By Ezlyh Gutierrez
We all know the feeling: butterflies in our stomachs, contentment, bliss, wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world except right here, holding our dogs in the most uncomfortable position they could possibly be in. So of course, we all ask ourselves the same burning question everyday; how can I express my love to this majestic canine through my playlist? Has there been an album dedicated to our furry friends? Why not?
The search is over. I have found five masterpieces that will surely warm your pooch’s heart, reassuring them that they are getting all the appreciation they deserve. Here are five touching songs to put on a mixtape for your best friend:
1. Frankie Cosmos – “If I Had a Dog”
Hey, some of us don’t have a furry companion. So why not sing about a hypothetical situation where you do? Taking pictures of them, drawing them, you can’t get any closer to the real thing with this tune. Listen to this while you take a drive, look towards your empty passenger seat and imagine a furry ball of happiness hanging their head outside the window. What a beautiful scene.
2. The Front Bottoms – “Peach”
“You are my peach, you are my plum, you are my earth, you are my sun.” Turn this up in your living room and frolic around the coffee table as you serenade your pup with lyrics that will make ’em blush. They may not understand you, but they will feel the passionate and loving energy you will radiate. It’s criminal not to let them know, “you are the reason I’m smiling, when there is nothing to smile about.”
3. Keaton Henson – “You”
In love, there is happiness. However, there is also heartbreak and fear of losing the one you adore the most. This piece will assist you as you express that fear to your one and only. Slow, quiet and heart wrenching, this song will make you look into your pooch’s eyes and sob at the thought of seeing them walk out the door. Silly? Maybe. Relatable? Absolutely.
4. Allison Weis – “I Was An Island”
Ever think about who you were and what you did before you decided to take the lead and adopt a furry friend? Who knew walks in the park, snuggles and wet kisses could change a person. Remind your pup that you don’t know if you’ve been changed for the better, but you know you’ve been changed for good.
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Maps”
“Wait! They don’t love you like I love you.” An iconic piece that will make your fluff ball shake the bow they’ve been desperately trying to get out of their hair out of passion. You can’t get any more straightforward with your buddy than to put this on. You two have gone through so much, you can’t help but be possessive.