Do you sing to your basenji?

Yesterday Kipawa was sitting in the bathroom with me before we went to the doggie park. I started singing:

Oh give me a home
where the basenjis roam
where the deer and the antelope play
where seldom is heard
a discouraging bark
and basenjis are happy all day
home, home on the range
where the deer and the antelope play
where seldom is heard
a discouraging bark
and basenjis are happy all day 🙂 🙂

Yes…doesn't everybody??

The other day I was singing to Blondie (on her birthday):

Happy Birthday BA--ROOOOOO
Happy Birthday BA--ROOOOOO
Happy Birthday my adorable Blondie
Happy Birthday BA--ROOOOOO

Well, since my two boys are named after Abba songs, I am constantly singing 'their' songs to them 🙂

I am running around singing "Peggy Sue" and "Hey Jude" (we have a foster cat here named Judah) and "We Are the Waiting" a lot.

Katie gets very happy and excited when I sing and dance. She loves to dance.

-Nicole

We are really corny. We'll insert our dogs names in popular songs on the radio and sing it to them around the house. For instance, Britney Spears "Womanizer" became "Nemonizer", lol. I won't go into the rest of them, there are a lot. 😛

LOL I sing to mine.

On the Chow board we even rewrote all the Christmas Carols to Chows. 🙂

I thought about starting a thread here in Dec but thought you all would think I was daft.

Some of the chow ones:

We three chows are barking tonight
Loudly in the pale moonlight
Barking loudly, barking proudly
…Barking til morning light

Wooo-ooof
Chows of wonder, Chows of might
Barking late into the night
Barking loudly, barking proudly
Under the moonlit sky

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Do you hear what I hear?
Do you hear what I hear?
Barking in the night, it's a Chow

Said the big Chow to the lit-tle Chow
Will you bark when I bark?
(Yes, I'll bark when you bark)
Bark with me now, lit-tle Chow
Will you bark when I bark?
(Yes I'll bark when you bark)
We will make the neighbors turn on all their lights

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"Winter Wonderland"

Hear the Chow
He is barking
At the cars as they're parking
As he barks in the sun
He is just having fun
Barking in his winter wonderland

I always sing to my kids.

In the morning I sing to Ruby whatever song comes on on the clock radio when the alarm goes off. The funniest was one morning the song that came on was Kanye West's song Stronger. I started singing/rapping (not well) and Ruby stretched out her leg and put her paw up and covered my mouth. Completely cracked me up and was the only time she ever has done that. Evidently she wasn't a fan. 😃

Aaliyah's theme song is the Black Eyed Peas song Boom Boom Pow - she is too funny.

Ozzy's is Crazy Train - Ozzy quite likes my singing and is quite intrigued by that song as he will stop whatever he is doing and get up close to my face when I sing it to him, lol. Once in a while he throws in a kiss when I'm singing it.

Lately I've been singing Earth Wind & Fire songs to Brando, but he seems to ignore it.

When Nakura won Best in Show, we changed the words to Barry Manilow's Copacobana. We planned on putting an ad in the newsletter when we had finished it but I was missing one line. It went….

Her name's Nakura
She is a show girl
We trim her nails and brush her hair
We like to give her extra flair

As she goes in the ring
And stands in line posing
Then she moves gracefully round the floor
Who could ask for more

At the BOBA
the BOBA Champ show
......... missing line..........

At the BOBA
the BOBA champ show

Thanks Sally Wallis
For giving us all this
At the BOBA
She was the best.

@nkjvcjs:

I am running around singing "Peggy Sue" and "Hey Jude" (we have a foster cat here named Judah) and "We Are the Waiting" a lot.

Katie gets very happy and excited when I sing and dance. She loves to dance.

-Nicole

Nicole…I hate to tell you this...but when I hear the name Peggy...I think of that commercial where the guy is answering the phone and in a thick accent he says "my name is Peggy". Tim and I were saying that on the way home after meeting Peggy 🙂

OMG…these are hilarious!

I can't decide which are my favorite! But I really like 'barking loudly, barking proudly' 😉

okay, this is something I would normally feel silly admitting, but you guys are just as silly as me.

My sedond basenji boy who we lost a few years ago, had his own theme song…
(to the oscar mayer theme)

My basenji has a first name it's Rico don't you know
My basenji has a second name it's Suave cuz he's so

Oh I love to feed him everyday
and if you ask me why I'd say....

Cuz Rico Suave is my guy
a B - A - S - E - N - J - I

It somehow seems perfectly natural to sing to your dog.

This one is a take off on "Free Falling" by Tom Petty-called Heel Walking

She's a good girl, loves her Shelli
loves her treats, and Mr. Bart too
She's a good girl, crazy about kibble
loves play time and snuggling too

It's a long day living in Snowmass
There's a fast dog running through the yard
And I am bad boy cause I can't even catch her
I'm a bad boy for spoiling her fun

I'm heel, heel-walking

@DebraDownSouth:

LOL I sing to mine.

On the Chow board we even rewrote all the Christmas Carols to Chows. 🙂

I thought about starting a thread here in Dec but thought you all would think I was daft.

Some of the chow ones:

We three chows are barking tonight
Loudly in the pale moonlight
Barking loudly, barking proudly
…Barking til morning light

Wooo-ooof
Chows of wonder, Chows of might
Barking late into the night
Barking loudly, barking proudly
Under the moonlit sky

XXXXXXXXXXXX

Do you hear what I hear?
Do you hear what I hear?
Barking in the night, it's a Chow

Said the big Chow to the lit-tle Chow
Will you bark when I bark?
(Yes, I'll bark when you bark)
Bark with me now, lit-tle Chow
Will you bark when I bark?
(Yes I'll bark when you bark)
We will make the neighbors turn on all their lights

XXXXXXXXXX

"Winter Wonderland"

Hear the Chow
He is barking
At the cars as they're parking
As he barks in the sun
He is just having fun
Barking in his winter wonderland

Oh boy, those are great, Debra. My Chow owning sis is going to love them!

Yes, I do sing to my pups, but only when I'm trying to punish them. :eek:

y'all must have better singing voices than i was blessed with.

I love all the modified songs! 🙂

LOL that's the nice thing, our dogs, unlike our family and friends, don't care if we can't carry a tune in a bucket. 🙂

I love the 'new' lyrics! That's the wonderful thing - Basenjis love your singing even if you're tone deaf (like me)!

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