We don’t deserve the dogs.
The next time you play Christmas music around the house, pay attention to how your dog reacts to particular songs, because believe it or not, he not only enjoys festive tunes, but he also has a “favorite”.
According to People magazine, a thousand dog owners took part in a survey conducted by Guide Dogs in the UK. He said dogs respond to music and generally enjoy listening to it year-round, but when it comes to holiday music that makes them happiest, one song took the cookie.
Known collectively as Wham !, the late George Michael and Andrew Ridgely duo wrote this classic in 1984. Investigation revealed that pet owners who participated found their dogs more sensitive to “catchy” tunes. than slow, calm and instrumental classics. If you know the premise of “Last Christmas” you scratch your head, because it seems like it’s only upbeat melodically but not lyrically, right? “Last Christmas I gave you my heart, but the next day you gave it.” Either way, Fido loves it, just like us, so let him hear it. (If your dog’s name is Jimmy or Taylor, there are a few remakes that might be enough.)
Their next group of favorites makes more sense
Mariah’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” as well as Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” were on the list, as did Michael Buble’s interpretation of “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas”. A surprise participant was Chris Rea’s “Driving Home for Christmas” (Have you ever noticed how thrilled your dog is when you offer to take him for a drive? That makes sense.)
Another favorite is played by real dogs
Good doggies give their own props, so it’s no wonder another song they love is “Jingle Bells” by the Singing Dogs.
Whatever you and your furbabies listen to this season, we hope you have a safe and happy one together.
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