Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dog Song Saturday: Rootie Kazootie

It's Saturday, so time for a dog song at Talking Dogs.  However, today's music video is quite a bit different.  For one thing, it is not really a song about a dog!

Some of you may remember that our yellow Labrador Retriever, Rudy, is named after the main character in one of my favorites children's books:  Rootie Kazootie.

Since this week we celebrated our Rudy's third birthday, I had some fun with a search on YouTube and found this amazing early recording of the theme song for a 1950s children's television show The Rootie Kazootie Club.  

Wow.  I never knew there was a television show or that Rootie Kazootie was a puppet!  All I knew was that I "inherited" a very cool book when I was a kid.  Loved the book and loved saying the title out loud.  Go ahead, real it out loud and see if it isn't fun to say. 

Anyway, I sure didn't know that Rootie Kazootie had a theme song!  I love the beginning lyrics:
Who is the boy, who is full of zip and joy?
He's Rootie Kazootie!

Who is the lad, who can make you feel so glad?
He's Rootie Kazootie!
So, grab a dog!  I've got my birthday boy, Rudy, here with me.  Sit.  Stay.  Relax and enjoy The Rootie Kazootie Club theme song. 

Fetch some genuine 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. Very cool. Happy Birthday again! Have a great weekend.

  2. I knew about the song and the show because of my older sister who was born in 1951. I was born in 1955 and had never seen it. Super fun!

  3. We have never heard of this book but we do like the name!

  4. I've never heard of that book as it came out before my time, but the song was still fun to listen to! Happy birthday, Rudy!

  5. Happy Birthday, Rudy! That's a special song - very zippy!


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