Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sunshine Wars: The Remix

A little bit more warmth in the Mountains of Mexico have lead to me leaving the back screen door open all day for Mac and Bub to go in and out as they please, get some fresh air circulating through the house, and to let in the sunshine.  There is a particularly large strip of sun that lands right inside the screen door, thus the last three days have seen re-runs of this exact scene:

Bubs clearly never learned to share.

Soak up the sun now you fluffy little jerk, because one day Mac will realize he is way bigger than you, and I am not stepping in the day he finally throws his weight around.

After his pitiful three-peat of defeats, I consoled Mac as he squished himself back up on the couch by singing to him.  Don't laugh, if you have pets I know you sing to them sometimes.  Or call them silly little names in high pitched voices, or make them dance with you.  You've done it. Don't lie

Really the best part of singing to your pets is when you can find a good song that their name fits into easily.  As Jenna Marbles says (see above links) this gives them self-confidence.  And this name game is pretty easy for Mac, because he goes by "just a few" different aliases:
  • Mac
  • Mac-attack
  • Big Mac
  • Mac Truck
  • Macintosh
  • Macin-toddy
  • Macaroon
  • Roo
  • Roo-bug
  • Roo-da-bagga
  • Roo-petelli
          and ...Goober.

If'n he ever needs to go into witness protection, good luck to the WP peeps trying to find him a name that he doesn't already answer to.

What I'm saying here is that over the past few days we (Fiance and I) have come up with a playlist for some of the most Mac-tastic songs, and I'd like to invite you to share them with your furry loved ones:

You can CLICK HERE to go to the playlist and actually listen to the songs in order, but below I have given the track list with appropriate Roo-difications so you know how to sing along like a professional.

1.  Return of the Mac - Mark Morrison  (we don't have to change that one at all!)
2.  Who Let the Roos Out (roo!  roo!  roo-roo!) - Baha Men
3.  Roo-Bug Has It - Adele
4.  He's Roo-Bug And He Knows It - LMAFO
5.  It's Gonna Be Roo - N*Sync
6.  Roo-Buggy - Mika
7.  Mr. Roo-da Beat - Alexandra Sran
8.  Moves Like Rooie - Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
9.  Roo-Bug - N*Sync (the Nelly Remix)
10.  Roo-sa Barks (we the type-a puppies make the club get crunk) - Outcast 
11.  Don't Trust Bub (He'll never leave me Roo-oo!)- 3OH3 (not the radio version on the playlist)
12.  Mac-Toc (wake up in the mornin' feelin' like Roo-diddy) - Ke$ha
13.  Bub or Roo - Michael Jackson
14.  Bubbas Just Don't Understand - Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff
15.  BONUS TRACK*:  Bubba Gato - Elvis

I feel this playlist provides an array of styles and genres, so that anyone (or any Roo) can find a song suitable for the situation.  For instance, today was totally a "Roo-sa Barks" kind of day, but yesterday we were all about "He's Roo-Bug And He Knows It."  

What do you sing to your pets?  Don't be shy, we all do it.  
Come on now, share in the comments.


1.  Dreaded 29 Update:  -7, 22 to go!  Whew!
2.  I'm over rib-eye tacos.  In case you were curious.  But thankfully C came over (after fixing Dora for us!) last night, so we used up the rest of the already seasoned meat on dinner for him and his brother as thanks.  
3.  I've recently become a fan of "EPIC RAP BATTLES IN HISTORY!"  My favorite so far is Gandalf Vs. Dumbledore.  Though very close seconds go to both Shakespere Vs. Dr. Seuss and Abe Lincoln Vs. Chuck Norris.  They're just... they're really well done/ researched.  Go laugh at them.  (FYI:  These have naughty words in them.)
I've got a bucket fulla my head and I'm gonna make it raiiiiin - Abe, pouring a bucket of pennies onto Chuck.

4 and the * from above.  Bubba only gets one song just for him because he always wins and therefore does not need regular song-cheer (though when he plays with candles - see above - a song is def. in order).  Also because it's too entirely perfect for anything to ever top it.  Ever.  In fact, allow me to share ALL the lyrics to Bubba Gato.

As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Texan mornin'
A poor little kitten-child is born
Bubba Gato  (Bubba Gatooooo)

And his mama cries
Cause if there's one thing that she don't need
It's another hungry mouth to feed
Bubba Gato  (Bubba Gatooooo)

People, don't you understand
This kitty needs a helping hand
Or he'll grow to be an angry young cat some day
Take a look at you and me,
Are we too blind to see,
Do we simply turn our heads

And look the other way
Well the world turns
And a hungry little cat with a croaky throat
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
Bubba Gato (Bubba Gatooooooo)

And his hunger burns
So he starts to roam the streets at night
And he learns how to steal (entire subway sandwiches)
And he learns how to fight (candles, even though he loses)
Bubba Gato (Bubba Gatooooooo)

Then one night in desperation
A young cat breaks away
He ties a string, round a tree,
Tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries
As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young cat
Stuck in a tree, to the pound he goes STAT
Bubba Gato  (Bubba Gatooooooo)

And he croaks from his cage,
till he finds a new home,
Where he beats up a dog
Bubba Gato (Bubba Gatooooo)
And his mama cries

Additional fun-fact:  Probably the most hilarious thing ever (to me, not so much Fiance), is waking up in the middle of the night, not being able to fall back asleep, and dealing with that by poking your significant other in the nose until he wakes so that you can look him in the eye as seriously as possible before saying "Bubba Gatooooooo"


Sunny said...

Oh my! I say this with complete love, but I think you need to get out more. ;)

I don't really sing that much to Loki, but I do this for Aiden a lot. His current fave (set to the tune of B-I-N-G-O) is: There was a boy who loved his *blank* (we do people, colors, letters, books... now he is mr opinionated and tells me what he wants to love) and Aiden was his name-o. A-I-D-E-N. Endless giggles and signing for more.

Rikki said...

I don't usually incorporate their names into songs but on a fairly regular basis we sing the "Everyday We're Snuggling" song (sung to the tune of "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO) Iand stand the cats up on their hind legs and make them dance. I'm sure they LOVE it...

P.S. I've apparently been stalking your blog lately. My apologies :-)

Kp said...

No apologies needed! (unless you're Sunny inferring that I am C-R-A-Z-Y :) Stalking is totes acceptable for blogs. Sharing the stalking love even better. Also Bubba and I were totally Sn-Sn-Snu-Snuggling after reading your comment.