Truth or Dare


I sing to my dogs!!

And my singing voice is like a scratched record in 33 speed on one of those small old record players for kids.

But I do it and I have fun.

My first Golden, as some of you know, was Nicholas. Back in the 80s there was a song called, Oh Mickey, sung by Toni Basil in 1982.  Well, I changed the words to say:

Oh Nicky, you’re so fine
You’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Nicky,
Hey Nicky

Oh Nicky, what a pity you don’t understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
Oh Nicky, you’re so pretty, can’t you understand
It’s dogs like you Nicky
Oh, what you do Nicky, do Nicky
Don’t break my heart, Nicky


Then for Willy I made up my own words. Willy had these golden eyes that I fell in love with. He also had a big feather duster of a tail that I loved so much. Willy was just pure love. I was truly in awe of how much love he gave to the world. And I was so grateful that he gave some to me each day. So when we were driving in the truck and he was sitting in the passenger seat I would sing to him –

“Bright eyes and bushy tail. Bright eyes and bushy tail. The proudest man a dog could ever own. The proudest man a dog could ever own.”

Sometimes it seemed that Willy looked over at me from his side of the truck and just shook his head in disbelief.


Now Morgan gets to have two songs. One from me and one from his other Daddy.

“Oh Mr. Morgan, sing me a song (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Make it the sweetest that I’ve ever heard (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Give him two lips like roses and clover (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Then tell him that his lonesome nights are over.

Oh Mr. Morgan, sing me a song (bung, bung, bung, bung)

Morgan must be as tone deaf as I am because I swear when I sing to him he looks at me and a big smile appears on his face.

James has his own song for Morgan. He likes to call Morgan, “Boo Boo”

I love Boo Boo in the spring time
I love Boo Boo in the fall
I love Boo Boo in the winter, when it drizzles
I love Boo Boo in the summer, when it sizzles

I love Boo Boo every moment of the year.

Now, I know that we can’t be the only ones who serenade our furry family members,

Truth! – Tell us what special song you sing to your pet.

6 replies
  1. Judith
    Judith says:

    No special song for Alvin. It depends on my mood and inspiration. I usually change the words to make it an Alvin song.

    A fun blog, Dan!

  2. Marj Johnson
    Marj Johnson says:

    For my sweet baby girl Kate, it was “You are the Sunshine of my life” We just recently lost her and she will always be the Sunshine of my Life <3

    • Dan Perdios
      Dan Perdios says:


      Thanks for sharing. You are My Sunshine is certainly a beautiful song for our babies. Brings tears to my eyes. I bet sweet baby Kate was as pretty as the sunshine. My sincere condolences in your loss. Forever in our hearts and forever our sunshine.


  3. Kathy Barnes
    Kathy Barnes says:

    I sing to Honey Sunshine, you are my Sunshine my only Sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray. You’ll never know Honey how much I love you, please don’t take my Sunshine away. I also sung that song to Angel Dusty. I sing Sugar pie Honey bunch to Sugar Moonbeam and Honey Sunshine.


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