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Children's artist teaches kids to be responsible for their pets through music

No, you didn't just accidentally ingest something hallucinogenic. 

You've merely witnessed a music video by children's songwriter Didi Pop, a local artist whose songs (many of them animal-related) are intended to teach valuable lessons to kids aged 1 through 6.

"Feed the Pet" is silly, sure (and it also makes us feel a bit woozy, rather like the oddly hypnotic children's show "Once Upon a Hamster"), but we can't argue with a song that teaches children the importance of looking out for their four-legged friends.

Didi Pop's repertoire also includes other pet-themed songs, including the aptly named "Wack Job Dog" (the dog of the title does, in fact, seem to be on the eccentric side) and our personal favorite, "Max the Wonderdog," a first-person account of the rescue of a former car-shop guard dog. "Max" has tinges of Nilsson's "The Puppy Song," and coming from us, that's a very big compliment indeed.

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Video: didipopmusic via YouTube

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DidiPop is our absolute favorite kids singer. Our family has 3 cats and 2 dogs and a frog and "Feed The Pet" and esp "Wack Job Dog" are our favorites. So exciting to see her in the L.A. Times!


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