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Maple the cowbell-playing dog is the happiest face you’ll see all week

This dog's got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell.


Angela Lashbrook

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 23, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 11:37 am CDT

Maple the puppy is a golden retriever–sheltie–border collie mix with an extraordinary talent for music. This pup collaborates with her dad, Trench, on music videos that feature the pup frolicking elegantly through the snow and listening to Trench play Lana del Rey on the guitar. 

But this little pup isn’t just a groupie; she also has a talent for percussion instruments. Here she is playing the cowbell, tongue lolling from her big smile, as her dad plucks his guitar.

Let’s be honest here: Maple also looks kind of stoned. In a super-cute, acoustic-music-fan way, of course. 

You can find Maple and her dad, Trench, on Instagram, Vine, and YouTube

Screengrab via Vine

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*First Published: Feb 23, 2015, 4:46 pm CST