A Christmas Greeting Video

CathyHeck_ChristmasCard This year, we are sending our Christmas card via blog express because we wanted to be able to share it with you in video form. This past summer, we acquired a rescue pup, Neville, whose genealogy is rather vague. One of the interesting things he likes to do is to lie down under the piano while Margaret is practicing, and in doing so, we discovered that he has a favorite song. We would like to share it with you in the video clip below. We hope your holidays are merry and bright!

Merry Christmas from Cathy and Jim, Ellen and Andrius, Julianna and Margaret … and Neville.


  1. Betsy Clemons December 16, 2009

    adorable !!!

  2. Anne Bloomquist December 16, 2009

    In the midst of all of the holiday shopping, running around, I have fallen in love…..

    with NEVILLE!!!!!!

    OH MY GOSH! He is so gifted and talented and that Margaret does alright too! :-)

    Thanks for a wonderful wonderful Hark.

  3. ellen December 16, 2009

    Neville is quite good, but I was most impressed with the carolers in the background! Who knew?!!!

    The VonHecks should take it on the road!!

  4. julie wilson December 16, 2009

    Dear Hecks-
    I have only known one other dog who could sing like Neville (named after Aaron??)-His name was
    Martin Robinson, and his \best\ song was Blue Moon. Hope your Holidays are warm and wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing! XXOO-

  5. Margie Gaudin December 16, 2009

    Very sweet! But why does the anyspam password below say “from Airhead?”

  6. sus December 16, 2009

    Is that really Jimmy singing and over dubbing?

  7. Malia, Alex & Sophie December 17, 2009

    We will dog-sit Neville any day! We should get him together with our cat who croons when Sophie plays her cello. Muy felices fiestas!

  8. Anita and Rob Howard December 17, 2009

    The Howards have an old alto dog that sings too, but only after medication time and bacon cooking! Here’s a howl and a cheer to the Hecks for the best Christmas card of 2009. XXOO from Anna, Andrew, Anita, Rob and Beaux

  9. Greg December 17, 2009

    I wish I could post a video response of my pound-rescued cat listening to that and freaking out!

  10. Pam and Neel December 17, 2009

    Ohhh, thank you for sharing with the Whites! We love it!!

  11. rick garcia December 17, 2009

    musical auditions are in May! Thank you and Have a holy season

  12. Muv December 17, 2009

    Neville is a super talented dog, and he landed into the perfect family to have and love him!

  13. Leslie Lewis Sigler December 17, 2009

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Thanks for the serenade, Neville!!

  14. J. Steve & Vicki Stokes December 17, 2009

    Indeed, Neville is a talented hound. With about 200 more dogs you could start the Moremoan Barkanacle Choir!

  15. GMama December 17, 2009

    We all laughed and laughed. And Lawyer Culp said he would be willing to serve as Neville’s business agent.

  16. Leo & Pat Cailleteau December 18, 2009

    Best Christmas greeting ever! Neville is clearly the next American Idol.

  17. Susan Baum December 18, 2009

    Amazing! AND HE’S IN TUNE!
    Another one of the multi-talented Hecks!
    Happy and Merry to you all!

  18. Mary Dell December 18, 2009

    So cute. Wish Neville would teach Argus (son of Choco) and Moose (grandpuppy of Choco) to sing, too. Merry Christmas from soon to be snowy Larchmont.

  19. Sue Mirza December 18, 2009

    What a wonderful and merry peek into your beautiful family! Neville and Margaret should take their talents on the road! So good to see you all looking great-
    Merry Christmas from the Mirzas!

  20. The Hollymans December 18, 2009

    Absolutely the best singing we have heard since the Vienna Boys Choir! You should feature some songs where he can display his great bell ringing skills as well. He was also hitting notes only dogs can hear. Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!

  21. Francie and Gary Little December 19, 2009

    I knew the Hecks were talented, but who would’ve thought that talent would extend to pets, too! We can now add another member of the family to our idol list. Much love and blessings to your family this Christmas…..xxxooo

  22. shari December 20, 2009

    This is so sweet! Tati is just a little jealous of Neville’s wonderful singing talents. She has asked for an introduction…she does love her celebrities! XO, woof

  23. the Steg-a-manns December 20, 2009

    We are IN LOVE with Neville!!! He is uber-talented. And not even a year old. Sigh.

    All those years of Jim and his girls, and now you have not one but TWO seriously cute sons.

    We love all the Hecks! Merry Christmas!!!

  24. Vicki December 20, 2009

    Too cute! Thanks, Hecks, for sharing Neville with our family! Jim, missed you at Camp Champions this year!!!

  25. Cathy Camacho December 20, 2009

    Hi Hecks! That is the best video ever, Neville has a talent, so cute! Merry Christmas to you all, Love the Camacho’s

  26. sarah johnson December 21, 2009

    That was adorable! What a sweet pup! Rescue dogs are the best! I can’t believe how big and beautiful the girl are!! Lots of love! Sarah

  27. Marvis Carter December 23, 2009

    Applauding! and I LOVE ALL the A-C-T-O-R-S!!!
    May your Christmas be Bright with the Light of God’s Love! Merry Christmas! Smiles! Happy-Hugs! & Joyful-Kisses! to Cathy,Jim,Ellen & Andrius, Julianna & Margaret!!!

  28. Mary Louise and David Hopson December 24, 2009

    Wonderful card! Thank you! Neville is a lucky pup. Merry Christmas to all.

  29. Jon van Allen December 28, 2009

    Great production Cathy, have a great New Year!

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