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Song Parodies -> "Canine Cruel"

Original Song Title:

"I Love You"

Original Performer:

Barney and the Backyard Gang

Parody Song Title:

"Canine Cruel"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

In the 19th century in Britain a breed of oversized Corgi called Turnspit dogs worked in the kitchen running on a wheel that linked to a spit in the fireplace to rotate pork and various fowls. The dogs had to run for hours and were abused. By the time steam powered machines took over the dogs were discarded and became extinct. One stuffed example is in a museum. Some in Britain want to breed it back into existence and rename it Torgi.
Canine cruel,
19th century,
Turnspit dogs spun rotisseries
Exhausted, burned much*,
The conditions were so cruel,
Dogs were not pets, but cooking tools!

Canine cruel,
Bigger Corgi,
Became extinct in 20th century
One was stuffed,
"Whiskey" put in Museum to view,
Now some want to recreate you

... as a Torgi.
* when the dogs slowed down they were burned with coals from the fire

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Crystal - June 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Fun fact: The treatment of this type of dog led directly to the founding of the SPCA!
Jonathan - June 26, 2017 - Report this comment
I have a soft spot for doggies, so hearing about this cheeses me off! I say they should bring 'em back! 455

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