I wrote one other song for my granddaughter's recent second birthday. Stella LOVES animals, and my daughter has taken her to the nearby Stone Zoo several times, and also to Franklin Park, Boston's other zoo. They give names to most of their animals and Stella knows many of them, so I asked my daughter for a list of some of her favorites, not telling her it was for a song. The title came from Stella herself, as her usual animal comment is "so cute!" My wife and younger daughter helped me sing the choruses.

For the video, I got a few pics from my daughter, but again turned to Creative Commons material on Flickr, some of which is really stunning. Except for the newts and a few family shots, all of the animal images in here are from Zoo New England, shared by local photographers. Watch in HD to really appreciate the quality of their work. Detailed credits at the end of the video.

Animals Are So Cute: http://youtu.be/DoTObn2YOkw

Thanks for listening!

BIAB Song Memo Info
Mixed and vocals added in Sonar X3.
File:Animals Cute v3 110bpm sw_HANKPS.SGU
Key=G , Tempo 110, Length (m:s)=3:29
4 bar intro, 88 bar chorus, from bar 5 to bar 92. Repeat x1 chorus
Style is _HANKPS.STY (Med Ctry Sw w PedSteel (120 RS))

RealTracks in style: ~539:Bass, Electric, Pop Sw 120
RealTracks in style: ~528:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Hank Sw 120
RealTracks in style: ~372:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Hank Sw 120
RealTracks in song: 2121:Mandolin, Soloist CountryShuffleAndy Sw 120
RealDrums in style: NashvilleSwing8^5-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat

Blog: Music of the Spheres
Tools: BIAB 2015, Sonar X3, various iPhone/iPad apps