The world of music and animal lovers alike are being treated to a heartwarming and poignant tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett through the posthumous release of his music video for “Like My Dog,” now streaming on YouTube.
This video is a unique tapestry, weaving together Buffett’s unmistakable musical genius with his profound love for animals, especially his cherished four Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who delightfully feature in the song.
In this evocative piece, viewers are given a rare glimpse into Buffett’s personal life, with never-before-seen footage of the artist joyously engaging with his pets. This imagery is not only touching but also serves as a powerful reminder of Buffett’s deep-rooted affection for animals.
The video begins with Buffett’s characteristic wit, as he remarks, “Just remember, we don’t do cats, we don’t do frogs. Here at Jim’s, we just do dogs.” This lighthearted prelude sets the stage for a song that effortlessly captures Buffett’s longing for a love as straightforward and faithful as a dog’s.
The song’s lyrics, penned by Scotty Emerick and Harley Allen, are a testament to this sentiment, with lines like, “She never tells me that she’s sick of this house… I want you to love me like my dog,” resonating deeply with listeners.
This initiative, undertaken in collaboration with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), further elevates the video by incorporating fan-submitted footage that showcases their own moments of joy with their pets.
This inclusion not only honors Buffett’s musical legacy but also highlights his passionate advocacy for animal welfare. Matt Bershadker, the ASPCA President and CEO, lauds this project as a fitting tribute to Buffett’s commitment to animals.
Jimmy Buffett, who passed away on September 1 at the age of 76, has left an indelible mark on the music industry and the field of animal welfare. His final album, “Equal Strain On All Parts,” which includes “Like My Dog,” struck a chord with audiences, soaring to the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart and attaining the No. 1 spot on the rock chart.
Reflecting on his life and legacy, Buffett’s team shared a heartfelt message on his official website, stating, “He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”
This latest music video is more than just a celebration of Buffett’s rich musical career; it’s a poignant tribute to his enduring influence in the world of animal welfare and a testament to his ability to touch hearts through his art and actions.
Check out the music video below