Puppy will be star of the show
MEET LuLu, May Belle, Cato Burrito and Harry - the first litter of Jack Russell pups sired by musician Jimmy Willing's famous singing dog Circus.
And from initial indications Jimmy said the pup's mother Rosie may have given birth to a singing heir to take the reins from Circus.
Jimmy said three of the litter will be sold and he had already chosen his next star.
"That was one of the reasons that we are keeping her," he said.
"We want to teach her to sing... she is going to sing."
"Circus is nine years old now so we want to keep one of the puppies to keep his bloodline going."
For years Jimmy said he nagged his father to get a pup.
"I asked my father for years and years and he used to say I'm not giving you one of my prize winning Jack Russell's to go and live in a hollow log on the North Coast."
But Jimmy said things changed when his father died.
His two brothers were left a timber mill and a team of mules, while he got his long-held wish and was given Circus.
Jimmy said it was when he was raising the litter of puppies that Circus was born in, he discovered his singing talents.
"I used to sing to all the puppies in the litter I raised."
"When I would go out to feed them I would sing to the puppies and Circus started singing back."
"Now as soon as Circus hears the beat and the guitar he knows it's his song and he does his thing."
For more than eight years Circus has been wowing audiences across the North Coast.
Circus the Singing Dog will perform at Lismore's Gollan Hotel on August 10.
Anyone interested in buying one of the three eight-week-old vaccinated and microchipped Jack Russell pups can call Lyndal Greenaway 0447 652 140.