How To Write A Song For Your Cat -- Songs For Cats
Oh, Cats, How We Love 'Em
If you love cats, you love them with your whole heart -- and you find yourself willing to do anything for them. But while smothering your sweetie with kisses or petting her is nice, what better way to express your adoration than with a song?
Think about how your cat reacts when you stroke her fur and tell her how much you care: she usually purrs or nuzzles your hand, right? Now imagine how much she'll appreciate you creating an entire song just for her! It's about as flattering as things can get -- and cats just LOVE it when you put them on a pedestal.
Here are a few ideas for coming up with tunes for your kitty. Be creative -- she'll appreciate the effort!
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If you are unable to come up with a song idea for your cat, a good place to start is to do a parody of another song. Anything goes! "Happy Birthday" can easily be turned into "Kitty Fur-Day." "We Wish You A Merry Christmas," can be changed to "We Kiss Your Sweet, Furry Whiskers." There are so many great songs out there to choose from!
Here are some examples:
"Oh, Maya" (sung to the tune of Barry Manilow's "Mandy")
"Oh, Maya/ You're soft and you're sweet and you're fluffy/ You are gorgeous and warm and a beauty/ Oh Maya/ You're fuzzy and furry and puffy/You have bright green eyes and you're a cutie."
"My Maya" (sung to the tune of "Maria" from West Side Story).
"My Maya/I have a kitty who's named Maya/Her fur is brown and white/her eyes are green and bright, and wide..."
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Another great way to get ideas for a song is to simply sing about a cat's physical attributes. Cats vary so much in size, color and patterns, that there are endless possibilities.
"Maya has ears and fur and claws/ Maya has a tail and eyes and paw/ My Maya also has jaws/ That's my Maya!"
Here's a more, uh, graphic song that my husband composed:
"Maya has fur/And under that is skin/But do you know what the skin holds in?/Cat muscle, cat bones, cat tissue, cat heart, cat kidney, cat liver/And a cat spleen, too."
Of course, another place where you can draw some inspiration is by watching your kitty engage in her favorite activities. For instance, does she love to chase a ball? Sing about it! Does she prefer napping all day? Well, that can be a song, too. Don't rule anything out!
"Maya's in her favorite chair/Maya loves to sit and stare/Maya loves to run and leap/Maya also likes to sleep."
You can also sing about her favorite things. Here's a tune that utilizes this concept, as well as the first lesson, which was making up song parodies.
"Good Cat" (sung to the tune of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin' "
"She's a good cat/loves her cat food/loves cat food/And cat food, too/She's a good cat/crazy 'bout catfood/loves catfood/and cat treats, too."
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If you and your cat have a good enough relationship, you can make fun of her a little. But make sure you have a talk with her first so she knows that the song is being sung in pure jest. You don't want to hurt her feelings!
Here's a song my husband likes to sing:
"What's wrong with Maya?/Everything's wrong with Maya/There's nothing right about Maya/Everything about Maya is wrong."
And this is one we used to sing to our late cat, Dusty:
"There is no one quite as stupid as our Dusty/He's the dumbest cat that ever lived/There's no one as dumb as him/he's exceptionally dim/And the prospect of him ever learning anything is grim/There is no one quite as stupid as our Dusty/he's the dumbest cat that ever lived!"
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But when it comes to songs, cats tend to best like those that list their best features. I mean, the cat's the ruler in your household, right? So go ahead, worship her!
"Maya is wonderful/Maya is beautiful/Maya is adorable/Maya is perfect/Maya is spectactular/Maya is radiant/Maya is gorgeous/and Maya is fantastic."
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If you can't imagine life without your cat, make sure she knows. Send a card, kiss her head... sing her a special tune. She'd do the same for you ... right?