Released June 30, 2023

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Who Wants Din-Din?

1. Give Me Back That Toy Again
2. Another Me
3. I’m In Trouble
4. Walka Walka
5. Little Dog
6. Muffin Maker
7. Sink Cat
8. Jingle Jangle
9. Headbutts (New Cat)
10. Fenix
11. Wet Dog
12. Big Dog 2
13. Slip & Splat
14. Big Bright Eyez
15. Covered In Blankets
16. Charley-O
17. The Hungry Pups (Bonus Track)
18. Sadie Pup / Kick That Butt Megamix (Bonus Track)
19. Covered In Blankets (Extended Acoustic Version)

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Released April 11, 2024

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Variety Snaps

1. What’re We Gonna Do Today?
2. Back 2 My Old Tricks
3. He’s Doing Great
4. Little Bad Wolf
5. Chasing Shadows Again
6. The Blue Cat Blues
7. CLICK
8. Can Can
9. Instagram Model
10. Mona Lisa Smile
11. Barko!
12. Grasshopper Invasion
13. Boys & Girls
14. Rainbow Bridge
15. What’re We Gonna Do Today? (Redux)

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The Story of The Pup Pups

So what’s the deal with The Pup Pups? For 15 years now, while working on music for films, putting out albums of instrumental music, producing podcasts and everything else that I’ve been doing, I’ve had this project on the back burner. Every year or two I’d pick up the guitar and start figuring out these silly little songs about (and in some cases, sung by) my dogs and cats. Most of the melodies and ideas were too difficult for me to actually record because quite frankly, I’m not a great guitar player. Some of them came out pretty much perfect right away. Some of them have years of false starts until one day, just like that, the proper chords and melodies translated from my head to the recording. In 2019 it looked like I was finally going to have something to release, and then The Sadie Pup got sick.

Sadie was the main inspiration behind the first songs I started making for The Pup Pups. How could I release an album of music without her? Fenix was already gone, and we love Fenix, but he wasn’t the star of the show like Sadie and her brother Harvey were. Then Sadie was gone and Harvey got sick. We thought for sure we were going to lose him, but he got better (and is doing great!), and then Lily Bear got sick and passed. Along the way the band picked up some new members with Trudy, Millie and Neoguri. But the only surviving members of the orgiinal lineup were Harvey and me. Does it even make sense to release The Pup Pups album at this point, 15 years after it all began?

Of course it does! These songs rule! And Harvey is still here, kickin’ butt and demanding snackerinos! And his Dad has finally put the finishing touches on this long in the works album of silly songs.

 

CHAPTER 2 (2/15/2024)

This story will be updated with a Chapter 2 soon as well as the lyrics for all the songs on Variety Snaps but the cliff notes of Chapter 2 are… I managed to make a whole second album of this stuff. And it’s available for pre-order now and coming out on April 11th, 2024 aka National Pet Day. Get to it and we’ll add more stuff here soon!

 Album Cover Photo by Gina Mizzoni Photography

Lyrics

“Give Me Back That Toy Again”

Verse 1

Got a rope, got a ball, got a stick got a toy!
Got a lot of things I really love to tear and destroy!

Bridge

But tell me mommy can you really even blame me
It’s clear to see that I am just a little baby
I’m sorry Daddy, I really didn’t mean to offend…

Chorus

So Would You Give Me Back That Toy Again?
Would You Give Me Back That Toy Again?
Would You Give Me Back That Toy Again?
Gimme Gimme
Give Me Back That Toy Again!

Verse 2

You know my favorite toy’s that little green tennis ball
I love it when you throw it and it bounces on down the hall

Bridge

Chorus

Verse 3 (Spoken)

And mom and dad… I mean it when I say… I’m real sorry that the toys got all chewed up… I mean… I know you spent a lot of money on those… and well… you know… I didn’t mean for them to end up that way… And you know what… to tell you the truth… It wasn’t even me it was Sadie! Right Sadie?!

“Yeah… It was me… heh heh heh”

Chorus x2

“Another Me”

Verse 1

I’m sorry that I didn’t sleep in bed last night
I’m sorry that I didn’t do the things you said
I’m sorry that I went and stole some of your socks
And I hid with them down underneath the bed

Bridge

But when you’re yelling at me you know that it’s so mean
How come you never ever yell at the washing machine
Or the dryer when they steal your socks like every week… well

Chorus

You can find more socks but, you’ll never find another me! x4

Verse 2

I’m sorry that you couldn’t find the things you need
I’m sorry that I hid them underneath the bed,
But when you yelled at me i peed and peed and peed peed peed,
And i wish you’d just have given me hugs and kisses nstead

Bridge 2

But you know that when I take them little socks and chew,
Well it’s because those socks they smell like you,
And I guess I just wanted to be a little stinky tooooooo
Heh heh heh heh

Chorus

Instrumental break

Bridge 3

Well your 12 pack of socks is now down to 3,
But you’ll miss them less than you’ll miss me,
If you don’t know what I’m talking about well one day you will see

Chorus x2

“I’m In Trouble”

Chorus
I’m in Trouble, I’m in Trouble Again
I’m in Trouble, I’m in Trouble Again
Another Day goes by, As the world turns
I’m in Trouble Again, Cuz I never learn

Verse 1

I’m in Trouble
This time I really messed up
But it’s not my fault
I’m just a cute little pup
I’m in Trouble
I did something really bad
I’m gonna get in trouble from my mom and my dad

Chorus

Verse 2

I’m in Trouble
And you know it’s true
I always get in trouble
no matter what I do
I’m in trouble
Because I risked it all
And now I hear my parents
Yelling from across the hall

Chorus x2

“Walka Walka”

Chorus

We’re Goin’… On A
Walka Walka
We’re Goin’… On A
On A Walk

Verse 1

Well you know that I have been, a really good dog,
So I think that you should get to go for a walk,

Bridge

I’m gonna pee on some trees, I’m gonna poop on a leash,
And yes you know my dad will pick it up
We’re gonna walk in the park, cause you’re a really good dog,
I’m gonna make some friends and sniff their butts

Chorus

Verse 2

Well my pup loves to go for a walk, like every day,
And I know what you mean when you say w a l k

Bridge

Chorus

Toy Solo!

Chorus x2

“Little Dog”

Chorus

I Kick butt of a little dog x 2

Verse 1

I will not bite I will not scratch
But I will kick that booty, yes and

Chorus

Verse 2

I will chase you around the house
And I will put you upside down

Chorus

Verse 3

On the couch or on the floor
I’ll kick that booty more and more cuz

Chorus x 4

“Muffin Maker”

Chorus

Hey there little kitty, why don’t you Make me somethin’…
Come on over here and just a make… some muffins
Hey there little kitty, why don’t you Make me somethin’…
Climb up upon my belly and a make… some… muffins

Verse 1

You know that there is something,
There’s something i been needin’,
And I seen you over there,
A just a bakin’ and a kneedin’,
You know you got that recipe
For making something so tasty so
Why don’t you just a come on over here and make a batch for me

Chorus

Verse 2

You might call it baking bread
You might call it making biscuits
But whatever you call it baby
You know they’re making something delicious

Chorus Cut Off By Tempo Change

“Sink Cat”

Chorus

Sink Cat! X4

Verse 1

Sitting on the sofa
Sitting on the stairs
Sitting on the floor or
Sitting over there
Sitting on the box
Sitting on the table
Sitting any where
That little cat is able
Sitting on the bed
Or sitting on my head
Sitting even when her daddy just said
That she shouldn’t sit there
But she just gives me a wink
And you know that her favorite place to
Sit is the sink cause she’s a 

Chorus

Verse 2

Sitting in the kitchen
Sitting in the hall
Sitting on a box
Or sitting on a ball
Sitting right in front of the TV
Sitting anywhere that little cat she please
She be sitting on the bed
Or sitting on my head
Sitting even when her daddy just said
That she shouldn’t sit there
But she just gives me a wink
And you know that her favorite place to
Sit is the sink cause she’s a 

Chorus x2

Spoken During Second Chorus

Whatcha doin little sink cat?
That cat is sittin’ in the sink!
Whatcha doin little sink cat?
A well a look at that sink cat!!

“Jingle Jangle”

Verse 1
That kitten runnin’ round, that kitten goin’ crazy
That kitten runnin’ round, that kitten is a baby
That kitten runnin’ round we never know where she runnin’
But now that jingle jangle let us know that she comin’

Chorus
That kitten got a collar, that collar jingle jangle,
That kitten and that collar they go *shake shake shake shake*
X4

Verse 2
That kitten upstairs, that kitten in the kitchen,
That kitten on the sofa, that kitten on a mission,
To drive us all crazy cuz we don’t know where she be,
But that *shake shake shake shake* always gives her away

Chorus x2

“Heatbutts (New Cat)”

Chorus

I think that new cat loves me, that new cat gave me headbutts come on x4

Verse 1

New cat in a brand new house
New cat in a brand new home
Wondering if that new cat loves me
Then she bumps her head into my nose

Chorus

Verse 2

Everybody knows I love my kitties
Everybody knows I love my cats
And everybody knows I love them kitties
And all them cats they better love me back

Chorus x2

Breakdown

Does that new cat love me (oh yes she do)
That new cat better love me
Does that new cat love me
That new cat better love me (oh yes she do)

 

“Fenix”

Chorus

I woke up this morning in Fenix,
I’m trapped and there ain’t nothin i can do,
He ate me whole because I didn’t fill up his… food… bowl…
Don’t think that I’ll be getting out of here anytime soon

Verse 1

I should have listened when he told me that he wanted to be fed,
But I was lazy and just layed there in my bed,
And he cried cried cried, all through the night night night,
And I just can’t lie lie lie that’s why I said

Chorus

Verse 2

I should have listened when he told me that he wanted to be fed,
But I was lazy and just layed there in my bed,
But the truth is it ain’t fair, that he ate me death,
Because his food bowl still had a whole bunch of food left

Chorus x 2

Now I’m stuck here in his belly…

“Wet Dog”

Chorus

Wet Dog, Running Around, yeah you’re a
Wet Dog, you crazy lil hound, yeah you’re a
Wet Dog, with a smile on your face,
Runnin’ around… all over the place, yeah you’re a

Verse 1

Summer’s hot, the water’s cool
Let’s go out and take a dip in the pool
We get there and what do we see
A crazy bunch a crazy bunch of pup doggies

Chorus

Verse 2

Jump on it and make a big splash
Even better than taking a bath
Everyone is partying and doing it right
We’re all barking and playing but ain’t nobody gonna bite

Chorus

Verse 3

Now we’re getting hot on this warm summer day,
Grab a couple biscuits and a lay in the shade
That little dog is wet I see the puddle on the ground
You run inside the house and then you start a slippin around

Chorus x2

 

“Big Dog 2”

Verse 1

Little dog, big ol’ heart
Mama says that’s the important part,
I see another dog and I start to shout
Because I gotta show em what I’m all about

Bridge

Well you think that I’m little, but I got a big bark
My mama says it’s not the body but the size of my heart,
You say I look like I’m little and that might be true but,
I ain’t scared of nothin’ man!

Chorus

I can be a Big Dog Too x4

Verse 2

Gotta show em, who I am
You think I can’t but Daddy says I can
You’re looking at me, you think that I’m just small
But you should see me when I’m playin’ with my tennis ball!

Bridge

Chorus x2

 

“Slip & Splat”

Verse 1

Hope the cat don’t fall hope the cat don’t slip & splat
Hope the cat don’t fall hope the cat don’t slip & splat
Hope the cat don’t fall hope the cat don’t slip & splat
Hope the cat don’t fall hope the cat don’t slip & splat

Chorus

Hope the cat don’t fall, hope the cat don’t die
Hope the cat don’t fall from way up high

Repeat

 

“Big Bright Eyez”

Intro

I’d like to sing a song… About a little boy named Harvey

Chorus

Big bright eyes, Smiles the size of Rainbows x2

Verse 1

???

Chorus x2

Verse 2

???

Chorus x2

 

“Covered In Blankets”

Verse 1

Sadie Covered In Blankets
Sadie Covered In Blankets
Sadie Covered In Blankets
Every Day… Every Day

Verse 2

Harvey Covered In Blankets
Harvey Covered In Blankets
Harvey Covered In Blankets
Every Day… Every Day

Repeat

“Charlie-O”

Verse 1

Charlie. Ch Charlie. Ch Charlie. Ch Charlie Arlie.
Charlie. And Baby. And Baby. And Baby and A.
Jonsey. Jo Jonsey. And Charlie. And Charlie And A
Lulu. La Lulu. And Baby. And Charlie And A
Shelby. Sh Shelby. And Jonsey Shelberino And A
Charlie Ch Charlie and Koda Maxy Waxy and Apollo
And Charlie. And Vodka. And Charlie And We can’t forget a Bobo
And Scruffy And Meaty And that takes us back to Charlie
Charlie Ch Charlie Arlie Arlie.
Bow Wow Wow Wowwwwwww

“Covered In Blankets (Extended Live Version)”

(All of these dogs and cats… Covered in blankets… Every day)

Leo
Princess
Chucky
Hazel
Lucy
Lily
Lou
Grimace
Bonk
Handsome Burt
Plunkin
Stanley
Wiggy
Lolo
Wiley
Albert
Rocket
Shadow
Fistopher Lee
Starfire
Muscles
Sophie
Tank
Gertie
Ticker
Blossom
Joe
Madison
Ranger
Theo
Bentley
The Pawtastic Friends
Dinah Rose
Cookie
Layla
The Rosen Dogs

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