The Furkids first heard “Dancing Cheek to Cheek” when their Auntie Marti played it for them – it’s one of her favourites.

Next thing I know they’re insisting that I move our entire schedule forward a week to fit it in! I am but a humble servant of the Furkids team so the schedule was duly amended and a blank spot cleared for Sunday, February 25th.

I found a copy of the song for our jukebox but then we had a bit of a problem: Fred Astaire only sings for the first half of the song — what was I to do with the second half of the recording which is entirely instrumental (it being rather too difficult for Fred to sing while twirling Ginger about the floor).

But the team had a solution, bless them. They’d write their own version of the lyrics for the instrumental half of the song. There followed quite a lot of noisy collaboration – I left them to it until they were ready to present me with their final ideas. I did have to “tidy up” their lyrical suggestions a tad (“My lub fur yu is never bleak; I lubs ya coz you’re such a freak” was lost to posterity).

They are very excited for you to hear their creative efforts and brought me Kenyan coins for the jukebox. (Apparently they were acquired as tips during a photographic safari.)

Now it’s your turn – just press play then scroll down through the illustrated lyrics and sing along!

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  1. So lovely. The Furkids did a wonderful job improvising where the lyrics were missing.

    Us older folks really appreciate the magic of Fred and Ginger and Hollywood of that era. Thanks for bringing it back for a moment.

  2. The CODA about Linda and Doshi is very special. Of course a zoo animal would love to have companionship and a reason to get up in the morning…don’t we all?! I do not like zoos, at all! I have been a zoo docent and have visited some of the best and they just cannot overcome the innate desire to not be caged. I even saw a keeper treating a large animal like a sideshow and visitors laughing as though it was entertainment! I came away heart-hurt. 💔😢

  3. Loved the Kitty that moved into zoo with the Lynx, beautiful for them both….Furkids is a wonderful reminder of how important all animals are to balance this crazy world….Much love Michelle….blessings to you and Loula


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