My dog is profoundly grateful for this thread, and very appreciative that there are so many Animal Supporters out there.
Mostly I ad-lib to my woofer, bits and tags that fit the moment. Keeping in mind I can’t carry a tune in a bucket, the standby is belting out “Baby Face”, substituting “furry face”.
FURRR-ry face, you’ve got the cutest little FURRR-ry face…! (Does anyone know how to reglaze windows?)
When we go for a walk, and she’s prancing along, head up, ears perked and capering along: Theeere she goes just a-walking down the street, singing doo-wap-a-ditty-ditty…
She’s the calmest dog in the world, and usually just curls up and watches me bumble around. But if I turn and look at her, she crouches, head down, tail wagging low in her “lurking puppies of the Seregetti” mode. That’s the cue to play, with background music ripped off from the *“in the jungle, the quiet jungle, the woofer sleeps tonight…!”
Okay, it doesn’t really fit, but stalking and romping around a kitchen it’s a lot of fun. She LOVES the “weema-whoppa-weema” part.
This is an old song that probably won’t ring any bells with most folks. My father used to play an old glass record of “Buttons and Bows” because his father enjoyed it. It’s a silly, happy song celebrating attractiveness.
Since my dog is by far the most beautiful, silky, funny dog in the world, it’s only fitting I croon it to her when cuddling. Actually w/ 4 white paws, a white “racing stripe” down the tummy and one tiny patch of white on her chin she’s highly decorative. So she glories in patting me w/ her “white gloves” while I warble “Buttons and Bows” to her.
We’re a pack of two.