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Music Giveaway: Dog Country

Dogs embody magic and love. They live and breathe loyalty and support. They witness all our moments — good and bad. So, I suppose it’s no surprise that they inspire art and creativity in those of us who make something from nothing in our daily lives … including, it turns out, an entire CD / album of country music about dogs.

album cover dog country Dog Country, produced by Cloud 10 (an independent music publishing company based in Spring Hill, Tennessee),
features 10 songs from different artists.

I’m more of a bluegrass girl, but my favorite song from the album — “BeeBe’s Riding Shotgun” — is about a gal and her dog out living their lives … after, it seems, some sort of breakup.

Consider it the classic he-done-me-wrong song with a twist. And, while, thankfully, I’ve not faced that brand of heartbreak, I like the idea of a couple of girls in the car, having a good day.

Sample Dog Country Music Online

Want to see what you think? You can preview each of the 10 Dog Country tracks and purchase a copy (either actual CD or via iTunes) through the album’s site.

Car Safety for Dogs: A Tangent Discussion

Before anyone has a conniption, let me say that it really IS NOT SAFE for a dog to ride “shotgun” in the front seat of any car or truck … especially without proper safety restraint or when the airbags are turned on.

[We ultimately settled on the Ruff Rider Roadie in our quest for a solution when Lilly wants to or needs to ride shotgun with Tom in his truck.]

Make Us Laugh: Win a Copy of Dog Country

The album’s producers will give away ONE copy of the Dog Country music CD through Champion of My Heart. To enter for a chance to win that CD, post a comment to this blog post and make me laugh by suggesting country music song titles about your dog. Bonus points for sample lyrics.

For example, songs about Lilly might include:

  • Doggy Dustmop Under My Bed
  • Being Bossy Suits Me
  • Back Off, Baby, Back Off

Deadline to enter is midnight (mountain daylight time) Friday, March 18, 2011.

The pretend song title that makes me laugh the most wins. Yes, it’s subjective, but there you go.

I’ll email the winner next week to get a shipping address, and Cloud 9 will send off the CD directly.

*** FTC Disclosure ***

I was not paid or compensated in any way for posting this CD / music review and giveaway.

Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related. I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

steve - March 22, 2011

Thanks to everyone who sent in a comment. We love ya!

MyKidsEatSquid - March 17, 2011

I think my dog’s would be something from Sheryl Crow’s All I wanna do is have some fun. My poofy Pom, a shelter dog, would probably make it, “All I wanna do is be cuddled.”

Vera Marie Badertscher - March 16, 2011

I’ve got the lie-down, chase-my-tail, can’t-find-the-bone-I-buried Blues.

Casey@Good. Food. Stories. - March 16, 2011

So Elvis’ “Hound Dog” is ineligible? 🙂

Pamela - March 16, 2011

(Sung to the tune of “Help Me Make It Through the Night” by Kris Kristofferson)

Watch Me Make Poop Through the Night

I surfed the chilis off the shelf, Opened up the rawhide chews.
Now my tummy’s not too well, Guess I should have left your shoes.

Now I’m making little gifts, On the rug and in plain sight.
I can’t help it I feel sick, Watch Me Make Poop Through the Night.

I will never surf again, I will never snarf bad food.
Hope you didn’t write this down, tomorrow I may change my mood.

Diarrhea’s never fun, Not for you and not for me.
Open up the outside door, Now I’ve really gotta pee.

I’m not really a bad dog. Watch Me Make Poop Through the Night.

(With apologies for the scatological humor–one never knows where the Muse will take one.)

AC - March 15, 2011


“She Thinks my Chewy’s Disgusting” (Lyrics by Kona)
sung to the tune of Kenney Chesney’s, “She Thinks my Tractor’s Sexy”

She thinks my chewy’s disgusting
I know she wish it were gone
She won’t loo-oo-ook at me
While I’m gnawing along
She hates the way it’s stinkin up my Kona bed
But stinkin’s only better when it smells like dead
If she had more fur, she might just understand what gets me
She’d love me chewy-disgusting

steve - March 15, 2011

So far some really great lyrics! of course I’m partial to “crazy”. I love that song!

Living Large - March 15, 2011

For my Fearsome Five, sung to the tune of “Crazy,” by Patsy Cline:
I’m crazy, crazy for feeling so hungry,
I’m crazy, crazy for having such a desire for food,
I know you fed us right on time,
and gave us cheese, snacks and yum-yums too.
Worry? Why do we worry?
Wondering if you’ll feed us at nightime
Crazy for thinking our jumping at the food bin wouldn’t be a crime.
We’re crazy for crying and crazy for trying
For your love will never let us down
Until we eat it all and then for more food you’ll go to town.

Nat - March 15, 2011

How about Bark, Bark About It

Jennifer Margulis - March 14, 2011

I don’t have a dog so I can’t play but I want to second your observation that it’s NOT SAFE for dogs (or others) for a dog to ride in a car. This often worries me…

sheryl - March 14, 2011

I think sweet lyrics and sentimental songs go paw-in-paw, er, I mean hand-in-hand with the wonderful temperament of (most) dogs. But my creativity is escaping me now…the only thing that comes to mind is this: My doggie is a beggar and I don’t want to share.

Ruth Pennebaker - March 14, 2011

Love the idea of this CD, but can’t think of any dog-appropriate titles aside from Fur Elise; who knew Beethoven was a dog-lover?

Christine - March 14, 2011

I’m just horrible at titles, but when I remember my little doggie who passed away last year, all I can think of is a rather cheesy but totally apt title that suits him: Loyal to the Last. Sorry, it’s not funny, more poignant, but still, it’s who he was!

    Roxanne Hawn - March 14, 2011

    We’ll take poignant too, Christine. All of us here are so very sorry for your loss last year, and we send our love as your grief bubbles up again … and again.

Alexandra - March 14, 2011

Run Maggie, run. We’re gonna have some fun. The sky is clear, the beach is near. Run Maggie, run. We’re gonna have some fun. You get the stick, I get the sun. Run Maggie, run. You get to play, frolic all day. Run Maggie, run …

Title? Run Maggie, Run. In honor of my friend Tracy’s dog Maggie who passed away at the end of the year.

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