Do you sing to dogs?

I sing to dogs and cats, actually. Usually I modify an existing song, and each critter has a signature song. So naturally I’ve been casting around for a song for Sid.

I apologize to all the Beatles fans out there (like my husband).

Siddy has a dorkface in the morning.
Siddy has a dorkface in the night.
Siddy has a dorkface in the afternoon.
He has a dorkface if it’s cloudy or it’s bright.

Ob la dee ob la da Sid’s a dorkface!
La la la la dorkface dog!
Ob la dee ob la da Sid’s a dorkface!
La la la la dorkface dog!

Siddy has a dorkface when he’s crated.
Siddy has a dorkface when he’s free.
Siddy has a dorkface in the backyard.
He’s got a dorkface when he’s leaning on my knee.

Ob la dee ob la da Sid’s a dorkface!
La la la la dorkface dog!
Ob la dee ob la da Sid’s a dorkface!
La la la la dorkface dog!

Siddy has a dorkface when he’s sitting.
He has a dorkface when he’s lying on the floor.
Siddy has a dorkface when he’s standing up.
He has a dorkface when he’s waiting at the door.

Ob la dee ob la da Sid’s a dorkface!
La la la la dorkface dog!
Ob la dee ob la da Sid’s a dorkface!
La la la la dorkface dog!

Ob la dee ob la da Sid’s a dorkface!
La la la la dorkface dog!
Ob la dee ob la da Sid’s a dorkface!
La la la la dorkface dog!

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Comments (4) | I Am Cruel to Dogs — Tags: , — Andrea @ 0400 on 3 April, 2011

4 Responses to “Do you sing to dogs?”

  1. Vicki
    0916 on April 3rd, 2011

    Oh, my. OH MY! Your songs are so much more coherent than mine! I just kind of sing stream of consciousness to mine. Buddy had a theme song that sounded like a sitcom intro. Widget’s songs tend to go “Widgety, Bidgety, Ridgety, Poo! Who’s a little fat guy, Oh! that’s you!” or “You are little and fat. You’re little and little and fat. You’re little and fat and I like it like that, that you’re little and little and fat!”

    I shall direct my sister here. She’s the Queen Of Silly Songs.

  2. Liz
    1022 on April 3rd, 2011

    I do sing, and have wondered about this. Thanks! I even sing Beatles, too. I have a version of Dear Prudence, but instead it’s Dear Helix, and I just insert his name in with the rest of the lyrics before playtime. Also do a version of Paul Simon’s Call Me Al with Nala’s nickname, Nal. This doesn’t work quite as well because of the short ‘a’ in Nal leaving it to be a less than perfect rhyme with pal.

    Sid’s song is fantastic, along with the post!

  3. Sherry
    1416 on April 3rd, 2011

    Hi Andrea!
    I’m Vicki’s sibling and a sister in dog songage. I have a Beagle named Mrs. Dinkins. Mrs. Dinkins has a theme song that I whistle at every opportunity (always upon entering the house). I constantly remind her that not all dogs have themesongs and she should be grateful.
    Vicki and I have a long history of silly songs starting with our animals, then devoting much of the silly song effort to our babies then back to the dogs when the kids got too big (though we still call them by really dumb names–we didn’t abandon the effort completely). In addition to silly songs, each dog has a vast collection of seemingly nonsensical nicknames, generally from derivatives of their real names but unidentifiable to the untrained ear.
    And now a song:
    “Little little Dinkins,
    You’re a fuuny little stinkin goo.
    Little little Dinkins,
    You’re goofy tiny shtoobidy poo!
    Tiny baby honey,
    You’re momma’s little doobity dee,
    Little little Dinkins,
    You’d better go out and pee!”

    I still say those of our kind needn’t hide in the shadows any longer and should publish a book of songs. It’s not an illness, we’re just different.

  4. Selma
    1430 on April 4th, 2011

    Yeah…now “Ob la dee ob la da Sid’s a dooooorkface!
    La la la la dorkface dog!” is stuck in my head. :)

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