Saturday, July 27, 2013

Dog Song Saturday: Better With You There

It's Saturday, so time for a dog song at Talking Dogs.  Today's dog song is Better With You There.  With words and music composed by Daniel James Reising and Richard Patrick Reising, this upbeat country song tells a story of dog love and loss.  

Richard, who has 3 Jack Russell dogs, wrote this song with his song, Dan.  Better With You There is available for download at iTunes and Amazon.  Any profits the Reising's make from the song downloads go to Hearts United for Animals in Auburn, Nebraska.

The video that accompanies this song features the beautiful paintings of artist Nancy Schutt.

Grab a dog.  Sit.  Stay.  Relax and enjoy Better With You There.

Here are the lyrics to Better With You There ©Daniel James Reising and Richard Patrick Reising:
My friends down in the fact’ry say I’m actin mighty strange
Its not that I look different, but somehow somethings changed
They ask me “Hows the wife & kids , I say…We’re all doin’ great”
But head hung low I turn & just keep walkin through the gate 
Cuz when I’d get home from work each night
You were  always there to greet me 

With so much love my troubles seemed to
Fade & Turn to Smiles
You’d smother me with kisses
Sitting in that big old chair
Life was so much better with you there

I been tryin’ta pass the time without ya’
But things just ain’t the same
I stare at that old collar
Remembrin how I’d hollar out yer name
When I’d say, “C’mere boy…let’s go for a ride”
You’d beat me to the car each time
With the windows down , wind blowin in your face.

I know ya had to leave..but its so hard on me
To go on without my best friend

Now when I get home from work each night
Yer not there to greet me
Suddenly I’m Troubled and its
Hard for me to smile
Left with no more kisses
Sittin alone in our old chair
Life was so much better,
Life was so much better…back when

 I’d get home from work each night
& you were at the door to greet me
With all that love that made my troubles
Fade & turn to smiles…
Smother me with kisses
Sittin in Our Big old chair
Life was so much better with you there

Fetch more dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  You'll be surprised at how many we've collected over the past few years!  And be sure to scroll down below today's featured dog song to explore some barking good blogs in today's Pet Blogger Hop.


  1. Oh i don't know if i could watch the video the lyrics all ready have me tearing up. will have to save this one for when my special friend is gone. thanks for posting. have a great weekend.

  2. It is amazing how you collect things like lyrics and in what seems to be no time you have so many you can hardly sort through them! Such a sad song...

  3. Hope you had a great weekend! By the way, Phe is in a contest and if she wins we are donating a portion of it to the animal shelter she was adopted from. Phe would really appreciate it if you would vote for her! If you can help us out got to this link to find out more:

  4. Oh,t his one is heartbreaking!


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