I remember this song from my childhood. I don’t think I ever knew all the words, just enough to sing-and-hum along to the jaunty tune. It’s a purrfect song for many of the furkid fambly because it’s all about doing your own thing without ever worrying about what anyone else says or thinks. Many hoomins wish they could effect this attitude with the same carefree joie de vivre and nonchalance that their furkids so effortlessly achieve.
Loula is 100% in the zone of this song. She may not be able to snap her fingers but she has very effective verbal communication to let me know when and what she wants her devoted servant to do for her. For the present, she requires only that I quietly pass her by while she snoozes on the floor by my desk in the study.
There are other reasons why furkids may want you to pass them by. Some are in Greta Garbo mode and just want to be left alone. Others, like the coast guard cat in our feature image, are on duty. Then there are furkids who want you to pass them by because they’re hiding. You’ll see all of these examples in the illustrated lyrics.
A number of singers have recorded this song but the team’s favourite is this version by the delightful Peggy Lee. The jukebox is primed and ready to go so just press play, scroll down to the illustrated lyrics and sing along!