Disc A-10. Doggie Paradise
© words & music by Annie Wilson 2014

Album Note:  When I take our Toby for pasture walks, he never
stops running and his tail literally goes in a circle the whole time:  he is
ecstatic.  In this song,  try to imagine what he experiences with all his
super-acute senses out on our little prairie adventures.

Lyrics:

Oh boy!   We’re goin walkin    She’s lacin up her boots
We’re headin for the pasture gate    It’s time for cutting loose
No more layin round the yard     We’re goin where It’s wild
So much to smell and hear and chase    I wear my doggie smile
So much to smell and hear and chase    I wear my doggie smile

So many smells they’re hard to sort    (sniff) rabbits came this way
(sniff) A deer passed by some time ago  (sniff) coons were here today
My ears are just on overload    I-hear coyotes   turkeys   hawks
A deer cries deep down in the woods    A great big heron squawks

I’m takin in the prairie    with my nose and ears and eyes
My tail just won’t stop waggin     I’m in doggie paradise

Up ahead I see our pond    It’s time to take a swim
My people friend takes off her boots    But I can jump right in
I try to catch that bullfrog   Dive down to find that fish
This water feels so cool      I’m in hot-dog doggie bliss

Then when I’m out and drippin    I turn and start to shake
The water flies off everywhere   My friend she jumps away
(sniff) I think I smell a badger   but I’ll let him go his way
Instead I’ll run and catch that bird    Oh dang he flew away

I’m takin in the prairie    with my nose and ears and eyes
My tail just won’t stop waggin     I’m in doggie paradise

I leap above the tallest grass     then dig down in the stones
I’m try’n to find what critter     calls this little hole his home
Then-I see afar off - something white   along the trail towards home
Why - Holy Roly Poly    It’s a great big old cow bone!

This feels like Christmas then I see   The real cream de la cream
The freshest pile of cow manure-in all your wildest dreams
It’s rock and roll time baby   And I’m on it in a flash
I rub that prairie dog perfume   All up and down my back

I’m takin in the prairie    with my nose and ears and eyes
My tail just won’t stop waggin     I’m in doggie paradise
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