From the recording Good Day to be a Dog

Running in the neighborhood, I came upon a couple walking their dog. The dog was clearly living his/her best life, full of joy and purpose. The song title just popped out as we greeted each other. The couple agreed.

Lyrics

Another fine day there’s light in the sky
Let’s walk around the neighborhood just you and I
Get out of the house, leave our troubles behind
It’s a good day to be a dog

We can throw frisbee, a ball, or a stick
Give me a pat. I’ll give you a lick
Take the day off and teach me a trick
It’s a good day to be a dog

I hear you say everything is going to us
Works for me, I’m ready to discuss but
You’d rather watch news about the rising seas
Sounds like people problems to me

I don’t need much, just a place to sleep
A bowl full of water and something to eat
Nothing is better than you and me
It’s a good day to be a dog

I always get excited when you reach for the keys
I’m constantly prepared for the next journey
I’m man’s best friend not some stuck up cat
I do my biz then the chicken scratch

I like all the seasons every time of year
Every day is dog day when you live ‘round here
Give me a bone, you have a beer
It’s a good day to be a dog

You scream at other drivers, curse the Almighty
But tone it down when the cop takes your id
To me it doesn’t matter what you’ve said or you’ve done
You’re Beyoncé and the Beatles all rolled into one

All your friends are my friends too
Don’t come ‘round much. I love it when they do
Everything about them reminds me of you.
It’s a good day to be a dog

I know you think nothing comes for free
Look through my eyes and see what I see
I love you and you love me
It’s a good day to be a dog
Look through my eyes and see what I see
It’s a good day to be a dog

(c) 2022 Ned Henry