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Gone to the Dogs 16 August, 2011

Filed under: Parties — howzow @ 9:56 am
Spotlight on Jubee

Spotlight on Jubee

Friday, Aug. 12: Arf, arf, and arf. Oh, did I mention arf? This night’s theme’s bark was much milder than its bite. With dog days behind us on the calendar only, we invited pups from all over to help us lionize Man’s Beast Friend. Alas, Jubee was our only representative of any breed—but for that we didn’t brood. Our tongues wagged nonetheless, and the GM patrons told tales of hounds gone by.

My childhood curs, Rudy and Stanley, were mixed collie-terriers. They lived strictly outdoors. After coming to Austin and dwelling in a succession of dorms, apartments, duplexes, and houses, I lost dog appreciation and became a devoted cat person. Not until I met Lina did I rediscover canine charms. She owned the comical Fat Sammy (miss him) and Jubee (still with us), both inside-outside pets. As an aside, a string of felines owned us through the years, but we’re down to one cat, Sleeky Squirt. She will likely get her special theme party soon enough.

Faithfully following is the lineup of all the mongrel melodies I could locate in one day. I was surprised at the list’s lack of length. What could you add?

artist title


Patti Page How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?


Beatles Martha My Dear


Monkees Gonna Buy Me A Dog


Harry Nilsson Me and My Arrow


Henry Gross Shannon


Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog


Baha Men Who Let the Dogs Out?


Tom Waits Rain Dogs


Everly Brothers Bird Dog


Lobo Me and You and a Dog Named Boo


Rufus Thomas Walking the Dog


Laurie Anderson Walk the Dog


Cat Stevens Was Dog a Doughnut?


Nick Drake Black-Eyed Dog


Nitty Gritty Dirt Band & Teddy Mr. Bojangles


Beatles Hey Bulldog


Led Zeppelin Black Dog


Underdog theme


David Bowie Diamond Dogs


Procol Harum A Salty Dog


Pink Floyd Dogs



One Response to “Gone to the Dogs”

  1. […] in Zilker Park, we did our own ACL, but it stood for All Cats Loved. That naturally followed the dog theme back in August, and shows how much we admire all our furry friends. See the song list […]

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