18. Popcorn and an adorable puppy. It certainly doesn’t get much better than that!
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  19. DzDogs says:

    We LOVE popcorn too!!! Mama can’t get us to sing though, she keeps trying but the best she gets is big pouty faces and drool!! BOL!
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  20. Hey – Tink here again (Mom’s guest-blogging Shih Tzu).

    I LOVE popcorn (but I have to admit that when she drops a salted kernel with that butter/olive oil mix, as I snarf it up I always have the thought that maybe she’s not sharing the best kind with me). She keeps the chocolate for herself too. She says it’s “for my own good” – which I think is 2-legs code for “too good to share with ANYBODY.”

    Anyway, I’m gonna’ do my cutest best to see if I can get her to pop up a bunch for my Meet and Greet Blog Party for 4-legses on Monday. I’ll save you some if I can. Meanwhile, start thinking about your favorite article so you can share it with everybody else — ’cause that’s the main party game.
    Woof! TINK
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    • Dakota says:

      Hi Tink! I could have sworn I participated, but there are so many comment there I can’t tell if I did!

  21. My pups love popcorn although they don’t get it very often. Normally, it’s a stray kernel that falls out of a bowl. Every now and again, we’ll get distracted and they’ll sneak some out of our bowl. 😉

  22. Anyone who knows me knows that I love popcorn!!! But I usually only eat it when we go to the movies, which we do often.

    • Dakota says:

      OMG wish you lived closer!!! I make it around 3 nights a week! (Too much!) I don’t buy the microwave stuff, I use the old fashioned kernels, but I pop it in the microwave (with no oil), then when it comes out I drizzle it with olive oil and parm cheese, Dakota LOVES it!!!

  23. Don’t even get me started!! I will do about anything for some of that yummy stuff:)

    Our first kitty, Groucho loved to nibble some too.
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  24. I love popcorn too and I think today we should have a big bag…. but store bought the dad is no longer allowewd to cause an eggs-plosion in da microwave oven ;O)
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  25. Emma says:

    Enjoy your popcorn. After the $1200 car wash a year ago which means Mom had some of the free popcorn while waiting and broke a tooth, needed a crown, no dental insurance, popcorn is pretty much off the list of food in the house. Eat with care would be our advice.
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  26. kismet says:

    I can’t believe you peeps-it’s terrible what you do. You take a perfectly edible seed, heat it up and render inedible. That’s why birds are smarter than peeps-we just eat the seed.
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  27. We do like reruns! The best ones are always worth repeating and giggling all over again.

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