Call me odd, but all of my furry family members have a theme song. The title of the song captures their spirit and personality in those few simple words. I shared these a while ago on Facebook, but thought I would share again since I was thinking about the appropriate tune for Ike.
Cigar’s song is Fruitcakes by Jimmy Buffett. Just because he is a Thoroughbred does not automatically mean that he is crazy, but we are pretty certain that a screw came loose and rattles around that head of his. Good thing I love him so much.
Holly is my 15-year-old hound dog. Her song? Psycho Killer by the Talking Heads. In her heyday, the girl could hunt down ANY critter that dared enter our suburban backyard – a groundhog (1), opossums (3), a dove (1), a house finch (1), squirrels (too numerous to count), and thankfully, no skunk. Most amazing part, she never had a scratch on her from any of the battles.
Tim is my terrier mix therapy dog who hates getting wet in the rain or muddy and refuses to have anything to do with Holly when she is prowling for critters. I selected YMCA by The Village People for him. It just works. Trust me.
Spencer is our 3-year-old All American Mutt. He was and still is a whirling dervish; the 1980’s classic I Want to be Sedated by The Ramones seemed all too appropriate. The only means of taming the zaniness? Three days a week at doggie daycare.
And finally what you’ve all been waiting for….(sound of a drumroll)…..Ike’s theme song is Don’t Worry Be Happy by Bob Marley. Ike rarely gets grumpy and is always happy to see me. Yes, he can be excitable in the cold wind, and hates being out in the elements, but his overall persona is one of peaceful contentedness. I wonder what he’d look like with dreadlocks?
Hoping to hop aboard for a ride tomorrow. A little over a week away from the next dressage show – guess I should make sure I have memorized Training Level Test 1. Oh, and um, yeah, we need to work on that stretch down trot.