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Pup, the Adorable Accordion-Playing Dog

Pup and his owner, Ed, are a very sweet team. And they make fun music together. Check out their YouTube audition video submission for America's...

Maria Goodavage  |  Aug 12th 2010


Pup and his owner, Ed, are a very sweet team. And they make fun music together. Check out their YouTube audition video submission for America’s Got Talent.

Sadly, earlier this week at their onstage performance, there were some technical difficulties. But I loved how, after the pull-strap for the accordion snapped, Pup stood there, eyes glued to Ed while he waited for him waiting for him to finish their song. Stagefright? Yes, probably. Endearing? Completely.

Pup and Ed

The video below is of their stage performance Tuesday. I applaud judge Sharon Osbourne for her kind and sensible words afterward. The best part of the video is the look at their life together, how deeply devoted each is to the other. As Ed said — they’re best friends. “I pretty much don’t go anywhere without him.” (I’m going to send them a copy of my 1,000-page doggy guidebook to California, so they can go even more places around their native state.)

I think these two should cut an album together — in a studio setting, not live. I’ll bet they could make some good money, and that they’d donate most or all of it to animal charities. Would you buy one, Dogsters? (Or would you train your own dog to play tug-of-war with an accordion and do it yourself? 😉 )

Update: We have been graced with a comment from “Pup’s Dad,” Ed. Here’s what he wrote below about what happened on the stage:

On Americas Got Talent Pup was playing great seconds before the live cam came on and accidently pulled the sawhorse over, the accordion hit the stage very hard. I stood it back up and got back to my seat before the cam came on but unknowing to me the damage was already done.The accordion ripped into 2 pieces. The reason you cant hear it is because the bellows were torn. Pup was not afraid of his fans this is the same reaction he had other times when his accordion breaks. Ed Heiss / aka Pups Daddy

Thanks for writing, Ed! We hope you get a re-do, as Sharon suggested, and that we’ll be hearing from you and Pup in an album, or at least a single!