A Song For Every OccasionLOL! I totally sing to my pets. It's one of my more spazzy and random habits. Hahaha! It just comes naturally to me, and they seem to respond well to it. (For example, they will come when I sing, but not when I simply call.) The family dog, Pippin, responds to me singing when he will respond to no one else. Whenever he runs out into the front yard, other members of my family try to imitate my "Pippin Come Here" song to get him to come back in. LOL! If the neighbors didn't already think we were bugnuts crazy, they might be concerned. :)
I sing to my cats all the time. I don't really intend to do it... It just happens. LOL. I sort of communicate with them through song, and, perhaps because they can recognize the tunes, they respond well. I have songs of praise, such as the following, which I sing to my cat Celeborn. "Cele fella! Oh, my little Cele fella! Oh, yeah! He's my little fella! Cele fella! He's my swella Cele* fella!!!" (That song, being to the tune of "Santa Baby," requires the use of the "a" sound instead of the "ow" sound. It's just more fitting.) There are also pet lullabies for each of my pet's, such as the following for Miss Guinness: "Oh, my Guinness! Oh, my Guinness! My little Guin-Guinnee cat! Just snuggle down! Curl up around! Take a nice Guin-Guinnee nap!" Then, as previously mentioned, each of my pets has a specific calling song, such as this one that summons my youngest cat, Jabbawocky: "Jab-Jab-Jabba-Jabba-Jabbawocky! Jab-Jab-Jabba-Jabba-Jabba-Jab!" (Her's is sung to a quick, spastic, comical tune, because that fits her wild, rambunctious, and slightly troublesome nature. LOL!) When I want all my cats to come, I sing the well known Kitty Call: "Kitty-kit-kit-kit-kit-kitties! Here kitty-kit-kit-kit-kit-kit-kit-kit-kitties!" They always come when I call, though adventurous Celeborn sometimes takes him time.
Well, what did you expect? They don't call me a Crazy Cat Lady for nothing! LOL! :)
*Cele is a shortening of Celeb, the Sindarin for "silver," and is pronounced "kel-ah" not "kel-ee."